The #Nintendo Switch has been doing very well in terms of sale ever since it was released earlier this year. It’s a gaming console for your living rooms that you can alternatively play on-the-go. Despite the console’s imperfections, such as reports of warping and disconnection issues with the Joy-Cons, the Switch managed to sell almost five million units as of June 2017.

With the success of the Nintendo Switch, one company has no plans to follow in the footsteps of the hybrid console – Sony.

According to a report by Gamespot, Sony’s gaming chief (Andrew House) said that they have no immediate plans to develop a #Hybrid System, nor a successor for the #PS Vita for that matter.

Advertisements
Advertisements

Sony is focusing on other matters

House praised Nintendo for their strategy with the Nintendo Switch. However, he also believes that gaming handhelds have no significant market outside of Asia and Japan. House said in a statement, “We remain focused around a highly connected gaming experience and also coupled with having a great range of other entertainment experiences,” cited by Gamespot.

The PS Vita’s low sales might be one of the reasons Sony decided not to develop a PS Vita 2. House blamed the popularity of smartphones for the PS Vita’s early demise. That is why Sony has focused on other products and services such as virtual reality and TV shows, among others.

Even though there aren’t any plans for a PS Vita successor, Sony has not yet completely ruled out the possibility of a next portable gaming console.

Advertisements

Sony set their eyes on mobile games for iOS and Android

Last year, Sony announced that they plan to bring PlayStation games to mobile platforms such as iOS and Android devices. Thus, Sony created their very own studio called ForwardWorks.

In December 2016, the company revealed that they were developing a total of 10 mobile games and six of them are expected to be released this year. However, the games are only scheduled for Japan and other Asian countries, and there have been no reports whether it will reach the US.

Nintendo Switch sales biggest ever since 1995

Meanwhile, Nintendo has been seeing their biggest sales figures for the Switch since the year 1995. The hybrid console has been selling very well mostly because of the support from third-party developers, according to a report by ComicBook.

In addition, more and more developers are expressing their support for the Switch, which means the sales of the console can go even higher at this point, which is great for Nintendo after the Wii U debacle.