Heavy Iron Studios Talks Smack About PS VITA

President of Heavy Iron Studios Lyde Hall and their latest 'signing' Matthew Seymour believe that it's not worth it to buy a PS Vita.

“People don’t want it,” said Hall speaking about Sony’s upcoming portable. “That’s Nintendo’s huge challenge – how do they add value to that? If people aren’t willing to pay $249 for a Nintendo 3DS why would they pay $299 for Vita?”
Seymour’s been in the industry for 20 years, having worked for companies as such as 2K Games and Microsoft Games Studios, and now works for Heavy Iron.

“With all due respects to Sony and Vita, it’s a car wreck,” he said. “And how about Xperia Play? I’d love to pull up the numbers on that.”“People don’t want to carry more than one thing in their pocket,” he continued, “that’s why Android and iPhone have done so well, they are the devices of choice, they offer multiple functions outside of gaming.”
The market is shifting, and we reckon Heavy Iron know this all too well. It’s hard to imagine he means that Vita itself will be a “car wreck” – more the whole situation that Nintendo and Sony are facing.

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“The technology is sweet,” admitted Hall, “I’m a huge fan of mobile technology, but I just don’t know there’s a market out there anymore for the hardware. I can’t see why you would want to put a device out that only does games. The consumer has spoken. We wanted to see that world exist – more players, more opportunities for us, but at the same time people don’t want that.”

“Unless there’s a super technology paradigm shift it’s not going to shift back.”
The LA based studio recently worked on UFC Personal Trainer. We’ll have our detailed thoughts on this, PS Vita and the whole ‘mobile console’ deal later today…

We at PS Vita Hub really disagree with Heavy Irons opinion, mainly because the PS VITA can offer games and content that cannot match up to smartphone gaming, though smartphone gaming is becoming more popular, the PS VITA can offer games like Uncharted Golden Abyss which just cannot be replicated on a smartphone!

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