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Do you love your Playstation Vita? Are you ready for the next model in the Playstation handheld lineage? Well, Sony may be done with the handheld gaming market (at least when it comes to making gaming-specific hardware).

When Shuhei Yoshia, the SCE Worldwide Studios President, was asked for his thoughts on Playstation continuing in the handheld gaming market, he had this to say, “That’s a tough question. People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones. And many games on smartphones are free, or free to start”.

He continues on to say, “I myself am a huge fan of PlayStation Vita and we worked really hard on designing every aspect. Touch-based games are fun – there are many games with really good design. But having sticks and buttons make things totally different. So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues but the climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming.”

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While the Vita may not have as many triple-A titles as the console hooked up to your TV, the games are definitely there. Many indie games have flooded the system, including cross-buy and cross-save games with your Playstation 4 and Playstation 3. Many also shout from the rooftops the ability to stream your Playstation 4 games straight to your Vita, a feature many often forget. Vita owners have definitely gotten their money’s worth out of the little Sony system.

So are you sad to see Sony leave the handheld gaming market? Or do you think this is a good move? Let us know in the comments down below!

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