Vita Sales Heating Up Thanks To PS4’s Remote Play

Don’t count out the Vita yet!

The Vita has been almost entirely ignored lately, with Sony’s full attention being on the PlayStation 4. The Vita has failed to really gain any traction, which has resulted in the lack of any major titles being developed for the system.

However, SCEA President and CEO, Shawn Layden, recently spoke with IGN about where the Vita currently stands and remains hopeful for its future. He mentioned how the Remote Play functionality that lets PlayStation 4 owners control those games with a Vita system has boosted the Vita’s sales:

“Vita sales have actually been picking up ever since we enabled Remote Play on the handheld. There’s a lot of interest in the PS4 community to have that opportunity. We have not stood back from it. We have not started to withdraw from it. I think we’re just seeing it maybe move into a new place as far as game content goes. But I’m still keen on it, I still play [it], and I still bring it up with the development community when I see them.”

It’s understandable that Sony wants to give everything they have to the PlayStation 4, due to the fact that they are currently scrambling for exclusives for the new system as it is. However, if the Vita ends up being one that is the home of smaller, more unique titles then so be it. If we can continue to get gems like the Danganronpa series for it then the Vita will slowly but surely continue to build its loyal following.

New ‘Destiny’ Video Shows Off Remote Play On PlayStation Vita

You will be able to play Destiny just fine on the Vita.

Even though Destiny launches very soon doesn’t mean that the PlayStation Vita will be missing out on the fun for PlayStation 4 owners, as a video was uploaded on the official PlayStation YouTube channel showing off Destiny’s compatibility with Remote Play from PS4 to Vita.

The video goes into detail how Destiny has been optimized for remote play, with the game’s control scheme being altered to better suit the Vita. Such an example is grenade throws and melee attacks being performed by tapping the left and right sides of the touch screen.

Check out the video below.

Condemn O.R. Condone:

The Vita may not have the biggest fanbase right now, but I happen to freaking love the damn thing and have been enjoying some great games for it lately. Even though I don’t use the Remote Play feature often, I will definitely be trying it out for my Destiny review as playing such a massive game on Vita sounds too good to pass up.