by Mark Barley
SCE: "Lot Of Demand For Portable Gaming"
Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House has stated that there is currently a “a lot of demand for a gaming primary portable device.”
In a recent interview with the US PS Blog stated, about the PlayStation business, that his company's stance on handheld gaming, “it’s perhaps a little salutary” talking about the 3DS' success.
“I think that shows that there is, in general, a lot of demand for a gaming primary portable device, which is how I would describe Vita,” he said. “[However] our device in contrast has just so much more to offer. What I think we’ve done is point to a market that has really started out with potentially casual games on other devices, but now wants a deeper or better or more premier gaming experience.”House's comments come on the heels of reports that the PS Vita's sales have dipped even further in Japan, now behind the PSP.
“There are two distinct markets,” he said “The quality, the immersiveness, the richness of the experience that we believe we are going to offer on Vita, way exceeds anything that we believe to be available on any smartphone.”The PS Vita is out in the US and Europe on February 22.