The fate of Sony's PS Vita has been unknown for a while now. In 2015 Sony stated that they had no plans for a successor to the console and with the recent confirmation that physical production of cartridges for the console would be ending (save for Japan), it seemed like Sony was doing everything except to officially announce that they would be killing the PS Vita off.
However it seems that might not necessarily be the case, according to a report from Bloomberg. In the report, it mentions how Sony's new PlayStation chief John Kodera is more optimistic about the future of handheld consoles versus his predecessor. Kodera took over the position from Andrew House back in October 2017 and during a recent roundtable interview conducted in Tokyo, Japan, Kodera hinted that the PS Vita could be revived.
He was quoted as saying, "In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it’s necessary to continue thinking of it (portable gaming) as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable. We want to think about many options."
Kodera doesn’t confirm if the PS Vita will be revived or if there will be a new incarnation of the console, but like we said he does seem to be more optimistic about handhelds. It is possible that the success of the Nintendo Switch has shown Sony the potential of handhelds, but only time will tell if Sony will actually do something about it.
Filed in. Read more about PS Vita and Sony.