“As a game developer it seems pretty healthy to me!”
The PlayStation Vita is one of the most underrated hardware out there. One cannot deny the potential the system has and it’s a shame that it hasn’t been doing well on the sales front. For some the Vita is dead. But over the last year or so, the Vita has revitalized itself as a centre for indie games.
So is the Vita really dead? GamingBolt raised this question to Michael Frauenhofer who is the project lead of One Way Trip and according to him several developers are happy with how their software is performing on the system.
“I honestly have no idea what types of sales figures are or aren’t healthy for a console system from a manufacturer’s perspective, so I can’t really speak on that in any knowledgeable way,” Michael said to GamingBolt. “But I DO know a lot of developers who are super happy with their sales on the platform, so as a game developer it seems pretty healthy to me!”
GamingBolt’s take: Sony’s first party support for the PS Vita has dwindled since launch. The system started off well with some big titles like Uncharted: The Golden Abyss, but since then the system is not being looked up as a fertile ground for AAA games development and instead indie developers have taken this opportunity with both hands. If the PS Vita has survived till date, the reason is indie developers and games. Let us hope that Sony pushes the system even further like they did at the PlayStation Experience during the last weekend.