The game industry is buzzing about Sony's upcoming portable game device. Everybody is talking about it. Everybody except Nintendo. There is a very important reason for this, and it involves Apple.
Wow. To be a top dog in a big corporation must be stressful. Watching what and how you say or word things get pretty annoying.
Nintendo lets their content and numbers do the talking :)
Like we don't already know what they're going to say, "We feel that our products represent the best in hand held portable gaming, We will continue to support our product and bring you the best gaming experiences possible." The same PR jargon that all businesses use.
Damn hilarious when Kotick uses it, though.
@Joni-Ice Yes it can b stressful but the pay check that comes along with it and a multi million $ mansion/sport cars can take away the stress.
It's because their THE NUMBER ONE IN THE HAND HELD MARKET THATS WHY
There are only two real handheld gaming devices on the marketing. Someone has to be number 1 and someone has to be number 2. it's a given. I'll be impressed if/when other big companies join in and there is more competition.
... their head-start with the 3DS in the new generation of portable gaming devices would put them ahead of SONY. Moreover given the price point they will sell like hotcakes (HelloKitty 3D anyone?) we will have at least 6 Million 3DS sold at the time PSP2 comes out. NOTE: I do support brute CPU power and immense polycounts hence my preference goes to the PSP2, however it is not possible to Disagree with the above statement. Peace and enjoy ur games ...
See, the thing is, there are people that just don't like anything that isn't from <COMPANY X>, because it's not from their company of choice <COMPANY Y>. Unfortunately, there are many people who are close-minded and can't be bothered with being fair. While no one can say how much the 3DS will sell for sure, chances are it will sell very well, if the past 20+ years of history of their handhelds is any indication. I mean, there is a lot of weird and off-putting hate that gets heaped on this thing or that thing, but in the end, you can hate something all you want, but your hate is just about you more than it's about them. They will both sell well. They will both have great games. They will both have their fans and detractors. Life will go on. Things will work themselves out. Some people will die and some will be born. Some will be successful and some will be content with being less so. Everything has a season.
Competition makes gaming better. Imagine if Wii didn't come out, we wouldn't have PS3 Move or Xbox Kinect. Gaming to me is all about the games not the system that you play them on.
@smoothdude - I agree with you smoothdude. But, it seems like on gaming forums you have fanatics on all sides and everybody else is just caught in the crossfire. The marketplace will make room for those ideas that are great and the ones that aren't, will simply go away.
Nintendo has always been first on this market so what is to fear? Sony has proven to have a small ounce on the handheld market but they are way behind Nintendo in this retrospect.
You expect Nintedo said oh psp2 it better than wii2 that we developed it
I thought this was going to be a flamebait article. Kotaku could've just written "Because the PSP 2 is more awesome than 3DS, waaaaaaaadduuuuuuup!?" But instead they gave a good explanation. Good for you, Kotaku :)
They run this town...lol :)
I dont think that nintendo is worried about the NGP. They know that they will sell a ton of 3DS´s because of the fanbase. But in the end what matters to gamers are the games. And from the looks of it the NGP seems to provide the better experience. This is just my opiñion and i admit that i prefer sony over nintendo.
There is a phrase in politics. "Always punch up." It means, you should only bother to argue and struggle with the people who are above you and ignore people who are below you. You have nothing to gain by arguing with the people below you. Meanwhile, if you successfully argue with someone above you, you can profit from it. If you argue with someone below you it makes the person below you look like maybe they are a real threat. Right now Nintendo is pretty much on top. They have little to no reason to worry about a competitor that already did pretty much the same " we have more power than Nintendo's thing" spiel last gen and still lost the sales race. Sony did all right but that's about it. They are not worth mentioning from Nintendo's point of view. It's like Coke and Pepsi. Pepsi punches up by saying "we taste better than coke! More and more people are switching to pepsi!" Coke is on top. They will NOT punch down. They avoid mentioning Pepsi. If they did they'd just be giving Pepsi free publicity. They don't want to compare their winning product with a less successful competitor. When asked about Pepsi, Coke will say something like, "Pepsi? Uh...I think maybe I've seen that in stores somewhere. Not sure. Whatever. We here at Coca-cola produce America's favorite soft-drink and we really don't have time to learn about EVERY OTHER player in the soda market. Drink delicious ice cold Coca-cola! "
I wouldn't say that Sony and Nintendo are doing the same thing. They're stretching for two very different markets here. Nintendo wants to hit the same group of people they hit with the DS and with the Wii. The non-pirating kids, who don't expect that much quality, while making sure that the Nintendo core fans aren't let down either. Sony never seems to really pick a specific market, as they've had every market with PS2 and they want it again, so they're aiming east and west, up and down. There are however, fundemental differences to the technology behind the two different handhelds as well as software and control mechanism on 3DS and NGP. And calling PSP a powerful DS is pretty absurd. One of them is a touch-screen device, based entirely on gaming, while PSP tried a multimedia approach, while keeping gameplay traditional controller style. They're further away from each other than the Wii and PS3.
"Everybody is talking about it." Go ask people on the street about it stupid article
this is what he thought " its just a smaller version of PS3, no surprises "
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