SCE Europe: PS Vita and PSP philosophies are “basically the same”

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With the portable gaming market changing everyday, people have been wondering what exactly Sony is trying to accomplish with their upcoming PlayStation Vita. Speaking to EDGE Magazine, newly-appointed Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Jim Ryan has stated a rather simple mission for the new machine: as with the PSP, it’s all about the games.

“To the extent that PSP targeted the core gamer who was after a good gaming experience, the philosophy is basically the same,” Ryan said. “But I think the nature of [Vita] allows us to provide a differentiated gaming experience in a manner that the design of PSP simply did not allow.”

“The core principle is to provide the best portable gaming experience possible. It’s as simple as that,” he added.

Software has to be strong for people to want to commit to a dedicated gaming device, especially with people happy to plunk down a buck to play Angry Birds on their phone, so it’s good to see that Sony are wisely waiting until they have a strong launch library ready for when the Vita finally releases.

Source: CVG