Perhaps alluding to some big name titles, SCE UK MD Fergal Gara has said that although the current PS Vita line-up looks bare it’s just because Sony haven’t yet announced everything still to come. “It looks bare in terms of what is announced,” says Gara. “The cupboard won’t be bare.”
Currently the major titles are Media Molecule’s Tearaway and Guerrilla’s Killzone Mercenary.
The Managing Director also points out that Wonderbook didn’t quite do well enough for Sony. “It could have sold better,” he says, “but it sold respectively well. I am encouraged that we have more titles coming and it may just take a little longer to get it to settle in consumer’s consciousness.”
“We certainly felt the lack of a big triple-A title,” he adds, reflecting on Sony’s quiet Christmas release schedule. “Our timing of releases wasn’t quite ideal. The flip side of that is the PS3 schedule for this year is fantastic.”
“The biggest challenge for the team this year is that we have three major formats to focus on: PS3 is the bread and butter of our business, PS Vita there’s loads more to come, and then an exciting new console,” he says, referring of course to the PS4.
“That’s the biggest conundrum we face, how do we focus our time, effort and draw attention to the incredible software available on all of those.”