PlayStation Vita “Really Something Incredible” Says Activision Boss

by on June 30, 2011

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is pretty excited about the possibilities of PlayStation’s Vita console, but is also cautious about whether the impressive tech will sell in great volume.

Speaking to the Guardian, Kotick seemed very happy with both the technology and price of Vita, but wondered if there was a real gap in the market for such a device. He also spoke about the Wii U, which seems to have equally impressed him.

Speaking about Vita, Kotick told the Guardian:

“It is a fantastic piece of hardware. Technically, we’re super excited about what we can do on it, it’s really something incredible. The question is, where is the market? I think the pricing was surprisingly affordable, the product itself is really great – so the questions is, is there a need in the marketplace for a very specialised portable device of that capability? Hopefully there will be because it’s a really nice product and its very well differentiated from what you can get in even the most capable smartphone or tablet today.”

It wasn’t just PlayStation Vita that Kotick spoke highly of, either. Nintendo’s Wii U was mentioned in the interview, and Kotick said that Activision is very excited about Wii U, but needed more confirmation from Nintendo regarding the online capabilities of the console, which suggests that this will be the tipping point to decide if the Wii U will have the same Call of Duty experience found on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

“It’s now more possible to do deep rich multiplayer games – we need more clarity from Nintendo on the online capabilities, but we’ve had development systems for a while now and we’re very enthusiastic about it.”

One would hope that Nintendo has included sufficent online capabilities in the Wii U to be able to handle full-on multiplayer. It would be a massive oversight if not. Who wouldn’t want to have the biggest selling game franchise on their console?

Check out the full interview over at the Guardian.