"We wouldn't discount PS Vita," he said in an investor conference call. "If you have the right product at the right quality, it could work."
According to figures laid out in the call, the French publisher's "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation" sold 600,000 copies since debuting alongside its console big brother in October. The spin-off focused on a African-French assassin, Aveline de Grandpré, during the end of the French-Indian War in events that lead up to the American Revolution featured in "Assassin's Creed III."
The game did a superb job of translating the "Assassin's Creed" formula from consoles to a handheld, and was a much better game "Assassin's Creed Bloodlines" released for the Playstation Portable in 2008.
It is a bright -- albeit isolated -- spot for Sony's handheld, which has struggled to gain footing in a market dominated by smart phones and tablets. Still, it shows how a quality title built for the Vita -- unlike Activision's "Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified" -- can still sell well enough.