Sony: Next “Potential Killer App” Could be Remote Play with PS4
The PS Vita holds strong potential, according to Sony UK’s Fergal Gara
Speaking to VG247 during the Eurogamer Expo, Sony UK MD and VP Fergal Gara talked about how the Vita has progressed and how sales are growing year on year.
“Some people have been critical of PS Vita, and if it wasn’t for the fact that lots of gamers really, really enjoy it, and the feedback has been very good on the device, maybe we’ve been a little less confident. But of course there have been concerns that we’ve progressed from. Chief concerns were the cost of the system and the cost of games. The cost of the machine; it’s now selling in the UK at £50-70 less than it was a year ago, and it’s growing year-on-year. We’re really pleased. It’s been hard work, but we’ve got there.”
The next big thing to happen with the Vita will of course be Remote Play with the PlayStation 4. As Gara noted, “The potential killer app might well be the remote play with PlayStation 4. For example, Watch Dogs is playable on PS Vita over wi-fi and that is very, very exciting. To say we should write-off PS Vita…absolutely not. We’re hitting the numbers we want to hit today. We’re pleased, it’s very ambitious going into the big season.”
The PlayStation 4 will be releasing in North America on November 15th and in Europe on November 29th.