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What Sony's NGP must do to dethrone Nintendo

Nintendo’s success in the handheld gaming market is unrivalled. System after system they have outsold the competition regardless of specs or features. Can Sony's NGP change all that?

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Shok2145d ago

There's nothing it can do. You can't dethrone Nintendo in the handheld market.

Izanagi-no-Okami2145d ago

Sales-wise no. But quality-wise yes

jony_dols2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Sony dethroned the Nintendo as top dog in the home console business for over a decade (from 95-05).

So there is a chance that they may achieve a similar feat in the handheld market with the beaut that is the NGP.

maniacmayhem2145d ago

quality? The DS has a superior line of games compared to PSP.

sashimi2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

@maniac
yeah how about no Psp lineup > Ds lineup.

schlanz2145d ago

@sashimi
I want what you're smoking

Shok2145d ago

Quality wise? The DS had higher-rated games than the PSP.

@jony_dols

The console market and the handheld market are 2 completely different things man.

If you honestly think th eNGP has the slightest chance of winning then you seriously have a bad case of fanboyism. Do you guys remember the GameBoy? GameBoy Color? GameBoy Advance? DS? All stomped the competition in the dust.

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kaveti66162145d ago

I disagree. I feel like what Sony must do with the NGP is make games are unique to that handheld rather that just console ports.

Sony has so far demoed games like Killzone and Uncharted for NGP, which is great, but I don't want NGP to just be a portable PS3 game player.

It sounds great, but there should be experiences on the NGP that cannot be found anywhere else.

You can't find a fully-fledged Pokemon game on the Wii or the Gamecube, and I guess that's why the Nintendo Handhelds are so popular.

Pokemon is inexorably linked to the Nintendo handheld consoles.

blumatt2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Well, Nintendo is porting games to its portable too. lol Mario games, anyone? Plus, there's a ton of ports that are making the launch lineup for the 3DS.

Sony IS making games that are unique to the NGP, as well as games that are also on PS3 (Killzone, Resistance, etc.). Have you not seen the game Little Deviants? That's just the start, I'm sure.

With all the new input methods (trackpad, motion controls, acclerometer, touchscreen, gyroscope) there's going to be tons of unique games on the NGP.

So, don't go and make it out like the PSP is the only system that gets console ports. The 3DS and the PSP2 will both have console ports as well as unique games.

Personally, I think it would be cool to buy the PS3 game and it come with a NGP copy of the game too. Then, you play the game on your PS3, and take your game save with you on the NGP and continue your game on the go. This would be especially helpful with sports games (2K basketball, Madden football, The Show baseball).

kaveti66162145d ago

Relax, I was not saying anything critical.

Is there a switch on your back that's permanently stuck on "SDF" mode?

patapon2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

@kaveti6616

I'm not sure what you're talking about... blumatt had a pretty tame response.

Sony seems like they've made great strides to innovate with the back track pad. To make a unique experience if you will. I'm very excited about Little Deviants and what else we might see from the device

With that said, I think it IS impossible for Sony to claim the handheld sector as #1. Some things are just not possible. I do hope Sony is very successful, it's not like they can't be without being on top. I guess it all comes down to price... and I'm a little worried TBH

kaveti66162145d ago

Blu matt said "So, don't go and make it out like the PSP is the only system that gets console ports."

He got defensive about it. Why?

All I said was that IF Sony brings unique experiences to NGP, then it will do well.

I didn't make a claim about what Sony was going to do.

rockleex2145d ago

Although I usually don't agree with kaveti, he's right on this one.

DS has a LOT more games that can't be found anywhere else compared to the PSP.

Sony's handhelds need more social multiplayer handheld games such as Monster Hunter, Phantasy Star Portable, MGS Peace Walker, etc.

@kaveti:

There's no need for you to bring up SDF.

blumatt2145d ago

I was just saying that both the 3DS and PSP2 will have core games and niche and unique titles as well.

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ExplosionSauce2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

That's not the point.
Since they're different. I would want both to be the best each can be.

I'm sure the NGP will be great with the whole networking side of things, like the web browser, Trophies and friends.

jack_burt0n2145d ago

COD and Monster Hunter at launch would be good business strategy.

karl2145d ago

this is not SONY AND MS..

SONY AND NINTENDO CAN coexist with no problem...

i only feel respect for both ... and honestly NINTENDO fans can only found what they like in a nintendo platform..

the same for SONY's

there are exceptions though...

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JLeVRT2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

They can do it with:
-Games
-price
-games' price
-marketing
-anti-piracy

Its not that damn hard. They just didnt try with the PSP

Lou-Cipher2145d ago

The only thing the PSP2/NGP has to do to dethrone the 3DS is to have better games.

It doesn't matter if it sells more or less than the 3DS, as long as it has better games, IT WINS.

The same reason the PS3 is winning the console war. It is destroying every other platform in the quality game department.

Lets leave the sells for the executives and the investors.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2145d ago

Doesn't need to dethrone Nintendo. Just needs to be everything Sony said it would be.

StbI9902145d ago

True, i just love N and S, why would their thrive to dethrone each other anyway...

Stealth20k2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

nope............by the time the ngp comes out in all regions (early 2012)

the 3ds will be selling millions and millions ahead in sales and have a better lineup of great games.

but that doesnt mean if the ngp gets original games it wont be good. the psp is great

enkeixpress2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Easy.. All Sony needs to do is release the hand-held as scheduled & make sure Call of Duty, Killzone & Uncharted release as scheduled as well..

& then job done.

NGP = Nintendo Got Pwned. Money rolls in for Sony. :)

Also, Alot of people don't quite understand that there is actually quite a bit of interest for Sony's NGP.. alot more than people seem to think. I think we're all going to be very surprised with just how many units this beast will sell.

cm_2145d ago

it's gonna be tough for the ngp and I don't think sony will out sell nintendo, they'll most likely lose out in any competitive price wars by putting the console price up too high. if nintendo can hold onto the markets which it gained with the ds then its gonna be plain sailing.

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