If you are one of the people worried that the PlayStation Vita will end up just like the PlayStation Portable, then stop and take a breath, there’s no need to worry. Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that Sony will continue to support the platform throughout its life, just like the PS3.
Speaking with CVG, Yoshida conceded that a major fault with the PlayStation Portable was the lack of software support from Sony after launch.
We are doing about the same number of titles [on Vita as on PS3] so that means a lot. One of the things we didn’t do to well to support PSP was that right after PSP came out we moved on to working on the PS3 launch titles.
So we shifted too much resource out of PSP so after a couple of years the PSP support when quickly down.
We tried to back it up a couple of years ago but there was a time where we were not offering enough PSP content. So going forward we do not want to make the same mistake so we always look at the balance that we are doing in support of both PS3 and NGP.
This is great news for anyone looking to pick up the handheld and should go a long way in helping give the Vita a strong library of games. The PS Vita launches this holiday, with a Wi-Fi model set for $249 and a 3G/Wi-fi one for $299.