The PS Vita was actually designed with the PS4 in mind and not the PS3, Sony has revealed. The system supports remote play with the PS4 and all its library will be playable on the Vita.
When the PS4 is released it may also boost PS Vita’s sales due to the remote play feature, according to UK MD Fergal Gara. He also mentioned that they had no intention of dropping the system’s price soon.
“I don’t think it’s unfair to say it came into a very complex marketplace that probably wasn’t fully envisaged at the time development started. It borrows a lot from the mobile and tablet world, especially with touch control. And it borrows a fair amount from the PlayStation of old with the analogue sticks,” he told GI.Biz.
“And it’s a very worthy and better successor to PSP. Where it’s been difficult has been proving the companion status for PlayStation 3. The fact is it was developed for PS4, much more than PS3. The number of things we could demonstrate and prove was limited – there’s been some good examples – but now we go into the PS4 era, that companion device will look far more clear. We’re optimistic it’s got a lot more legs left in it and the PS4 has given it a shot in the arm.”