The Puzzling Absence of a Playstation Phone

June 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Vita was meant to be a phone, but it’s not obvious why it isn’t. After all, we now have the ability to provide the same visual quality on a device meant primarily for calling people, as on a handheld console, and the Xperia Play and PSP Go have both given good blueprints of how buttons could be added to a device without compromising its other functions. So why didn’t it happen? It is my belief that it was, and still is, Sony’s plan to make it happen. It simply makes too much sense for it not to. However, the realities of the video game industry meant that the Vita was necessary as a stepping stone on the path towards a single phone/console device. Let me explain. 

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