E3 2012 Handheld Battle – Nintendo vs Sony

From the feature editorial:

"Console announcements will be crazy enough at E3, with rumored next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft likely getting a mention, and the Wii-U taking the forefront of the Nintendo announcements after a tweet from them confirmed that launch titles would be announced. In all of the fuss surrounding consoles this year, will the two new handhelds see anything new for them? I’m hoping so, and here’s why."

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LaurenKB1232179d ago

The Vita has it in the bag if they can bring out some A+ games....

Machioto2178d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

I do not know why you have so many disagrees because your post was written hypothetically.

Sanquine902178d ago

Simple , fanboys. If he/she said 3DS is awesome and will own the vita. She/he will get downvotes from Playstation fanatics.

UltimaEnder2179d ago

It's tough because Nintendo has a ton of franchises, big ones

ronin4life2179d ago

Most of what is shown for Vita will be ps3 multiplatform games. Last E3, the 3ds support was underwhelming(not awful, but definitely nowhere near enough of a showing), and the lead up to e3 dev wise was the cause: there just wasn't much going on, or at least not much that could be shown. The Vita has a similar atmosphere to what the 3ds had last year, save for ports and multiplatform games. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this, but if the Vita wants to be successful in the long run and increase dev support, it will need true exclusives you cannot get anywhere else. Otherwise, it will never reach the levels of success that would boost developer confidence and software support. Like I said, There's nothing wrong with having ports, but you need the exclusive games as well or else what's the point?

For the 3ds, there are plenty of Japanese games yet to be released/confirmed for the West, and Nintendo has promised we will start to see Western developers show their stuff at the show. Expect Confirmations on N3ds games long awaited, and maybe a few new ones as well. There will be plenty of content and support for the 3ds at E3.

MasterCornholio2179d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

Sony will put up a good fight at E3 but all it takes is one Mario game and its game over for them.

But anyways Sony will still have plenty to show. I am excited for the next Vita update which will add PSX support.


Your a bit obsessed with calling everything a port on the Vita. If i recall correctly you claimed that AC3 Liberation is a port when the reality is that it isn´t one.

"I don't see much happening for the vita this year, save for nearly every big ps3 game getting portable ports. The level of electricity is eerily similar to the 3ds pre e3 2011, which got some good coverage but nowhere near what it deserved or needed.
For Sony, I think there will be 1 or 2 unannounced games overall, with a strong focus on ps3.

For Nintendo, wiiu details and a ton of games. 3ds will also have a good show of western made and Japanese localization ann... #7.2"

So? What do you expect Sony to announce?
Most likely killzone or little big planet... same as every year.
Nintendo gets a lot of flack for doing the same thing everyone else does. So, its okay if the vita is full of ps3 games, but Nintendo can't make a brand new game in a respected series?

You are also forgetting the amount of flexibility of each individual title: kirby mass attack, epic yarn and return to dreamland are ENTIRELY different ga... #1.3.3"

"You guys are both forgetting about the 3ds.... it already has an incredible lineup incoming, and it will only get better at e3 according to Nintendo.

I expect the vita to have a similar show as the 3ds did last year(edit: good, but not enough.), with one difference: most of the ps3 games showcased will be on the vita as well.(it wouldn't surprise me if that is Sony's big announcement this year.) #20.1.1"

Anyways E3 starts tomorrow so we will see if what you said about the Vita having 80% ports will be true or not. Also i believe that you have a ton of faith in Nintendo with your comment where you claimed that Nintendo saved the Video game industry twice already once with the NES and the second time with the Wii and then you act like the PS2 didnt do anything which i find hard to believe since its the best selling console in gaming history.

ronin4life2179d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

I don't think that was me...
I don't even know anything detail wise about Assassins creed 3 vita.
And it's not like everything on Vita is a port. Gravity Rush releases soon, and Soul Sacrifice was confirmed for western release. LBPVita is also an upcoming game, although I personally expect LBP3 to be announced and the Vita game may be a portable version of it (or maybe just be cross compatible).
But the majority of announcements, upcoming games and rumors are currently for Multiplatform games and ports.

Reading my own comments is kinda spooky...

I can't see the future. I'm just going off what I know and making guesses based of an accumulative gathering of knowledge, rumors, and history.
Who knows. Sony could burst out a dozen exclusive Vita Games. Nintendo could have nothing. I'm just basing my thoughts off what I'm able to see, and I can't see everything. So I could be absolutely wrong(or in part), and I'm definitely not going to be 100% right. But this is what I think may happen, or has a good chance of occurring.

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Rainstorm812178d ago

I agree and it wont be Mario but Super smash bros or Pokemon and everyone will give tons of credit to the 3ds.....But the PSV lineup would appeal to me much more, after seeing those few screenshots of AC3 liberation, those are the types of games id want but i must be the minority

Sanquine902178d ago

@ Master , i disagree on the faqt the focus of sony is going to be on the ps3. The ps3 has some fantastic exclusives and therefore does not need a life jacket. The vita on the other hand need a big push to start up. We need exclusives and sony will deliver them since the playstation brand is profitable and they want to keep it that way.

AdvanceWarsSgt2178d ago

In terms of handheld importance, Pokemon >>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>> Mario and it really isn't even close.

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Unexpecta2179d ago

V for Vita is closest to W for Winner.

ronin4life2178d ago

Ah, but a single line can turn an "N" into a "W"....
lol. ^__^;

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