"Sony doesn't care about small pubs like us"
...meanwhile most of their games as of the recent 5 years were on Sony platforms.
Yeah, but imagine not releasing on Sony platforms outright. What are the consequences of dissing one of the big companies. Especially considering their long history. However, it could still mean that Sony is treating them like crap in favour of bigger companies.
Well, ultimately, it is all a deal of money. If they were not making enough of it, they would double down on other viable platforms, say, the 3DS. Long history IS a factor of course, but ultimately, it couldn't have been too bad considering how well NIS supported the Vita - frequently with exclusives!
Technical details were not their games' forté either, so supporting Vita over 3DS was a calculated choice for the company. I don't mean that they should have made 3DS exclusives instead, but I do mean they could have done multiplats.
Hence, it is a bit of an odd statement... but good on Nintendo for stepping up.