In an interview with CVG, Gibeau discussed how the features and games selection for PlayStation Vita should help the system avoid the pitfalls experienced by the Nintendo 3DS.
"I think [Sony has] got a shot because they have some really unique innovation in the control scheme, the technology and the screen. It's got a lot of social features now so that you can actually communicate with your friends and be social," Gibeau said.
Gibeau said that he expects PlayStation Vita's many social features, such as dedicated apps for Skype, Facebook and Twitter, will help the handheld compete with smartphones.
"I don't think they're quite in the same boat as the 3DS... the 3DS was a really interesting piece of technology but I think there was some confusion over it and the title slate was a little different," he added.
"I think Vita has a better chance because it has a stronger title slate at launch. PSP's had a great run in Europe as a device, it seems to have reached a much larger audience here than it did in North America. So I think they've got a good shot. We're going to publish a few games on it and see how it develops."
At Gamescom 2011, Electronic Arts announced that it is developing a version of FIFA 12 for PlayStation Vita to release early next year.
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