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PlayStation Vita is in a "pretty good place" thanks to its best-ever PlayStation launch line-up and a breadth of titles coming this year, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan has told

Quizzed on the subject of the PS Vita's software line-up, particularly the call for a broader spectrum of games, Ryan said: "We see pretty clearly in the pipeline round about 60 games coming this current year, so there's good breadth. There's Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, FIFA, LittleBigPlanet from our own studios. So we look forward and see there's breadth and there's depth, and I think having those four IPs on the platform in 2012 puts us in a pretty good place."

He added: "I've heard the comment about the perception that there's not enough software, but I've done all of PlayStation's platform launches - PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP - and the launch line-up of software for Vita was comfortably the best. The perception is commonly held, and I understand it - but I'm not sure that I agree with it."

So does Sony plan to grow the PS Vita business in the months and years to come? "It's the same as it always is - just offer the consumer the best possible content and the best possible value proposition, and market the platform in a lively and professional manner," concluded Ryan. Analysis

Do you agree with Ryan or is the PS Vita in a bad place? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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ilan0312's Avatar


if Sony are happy with those sales figures, then who are we to argue?
Posted 15:09 on 28 June 2012
CheekyLee's Avatar


This is the same SONY that once suggested people would get a second job so they could buy a PS3? That one didn't work out so well for them, did it? Until the price is more reasonable people won't be buying the console. Right now, it is an expensive gamble on quality games that don't appear to be forthcoming. So, in order to sell more, they need to give people reasons to want to buy it. Which will either mean a price cut, or MORE GAMES. And Minis don't count, as brilliant as some of them are, because most people just don't care about them. Telling us there 60 games coming and then only naming 4 of them is tacitly admitting that 56 of them aren't worth talking about.
Posted 10:11 on 27 June 2012


I sort of agree with him on the Vita's launch line up but only because the titles available for the release of the PS2, PSP and PS3 were awful.

Depressing seeing the same titles you see on the main consoles being touted as big hopes for the Vita though. Why would someone pay £230 plus the price of a memory card for a Vita when they can play the same game on a PS3/360? Sony are in danger of making the same mistake they did with the PSP by thinking they could just transfer the same franchises/big names onto a handheld. Gravity Rush seems to me by far the best reason to pick one up.
Posted 02:42 on 27 June 2012
Berginator32's Avatar


I agree what about other huge titles for the vita and do u think they will make a god of war for the vita and what about grand theft auto vice city nights
Posted 02:23 on 27 June 2012
dav2612's Avatar


I wish he would have stated the 60 games coming this year rather than just 4.
Posted 16:00 on 26 June 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


Well, if Sony are happy with those sales figures, then who are we to argue? :p
Posted 15:40 on 26 June 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Just when you thought it was time to decouple the words Sony and arrogant...
Posted 15:30 on 26 June 2012
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