Sony to Improve PlayStation Vita Sales with Hardware Initiatives
Posted by Sammy Barker
The only way is up
While the PlayStation Vita may still be struggling to make a commercial impact in many regions across the globe, the system is really maturing into an extremely attractive device. Removed from the software drought that plagued the platform at launch, there’s now plenty to play on the handheld, including some stellar indie releases such as Hotline Miami and Thomas Was Alone.
Despite this, Sony’s yet to find a successful method to get the console into enough homes, but it’s something that it plans to work on over the coming year. As part of an annual report posted to the platform holder’s corporate website, the firm noted that it aims to “secure sales and profit growth through various hardware initiatives and the release of compelling software titles”.
This could mean a price drop at GamesCom, but we’re not sure that that would help the company’s bottom line. Instead, we’re expecting a lot more bundles like the PlayStation Vita Mega Pack to launch leading into Christmas, which is pretty tempting – especially when the download voucher actually works.
Compelling software is one area where there won’t be too many concerns this holiday, though. In addition to the slew of indie titles on the way – Lone Survivor, PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD, and more – big releases such as Killzone: Mercenary, Tearaway, and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate are also on the horizon. And then there’s the small matter of PlayStation 4 remote play...