The multilayered pairing together of the Playstation 4 and PS Vita presents a significant opportunity for Sony’s handheld, according to SCEA senior vice president Guy Longworth.
Speaking with Games Industry, Longworth spoke on how the one hurdle for the Vita has become getting in the door with the device – after that, gamers like what they see.
What we’re seeing is that once people get it in their hands and buy it, they’re buying games and they love it. Now, it’s not had as fast a start as we would like, that’s common knowledge. But we do really believe in that platform and think that is has a significant opportunity. We think there’s a number of things that we can do in the coming months and years that will make it a long-term sustainable business.”
Sony’s recent confirmation that all PS4 games will feature mandatory PS Vita remote play features should certainly help the cause.
Longsworth declined to speak on any potential price cuts for the Vita when pressed on the matter, stating that he would only engage in pricing discussions pertaining to E3 announcements.
You wouldn’t expect me to come into pricing discussions unless we announce them at E3. We’re about value, we’re trying to offer value. You saw last night we were in a position we felt the value of the PS4 was very good at $399.”
With PS Vita we feel that $250 is the right price, and I’m not going to comment on where we might go in the future.”