Most gamers know that the PS Vita in Japan isn’t reaching the high marks the developers would like, constantly losing out week after to week to its predecessor, the PSP. Japanese newspaper Nikkei stated earlier that due to these poor sales, several companies “are canceling all projects intended for the Vita and are changing development to the 3DS.”
However, it seems that Scott Rohde, Sony’s senior vice president of Worldwide Studios, says different. “I did not see that quote, but you see extremist quotes like that all the time,” says Rohde.
“I mean, obviously, there is no way anyone could stand in front of a camera and say that all developers are changing focus from one platform to another, no matter what it is.”
So it seems that Nikkei might have been a bit overzealous about the developers abandoning a sinking ship. Rhodes continued, saying that the whole thing is “largely exaggerated. I know many, many, many third party developers and publishers are feverishly working on Vita titles, not just for now, but for the foreseeable future.”