This is what happens when an exaggerated quote leads to extremist headlines.
Recently, a Nikkei report stated that many third-party game designers are shifting their focus from the PlayStation Vita to the Nintendo 3DS.
This was due to an unknown source, which should've elicited nothing more than a passing glance from journalists.
But sadly, that's not how things work. And now, Sony has been forced to respond to such headlines: Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios senior vice president Scott Rodhe told Gamasutra that the report in question was "greatly exaggerated" and offered some logic to boot:
"I did not see that quote, but you see extremist quotes like that all the time. I mean, obviously, there is no way anyone could stand in front of a camera and say that all developers are changing focus from one platform to another, no matter what it is."
Rohde reiterated previous Sony claims, saying that plenty of third-party developers have planned to support the Vita in the future. Major third-party franchises, such as Call of Duty , Assassin's Creed , Bioshock , and Metal Gear Solid , have already been confirmed for Sony's new portable. So no, despite what some might want you to think, the Vita isn't DOA.