PlayStation CEO: A good raft of PS Vita projects are underway

"We know it's killer games that will sell the device"

The chief executive of the PlayStation business has insisted that the firm is pouring studio resources into projects for the acclaimed PS Vita handheld.


Following some complaints that Sony's E3 press conference featured little detail on PS Vita projects, Andrew House has told CVG that a healthy number of announcements are in the pipeline.

"We'll show [the new projects] when the time is right," he said in a new interview puiblished today.

"You can be assured that, whether it's first-party or third-party, there's a good raft of content in the works there," he added.

House, who was appointed SCE Group CEO one year ago tomorrow, said there were also many other services and apps that Vita will benefit from.

"I think at E3 we also showed that there's a commitment to broadening out network services other than games, whether it's YouTube or Hulu Plus, which aren't at the core of the PS Vita's offering, but provide additional convenience and fun," he said.

"If we were remiss on not spending enough time on the PS Vita at E3, I'll take that one under advisement, but you can rest assured it's not for the want of any sense of overall commitment," he said.

"We know that killer games are going to be what sells this device."

Elsewhere in the interview, House said that the profitable PlayStation division will help Sony as the entertainment empire fights to reverse a £3.6 billion annual loss.

"There's obviously a heightened sense of concern and urgency in the company, given the overall financial situation. I think amongst the management team, there is a feeling that a new team is in place. It's working extremely well together. I think Kaz [Hirai, former PlayStation executive and now Sony CEO] has been very clear about communicating that sense of urgency, and gone are the days when individual divisions' concerns would somehow overreach the major challenges of the organisation overall," house said.