CVG writes: Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has explained why he refuses to comment on Sony's NGP and get drawn into a potential handheld console war. He claims that he's had his fingers burnt in the past when commenting on Apple iPad.
i have feeling that he will say "NPG is simply more powerful version of psp" even though he probably knew that the statement is wrong
Lets not under estimate Nintendo here, all of us remember what happened the last time around. History has a way of repeating itself. 3DS may not be as powerful as the NGP but it will certainly be cheaper. We know the masses are very price sensitive.
Let's not overestimate Nintendo either. The PSP was trying to do too much, while Nintendo just focused on gaming on the DS. The NGP looks to be Sony stripping down the "all in one" device aspect and simply making a killer, killer handheld game machine.
Still simply from an older generation standpoint, my Uncle knows about the 3DS my mother knows about the 3DS. All of my friends well most know about the 3DS, only my more hardcore gamer friends have any clue the NGP currently is currently being made. Not to mention gamers should know by now it's not the device that wins the generation it's the games. And Nintendo has one of the strongest software launch line ups ever. You have to remember alot of developers used to release games for the PSP and DS simply because there much cheaper to make. Nintendo have gone that route again 3DS games won't cost massive amounts of money to produce. Sony have gone and released a platform that could very well require console level production values. And why that's great for some developers for others it will likely be a turn off.
He wont make a comment about it? but he will make a comment about not commenting about it, which in itself is making a comment about it :|
3DS WILL SELL MORE THAN THE NGP NGP WILL STILL BE A GREAT CONSOLE. =O yeah its possible 3DS will be a great console too =) preferences
There is nothing wrong with saying it's a more powerful version of the PSP, because it is. Gameboy color, a more powerful version of the gameboy. Gameboy advanced, a more powerful version of the Gameboy color. You get the idea. It's just evolution.
In other words, didn't we beat these guys the last time with a less powerful device?
yeah they beat the 360 and PS3 in sales with the Wii ... thats what you are talking about right? oh the PSP with the DS? or.. wait, basically they beat everyone with less powerful hardware
I hope you realize you just confused him to a point he will need a nap to recollect himself for coherent thought. Oh wait, he never has one to begin with. Carry on.
Lol XD you are kinda right Nintendo said they already defeated Sony and know their competitor is Apple now
Fanboy War! in 3...2...1..
your 2nd comment in 1 hour about fanboys coming... can you actually add a constructive comment TOWARDS THE ARTICLE? or are do you come here just for the fanboy trash? yeah...figured =|
Actually I hope my posts act as diversion away from fanboy warring. As someone like me own all platforms so I dont get why so many users put so much effort in flaming each other. Like sony or Microsoft is their dad.
Wouldn't this be commenting on the device? lol
What's the sense in pissing in the wind???
The NGP is a handheld that due to its unified pipelines is a breeze to develop for. Kojima and Capcom created a demo for it within a week. So cost isnt an issue when developing for it. Also this time around the 3DS and NGP will be closer in price than before which means that the NGP will sell better than the PSP. Looks like Sony is giving a ton of support to the NGP so expect sonys best franchises to be released for it. And the NGP will have better 3rd party support than the 3DS because of the way Sonys treats the devs in comparison to Nintendo. But alas the 3DS has a huge fanbase and even if the handheld turns out to be crap (which it wont) it will still sell more than the NGP based on brand name alone. Anyways both the NGP and 3DS will be sucessful and both will bring great games to the table. But since i enjoy playing games from Sony a lot more than games from Nintendo the NGP is the console that i will be getting. Just my opinion no need to get ticked off at me
honestly we really don't know if it'll be a breeze for devs to develop for. You can't judge by those demos Capcom or Konami shown. They were done using existing games and assets which proabaly required them to port or downgrade to the NGP. And with the visual capabilities and power of this system, don't think for a minute that the cost of developing a game for it will be cheaper because it's on a handheld. Developers will have to put as much into making the games as they would a home console game. This system is literally a ps3 in your hands.
@unit "honestly we really don't know if it'll be a breeze for devs to develop for. You can't judge by those demos Capcom or Konami shown. They were done using existing games and assets which proabaly required them to port or downgrade to the NGP." the fact that you do know the same ARM base core processor design is in the 3DS as the one that's in the NGP both use ARM processor's. Many Deeloper's are already quite upto date on Arm, if their not by Now they most likely will because Microsoft already will has development for full Windows API support for Windows 8 that will be releasing for Arm. "Developers will have to put as much into making the games as they would a home console game. This system is literally a ps3 in your hands." umm, no there is already the Playstation Suite" to make games for the Smartphones and the NGP that will be High Quality or Lower for developer's to make games for THE Playstation Suite. as a matter of fact many Game engines for 3RD party's are being made for Smartphone's right now. the Playstation suite" is just taking advantage of that! Why do you think Sony releasing that Software Stack. it's enables the 3RD party's development tool's to work seamless with already existing Hardware they were making their Game engine for anyway. Sony went with Arm because the developer's had a hand in designing the new NGP, an it now is already showing why.
you putting words in his mouth people he said nothing
Basically he is afraid of saying something which might be taken out of context. But if he says something about the psp2 in relation to the similarities it has with the psp, that in his mind would come across as something they can also say about his very own product. So...yeah. I think its always best to keep quiet regardless who you are and whom you represent. Sony, ninty or M$..
the Wii sold a lot...until now where 360 and PS3 are slowly killing it, Wii cannot last in the long run that was the problem neither can 360 compared to ps3, long and steady wins the race. No one knows about NGP because they aren't spreading the word hard yet. Kevin Butler will rise and smite the infidels of ignorance for this device with his mighteh hamma of knoooowledge!
See what you have done, gaming media! Now Iwata-san can't even make an honest comment without it being spinned into something arrogant! Frankly, I can't blame him for keeping his comments to himself. The media just can't help themselves these days in turning everything into a flame war.
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