Sony having a "difficult time" getting third-parties on Vita

The Vita is having an uphill battle for third party support

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has admitted that Sony is having a tough time getting third-party developers to support the PlayStation Vita. The system has had a rough start worldwide, with Nintendo's 3DS providing strong competition following a price drop.

"We're having a more difficult time than we had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers, but that's our job," Yoshida told PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

"We will continue to talk to development communities and publishing partners and tell them why Vita can provide a great experience for the IPs they have and I hope the Assassin's Creed game will prove that."

Sony has declined to drop the price of the PlayStation Vita, instead hoping that titles like Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified pull consumers in this holiday season.

[Via the Silent Chief]

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.9 years ago
Talking to them won't do that. Providing a solid install base will.
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Phil Weeks9 years ago
We approached them more than once about becoming licensed dev (we're already ps3 licensed) and they continually they can't bitch about lack of product when they're not licensing developers. IMO
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Tony Johns9 years ago
Here is a hint.
Make at least 100 games avaliable ranging from different genres and have them play well and fun games.
They don't have to be the most graphical because that can be expensive, but if you have at least 100 good games on the system ranging from different genre's and tastes, that would get the sells up.
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