News: Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admits that their E3 2012 press briefing didn’t cover enough of the PS Vita.
If you thought Sony’s E3 2012 press conference on Monday was light on PlayStation Vita coverage and game announcements, then Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida’s agrees.
“It was our fault for not spending enough time on PS Vita content,” Yoshida told VG 24/7 in an interview yesterday, adding, “… we could have shown more during the press conference.”
One of the reasons for the apparent lack of Vita coverage was because Sony wanted to make the conference shorter and sweeter this time around. “I observed that the PR team’s one big focus was to make the conference shorter this year,” said Yoshida. “We have been criticized for having a long conference in the past. So this year’s focus was let’s make it very compact and impactful.”
Continuing, he said “We have a kind of new thinking going on. But we still have to cover PS3, PS3-exclusive titles, third-party partnerships, and PS Move, and new initiatives on PS Mobile and network services, and PS Vita.”
However “If you really look for new information for PS Vita games coming out this year and early next year, we totally under-represented that,” admitted Yoshida.
Still, Sony did announce at their E3 media briefing that the Vita was getting Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, as well as PSOne games like Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII. So Vita owners still have something to look forward to, but Sony’s E3 presser didn’t leave the impression that there was a lot to look forward to.