It is undeniable that Sony is one of the largest manufacturers of gaming consoles in the world. Even so, not all products made in their interest to gamers and success in the market. PS Vita is a real example of less successful efforts of this Japanese company.
After going through several rumors, Sony finally confirmed immediately end support on the mobile console. In a presentation at an investor meeting, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, called the PS Vita as “Legacy Platform”.
As is known, a platform when it entered the status of “Legacy” means no longer have the support of Sony’s first party. That is, Sony will still continue improvements to the system, selling the PS Vita as long as stocks are still there, and make sure PSN remains active for some time. However, gamers can no longer expect to be the new project from Sony in the PS Vita.
Status “Legacy” for PS Vita is currently only valid in the United States and Europe. As for Japan and other Asian countries, the PS Vita is still quite strong in the market. No wonder it is because the game library for the region of Japan in particular is greater. Get a broad enough exposure in cyberspace, Sony immediately clarify the statement. Refer to what was said House only intended for “PS Vita old model”.
The declining popularity of the PS Vita is already fairly predictable. Because the console has received stiff competition from the Nintendo 3DS as well as mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. PS Vita positioning as accessories PS4 to Share Play features did not help increase sales.