Sony opened its E3 press conference by asserting that 2013 will be the year the Vita comes into its own.
"Vita is just beginning its life cycle,' said Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, later adding; "It's clear that people love their Vita when they get their hands on it.'
"The platform will only get stronger in 2013 as the development community – and especially the indie developer community – continue to support the platform."
Tretton confirmed that 60 per cent of all Vita tile purchases are made in the PlayStation store, suggesting that it is succeeding as planned as a digitally-focused platforms.
"Vita will play an even more important role with PS4," he continued. "As we revealed in February, the PS4 was designed at an architectural level to support the Vita."
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