Sony foolishly declare Vita as “the best handheld gaming experience”
“I believe that Vita is the best handheld gaming experience, full stop, period,” are words recently declared by Sony Computer Entertainment America’s president Shawn Layden.
It’s the company line on defending a product that has continued to lead a troubled existence, but an opinion that goes against the millions that instead opt to play on their Nintendo 3DS each week.
He continued: “Nothing comes close to that. You can talk about your mobile, you can talk about your tablet, you can talk about, you know, Nintendo platforms or what have you in the handheld space. I think, pound-for-pound, buck-for-buck, Vita is the best gaming experience you can have.” No, wrong again.
Layden even moved on to suggest that the only reason that Vita sales have picked is due to emerging interest in Remote Play functionality between the handheld and PlayStation 4. Although reasoned that “the big triple-A stuff” is no longer coming to Vita, with the company becoming increasingly reliant on independent developers.
That he, and a Sony PR representative, refused to discuss specific sales numbers for Vita speaks volumes… We’ll stick to our Nintendo 3DS, thanks.