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Submitted by Gekko 818d ago | news

Vita and 3DS facing challenging times, says Activision mobile exec

Greg Canessa, vice president of mobile development for Activision, has said that mobile and tablet devices are posing an increasingly large threat to traditional gaming handhelds like 3DS and Vita. (3DS, Activision, Android, Casual games, Greg Canessa, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, PS Vita)

JoGam  +   818d ago
Maybe ur game Call Of Duty Declassified can help the Vita....Oh that's right....it SUCKED!
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tehpees3  +   818d ago
Darn right. But you know what? It is their loss. CoD will have a bad reputation on Playstation as a whole this year anyway since the PS3 version was poor.
ThanatosDMC  +   818d ago
HAHAHA... if only you could tell him that. It'd be even better. If only they made it like normal COD, it'd be acceptable.
ronin4life  +   818d ago
Except they didn't make it; nihilistic did. Because Activision never had any real faith in the Vita and opted development to someone else(or sold the rights to Sony, who handed the project to Nihilistic)

It was crap because they don't believe in the system enough to actually support it. This could also be why there was no 3ds CoD this year despite yearly ds installments up to this point.

(I disagree with his assessments personally, though I do believe western consumers and devs historical negative opinion of Handhelds is reaching an all time high and that will undoubtedly affect how they perform here. Just commenting on the potential mindset at Activision)
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ritsuka666  +   818d ago
Congrats on your opinion idiot that's more or less a carbon copy of the other crap I've read on the subject.Can't wait to read your opinion after the Wii U and 3DS outsells everything like mad...i doubt you'll be herping and derping about devices killing Nintendo then.
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Godchild1020  +   818d ago
Don't you mean Vita and 3DS. Because he mentions nothing about the Wii U. The Wii U is fine, its a home console capable of things that Tablets and phones can't do, but with the WiiU gamepad it can do what a tablet and phone can.

So, why did you mention the Wii U again? You can also tell that he is wrong, the 3DS is selling well and both the Vita and 3DS have longer legs than a phone or tablet. A new phone and Tablet comes out every year, while handheld consoles come out every 5 or so years.
SandWitch  +   818d ago
Not to mention his brain is challenging a calculator
MariaHelFutura  +   818d ago
Mobile gaming and Gaming are two separate things. Neither one will destroy each other.
andibandit  +   818d ago
Mobile gaming is closing the distance really fast. For heavens sake 10 years ago we were playing soduko on our phones...look were they are now

In 15 years who know what this will look like....im guessing the two will melt into a single entity
ziggurcat  +   818d ago
9 more doom articles to make the quota today...
animegamingnerd  +   818d ago
how is handheld gaming dying the week of black friday the 3DS 615,127 and the vita sold 200,397
CommonSenseGamer  +   818d ago
how many tablets and smartphones were sold during black Friday week?
cpayne93  +   818d ago
You don't have to destroy the competitors to make a profit.
klecser  +   818d ago
And this is what the pro phone crowd doesn't get, or conveniently ignores.

You are pretending like there is only one market: games, or not.

What if casual gamers like casual handheld games and hardcore gamers prefer console-like experiences? There can be more than one market. And all the evidence suggests that there is.

The truth is that phone gamers keep bringing this BS up to continue to convince themselves that unless everyone enjoys what they enjoy, they aren't enjoying anything.
a_bro  +   818d ago
this is coming out of the idiots that gave development of a highly recognized IP to a crappy dev for the Vita, raped it, and somewhat ignored it

how about this, Give your Games TLC next time and mobile gaming wouldn't look so black and white for you dumb-asses...
ninjahunter  +   818d ago
Its challenging times for most people.
tiffac008  +   818d ago
We buy our dedicated handheld gaming device because of the games specifically made for those devices, that gives us a unique experience on the go.

We do not buy them because they are hyped or fashionable. Which is in truth the main reason people keeps buying a new smartphone or tablet every new iteration.

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