The first year anniversary of the Sony’s PS Vita launch is fast approaching and even though the portable gaming device is more robust than any handheld before, global sales are still a little slow. On top of that, Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida admits that third-party support for the Vita has been hard to come by.
“We’re having a more difficult time than we had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers, but that’s our job” Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida told PlayStation: The Official Magazine in a recent interview. “We will continue to talk to development communities and publishing partners and tell them why Vita can provide a great experience for the IPs they have and I hope the Assassin’s Creed game will prove that.”
The increasing, wide-spread popularity of mobile and social games, such as those found on Android devices, iPhones and Facebook, has many developers turning their focus to those platforms, according to Yoshida. That said, he is still confident that Sony and PS Vita can take advantage of smaller, independent development studios.
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[via The Silent Chief]