Sony says Vita is here for the long haul

Sony have moved to reassure gamers that the PlayStation Vita is here to stay – with a predicted life cycle of between 5 and 10 years.

Guy Longworth of SCEA told GameTrailers he expects the Vita to become the market leader in handhelds, as well as expressing his joy at the response so far. Furthermore, he confirmed that first party studios Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, Media Molecule and Guerrilla will all be producing top quality Vita titles in the future.

“If you listen to gamers, if you listen to the response people have had, [from people] who’ve actually got their hands on this thing, it’s just been a tremendous response, way ahead of our expectations actually; and also our customers and our third parties are very excited by this.

We see this as a five to ten year platform, so we’ll judge the success of this in 12, 24, 36 months. We expect to have a great launch, but it’s really in 12 or 24 months we’ll know how successful it has been.

[We aim to] establish this as the No.1 handheld console in the world. We think it’s the most insane console you can get your hands on.”

[source: GameTrailers]

Written by Raj Mahil

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  • Well, I certainly hope it’s longer than 5 years, but Sony have a great history of supporting a console for many years. Hopefully the Vita has a long and successful time!

  • Arne Meyer, the studio’s Senior Manager of Marketing Communications
    writes, “We’re not working on anything for PS Vita. I won’t say never,
    ever, but there’s no plans for it right now – we’ve always felt that
    consoles play to our strengths as a studio the best.”

    So it seems Naughty Dog won’t be working on a Vita game anytime soon.

    got that from the same website

  • Great to hear! Vita is the bet thing since sliced bread!