Sony Explains E3's lack of Vita Focus
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During Sony’s press conference at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles, one might notice that not much was mentioned about the PlayStation Vita handheld at all.

In an interview with GameReactor during the event, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Jim Ryan explained why the handheld didn’t spend much time in the E3 spotlight during sony’s conference.

"You get an hour and half on the stage," Ryan explained, "and you've got to work out what's really important to talk about. And obviously PS4, and we also wanted to talk about the innovation stories of PlayStation Now, PlayStation TV and Morpheus. So that stuff was all top of the list."

"We did talk about Vita,” Ryan continued, “and we name-checked some of the games that are coming to the platform. We name-checked the fact that there's over 100 games in production still. We name-checked the remote play functionality with PS4."

"You know we spoke about it in the context of PSTV [earlier in the interview], but let's not forget that remote play is here and now with PS Vita and it is incredibly well received,” Ryan added. “The statistics about the way people use remote play with their PS Vita are very strong, and when people do it, it's not like they try it once and then put the Vita away... they go back and they use remote play on their Vita again and again and again."

In a recent interview with Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House post-E3, House explained that the PlayStation Vita has become an added extension of the PlayStation 4 console, and how with the introduction of Remote Play has essentially rendered the handheld “an extender or an enhancer of the PlayStation 4.

[ GameReactor ]

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06/27/2014 04:15PM

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