While the PlayStation Vita has been under some sales scrutiny for not having enough software to back the device, Sony's Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Don Mesa said 2013 will see the handheld get plenty of support.
In an interview with IGN, Mesa talked about the Vita's uphill battle, and how Sony aims to provide the Vita with plenty of games in the coming year. “I know there’s been a lot of noise about Vita recently,” Mesa said. “There were some negative impressions and so forth. One thing we haven’t had the opportunity to do is talk about how our Vita owners are feeling about the platform. It’s a good gut check for all of us, to know what’s happening now.”
There are some impressive indie games for the Vita on the way, including Hotline Miami and Frozen Synapse. Mesa did reveal there were more first-party titles in the works as well, but didn't want to divulge too much info on those games at this time. "[We've] got some [games] in the works that I can’t talk about right now," Mesa added. "There are games that [Sony] Worldwide Studios guys are building that are… going to be very interesting and innovative, but to give it away too early… we’re always worried about copycats.”
It would be good for the handheld to see this kind of support, but until more of the games are actually announced, the success of the Vita remains in question. Hopefully Sony can turn things around to get the Vita get back on track.