EA: PS Vita 'has a better chance than 3DS'

Sony has technology and game line-up on its side, says EA's Gibeau

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iamnsuperman2642d ago

For both Sony and Nintendo sack lets hope it does well. They have both invested a lot in mobile gaming. If the vita doesn't do well I can see a lack in a successor from both parties.

lelo2play2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

What else could EA say... they have been in bed with Sony for some time.

As for the PS Vita, it looks like a great handheld, so i hope it succeeds ... but it has stiff competition from the smartphones, witch are getting more powerful each year.

dredgewalker2642d ago

The smartphones can have all the power they want but if they don't have good games then what use is that power? Even if Vita won't be that powerful the devs will make sure that it will still look and play better on a dedicated portable.

lelo2play2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

"The smartphones can have all the power they want but if they don't have good games then what use is that power?"

On the Iphone you can find good games already... maybe not as good as the handhelds... but that is a question of when.

As time passes more and more software companies are starting to make Iphone games... in 2 years we will probably have the Iphone6, Iphone7, Galaxy3, Galaxy4, or other Android phones, then we can compare the games on the smartfones and on the handhelds.

One other thing that you are forgetting, in spite of the Iphone (or Galaxy) being double the price of the PS Vita, games on the Iphone are much, much cheaper then on the handhelds, many of them being free.

In 2-3 years we can have this conversation again.

dredgewalker2642d ago

Why do I have to wait 2-3 years for a good game to come out of a smartphone when I can have it now when the Vita releases? I don't care for cheap games (I have an Ipod Touch btw), I care for playing great games. I won't even feel comfortable playing with games on a smarphone or an Ipad because it obviously isn't made for gaming as a first priority.

Army_of_Darkness2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

the ps vita doesn't need to worry about smart phone competition because all the REAL NON casual games will be on it. If say, like a new DOOM game goes on both handhelds for $30, how much casual gamers will buy it?! let alone pay for a game thats over $10?! lol! non that I know...
Point being, vita will end up having higher sales for the more bigger budget games.

remanutd552642d ago

do you seriously think im gonna get a Uncharted , Resistance , little big planet , modnation , killzone experience on a phone ? yeap thats what i thought

CaptCalvin2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Who the heck want's to put in the time money and effort into making a high budget AAA game for a PHONE?

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Chaostar2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

"For both Sony and Nintendo SACK lets hope it does well."

That made me laugh ^_^

Take note people, if your gonna make spelling mistakes at least make them funny.

OT: If the worst comes to worst Sony are also investing in the tablet market. They could easily produce a Playstation branded tablet if demand was there. I actually think that would be awesome if they added wired/wireless support for DS3.

@iamnsuperman don't apologise, it happens and it makes people smile when they are funny.

iamnsuperman2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Sorry about that. Not sure how I managed that

tnator2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

I chuckled as well Chaostar. For f**k's sack. We've all dine it.... hoho

It's all good superman..have a bubble

Now what was this article about.

Ju2642d ago

Add wireless DS3 support? You mean like this?

JsonHenry2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

With Nvidia's Tegra line and the new APUs from AMD the mobile space is about to heat up. Be looking for "gaming phones" coming your way. Once that happens you will see the death of the handheld (slowly) start to occur.. until Sony and Nintendo release their own gaming phones. :)

kneon2642d ago

Sony already has a gaming phone, the Xperia Play.

But there is a problem with making phones more powerful, the battery technology isn't keeping up. We already have many smart phones that can barely last a day of use. Start using them for serious gaming and you'll probably not make it until lunch time.

If your gaming handheld runs out of battery then you just can't play games, no big deal. But for many people a dead cell phone is a much more serious issue, especially with certain fruity brands that don't allow you to easily swap batteries.

pain777pas2642d ago

I need the battery on my phone. Plus the Vita has inputs that no phone will have.

DigitalRaptor2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

The reception and general buzz from gamers and critics has been stronger for Vita, for sure.

It's looking to influence the future of portable gaming with its innovative features, flexible development framework and high-end production values through the impressive hardware. With the 3DS... I just haven't heard people talking about things like that.

Don't get me wrong, the 3DS is a great handheld, and some of the games look great so far, but all it seems to be is the same DS with better graphics and an addional 3D effect that people seem to be complaining about. There's less excitement about the device aside from remakes such as Snake Eater and Ocarina of Time.

How the Vita will do on the market is another thing, but as a modern portable gaming device, Sony has hit a home run. Developers are noticing this and so are gamers.

Darth Stewie2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Looks like Nintendo will once again lose 3rd party support but still have a strong first party lineup for the 3DS. I myself prefer buying the Vita.

Stealth2k2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

This isnt true at all. NIntento portables always have immense third party support.

The only difference is The 3ds has more third party support than the ds ever had this early. And its only growing. Look at level 5 for the example. They have at least 5 3ds games in development where maybe for the ds they had 1 right away

Honestly by the end of this I dont know who will have the most exclusives

DA_SHREDDER2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

The only thing that could save the 3DS is Mario. But then Mario could probably save any system. A good Mario game that is.

Michael-Jackson2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

fail... you forgot Pokemon. All they have to do now is announce Grey version and 3DS sales will spike, it's more effective than Mario in terms of sales.

mcstorm2642d ago

Also Mario Kart too this game spiked the DS sales and will do the same for the 3DS. I think the PSV will sell better than the PSP but I think at its price it will not start to sell well until it drops in price as people dont want to buy a portable console for the same as a home console.

I expect the 3DS to beat the total number of sales of the DS as Nintendo now have a big game line up and a price that people will go for.

DeadIIIRed2642d ago

People still play Pokemon? Not being a wise guy, but I didn't realize it was still popular.

ConstipatedGorilla2640d ago

I don't know... a NEW Zelda may do wonders for it. They seem to be to fixated on porting old games and putting them in 3D though.

supremacy2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Nuff said.

But I guess they'll label this guy a fanboy for stating the obvious.

Sony has been handing free kits to the indies and made the platform extremely easy as well as afordable to develop for.

This is on top of everything else they got going on with their network intergration and what such a thing brings to the table.

I said it before and ill say it again.

Its not the same, things arent the same anymore so dont bring history into it.

Stealth2k2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Things are more or less exactly the same in terms of perception, pricing,ect and history dictates the future.

You forget EA was predicting the same thing with the gba, the ds, IE the end of nintendo

I wouldnt label him a fanboy for giving his OPINION. Which is exactly what your doing

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