More Reviews
REVIEWS Kinect Sports Rivals Review
It's been far too long since Microsoft's Xbox consoles had a Kinect-only title. Is the wait worth it?

LEGO The Hobbit Review
Lego the Hobbit isn't just your standard Lego game. It's a junior RPG built to charm and ensorcel you, brick by brick.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Hitman GO Preview
Murder at the swipe of a finger.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES LEGO The Hobbit
Release date: Out Now

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14


LATEST FEATURES Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.

Tips for The Elder Scrolls Online: The Vestige's Guide
Just a handful of ways to keep yourself from dying.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP danielrbischoff
Peace in the Era of Call of Duty
By danielrbischoff
Posted on 04/15/14
In a world dominated by violent media, Americans are no more eager to go to war than they were in the 1980s or the 1960s or the 1940s. Hasn't it always been someone else's problem? The overwhelming majority would rather go on thinking it had nothing to do with them and there...

GAMING NEWS

Sony Disappointed By Vita's Lack Of Third-Party Support

Posted on Monday, October 1 @ 17:19:47 Eastern by

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, in a statement to Gamasutra, is troubled by the industry's response to the PlayStation Vita. Hardware sales of the handheld have fallen short of their expectations, even in Japan, in part due to its high price point and lack of install base.

Some third-party publishers and developers have been looking at these relatively low numbers and have decided to show their support elsewhere or later. Of course, that's a self-fulfilling prophecy: If they don't show support now, then the handheld will continue to stagnate (and perhaps there will be no later). Shuhei Yoshida hopes that this line of thought will change and that third-party support will grow:
One thing that was surprising and disappointing to us was the [lower] number of third parties to come out [in support] after launch.

...In retrospect, there are so many options for publishers now that we cannot take it for granted that our new platform would be supported by third parties, like [it would've been] many years ago.

There are limited resources that third party publishers have, and they have to diversify into new areas constantly; that's a challenge to get the support that we want.

We've been working harder with our third party relations department to secure more content for PS Vita... We are confident that we have the right hardware platform that we have with PS Vita.
With the gaming industry (finally) on the cusp of next-gen console, developers have been needing to decide where to focus their time: Wii U, the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles, 3DS, mobile, social games, Kinect, etc. The Vita is just one of their many options. I don't think the PSPGo helped matters, either.

Luckily, several notable third-party titles are already slated for release this holiday season, like Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Street Fighter X Tekken, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Persona 4: Golden, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. Of course, only two of them can be considered as exclusive IPs for the Vita, but still...
Tags:   Sony, PS Vita


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution