Sony's decided Vita game releases 'up to 2013'

"We look three years ahead when we work on games," says Yoshida

Sony Computer Entertainment's already mapped out "a firm plan" of Vita game releases until up to 2013, worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida's said.


Speaking to the PlayStation blog, Yoshida explained that after the PSP game drought following the launch of PS3, Sony's decided to plan ahead with Vita "for a constant supply of excellent games."

"Generally we look three years ahead when we work on games," he said. "We have a fairly firm plan right up to 2013 but, because PS Vita gives us the opportunity to work on smaller titles like Escape Plan and Sound Shapes, I'm certain we will end up working on more games than we even know about at this moment.

He added: "In the past we launched PSP and then shifted our attention to PS3 when that came on the horizon, which we now concede was a mistake. So with PS Vita we are working on this huge range titles and planning ahead for a constant supply of excellent games."

On the most popular Vita games so far among the Japanese public, Yoshida revealed that Everybody's Golf and Uncharted: Golden Abyss were the most pre-ordered.

"Japanese people traditionally have a strong local preference, particularly with the Manga style look of characters that they love. But as technology and presentation advances in games like Uncharted and Call of Duty, they are rightly seeing their quality.

"Also, it helps that SCEJ paid a lot of money to get Harrison Ford to appear on TV playing Uncharted!"

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[ SOURCE: EU PlayStation Blog ]