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PS Vita's future less clear outside of Japan, SCE CEO says

"[We] need to have better understanding" of PS4 remote play

The future of PS Vita is uncertain everywhere but Japan, according to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.


The handheld console has seen the most success in Sony's home market since it launched in 2012. It has struggled elsewhere, and Sony has begun to position the device as home to indie games and PS4 remote play rather than first-party titles.

"I certainly think you'll still see Vita as a triple-A machine in Japan where it has a different function with the console dynamic of the marketplace," House told IGN at the Develop conference in Brighton this week. "That for me is a given.

"It's hard to say in terms of the other markets. I think remote play is still in its nascent stages, I think we need to have better understanding. We know a lot of players are embracing it and using it and seem to like the experience a lot, but necessarily that changes the dynamic."

Despite the system's sales trouble overseas, Sony said "healthy consumer demand" has led to the new slim version of the PS Vita system selling out across major US retailers.