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Sony: Vita is all about games

Thursday, 1st September 2011 02:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite its gamescom celebration of the handheld’s social network functions, Sony is putting games first with Vita.

“The core principle is to provide the best portable gaming experience possible. It’s as simple as that,” SCEE’s Jim Ryan said in the latest issue of EDGE, as reported by CVG.

Ryan said Sony sees the Vita as a “true digital device” like the PlayStation 3 rather than more isolated systems like the PSP and PS2, and is keen to see how it develops as a platform.

“Where it ends up is going to be hard to tell at this stage but it’s of considerable interest to us,” he said.

But despite the emphasis on networking, Ryan commented that the Vita has something in common with its elderly precursors.

“To the extent that PSP targeted the core gamer who was after a good gaming experience, the philosophy is basically the same,” he said.

“But I think the nature of [Vita] allows us to provide a differentiated gaming experience in a manner that the design of PSP simply did not allow.”

Thanks, GamesRadar.

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  1. DLTDawnlight

    The Vita should have more original titles rather than spinoffs or ports. That’s why I refer the PSP as PlayStation “Port”able.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. HauntaVirus

    There will be plenty of good games for the Vita, no worries.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. small44

    #1 PSVita has many new IP:Escape plan,Sound Shape,Gravity Rush,Little deviants etc. and the console don’t even out yet

    DS,PSP,3DS has ramake even PS3 and Xbox360 has port and spin off why don’t you complaint about the remake in 3DS why don’t you complaint about the PS2 collections in PS3 or about a remake of halo in Xbox360?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. MegaGeek1

    I hope VITA has a massive library of both hardcore full fledged games (for me) and cheap app store style casual games (for the masses), so that way the platform enjoys high sales and strong support. Im rooting for Sony on this one.

    #4 3 years ago