Sony has an interesting record when it comes to handhelds and consoles. For example, of the now four consoles its had, only one hasn’t been on the top of the market, that was the PS3. Which lost to the Wii in its generation. But, the PSOne, PS2, and now PS4 had incredibly strong runs.
As for its handhelds…not so much. The PSP and PSVita had plenty of potential, but it never came anywhere near the numbers the DS and 3DS did or has done. Therefore, Sony has had to create new ways to sell their handhelds, like integrating Remote Play into them. Because of this, Sony President Andrew House defined the Vita as a “Legacy Platform”. But, this caused a stir among the Sony higher ups, and thus needed to be clarified.
“What Andy mentioned as ‘legacy platform’ was part of the write-off for PS Vita components for the first generation of the PS Vita, which is no longer available in the market,” a Sony rep told GamesBeat.
“And he did not directly mean the current PS Vita and PS TV models, which are available in the market. Our portable business will be continued, and many users are now enjoying PlayStation 4 remote play features as well as original PS Vita game titles on PS Vita and PS TV.”
Hmm…interesting. It’ll be just as interesting to see if the Vita has a strong presence at E3 this year, as it didn’t at all last year.