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Sony exec: People calling the PlayStation Vita the ‘iPod of handheld gaming’

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Much like the iPod did with digitalizing the music industry, one Sony executive said that PlayStation Vita could be leading the charge in taking games from physical to digital, according to a report today from VG 24/7.

Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara said that people have been dubbing the PS Vita the “iPod of handheld gaming,” as the console has produced impressive digital sales since its launch last February.

And according to Gara, that title might not be totally unfounded, as a higher percentage of digital games for the PS Vita compared to the PS3 have been sold.

“More Vita games are still consumed through physical game cards than they are through digital, but things are increasingly moving the other way,” Gara said. “Could be that in future physical games becomes the side we do without.”

The comments come after Sony announced a gaming service for the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita called PlayStation Now, which will essentially allow gamers to cloud-stream games dating back to the original PlayStation while also offering individual and subscription package rentals.

You can read more of that Examiner report by clicking here.

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