Sony Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida isn’t too interested in talking about the direct competition against Nintendo’s 3DS, but he has clear ideas on how to increase the installed base of the PS Vita, as he stated in an interview on Gamesindustry International when asked on what he plans to do to catch up to the 3DS.
We don’t necessarily talk about catching up to the 3DS – but we’d like to increase the installed base of PS Vita. For us to be able to provide better hardware, in our mind – the new PS Vita is slimmer and lighter, easier to hold, has some internal memory from the get-go, so it’s a bit more value – but the important thing is to continue to provide great games and game experiences. The games can come not only from PS Vita’s dedicated games – Vita and PS4 are designed with each other in mind, to connect to each other. If you own a PS4, you can play PS4 games via remote play, and once we start the Gaikai service, you’ll be able to play PS3 games on PS Vita. We continue to add our services on PlayStation, and for PS Vita, the enjoyment and the sources of games will expand, not just from PS Vita dedicated games. Those are the strengths that we have on PS Vita compared to other products – it’s a device that you can use to enjoy PlayStation content from different sources.
Providing “great games and experiences” is exactly my idea of doing a good job in the portable field (or any kind of gaming field really). It’s good to hear that Sony is committed in that direction instead of looking too much at what the competition does.