Takuro Yamashita, president and CEO of NIS America, believes there’s still plenty of life left in the two dedicated handhelds on the market in the west. Yamashita told MCV that he would encourage developers to abandon PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 development and move their efforts over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But with regards to the handheld sector he believes that the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita have around two to three years left in them over here in the west.
“Generally speaking about the West, I think the right time has come for major game publishers to shift their line-ups to PS4 and Xbox One.”
“Talking about the handheld devices in the West, PlayStation Vita and 3DS will fade out in the next two to three years.”
“There is still a chance for Vita or 3DS games in the West.”
“I bet you that the small publishers can benefit without having strong competition if they continue to publish games for Vita and 3DS.”
Thanks, Anubis the G.O.A.T