A recent game’s director has expressed his desire to develop for a handheld platform… and not the PlayStation Vita.
It’s interesting to see that nor Nintendo, neither Sony doesn’t seem to talk about handhelds, which is weird particularly with the former company. The Nintendo 3DS is effectively ruling the handheld market, while the PlayStation Vita has success in Japan, although both platforms are five years old already.
Yoko Taro, the producer of NieR: Automata, has said the following on Twitter: „I want a Vita successor. While I feel a bit relieved since the Switch appeared, I’d like a slightly smaller next-generation portable game machine. I’d like to satisfy the desire that cannot be satisfied by smartphones, that don’t have physical buttons.”
While mobile games are popular in Japan as well, perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make a new handheld console.
VITA の後継機が欲しいなあ。Switch が出たから少し気持ちは落ち着いてるけど、もうちょっと小型の次世代携帯ゲーム機が触りたい。物理キーの無いスマートフォンでは満たされない欲望を満たしたい。
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) March 18, 2017