By Joseph Puntschart / March 20th, 2017
The creator of NieR, Yoko Taro, has recently shared his thoughts on Twitter with regards to a PS Vita successor and how this is something that smartphones cannot offer, despite the rising popularity of the platform in Japan. Here is what he said:
VITA の後継機が欲しいなあ。Switch が出たから少し気持ちは落ち着いてるけど、もうちょっと小型の次世代携帯ゲーム機が触りたい。物理キーの無いスマートフォンでは満たされない欲望を満たしたい。
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) 18 March 2017
The translation is:
“I want to see a Vita successor. That feeling has calmed down a bit after the release of Switch, but I want to play something on a slightly smaller next-gen handheld console. I want something that could satisfy my itch that can’t be done through a smartphone without physical buttons.”
On a personal level, I would like to see a PS Vita successor too as I have really enjoyed what the Vita has offered but only if Sony are prepared to fully support it. As it is, a PS Vita successor is unlikely to happen as Sony does not feel the market is “healthy” for it because of the rise of smartphones in Japan.
What do you think? Feel free to leave a comment below.
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