Sega head praises Playstation Vita

By on August 10, 2011

“It’s brilliant, it’s beautiful”.

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Sega West head honcho Mike Hayes is the latest member to join the Playstation Vita praise bandwagon, calling the system “brilliant”, and a great platform to release software are different price points.

“We had Virtua Tennis World Tour on PSP when it first came out. It was one of the biggest 3rd party sellers – obviously bigger in Europe than it will be in the States, but we’ve managed to use a lot of the functionality of Vita. And we’ve made it very clear we’re going to support Sony with that title,” he said.

“It’s interesting on Vita – technically it’s brilliant, it’s beautiful, and it’s really great to play. And Sony has made it very clear they want to target core gamers primarily. So we take that on board with the titles that we’re going to bring out,” added Hayes.

“The nice thing about the Vita, I think, is ultimately going to be the range of software pricing types that you can put on it so it’s not just the high end game at the high end price.

“You can do the mid-point, more like your XBLA or PSN titles and of course maybe even a small bite size of more app type software. For me, the strength of that device is the whole spectrum of software, that will either sell as physical or as digital. That, I think, is a big point of difference for us as a developer.”

Playstation Vita will be out by the end of this year in Japan. A final release date will be announced at the Tokyo Game Show this year.


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