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PlayStation Vita has advantages over Wii U, says Sony


If it’s not blatantly obvious at this point, the PlayStation Vita combined with the PlayStation 3 or any future hardware from Sony has significant advantages over Nintendo’s Wii U tablet controller, says Sony’s Scott Rohde.  While Nintendo and Microsoft were both pumping their multi-device experiences at E3 2012, the Vita may have been taken as a given when it comes to supplementary screen for PlayStation players to experience their games through.

In a recent interview with Games Industry, Rohde explained Sony’s intentions to utilize the PS Vita in some interesting ways.

“Because we have the Vita, I think we can do a lot of special things.  And remember, that Wii U tablet doesn’t have a processor in it, so it’s got to be fueled by that box sitting under your TV.  We can do some pretty special things that you’ll start to see on the floor this year and you’ll see more over the upcoming months about what you can do when actually have a processor in the thing that’s in your hand as well.”

Could the Vita’s biggest system seller actually be as an enhancement to the existing PlayStation 3 hardware?  It’s hard to tell if that is Sony’s intention at this point,  but Rohde has faith in the handheld.

“It’s only been three months though, just three months. There are a lot of games on that machine and I think what we have to hang our hat on… every single person that actually picks that thing up absolutely loves it. If you’re a gamer and you pick up a Vita, you’re going to have fun. And you’re going to use it over a device like this if you really want a game,” he said, while pointing to an iPhone.”

- This article was updated on:May 16th, 2017

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