PS Vita’s Touch-Pad Was Originally Shunned, Says Yoshida

See the neat rear touch-pad on PS Vita image above? It’s being used for all sorts of cool ideas for upcoming titles, and now stands as one of the cooler features of the new handheld. But Sony WorldWide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has shed some light on how it got there, admitting that it was first rejected.

It’s in an interview found in the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine Yoshida made known the news, saying it was first dropped because of costs, and doubts on whether it would even be necessary.

After messing around with it a bit, though, Sony decided to go ahead and add the feature.

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5 Comments on "PS Vita’s Touch-Pad Was Originally Shunned, Says Yoshida"

  1. nick June 23, 2011 at 5:09 am -

    why the hell would you cut specs, so you could have a useless gimmick like this!?
    sony really have lost there mind!
    ever since father ken has left, they have made poor decision after poor decision.
    no wonder there hemorrhaging money!
    it would be costing them a arm and a leg this thing, and its a pain in the a$$!
    everyone holds the PSP with index fingers on the sides and rest warped around the back but you wont be able to do that with this because of the touch pad.
    so you have to curl your fingers up on the rubber stoppers, which will eventually cause the joints to get sore, and after prolonged use could develop arthritis.
    seriously, sony does not think these things do they?

  2. Ernice Gilbert June 23, 2011 at 5:56 am -

    One word: Wii.

  3. nick June 23, 2011 at 9:52 am -

    that offered something new that caught allot of people in.
    a touch pad on the back of this is not going to catch anyone in!
    its doing nothing but driving the price up and being a pain in the a$$!

  4. Ernice Gilbert June 23, 2011 at 11:47 am -

    Well it’s gotten my attention :D

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