Gaming Irresponsibly takes a look at the PS Vita vs the struggling 3DS.Will the PS Vita destroy Nintendo's market?
It certainly has potential, but Nintendo has ruled this market for 20 years, so it will be tough.
I agree but Nintendo did their best to alienate their core fans and scare away the hardcore fan base as well. Nintendo: The Amy Winehouse of the gaming industry.
Bubs for making the best Nintendo comparison I have read on this site!
"Will the PS Vita destroy Nintendo's market?" LOL..hell no. This is Nintendo, the same people who made the DS the best selling gaming platform of this generation besides the PC. Vita will never have any franchise that can rival the popularity of the Pokemons and Marios of this world. But from what I can tell, Vita will still be a very good product if ur interested in what it offers. "Nintendo: The Amy Winehouse of the gaming industry." lol, too soon man.
I actually wouldn't mind if Nintendo did a Sega & got out of the console manufacturing, and focused on game development instead. It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, if we saw all Nintendo's franchises go multiplatform. I think Sega are probably glad that they got out of the console business when they did, seeing as how production costs have spiralled out of control, and companies now stand to lose everything if their consoles fail....
...with 70 million PSPs sold worldwide. But here's the thing about the PSP and DS(soon PSV and 3DS) * Their target audiences are different. * Their games are different. And frankly, because they are so different, a lot of people can easily get both (minus the hardcore fanboys on N4G that pretend people only buy one).
not only the PS Vita include the smart phones & tablets too. its a level playing field this time, Sony & Google though are on the same Android Team against Nintendo, Apple' RIM & Microsoft & Nokia.
They stand a chance of pulling it off the PSP is already pretty popular and this could be the push Sony needs to take the crown.
Portables are in trouble period
no..the psvita will just reclaim psp owners and even then not all of them...with right pricing and games...i expect 3ds to take off...no way sony announce an 80 dollar price cut for the holidays
As a 3DS owner, I still want to see a game I feel is worth buying. I haven't gotten one yet. I have issues getting into games I have beat time and time again.
Sony won't need to though if they just pump out PS 3 quality games. The best selling game on the 3DS now is Ocarina of Time, a game that's 13 years old! Yeah there are some tweaks to it but still. Some people want new experiences in their games, not remakes or rehashes.
Agreed. It would be nice to see a bit more originality without being gimmicky
"Some people want new experiences in their games, not remakes or rehashes." It's funny how you correlate Vita with "new experiences" when its most popular game at the moment is a spinoff of a 5 year old PS3 franchise(Uncharted).
When I talk about new experiences not "remakes or rehashes" I'm talking about Nintendo's core titles. Like I said, Zelda is the number one selling game on the console right now butt it's forever old. Yes, the Uncharted series is 5 years old but has it ever been done in a handheld setting? If they ever tried to do it in that setting it wouldn't have worked because the technology just wasn't there. The fact that you can now have practically the same experience while you're 'on the go" is a really big accomplishment.
don't bother with i-logic's comments as he has been touching his 40 " LCD monitor's front screen & back, swinging it back n forth, side to side'pressing its L n R buttons on top, playing Uncharted for five years now.
The $80 price cut Nintendo did to the 3DS is the same thing they did with the Wii before the PS3 launched. They want to get headlines, and sales. Use the journalists to help sell the product.
Of course the PS vita will eat away at Nintendos market. It will consume a higher percentage this time around. But Nintendo will sell more 3DSs due to the fanbase and the franchises. But they will both be a sucess.
Hmm. It's really difficult to call the 3ds a real "success"
Too soon to tell on that
i think sony will claim 1/2 the psp audience with vita and nintendo will claim 1/3rd of the ds audience with the 3ds. this gen of handheld wont be successful in comparison to their older brothers... the people that will expect those sales are in delusion. vita will be a success compared to the psp but not compared to the ds. nintendo will still own the handheld market no matter what sony does.
The ds phat did worse look at the ds family the 3ds will do even better when people are playing WRC and F12011 and Fifa2012 aswell as mariokart7 and stuff like that it will really take off plus there will be a 3DS lite or 3DS nitro or something that makes the screens bigger in the same size unit but slimmer i think and it will be where they make there profit along with games obviously
Re-title this article with "PSP" instead of "PS Vita" and you could probably have just pulled it off the internet right before PSP's release. Video game writers seem fully content to completely ignore past trends when writing about this stuff. PSP was (and is) a beefier tech spec than the ds and yet it sold half as many units. PSP was niche and PS Vita is also niche. PS Vita will sell enough to be good for Sony and 3DS wills ell enough to be good for Nintendo. History will repeat itself. Five years from now, we'll have this same conversation, and it will be just as useless then.
3ds will be just fine. The price difference is really going to put a damper on vita having any chance competing. That will be worsened by vita likely making 3ds' launch lineup look incredible. Nothing like trying to convince developers to make games for a platform that failed last gen with HD level budget. 3ds will still have the DS cred to make third parties come around. The system is just going to be gangbusters come the holidays, a mario game and a mariokart will heftily see to that. We'll see how it goes down the line, but considering the psp reputation. It will be quite the miracle if any dent is made.
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