GB - "If Sony does not want to go the PSP way, these 8 ways are their best bet."
There's frankly no way the PSP2 can beat the 3DS. It MIGHT be better, but it can't outsell 3DS.
I think so you are a Nintendo Fanboy. I rather see them both as huge success.
His statement may be flawed but his idea is sound. To be honest, the best from the technical POV isnt always the one that sells the most. Practically every console generation has a market leader that is significantly underpowerd from the competition but yields the greatest mass market appeal. Not sure how or why this happens but it does. Look at the 2600, NES, PS1, PS2, Wii. Each one considered the least powerful of their respected generations and yet they still walked away with the gold medal. The 3ds will sell millions just as the NGP will do the same. Sony has made sure theirs is the best from a technical POV. It is the games that decide and Nintendo doesnt need all the firepower under the hood to deliver what matters most. FUN! I choose both because of the different advancements each one offers over their previous offering. It will be pricey but well worth it in the end.
@ darthv72 very well said. this is no different than last gen for the handhelds. It's hard to bet against Nintendo in the handheld market considering their track record. Bubbles to you my friend.
The 3DS will sell more. I'm not a Nintendo fanboy and even I can tell you that.
The 3DS will sell more without a doubt - the 3DS is extremely appealing to casual gamers (of which there are more than 'hardcore' gamers) and the PSP2 seems to be going almost solely for the hardcore gamer market (however there are still a few games announced aimed at casuals) For me, the PSP2 will beat the 3DS as I will enjoy it more. Something 'beats' something else, IMO, when I enjoy something more. I will undoubtedly have more fun with Uncharted, killzone, resistance, Metal Gear Solid etc. than anything I'll play on the 3DS. Besides MGS3 of course :D Sales mean nothing to me as, well, they will both sell amazingly well. Look at the PSP for example. 65 million sold and that was the 'loser' (sales wise) of the last handheld generation. Now, I don't know about you but 65 million sounds like an assload of PSPs to me. As long as sony can afford to keep producing AAA handheld games - which they will be able to - I won't care about sales.
Psp 65million in 6 years and these retarded so called hack journalists think it was a failure.
I understand what you're getting at but, If they make the price $300 or less, Promote it as sort of tablet/ laptop experience, with Great Gaming capabilities, Make PS3 and games portable to the NGP for free or with a little kit you buy one time, Make some casually appealing games, and give gamers what they've been asking for which is remakes & sequels to some forgotten(keyword because the anticipated classics should come to the PS3 not the NGP) classics. For instance a Remake of Final Fantasy 7 with voiced Dialogue, would sell like hotcakes. Also Playstation Suite should help some, If this is done right I believe they can seriously compete.
I don't know. DS customer are growing up. NGP has all the buzz. It sure depends on the game, but much more on the hype. Currently the NGP is so overpowered it almost feels like the first iphone release.
A simple SDK is the key here or PSP2 gamers will be stranded like their PS3 counterparts waiting a few years for exclusives.
umm sorry but the ps3 had exclusives day 1, dont know where you were, oh wait are you one of those old time xbots? the ones that used to run around sayin, ohh noozzz teh ps3 haz nooo gamezzzz, teh ps3 izzz doooommmddd
It was already confirmed to be easier to develop for than the 3DS. They showed games running that they only worked on for a week in the demo.
most of what they have pointed out.
Sony seems to have everything in line for a solid handheld platform. I would hope they would open the development up to indies in order to have a flourishing app store similar to Apple. My biggest concern is going to be price...
I've gotta say that the 3DS looks a lot better than the PSP. It doesn't come down to graphics, as Nintendo showed with the Wii, but it's all about the experience and the 3DS has Sony beat.
What does it come down to?
Considering that neither the NGP or the 3DS has been released, I'd like to know how you already know that the 3DS provides the better "experience." I'm not saying that it won't, but it seems awful assuming to say that the 3DS will provide the better 'experience' when I doubt you or the other people making such claims have actually held both in their hands and actually played with them.
"Do Not Make the NGP a “Hardcore” Only Handheld" - No!? then buy a 3DS for that matter. And of course there will always be casual titles for the handhelds. NGP is about delivering great graphics and confortable gameplay and the hardcore titles are there to display that purpose.
I didn't think the PSP-1000s battery life was pathetic, even today I can get 3-4 hours with wifi on while gaming.
EASY!! two things: 1:make the best games ever & 2:Best marketing ever!! Sony makes the best products but they need M$ type hype!! They need to go hard before japan goes all 3ds mario cart crazy!!
1. Keep the price reasonable. 2. Keep pirates off.
1. good price not below or above 300 bucks 2.great battery life 3DS is 3-4hrs i want NPG to be 6-8 hrs thats it NGP already got good lineup so yeah.
Call of Duty + 3G + LiveArea + Near = instant success or maybe even the the highest selling portable game of all time? With NPG/PSP2 aiming for a holiday release and with how easy it is to port from the PS3 to NPG, I can easily see the next COD releasing in the launch window of the NPG. Especially if you can carry over your stats from the PS3 to NPG it can easily be a success. Call of Duty is Sony's ace to take over America and Europe as is Monster Hunter is essential to take over Japan. If COD makes it as a launch game than Sony has their killer app that will sell people on NPG. Sony knows that they need games more than anything and I have a feeling that their launch line up will be better than that of the 3DS. They just have to figure out their pricing strategy. NPG needs to be around $300 to compete with 3DS and they need to reduce the prices of their minis and smaller psn games. Seriously angry birds should not cost more on the psp. Most important is that despite the fact we maybe getting full sized PS3 games in handheld form their prices should not be the same. A hard copy should be around $40-$50 and a digital copy should be at least be $5 dollars cheaper. Sony already has a 62+ million PSP user base to work off of and a 40+ million PS3 user base to have them considering integrating an NPG with their PS3. The potential is their to surpass the PSP.
I kinda think this article, like many, takes the "make it more like 3DS, and it will sell better" viewpoint... which is wrong. Sony is aiming at a different market intentionally. Redirecting their efforts to direct competition with Nintendo is NOT a good idea. The NGP is meant for a smaller, more hardcore, audience, and that's fine by me, and by all the people who are excited for the NGP hitting store shelves this holiday season. Sony is aiming at the crowd that generates software revenue, as opposed to hardware revenue. That's potentially *very* profitable, despite the fact that it won't fuel fanboy conflicts that thrive on raw hardware numbers.
Don't release another one a few years down the track, and don't let the competition release anything before and/or afterwards. Where's my cookie?
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