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Submitted by VirtualKatz 1088d ago | opinion piece

Why Nintendo Crushed Sony's Heart on Valentines Day: 3DS Stomps Vita

Isn’t it a grand day? It’s Valentines day after all, the day of romance and love. This is the day that people share their adoration for their significant other more than any other. It’s a day of hearts, roses, and chocolates. Well apparently Nintendo is one that forgot what today is and Sony definitely won’t be sending any chocolates or roses their way. It’s actually rather ironic that Nintendo chose today, Valentines day, to hold their Nintendo Direct Conference online. (3DS, Dev, Nintendo, PS Vita, Sony)

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   1088d ago
I will spread the love.

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profgerbik  +   1088d ago
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bullymangLer  +   1087d ago
when a nintendo fan-boy tells you that nintendo is the best, it is hard to believe him. .when a true gamer tells you, that nintendo is the best he sounds like a fan-boy . sometimes the truth gets scrambled up with damn fanboyizm .
GribbleGrunger  +   1088d ago
Jees, when did the typical fanboy comment become headline material?
R_aVe_N  +   1088d ago
I know right lmoa only on N4G would this get approved
TheRealSpy  +   1088d ago
People only complain about the troll headlines when it's against Sony. If it's in Sony's favor, then it's just fine.
freezola75  +   1087d ago
Well said GG.. this is amazing... not really... but this is trolling at it's finest.

No hit from me... peace.
TongkatAli  +   1088d ago
Opinion piece ? More like piece of crap. You like my shining new shoes and want them.
BigStef71  +   1088d ago
These articles are annoyinh. Why can't we just enjoy both systems? I certainly am
MikeMyers  +   1088d ago
You can and you should. The industry thinks there needs to be winners and losers to sell headlines. Problem is that attitude trickles down to the forums. I take it all with a grain of salt.
dangert12  +   1087d ago
online fees
lack of diversion etc
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1087d ago
On the 3DS? Go home dangert, you're drunk again.
dangert12  +   1087d ago
''On the 3DS? Go home dangert, you're drunk again. ''
i never said anything about the 3ds nor did the person i was replying to, i don't drink either.
but your comment made me lol so its all good
contradictory  +   1087d ago
you can.
i enjoy both 3DS and Vita
also i did like both PS3 and X360
and i'm sure that Wii U isn't "doomed"
just relax and ignore annoying fanboys
Ben_Rage_3  +   1087d ago
A completely rational and logical person on NG4? That is a rarity indeed. Gamers are so overly sensitive and insecure these days. I really wish more people could enjoying playing "games" more than playing "systems". I could care less what system a good game comes out on. I'm a gamer. I play games.
rainslacker  +   1087d ago
I do.
Love my Vita
Just purchased a 3DS XL this past week and loving that.:)
Love my PS3, Like the Wii U just want some games to play on it, but the ones I have are mostly fun.:)

Play games, not systems.
jukins  +   1088d ago
lol 3ds crushed sony's heart when they dropped to 169.99. because before that it was all "vita is a damn good value and will crush the 3ds"
onyoursistersback  +   1088d ago

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Veneno  +   1087d ago
Its true. Well said jukins. Man it would have been very very interesting to see 3DS and Vita go head to head at the same price of 250. I think Vita would have been very competitive. Nintendo are scared shytless to be the same price as any sony console. They know their weak hardware would be exposed.
Genuine-User  +   1088d ago
The quality of games on the Vita are beyond what the 3DS can deliver and yes this is coming from a person who owns both the handhelds.
miyamoto  +   1088d ago
let em play their sales figures while we play great PS3-like looking handheld games, shall we?
a_adji  +   1087d ago
Your comments are exactly why the vita is not doing well.

Why do I want to play the same games I have on my ps3 on a Vita? give me a fresh, new type of experience and dont sell me a handheld that cost more than you console that "only does everything"
Seraphemz  +   1087d ago
@above - "PS3-like"

You want "fresh" but do you get that with the 3ds? The 100th Mario game, Wario, Luigi, Yoshi....Pokemon....same games over and over again.

Play a game like Gravity Rush...and tell me that isnt "fresh"...
krazykombatant  +   1087d ago
@Seraphemz, but there is a GoW games and uncharted and little big planet, and So on and so forth but Sony doesn't re-use its standing franchises right no, they never do that.

Outside of the mario party games, the majority of the 1st party games are solid, why don't you mention professor layton and the revived kid icarus to name a few hmmm? In terms of graphical quality yeah the vita can churn out better games, but still people rather run to the handheld with more games. What was the last Luigi game or yoshi???? Pokemon yeah i'll give you that but each iteration improves the gameplay and story of the past one or its been like that in recent years.

Its a business these companies are running, if Quality isn't selling then they'll find something that will, which is why companies like activision sit on CoD, because there is no need for them to go out of what makes them tons of money.
CaptainN  +   1087d ago
@Sera ......seriously just because 3DS uses the same established Nintendo characters does not mean in anyway that they are in fact the same game. Yes the 3DS has Mario.........but Super Mario Land 3D is a completely different game then Super Mario Galaxy 2. The same thing can be said about a game like Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn on Wii and Fire Emblem Awakening on 3DS. The may be the same genre in the same series, but they are not exactly the same game.

Then their are games like Kid Icarus, which can't be found on any Nintendo home console.

Even games that are really similiar like Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario bros 2 may play exactly like the home console versions, but they have completely different levels.

Now compare that with Vita games like Play Station All Stars which plays and looks just like the PS3 version, or Metal Gear Solid HD collection, Marvel vs Capcom 3 etc. Those games are clones of the home console versions. That's the difference.....they don't play or look any different, don't have different characters or stages, the stories are the same etc.

That is why Vita is doing poorly, Sony markets the machine as a portable PS3....and people don't want that. They want a different gaming experience from portable games. Portable games are ment to be played as "pick up and play type games" and not ment to be played for hours like console games.

Of course there are some players who will love having a console experience in their pocket, but they are not the mass market, as can be seen with system sales.The Vita does nothing to differentiate itself from the PS3 and that's a problem.

They need to learn that certain games need to be made just for Vita and to build the Vita name. When a game like Pokemon drops, everyone knows its on a Nintendo portable system. Sure the series has spin offs that go to home consoles, but the main games are portable and that's the type of thing Sony doesn't have.
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Seraphemz  +   1087d ago
@ the two above - You guys are ridiculous.

How many mario games have there been??

I did a search

We are talking about "FRESH" thats what I was replying too.

The CaptiainN with his "same games as PS3, no one wants that" Are you kidding???
Alost the same graphics and PORTABLE? I want that.

"Even games that are really similiar like Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario bros 2 may play exactly like the home console versions, but they have completely different levels."

That comment is ridiculous... LEVELS make is that much more different??? LBP, Uncharted GA have "different levels" So whats your point?

Oh and CaptainN - Gravity Rush is a prime example of a game just for Vita, and soon Soul Sacrifice is coming out...and im sure there will be more.

3ds and Vita arent going anywhere... I just know that I will get better quality with Vita then with 3ds, so i dont mind spending the extra money.

Lets have Nintendo come up with a new franchise...
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AWBrawler  +   1087d ago
Kid Icarus Uprising alone is better than 90% of Vita's games. In my opinion. That's not to say Vita sucks, but it needs more games built for a portable with portable features
krazykombatant  +   1088d ago
According to the mass market you're wrong. They may have some crispier looking games and what not, but the 3DS is still dominating.
Genuine-User  +   1087d ago
I wasn't speaking of sales. Higher sales do not make better games.
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Seraphemz  +   1087d ago
A cheaper prduct will always outsell a more expensive one. That doesnt make the cheaper one better...
mamotte  +   1088d ago
Define "quality".

And I hope it's not about power.
Genuine-User  +   1087d ago
Quality: The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something: "quality of games".
crinale  +   1088d ago
Isn't it more like PS360 crushed WiiU's heart?
CaptainN  +   1087d ago
Um yea that makes sense......thats like comparing a 6 or 7 year old to an infant. They have been around 6 or 7 years to establish themselves while the other is 3 months old......that's deff showing "dominance" right???? LOL

That is such a dumb way of looking at things. Imagine a parent saying my 7 year old kid is so more advanced then your kid because he can walk and talk and jump, while your infant just sits there. Your comparing Apples to Oranges with that one !
Silly gameAr  +   1088d ago
Too much good news lately. We need something like this to balance it out.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1088d ago
Yeah I'm sick of reading all of these positive Vita articles lately. It's nice to have a pro 3DS article for a change.
Seriously there's not enough of them, keep em coming!
Maybe we can have a "the 3DS is pummeling the Vita in sales article"? it's been such a long time since we had one of those too.
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MartinB105  +   1088d ago
Nintendo's focus on the portable market is probably why the Wii U is currently not doing so well, especially now with the Rayman Legends delay and lost exclusivity. With regards to release line-ups, the 3DS is to the Vita as the PS3 is to the Wii U. It saddens me to admit this as a Wii U day-one buyer, still only owning two games.

However, speaking also as a Vita day-one buyer, I'm still very glad I bought one. I do sometimes fall back on PSP and PSOne games (I'm currently playing through the excellent Final Fantasy IX), which isn't so much due to a lack of native Vita games, but more because I tend to wait for price drops before buying - which is incidentally something that rarely tends to happen on Nintendo games.

So for what it's worth, I personally feel like Sony has a better balance than Nintendo. Whilst my portable gaming time is limited to the daily commute and occasional vacation away from home, my home gaming time often runs to many hours per week. With that, I simply need more games to play on the home system than I do on the handheld, as titles are exhausted much more quickly.

Here's a real example: I completed every PS3 Uncharted game within two days of starting it, which I can verify from my trophy timestamps for these games. Compare Uncharted: Golden Abyss on the Vita, which took me twelve days to complete according to the trophy data.

At that speed, I simply don't need a ton of games on my portable system like I do on my home consoles.
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joeorc  +   1087d ago
congratz, on your Uncharted complete's, I am of the same i have like 9 games on my PSVita and with a 8 GB card i still have over 2 GB left, I have some PS1 games and Some of the PSVita games right now are taking all my time on the system, because i have not completed them yet.

when i hear , why would i play PS3 ports on my PSVita, i can tell many have not played the PSVita because even when they call the game a port, its not a port of the PS3 game because they have not played the d@mn game . Uncharted :GA is not a d@mn Port and if they played the PSVita they would know full well its not!


"Why do I want to play the same games I have on my ps3 on a Vita? give me a fresh, new type of experience and dont sell me a handheld that cost more than you console that "only does everything"

perfect example, if you have played Uncharted :GA you would know full well its not a PS3 port, it is not the s@mn d@mn game, but yet from detractor's about the PSVita that is all i hear.over and over so it must be true right?

Hey here's an idea, i really do own and Have a PSVita its Quite telling you do not!
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firelogic  +   1088d ago
Nothing really changed as a result of that nintendo direct. Tired old nintendo IPs coming to the 3DS. What a revelation. People who have 3DSs are happy about the tired IPs. People who didn't care about the 3DS didn't have their minds changed by the announcement of tired old nintendo IPs.

Status quo.
Thirty3Three  +   1088d ago
How do all these ridiculous fanboy articles get pushed through?!

The idiots who submit these should get warns/bans if they have no legitimate source to back up their claims.
Aggesan  +   1087d ago
Fire Emblem looks nice, but I'm not too interested in the rest of the games. Vitas list of upcoming games is shorter, but is more interesting to me.
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a_adji  +   1087d ago
Why do I want to play the same games I have on my ps3 on a Vita? give me a fresh, new type of experience and dont sell me a handheld that cost more than you console that "only does everything"
Hicken  +   1087d ago
You have Gravity Rush on your Vita?

Can you take your PS3 on the bus and play Assassin's Creed?

Is that Assassin's Creed even the same game, or does it just have the same name?

A six year-old console SHOULD BE cheaper than a brand-new, top-of-the-line handheld. It's not surprising, since you likely have NO experience with the device, but it's actually WORTH that price.
GABRIEL1030  +   1087d ago
A fanboy excited with Donkey Kong and another game of Mario.
chukamachine  +   1087d ago
When did 3ds sales pick up, when they had a massive price cut. looks like wii u will be $99 soon enough.
objdadon  +   1087d ago
I just don't get the problem people have with ports. That was the whole reason I bought the vita! I want real cod and not the crap they gave me! I want real NBA 2k! Original ips are cool too but there are times when I just don't want to turn on my console and I want to sit in the bed and play console games! I've had the psp and original ds and thats why the sat in my closet collecting dust because I wanted as close to console experience as possible! Why not? I am enjoying my vita and highly anticipating killzone mercenary! I just bought a 3ds xl but so far I can't find games that are for me! Every thing seems to deal with mario and while I was a kid I played mario but now im not really in to that. Never really liked resident evil games but may pick it up anyway. Hopefully Nintendo brings some more mature games out but I do like the 3d feature. I don't have loyalty to either side, I'm a gamer, I just want games!
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1087d ago
@ Obj ... Amen. I feel the same way.
Clarence  +   1087d ago
Nintendo and M$ feeling real salty right now. Who cares about the 3ds. Where's the games for the Wii u? They have none so now they want to talk about the 3ds. Which until the price drop was also not selling well.

Once the price drops on the vita it will pick up some sells. What I don't understand is why they won't release a dragon hunter or dragon quest for the vita. It would fly off the shelves.

To be honest the 3ds isn't flying of the shelves here in the states. The majority of the sells are coming from Japan.
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o-Sunny-o  +   1087d ago
I owned both always loved DS over PSP, but I love Vita over 3DS.
nintendoland  +   1087d ago
vita is toy, 3ds is quality
Ima9er4Life  +   1087d ago
3DS is a toy. Vita is a grown man machine. I play Madden on the Vita and its the closest you can get to a real madden. I bought the madden on 3ds when it came out....boy was it a joke, it was madden for lil ass my son and daughter bruh. Look at what kind of games these is for 3DS.."KID GAMES". Vita got shooters, rpg, racing, sports (MLB and Madden is hella sick),etc etc. People that say Vita is a toy, I promise you that they little themselves. Just sayin. But I got both, I prefer my Vita alot more, gave my 9yr old son the 3DS
AWBrawler  +   1087d ago
Too all the people saying 3DS was selling poor at $250, did you all forget that it still sold well over 3 mill at that price and still sold better than Vita is doing at that price. So No! Its not price alone!
tubers  +   1087d ago
I wonder if Sony's gonna announce a huge price cut on Feb. 20.

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