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Sony: “We can’t” compete with smartphones

VG247 - Shuhei Yoshida has said Sony learned its lesson from the PSP’s modest feature base, and is going for gold with the NGP – but not, apparently, by chasing the smartphone dollar.

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M-Easy2452d ago

Modest feature base??? Since when was over 60 million sales just modest? Phht gaming "journalism."

blackburn102452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

That is the gaming world for you. A system that survived the portable gaming war, still sells to this day with 60 million sales is modest.

news4geeks2452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

67.8 million as of February this year. If this is modest, I wonder what they must think of the 360 and ps3. Apparently it was Shuhei Yoshida that said this even though it isn't quoted so don't be too quick to attack the journalists.

trounbyfire2452d ago

maybe they have been listing to the media too much. I swear the PSP was sonys first and it did 60 million in a Nintendo market yet because its not "popular" in the US media it failed.

NGP or vita will be a great success for sony.

HOTA9X2452d ago

This was sony's first, it only launched in Japan tho http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

rob60212452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

Modest feature base doesn't mean 'user-base' He's referring to the fact PSP didn't have touch screen, cameras, or even tilt sensors like the NGP, Yoshida said they were happy with replicating the PS2 experience. It has nothing to do with Sales. And 'Modest' was not something Yoshida said.

ijkabob2452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

Ummmm since when does feature base mean number of sales? Features refers to features... *facepalms*

I see that Rob beet me to it.

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golsilva2452d ago

well i think sony's approach will be different this time around or at least initally. instead of talking about ngp multimedia capabilities they have talked about more of the games. So clearly they want the gamers to buy the device first. Plus Sony already has smartphones themselves so it wouldnt make sense for two competing devices on the market by the same company.

Ju2452d ago

Multimedia features is the next thing I'd like to know. Only 3 things I need: a web browser, maps and netflix. Than I am all good. If it can run some Android apps that would be fantastic - not the games, though (maybe, too, but only for ports).

The_Nameless_One2452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

DUH! It took you guys that long to figure it out. At least you guys did. MS still think they have a chance in that market. it's cute really.

creamsoda2452d ago

And the smartphones can't compete with sonys hand held gaming.

rob60212452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

Why would Sony give an exclusive interview to Edge? I guess they're trying to win them over?? It's like Obama going on fox news. It might be a clever way of advertising to Xbox fans.

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