NieR: Automata Director Wants a Next Gen PS Vita Successor

A Follow-up To The PS Vita? 

Yesterday we shared with you NieR: Automata 4K footage on PC which looked absolutely stunning. Today, NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro took to Twitter to express his thoughts on a successor to the PS Vita.

NieR: Automata Hero

Considering the popularity of mobile games and the way things have gone for the PS Vita, we cannot imagine that Sony Interactive Entertainment would be inclined to release a new portable console. Yet NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro would still like to see it happen. Taro expressed his desire for a PS Vita successor on Twitter, stating that while the release of the Nintendo Switch helps, he’d prefer a smaller next-generation portable. Check out his Tweet below:

Don’t worry, we have the translation where he said:

“I want a Vita successor. While I feel a bit relieved since the Switch appeared, I’d like a slightly smaller next-generation portable game machine. I’d like to satisfy the desire that cannot be satisfied by smartphones, that don’t have physical buttons.”

Despite the popularity of mobile phones, portable game consoles are still relatively popular in Japan. So his comments are definitely understandable. Never say never, right?

Last week, we published our full official written review for NieR: Automata. In it, our man Nicholas said: “Even if you haven’t touched Darkengard or NieR in the past, I can’t recommend NieR: Automata enough. It’s such an interesting meld of open RPG, twitch action, platformer, bullet hell shooter that shouldn’t be ignored by anyone. In the slew of amazing games this spring release season, it’s easy to forget about this gem because it’s a sequel. Don’t let that happen to you.”

Do you want to see a new portable machine from Sony? Tell us in the comments below.


  • I really want a new Vita also. My first generation Vita is still my favorite handheld…probably one of the most under rated handheld ever released, but the 2nd Gen version was a huge let down when they cut costs on the screen going from OLED to LED.