PS Vita developers jumping ship to 3DS is ‘largely exaggerated’

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.”

[Source: Gamasutra]

Readers Comments (2)

  1. Malcolm Spinedi February 16, 2012 @ 20:12

    Great news. Happy to hear my Vita will have a plentiful future ahead of it.

  2. Vita is only fully launched in one territory right now. Most people in the states didn’t get the week early bundle that came out yesterday so most won’t get it till after the 22nd. Then there’s the UK launch, etc. For a developer to jump ship this early on would be quite foolish. Especially given how niche Nintendo has been the past few generations. They aren’t likely to strike oil on 3DS & Wii U like they did DS and Wii as most that played those are casuals not willing to pay the premium prices for 3DS and Wii U. Even with pricing aside, most wouldn’t see a need to upgrade just for better graphics or HD. Those things only appeal to hardcore and hardcore are likely fed up with Nintendo as I am.

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