Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 10:04 GMT
“The cupboard won’t be bare”: Sony UK exec promises more PS Vita games soon
Sony’s UK managing director Fergal Gara has promised UK gamers that their cupboards won’t be bare, due to a new wave of PS Vita titles this year. It comes as part of a new interview, where the exec admits that the handheld’s software slate has been a bit barren lately.
MCV proposed to Gara that the software cupboard was bare, to which he replied, “It looks bare in terms of what is announced. The cupboard won’t be bare.”
In the same interview, Gara claimed that PS Vita sales had exploded in the UK over Christmas, but didn’t offer any figures, “Vita really, really responded as we went into Christmas. We had a pre-Christmas lull where sales were quite low.
“But that absolutely exploded 20-fold from that low-point into the peak of Christmas. That’s very encouraging and shows that with the right promotion and software we can light that fire.”
The site also asked Gara if he was disappointed in low sales of Move peripheral Wonderbook. “It could have sold better,” he said, “but it sold respectively well. I am encouraged that we have more titles coming and it may just take a little longer to get it to settle in consumer’s consciousness.
“It was also relatively expensive if you didn’t already have a PlayStation 3 or a Move controller. But I think as people learn it’s about more titles, then that would give it some added momentum.”
What do you make of the above, is the PS Vita software slate too weak to warrant your attention, or is there life in the handheld yet? Let us know below.