It’s always interesting to hear one developer weigh in on the practices of other companies. Famed Nintendo game maker Miyamoto Shigeru recently sat down to give his opinion on the current state of Sony’s newly released PlayStation Vita. You don’t really expect him to say too much positive about a piece of hardware in direct competition with Nintendo’s own 3DS – and he doesn’t.
Miyamoto feels that, although the Vita is clearly a very powerful piece of hardware, it’s current software lineup doesn’t make it a strong product. He points out that the 3DS got off to a rocky start, but quickly picked up momentum with big releases like Mario Kart 7.
Miyamoto says their team wanted to have these games ready at launch, but they couldn’t and so the console suffered initially. He reckons the PS Vita is currently going through the same phase. I have to agree, considering the Vita still isn’t swinging enough powerhouse exclusives to make me drop the dough for it. So which games does the handheld need to see and when will we finally see them?
What do you all think?