Monday, September 30, 2013
Small Games Will Help PS Vita Grow, Yoshida Believes

Small Games Will Help PS Vita Grow, Yoshida Believes

Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida believes small games will help Vita realize growth alongside big titles like Black Ops II: Declassified and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

“The whole development process of Vita was us watching the smartphone and the tablet market grow and blossom,” Yoshida said in an interview with Gamasutra.

It comes after the firm failed to give Vita enough attention at its E3 2012 press conference.

“We’ve seen lots of small games sold digitally through the app stores of each device, and that’s something we thought is a great addition to the whole offering of video games to the consumers,” he continued.

Adding: “We do not necessarily see the smartphone replacing the portable console market. It’s true that many casual people already own smartphones, and spending a dollar for a game is a very easy thing to do.

People who really like games want more immersive, deeper games. In addition, they also enjoy short-form, small games.”

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  • TheGrimOfDeath

    At last someone understands! If you have more smaller games. I will let the PS Vita thrive! How about like temple run with trophies! Like get over 1 million points! And maybe get some cool apps, such an instgram! Or a QR Scanner (For the 3G model).

  • nick

    of course they will!
    indie titles too are very important!
    one thing $ony REALLY needs to take advantage with their playstation mobile application is bring allot of popular mobile games over to the vita.
    vita is struggling allot with mobile devices, but if they can offer the same experiences as phones give you but with proper controls, AND console like experiences as well, well, mobile devices just cant compete!
    BUT its really important that 1 they port them over properly!
    N.O.V.A is a perfect example on how NOT to do it!
    it was such a crappy port it looks worse than the mobile versions, and it was so poorly optimised it has so many frame rate and screen tearing issues!
    if there going to do it it needs to feel exactly the same as the mobile version just better with normal controls!
    2 obviously right price too, not the same as mobile because this is the vita version its enhanced so a few dollars more wont be unreasonable but not too much more.
    if $ony can manage to get allot of the big mobile franchises across to the vita and other playstation devices it would be a MASSIVE advantage for them!
    games like 9MM, N.O.V.A 2, 3, shadowgun, modern combat 3, gangstar series, ect, ect.
    all games which are not compatable with the samsung galaxy S3 might i add.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    How awesome would It be if they made some connections with iPhone game makers and they created things for the PS Vita? Like Temple Run, some more AR games, that game where you have to avoid cubes! And better yet if they make all this only 0.99 cents WITH trophies! Sony would start becoming bad-assery again. Although I still wonder what the Accessory port on top of the Vita is used for. Would be could if there were some games that come out that gave you the item to connect to it, such as possibly a card scanner system. The game would be a free-roam robot fighting game. And you can buy cards in packs. The cards will be laid upon the attachment and it senses what robot you have and brings it into the game. :3

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