NieR Creator Yoko Taro Hopes To See a PS Vita Successor

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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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:

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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A university student who loves niche games and desires for them to be more fairly represented in the world. Favourite games include Persona 4 Golden, Super Mario Galaxy, Kingdom Hearts II and IA/VT Colorful. Hopes that one day a Japanese publisher will take the risk and make a Yaoi ecchi game. Think Valkyrie Drive with guys and you're on the right lines.