Sony Has a 10-Year Cycle Planned for the PlayStation Vita
Like the PlayStation 3, Sony has unveiled that it has a 10-year support plan readied for its hardly market-saturating gaming handheld, the PlayStation Vita. Sony’s Vice President of Hardware Marketing John Koller revealed this and more in an interview with IGN, saying that he feels “great about what’s coming.”
“We’re in year one, so we’ll be supporting it for some time. But yeah, it does have its own 10-year life cycle. All of our platforms do … it’s a marathon, not a sprint. We expect long-term success from all our platforms.”
Sony has been noticeably adamant and vocal about its 10-year plans for hardware over the past few years, but it feels like they’re failing to persuade everyone. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll see at least two more iterations of the PlayStation Vita before Sony attempts yet again to reinvigorate the mobile gaming market with new hardware. Maybe it’ll have three analog sticks.
However, with a market as wavering and ever-changing as the mobile space, ten years might be considered far-reaching for supporting a single-use device – even for Sony.