Sony Interactive Entertainment president, Andrew House, has confirmed to Bloomberg that there "was not a huge demand" for the Vita outside of Japan and some other Asian countries and he points to "lifestyle shift toward the dominance of smartphones" as the main factor for the failure of the PSVita.
House also said that "The Nintendo device is a hybrid device and that's a different approach and strategy" than what Sony is doing.
"The folks at Nintendo have their strategy and that's great."
While this is not a direct confirmation that the "Vita is dead", when House stated that "We remain focused around a highly connected gaming experience and also coupled with having a great range of other entertainment experiences so you can reach multiple people on the big screen in the household," anyone draws the obvious conclusion that the PSVita most likely won't see a successor, especially not one that would compete with the Switch.
This sounds an awful lot like Microsoft's excuses to Windows 10 Mobile. Just like Microsoft, Sony doesn't want to admit directly that the PSVita was a failure but they don't want to lie to their customers either and therefore they hint at focusing on their other products, like the PlayStation 4 which was a success as opposed to the Vita.
What do you think? Are you a PSVita fan who's sad to hear that there won't be a successor? Let us know in the comments!
via Tech Radar