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Vita ‘is not fading away’ and is proving ‘remarkably resilient’

It’s fair to say the PlayStation Vita has not set the world alight. But don’t let that make you think Sony will abandon the device. Nonetheless, in an interview Eurogamer Sony’s UK boss Fergal Gara has delivered a few mixed messages about the handheld describing it as being both remarkably …

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What now for PlayStation Vita?

PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara tells MCV why the platform holder will never give up on its portable console, and where it goes next… Many of the exciting games announced for Vita are indie projects. Do you think the console is lacking a big triple-A product this year? Well, there …

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Nintendo’s decline ‘could be detrimental to the market’, Sony says

Any declines suffered by Nintendo will come at a cost for the wider market unless platform holders act. That’s according to UK PlayStation boss Fergal Gara, who told TrustedReviews(as spotted by NintendoLife): "[The decline of Nintendo] could be detrimental to the market, unless people like us raise our game and …

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Sony: We won’t repeat PS3’s mistakes

PlayStation UK insists it will not repeat the mistakes of its troubled PS3. The firm told MCV that it has already fixed two of the mistakes it made before, by launching PS4 a lower price and closer to the competition. Sony?UK says it has spent ‘tens of millions’ on its …

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Did Sony just admit that it nearly abandoned Vita?

It isn’t always possible to interpret interview answers with 100 per cent accuracy, but comments from Sony suggest that the Vita was nearly scrapped. Oh yes, I mean, if that wasn’t the case I think we would have good reason to lose confidence in the device and shelve it,” UK …

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Sony unconcerned by Xbox One’s seven-day UK head start over PS4

That Xbox One will arrive in the UK a week before PS4 does not give it an advantage, Sony has said. Xbox One will launch worldwide on November 22nd whereas PS4 won’t hit the UK until November 29th. Well, would you rather have seven days or sixteen months?” Sony UK …

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Optimism around PS Vita is growing, says Sony

Momentum behind PlayStation Vita is finally building, says Sony. The UK team has seen sales of Vita increase 100 per cent during the summer, partly thanks to the launch of its Mega Pack – which is a collection of ten Vita games, bundled onto an 8GB memory card, for 35. …

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Sony: "We had one good day, but it’s not over yet"

An aggressive Sony took E3 by storm last week, but says it was only ‘one good day’. The company’s pre-E3 press conference was quite low on new games compared with Xbox. But its decision to not force online checks every 24 hours, or block trade-ins, was a real crowd-pleaser. And …

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Sony: We need more UK games retailers

The UK games industry needs to increase its retail base before the next gen consoles, says Sony. The firm told MCV it hopes the PS4 can provide the ‘kick in the market’ that the High Street is crying out for. And encourages existing specialists to expand its store count and …

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INTERVIEW: The new ‘Station masters

The momentum appears to be behind PlayStation 3. Strong showings at E3, Gamescom and Tokyo Games Show, coupled with a promising line-up and a new look console, has seen confidence in the business grow over the past six months. That’s true in the UK, too. A recent uptick in hardware …

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