Video game publisher and hardware developer Sony has admitted that it should have talked more about its PlayStation Vita handheld during the presentation it held at the E3 2012 event in order to give those interested in the device more incentives to pick it up.
Shuhei Yoshida, who is the leader of Sony Worldwide Studio
, has told Develop that, “In retrospect, we should’ve spent more time showing and talking about our PS Vita titles. We 25 PS Vita games playable on the show floor, some of which are really great titles I’m very excited about.
“We could have spent more time talking about those, but we had a very clear intention this year to make the total press conference shorter, because we’re notorious for holding lengthy ones.’
He added, “I hope we accomplished that with this year’s conference, but from the perspective of people who are waiting for more information on Vita titles, we weren’t able to provide that.”
Sony chose to focus on big new titles for the PlayStation 3, like Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us, because the home console is entering its final year and the company plans to deliver a lot of innovative experiences.
The PlayStation Vita
was launched in late 2011 in Japan and a few months later in Europe and in North America and was initially moderately successful, helped by a solid launch line-up that included handheld version for a number of high-profile series.
Then the handheld slowed down significantly and at the moment most rumors suggest that Sony needs to deliver a significant price cut in order to get the public interested in the Vita again.
But the executives from the company have always expressed satisfaction with the device’s performance and they are excited about the possibilities of cross platform play between the Vita and the PS3.