Yoshida: The core “will never leave core gaming consoles,” because consoles “are made for games”

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 20:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony head of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has admitted to GiantBomb it has been a bit of a challenge attracting third-parties to Vita with publishers also delivering content on Facebook, Android and iOS.

Speaking with the site during E3, Yoshida said he doesn’t blame the other platforms for the slow adoption through, as “gamers play all kinds of games,” on many different platforms.

“It’s understandable when that happens,” he said. “It’s kind of hard for us to get as much support that we’d like to have from publishing partners.

“I always believe core gamers will never leave core gaming consoles because consoles are made for games. We believe we understand what core gamers want, and it’s our role to provide the platform for game developers to really create deeper, immersive game experiences.

“We also appreciate people playing games on smartphones, as well. I play games on my smartphone, as well. Gamers play all kinds of games. I think the smartphone and tablet casual market will continue to grow, [because] what it’s doing is increasing the population of gamers in the world market.”



  1. stealth

    nobody that does regular portable gaming has jumped off

    I dont know what hes talking about

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lewis247

    consoles “are made for games”…

    What is it with people at Sony pointing out the fucking obvious…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lord Gremlin

    Well, PS3 is the console to have if you’re hardcore gamer, I give them that. Dethroned 360 after all.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. loveaya

    OK, but where are the core games on Vita?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. lexph3re

    @2 You do know that the factor of how many people consistently claim “death of consoles” is the main reason statements like this continue to exist right? It’s not Sony “pointing out the obvious”, it’s public relations in showing that their is still a sense of security in the market for console gaming.

    You know with the rise of cell phones,tablets, and other consoles consuming the market this Gen. A lot of people are claiming death of a particular genre as opposed to growth in other genres and accessibility.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. diego-rbb-93

    Gamers are poor this days Yoshida… And they have back to the point where they really think it hard about buying something productive. Be careful with your thoughts.

    #6 3 years ago

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