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    Sony: "The Vita is a legacy platform"

    Better start hoarding those PSVita carts. :-) Even though this is nothing new really for anyone following up on PSVita releases, it's still sort of weird to hear it out of the mouth of their execs.

    Speaking at Sony's 2015 Investor Relations Day, Sony Computer Entertainment's President and Global CEO, Andrew House, called the PlayStation Vita a "legacy platform".
    What does this mean for the Vita to be labelled as a "legacy platform"? Basically, expect to see no more major commitments to it as far as major support and investments go outside of Japan and Asia.
    House also cast a dim view of the company's handheld business. While he noted that the Vita platform remains "strong and vibrant" in Asia and Japan, his outlook for the current fiscal year included declines in the US and Europe. Additionally, he referred to the PlayStation Vita and its microconsole counterpart the PlayStation TV as "legacy platforms" when discussing a write-off of hardware components for the two.
    Source: BitParade through neoGAF.

    UPDATE: Sony PR came with the following (seemingly damage control) statement later on.

    “What Andy mentioned as ‘legacy platform’ was a part of the write-off the PS Vita component for the first generation of PS Vita, which is no longer available in the market,” a Sony spokesperson said in a statement provided to GamesBeat. “And he did not directly mean the current PS Vita and PS TV models, which are available in the market. Our portable business will be continued, and many users are now enjoying PS4 remote play features as well as original PS Vita game titles on PS Vita and PS TV.”
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    Its been a 'legacy platform' as far as Sonys concerned since about the day it was released

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    It's just a word taken out of context. Fitting word considering Sony's treatment of the Vita in the past two years but not what he intended to talk about.

    "Sony: "The Vita is a legacy platform"" is Kotaku-like headline which no one actually said. That doesn't mean they aren't almost treating it as one though, which is sad. This was however not an announcement and shouldn't be treated like a news story.

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    Just be happy we are getting any cool releases on the Vita these days!

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    All things considered Vita is still getting a lot of support from certain companies, though it largely seems limited to the NISAs and IFIs of the world. Maybe a dash of Aksys, Atlus, and Xseed now and then. These companies seem to be doing well enough to continue bringing over games.

    RPGs, even if they are not excellent, seem to be pretty common.

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    The biggest turn off from Sony not to mention most games these days is the anti paper manual view
    Vita game cases having a blank spot where manuals should be and every case even has the prongs meant to hold said manual in place

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    Quote Originally Posted by zborgerd View Post
    All things considered Vita is still getting a lot of support from certain companies, though it largely seems limited to the NISAs and IFIs of the world. Maybe a dash of Aksys, Atlus, and Xseed now and then. These companies seem to be doing well enough to continue bringing over games.

    RPGs, even if they are not excellent, seem to be pretty common.
    Atlus and Aksys are churning for it too, even if a lot of the games were multi-plat. Xseed only Akiba's Trip and SK come to mind for me. Obviously IFI is just dumping Neptunia games out for it. Outside of CG I have liked NISA's efforts.
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    It makes me so sad to read. I just want them to release that damn Kancolle Vita bundle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by INKU4884 View Post
    It's just a word taken out of context. Fitting word considering Sony's treatment of the Vita in the past two years but not what he intended to talk about.

    "Sony: "The Vita is a legacy platform"" is Kotaku-like headline which no one actually said. That doesn't mean they aren't almost treating it as one though, which is sad. This was however not an announcement and shouldn't be treated like a news story.
    And I don't think anyone has taken it out of context. They are talking about write-offs for hardware. They may only be writing off Vita-1000s and PSTVs (they haven't had a hardware revision for those afaik) as if they are "legacy." Their response is just them trying to cover their asses. It doesn't really mean anything will change though, pretty much just SCEA keeping the status quo.
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    Legacy could mean it will last for years. (look at the psp!)
    I can't wait for Vic to get to Vita games so we can get some awesome manuals. I know he can do better than the Disney Infinity one.

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