Sony PlayStation Vita Still Getting Flash (Maybe)

Adobe’s decision
to end its support for Flash on mobile devices may have knock-on effects for Sony’s
latest handheld console, the PS Vita.

In an interview
with the Japanese website, AV Watch, a pair of Sony executives have confirmed
that Sony is still trying to get the PS Vita to support Flash, considering a
huge amount of the internet is built using the platform.

While Flash
obviously has its drawbacks, and HTML5 is certainly growing in popularity, if
the PlayStation Vita does not support the platform, its media credentials will
be severely dented.

PS Vita

Sony Computer Entertainment’s Senior VP Yoshio
Matsumoto, Product Division Chief Hiromi Wakai, and Division 2 Software
Development Head Muneki Shimada said although there has been no more progress to report, Sony was still keeping
its fingers crossed that it will be able to deliver.

The interview
also gave us a couple of other insights into the new handheld console, with
confirmation that there will be no support for Full HD video at launch. It also
said that those using a Mac will need special software to be able to transfer
media to and from the console.

The PS Vita will
go on sale in Sony’s home territory in time for Christmas but won’t arrive in
the UK until the middle of February. With a number of issues obviously still
needing to be ironed out, Sony is at least talking about them in public rather
than facing a backlash once the console does go on sale.

Source: AV Watch

Via: The Verge

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