PlayStation Chiefs Defend Vita Handheld

The presidents of Sony Computer Entertainment’s U.S. and Japan divisions have recently, in separate interviews, stepped up to defend PlayStation Vita’s position in the marketplace.

The new handheld game machine has been struggling at retail, with neither the hardware nor software showing signs of standing up to the competition. Recent Sony losses forced the company to lower its handheld sales forecasts for the remainder of the year.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano spoke highly of the Vita’s chances back in May, citing a “mountain” of anticipated games and a new white Vita system coming in June. When 4Gamer.net asked him about that this month, Kawano said Vita “got an unusually strong response in June.”

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