Gamescom '12: Sony CEO believes Nintendo 'is always a competitor'

Sony has been addressing the new position that it and its wily old rival Nintendo find themselves in.

The portable gaming market has moved on dramatically over the past five years, to the point where the likes of the Nintendo 3DS and the PS Vita are playing second fiddle to smartphone platforms - at least in terms of popularity.

So, does Sony still consider Nintendo a direct rival? According to Sony Europe CEO Jim Ryan, Nintendo "is always a competitor".

Referring specifically to Ninty's 3DS and his own company's Vita, though, Ryan claimed that the two are "very different propositions," adding that they were "so different right now that I think there's plenty of space for both systems to live side by side quite happily".

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browngamer412250d ago

What is this? Could this be the start of a beautiful relationship? One could only wish that Sony and Nintendo would get over the whole Playstation debacle-I really think they could benefit each other..

Metal-X2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

"so different right now that I think there's plenty of space for both systems to live side by side quite happily"
That's exactly why i have both and think both are awesome.
Each handheld has something that the other doesn't, so why only get one and miss out on the game and features that the other offers?.
I am buying the PS4, Wii U and Xbox 720 next gen, i'm not going to let idiotic fanboyism limit what i do and play anymore.
When i got into games at first, i wanted to play everything on all consoles, but somehow, over the years, i became a fanboy and limited myself to one console, i'm not going to make that mistake again.

whitesoxfalife19762250d ago

its not fun to be a one console/portable owner you are missing out on gaming as a whole instead playing in pieces!!!!!......yep

-Alpha2250d ago

Always felt the same way, Nintendo and Sony are two sides of the same coin.

MasterCornholio2249d ago

True. Eventually I will pick up a 3DSXL but I want the Circle Pad accessory to come out for it first.


xursz2250d ago

I love it.


MoonConquistador2250d ago

Just out of interest, which console did you side with when the fanboy disease set in?

Metal-X2250d ago

It wad the awesomeness of the PS2 that made me think that i needed to stick to one console.
When this gen started, i thought that i didn't need anything other than a PS3- i was wrong.
I became a fanboy simply because i kept telling myself that the other consoles had nothing i wanted. The truth is that i knew nothing about the 360 or the Wii, the fanboyism in me made me ignore them.

Venox20082249d ago

there's lots of truth in your words :)

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Xperia_ion2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

I would have loved to see what if Sony and Nintendo made the PS1 together.

Sanquine902250d ago

I would love to see sony and nintendo merge together

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