Sony Explains why AAA Games and the PS Vita Aren’t a Good Match

psvitaindie1Is there a reason why the PlayStation Vita isn’t loaded with a ton of big, AAA releases like Killzone: Mercenary and Uncharted: Golden Abyss? According to Don Mesa, Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment, it all has to do with economics.

Is there a reason why the PlayStation Vita isn’t loaded with a ton of big, AAA releases like Killzone: Mercenary and Uncharted: Golden Abyss? According to Don Mesa, Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment, it all has to do with economics.

 

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A PlayStation Blog post written by Mesa earlier this week noted that Sony would be releasing a slimmer $200 PS Vita in North America. This prompted a fan to comment that such a price would be nice, but more console-quality games would be better. Mesa responded with the following:

 

“As for the big games: The economics simply don’t work with the traditional process. We have to do something different to get AAA games on Vita. We accomplished it to a certain degree by making PS4 games work on Vita via remote play. PS Now will be another way, streaming PS3 games on Vita. I can’t wait until PS Now is out on Vita – I hope you’ll try out the experience and let me know what you think.”

 

Would you like to see more AAA games on the Vita?

 

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