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Submitted by dbjj12088 1205d ago | article

Is Sony's E3 Focus on NGP/PSVita a Mistake?

"A ton of details are pointing to a huge portable presence from Sony. Is that wrong?" - Daniel Bischoff [Game Revolution] (Culture, E3, Next-Gen, NGP, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

MariaHelFutura  +   1205d ago
No. PS Vita looks great and I`m not a huge handheld gamer. I try to NOT play games 24/7.
TOO PAWNED  +   1205d ago
I hope it is 50-50. Don't care about Vista, or whatever the name is. I want to see stuff for my PS3
MariaHelFutura  +   1205d ago
Sony has SOOOOOO many 1st party devs....I`m not worry at all about seeing a TON for the PS3. I thought this was common knowledge. I want see something for the PS move, that makes me wanta keep it....like Bushido Blade.
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LOGICWINS  +   1205d ago
^^I agree with you. How many people(on the outside world) will NEED to spend an extra $200 have BOTH a PS3 and NGP?

I barely have time to use my PS3 with my school/work schedule...not to mention friends and women.

The fact that the 3DS sold below expectations is a strong implication that the hardcore portable gaming market is dwindling.

Only the HARDEST of the hardcore gamers will get an NGP. So in this respect, its OKAY for Sony to focus on NGP at E3...because E3 is typically for hardcore gamers.

@VampiricDragon- Sorry, I meant to say hardcore portable gaming market is dwindling. I didn't mean the overall handheld market is dwindling because that would be crazy since Iphones are selling like hotcakes lol. I'll fix my comment.

Btw, the 3DS DID sell below expectations.

http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...

Iwata said it himself. Next time, back up your info with a source.
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dbjj12088  +   1205d ago
Yup, I want it to be even too!
MaxXAttaxX  +   1205d ago
I care about both
Even though the NGP is a brand new product and the obvious thing for them to do is to talk about it and give us quite a bit of info on it.

Besides, we don't need to worry about Sony forgetting about their core PS3 audience....unlike a certain other company last year, lol
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@LOGICWINS

Same with me. Except I can enjoy games with my friends and woman so I don't need to cut down on gaming as much. I guess there's an advantage to having things in common with the people in your life :P

[ON TOPIC]
The fact that the 3DS isn't doing well due to lack of games and no motivation aside from "glassless 3D" is no accurate indicator on how the NGP/Vita will do.
If Sony can support the system with a solid line up of launch games and market its features well, it could very well be a success.

P.S. I guess I have it easier since I have friends and a woman that I can enjoy games with
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VampiricDragon  +   1205d ago
@logicwins

For someone with that name you really dont use logic

"The fact that the 3DS sold below expectations is a strong implication that the handheld market is dwindling."

The 3ds didnt sell below expectations. The sames have been smooth and good. Exact quote from nintendo. It didnt push as many units as they wanted, more than any other system in the history of gaming would have. They are guilty of unrealistic expectations. Not poor sales. As things stand, the 3ds is outpacing the ds.

EEDAR Jesse " The 3ds is on the 100+ million pace. Youd think people wouldnt doubt nintendo"

The fact that by the end of this gen the ds and psp will be number 1 and 2 in total system sales and units sold means there is a strong implication that the handheld market is thriving. And thats based of fact. Not false assumption

@NathanExplosion
The 3ds is doing well. Better than the ds was doing in the beginning. Its stil on the 100+ mil pace.
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Doom and Gloom on generalizations and false info/polls isnt really helping anyone nor are the useful.

In fact I am going through an old egm issue. feb 2005 issue 188. The question was asked of the ds.

What do you think of it so far? ( At this point it had an entire holiday plus january of time)

A: "hmm, can you say virtual boy 2? The ds seems gimmicky to me. Its just akward to use and The launch games are so weak. I have a feeling that hardly any game makers will invent novel uses for the system

A: "The launch titles are dissapointing" "It seems the system is 80 percent old news"

Looking back how silly do shoe and crispin sound now?

History repeats itself it seems with people after 4 months of being on the market predicting disaster
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Close_Second  +   1205d ago
Handheld market is not dwindling its evolving. Smartphones have come into their own and now offer a great casual gaming experience. Most people dont want to carry a phone and something else to play games as well. I really think that outside a core gaming audience that the NGP will struggle.
LOGICWINS  +   1205d ago
"I guess I have it easier since I have friends and a woman that I can enjoy games with"

Congratulations I guess. I'm the only hardcore gamer among my friends lol. And NONE of the women I've encountered like games as much as I do..which doesn't bother me since thats not what I'm after :)
jony_dols  +   1205d ago
No it won't be a mistake.

Sony will still cater for PS3 players with awesome exclusives such as UC3 & The Last Guardian,

& they will cater to handheld gamers with the amazing NGP (and all it's titles).

While people who enjoy both, will be absalutely blown away and spoilt for choice!
Domer25  +   1205d ago
God I just want to see some NEW last guardian footage at E3 and ill be happy. Oh and a release date will be nice too..
SilentNegotiator  +   1205d ago
Vita is their focus at E3? Can I borrow your time machine?
xAlmostPro  +   1205d ago
It's not a mistake i mean.. there's already still plenty of exclusives to come. They won't need to mention many more really, just a few set for 2012 release dates so that there's games up until next e3.

Makes sense to focus of NGP, i mean microsoft focused last e3 on basically kinect.

I'll be happy if at e3..

There's more starhawk details.
Some more exclusive announcements.
NGP details maybe like the price & release date.
Some PSN feature updates would also be a welcome announcement.
doctorstrange  +   1205d ago
Love the NGP
But PS3 does come first for me, so yeah, I want that to take up most of the show.
ftwrthtx  +   1205d ago
I'm a big fan of the PSP Slim and the PSPgo. Can';t really say much about the Vita until I get my grubby fingers on it.
TerminalGamer  +   1205d ago
We would really like to play it for a couple hours before we decide if it's worth the hefty price tag.
Ju  +   1205d ago
Looks like at one knows what the price will be....
BrianC6234  +   1205d ago
More lameness. Sony hasn't even had their E3 conference. We have no idea what they're doing. The PS3 is going to get plenty of coverage.
THC CELL  +   1205d ago
dAy one buy
xCaptainAmazing  +   1205d ago
Sony always has so much cool stuff
But their conference always somehow bores me to death. I say if they spend more than half their stage time talking on it, they've lost my interest. I understand a lot of people are into it, but most people want to see other things and as long as they remember that, I think it will turn out well.

I've been waiting for them to overhaul the PS3's OS for years because it takes up WAY too much RAM for something that does so damn little. It's really a win-win for everyone too, because it provides a smoother in-game XMB, gives devs extra RAM, and yields greater potential for new features that people have been asking for for years.

So no, I don't think they're screwed for spending a fair amount of time on NGP, but as always, this will just give them another reason to dodge all the things I've been waiting forever for. Basically, I hope they aim to please everyone, not like the god-awful Move portion. How many people bought that, and how many good games are specifically made for it (not just optional support)? yeah.
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dbjj12088  +   1205d ago
Bored?! Really? Last year's conference was great! They are a bit more mellow, but the PS3 is a much more mature platform... Mature as in Uncharted and not mature as in Saint's Row.
xCaptainAmazing  +   1205d ago
@dbjj12088
Speaking honestly, I was bored with all the "big 3." Kevin Butler was win, and it definitely had some bright spots, but Sorcery? Come on. I'm not a Twisted Metal guy in the slightest either.

Like I'm trying to say, I think they probably did the "best" last year (Kinect was unbearable), but I expect more from ALL of them for such a big show. I feel like I haven't seen a good E3 in years.

Like, I haven't seen anything where I've said, "This changes everything." This year has a god damn HUGE games lineup from all publishers and at least two new pieces of hardware, so it could be the show I've been waiting for.

For me though, the future is with services, as well as game OSes that can can run the software to achieve that. I think Sony has the best machine (PS3), but they don't take their OS seriously at all and MS has had that on them from day one, which isn't really debatable. I'm not talking about "online play." When you see the difference, the Xbox OS is more efficient and does WAY more stuff.

If Sony can get some good software guys working on OS developments they could leave the competition in the dust, especially with their exclusive game lineup.

It's just that "Almost there" thing that drives me bloody insane in this industry. Who honestly just wants security updates until the end of this gen? It seems when shit goes down, they're quick to patch things up, but when there's nothing to worry about they don't do anything about the countless requests on the PS Blog, even the easy, bloody reasonable ones.
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metsgaming  +   1205d ago
Who says that its their main focus? It will be a big focus but they have so many games to show of that they cant stay on NGP the entire time. They have so much content they have a huge time slot to show it all off !
Soldierone  +   1205d ago
Vita is such a horrible name. However that is the only thing I am not liking about it so far. Other than that can't wait to get into handheld gaming again, getting kinda tired of these subpar games on Ipod and Android.
Fallouts  +   1205d ago
Can we just call it ps vita? First it was ngp/psp2 now ngp/Psvita.

Why???
doctorstrange  +   1205d ago
Because it is not official yet.
Fallouts  +   1205d ago
It's official enough to know it's not going to be ngp or psp2.
Rageanitus  +   1205d ago
new product you better get a huge marketing push or it will have a hard time flying .... just look at ms they are pushing kinect.... no matter how many pre h8r perceptions a good initial marketing push is always needed even with products with exceptional features.
-X-  +   1205d ago
I REALLY HOPE NGP PRICE IS THE SAME PRICE AS 3DS!!!! I just ordered 2 DS games off amazon (Dove into their Buy 1 get 1 50% off). I want to buy a 3DS but I dont think its really worth $250. Im pretty sure if NGP is around the same price as 3DS Nintendo might drop the price for it. COME ON SONYYYY!! I WANT MY 3DS!!
Jack-H  +   1205d ago
Jack was under the impression that E3 hadn't happened yet.... How about let's wait until it ACTUALLY happens before we judge ANYONE?
VampiricDragon  +   1205d ago
dedicated handhelds rule
jukins  +   1205d ago
why not focus on it? sony doesnt always show its best at e3. but with e3 getting the most media coverage why not have let the various media outlets give your device free press and even advertising.
blackburn10  +   1205d ago
So, what Sony isn't supposed to put focus on their new portable device? They have plenty to show as it is, so where exactly did anyone get the idea that the NGP would be their MAIN foucus? We all know we have tons of exclusives coming. You know it is amazing how every hater is always saying that Sony never talks about or showcases their stuff but as soon as they try to show up or push something to the masses, suddenly there are protests and everyone pointing out what they should focus on.How about we stop trying to tell Sony what to do and lett them show what they have in peace.
Figboy  +   1205d ago
Why would it be a mistake?

New platform hype is ALWAYS good. Since there's no PS4 being announced anytime soon, a new PSP is just what the doctor ordered. It doesn't hurt that the machine looks AMAZING in terms of it's capabilities.

Sony has a LOT of products to promote. The PS3 is doing rather well in terms of software, and some big announcements will wash the bitter taste of the past 2 months out of a lot of gamer's mouths, and the new PSP will be a great mouth rinse.

I'm excited for the new PS3 titles to be announced, and I'm excited for the new PSP. I can't see having a dedicated section for the handheld being a mistake. There's PLENTY of PlayStation love to go around.
Drake_Seraphim  +   1205d ago
It's not a mistake. Portable gaming is the future. Imagine taking your PS3 anywhere you go.
stormeagle6  +   1205d ago
Well, I think it might not be as impressive as they want it to be, however there's really nothing else for them to focus on. There's no way the PS4 is far enough along for them to make a great impression with it, so the PSPita (that's what I'm calling it) is the only thing they have to go with other than the usual software lineup.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1205d ago
What focus? E3 hasn't happened yet, so how can we know how much of the conference it will be?
Ju  +   1205d ago
I am looking forward to it. It will need some buzz, and I hope they'll have plenty to play with. Even with all hype they can create it will be in tough competition with the next Wii. I want to see more games. I hope Sony will have a strong launch lineup. This is yet the very first home console in pocket format - powerful and full featureset (controls). Both what neither the PSP nor the (3)DS is.
SlowBurn  +   1205d ago
game.phone.portable.nuts.wait. see. bakes bread.hmmm.... likely junk for bored benefactors.
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Koolaye  +   1205d ago
Sony needs to focus on something positive that will move Sony fans forward from the PSN fiasco. A shiny new product may do it, but as the writer said, I too, hope they don't neglect their PS3 lineup.
DJMarty  +   1205d ago
NO

Is this lame site, just sniffing for hits?
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