Yoshida: Small games will help Vita grow

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:10 GMT

As well as AAA titles, small titles and indie games are crucial to the success of PlayStation Vita, Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida has said in a Gamasutra interview.

Yoshida’s comments come after Sony failed to focus much of its attention on Vita during its press conference during E3 on Monday.

But the exec reckons smaller titles from lesser studios will help the handheld on its way alongside the AAA quality titles, noting the inspiration of games in the smartphone area.

“The whole development process of Vita was us watching the smartphone and the tablet market grow and blossom,” said Yoshida.

“We’ve seen lots of small games sold digitally through the app stores of each device, and that’s something we thought is a great addition to the whole offering of video games to the consumers.”

He continued: “We do not necessarily see the smartphone replacing the portable console market. It’s true that many casual people already own smartphones, and spending a dollar for a game is a very easy thing to do.

“People who really like games want more immersive, deeper games. In addition, they also enjoy short-form, small games.”

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