Interviewed by the newspaper Trendy Nikkei, Atsushi Morita of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan & Asia confirmed that the company still has plans to support PlayStation Vita in Japan and that the console will not be abandoned any time soon.
Things, for a few years, have not gone very well for PlayStation Vita in the West: in its official releases, in fact, the console has not seen first-party release, with Sony who decided to mainly dedicate to the view of the independent video games and accessory alongside a PS4 to play remotely.
In Japan, however, the second home of the Sony handheld still enjoys good health. To make it known, it was Atsushi Morita, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia, who spoke with Trendy Nikkei to unveil long-term plans for the platform.
In Asia, the console has a good health, as confirmed by the president of SCEJA: “As for the Vita, since Minecraft came out in October 2014, we’ve been able to actively bring on board kids—that is, younger gamers. From henceforth as well, we’re going to continuing concentrating on the PS Vita and increase the number of younger [PS Vita] users. This year, we also plan on developing an IP that’s aimed at children.”
As for the West, Sony seems to have no plans to continue to support its handheld console, for some time now they have no longer published titles for Triple A style in Europe and North America, while the hardware continues to be quite successful among lovers of Eastern productions and independent games.