Chris Buffa (Modojo): In life, no one stays on top forever. Empires decline, as do sports teams. People grow old, and companies eventually bow out to hungrier competitors.
This is rather obvious I would think. It's kind of the name of the competition game. Roughly the same could be said about sony's handheld division. The other option however is something like whats happening with home consoles where multiple units coexist.
Just remember that Sony's 1st party will support the vita which should worry Nintendo
Depends on which studios. ND have already stated that they have no plans to develop for Vita. I think Nintendo have the best 1st party devs anyway, can't see them worrying about that too much.
Except nintendo let there franchises stay with there actually developers most of the time, so they are equally good, while sony so far has sold out the ips they have to other people (and with ps vita reviews, they haven't been of top quality that we would get if sony had the original developers work on them)
@dboyc310 Nintendo has arguably the three biggest franchises in gaming history on their handhelds (Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon), so i doubt they care what Sony's first party studios are doing with the Vita.
nintendo is not competing with just sony but also the rising mobile gaming market. granted many will say gaming on a phone or tablet is not gaming. Same sentiment was felt way back when PC's were starting to be used for gaming. Point is, gaming as a whole is on the rise thanks to the branching out onto other devices. The dedicated platform is always better than a multifunctional one in the sense that there 'should' be no compromise in the quality of the game. I myself do not have a smartphone or tablet but i do recognize the cultural shift both platforms display when it comes to something neither dedicated platform (nintendo/sony) can offer 'currently'. "Convenience". Once the exclusive playground of the portable game device has now opened up to 'almost' complete portability with entertainment and productivity with these other devices. For nintendo or sony to not take that market seriously as a threat to their relevance would be platform suicide.
Nintendo will be perfectly fine, and will likely dominate the hand held arena overall. As gamer we can already see that with the games the 3DS has out and up its sleeve. Nintendo is set to possibly out perform what was done with the original Nintendo DS. Which was already a monster.
yeeeaaaah tho 3ds's launch was horrible as well as the following 6 months after launch. there arent many games coming either and the ones that look good are hindered by lack of second analog so you have to wait till the monster hunter comes out with the 2nd analog add on or wait for the new 3ds that has it as standard. and yes nintendo will do this, they already segregated their users with the dsi and ds, theey would gladly do it this time for something more crucial aswell, and hopefully they do
I feel, people shouldn't track all DS numbers as a collective because of Nintendo basically making the new version, and new handheld. It's like counting all Sony's consoles. They all play playstation 1 games.
The 3DS is probably the most disappointing handheld I have purchased in a long time. It may succeed in being more popular than the vita but don't tell me the software lineup will be better. The lineup after nearly a year is PATHETIC and yes I have all these high selling games (3d land, mario kart, revelations). The DS launch and first year was waaay more impressive and exciting than adding 3D and a bit more power.
I'm calling bull on your comment. The DS launch wasn't anything close to impressive nor was it even that much greater than the 3DS launch. And the 3DS first year blows the DS first year out the water in terms of games. So, either you never owned a DS at laucnh, you don't own a 3DS, or it's both.
I've been a Nintendo handheld fan my entire life, but the 3DS, as a system, left much to be desired for this gamer. The system's game lineup was literally boring me to death, so I sold my limited edition TLoZ 3DS (with Star Fox 64) on eBay for $355. The system may have a few good games coming later on in the year, but so far I haven't been impressed by anything. RE: Revelations wasn't all too spectacular either. I wanted to like the 3DS, but its delivering too little too late for me. I regret selling the system due to the impending Monster Hunter title, but I know deep down the Vita is getting one as well. I couldn't care less about sales or records, I want games to play.
Like ds it will sell well because casual players like things like 3d. and like ds did it will have great games that gamers enjoy. so like wii should of been aimed at both casuals and hardcores with games to satisfy both groups.
sony seemed to do pretty ok with selling 80 million units "Smart phone games have definitely taken a chunk (we can debate how much) from Nintendo's market share". smart phones games took nothing out of nintendos market share. How can you say it did when the 3ds is breaking records for in all regions? not just from nintendo, but all systems. The 3ds will likely be getting a COD too. It wont be exclusive. Just when I thought it was ok to read this site again.
his comment said (we can debate about how much) and you go off on it that easily? you didn't even bother to reply to him either. OT: Smart phones and tablets are becoming more advanced for gaming now so I don't know how you don't see that. Of course, Nintendo will always be No.1 when it comes to handheld gaming, but smart phones and tablets are creating a hinderance for the company. Not much of a hinderance, but it is there.
I would hardly consider them a hinderance. Have you seen 3DS first year sales? 3DS is smashing DS first year sales and outselling every home console. With all this supposed "competition", 3DS is still smashing sales records. The Vita will be highly successful as well with quality MARKETING and games. 3DS is cheaper though(and has good marketing), so that might sway some casuals, uninformed penny pinchers, etc. However, we don't need to turn this into a competition. When both dedicated gaming handhelds succeed, it will mean success for hardcore gamers. READ comment by "Knight_cid" below for the short version.
And besides an article like this MIGHT be warrented if the 3ds wasnt doing well. Its doing better than basically any system ever has in its first year. So it comes off as silly
why did my comment magically reply to you instead? wtf... sorry about that.
I go off on it when its false. They arent becoming more advanced for gaming. Not when I download zenonia 4 and the controls are so broken I cant play it over a minute. @ below what I am getting at is phones and and tablets are garbage for games. There isnt one original games on those platforms that are deeper than any gameboy game, original and dont get me started on skyrim. Not only was the game broken and generic, but it was shallow and lazy
There's a Zenonia 4 and nobody told me? D: And you're talking about ONE game. Of course every game has it's downsides and there is enough technology to fix those problems. Let's take the bugs and glitches in Skyrim for example. Those are constantly getting fixed over time. With smartphones and tablets, there are updates for games to make them run smoother. I still don't see what you're getting at. EDIT @ ABOVE: And yet there are still games being sold on both. There are some pretty decent games on ipad and iphone. Infinity Blade is pretty amazing considering it's on a phone.
3DS has just become the fastest selling system to reach 5 million units. Regardless of how well Vita will do 3DS will still outsell it. And pokemon can sell that amount for 3DS when it arrives. Nintendo's games sell like hot cakes. Also just saying.
Vita can sell 5 mil with a simple CoD bundle this fall. Just saying.
just saying no it really cant. Especially when the games are basically on everything. Even the consoles, a call of duty wont move that many units. And the 5 million was only in japan In the US it broke records months ago
Because you can't get CoD anywhere else? ^_^;
@Ronin- On a portable no. Unless you want to play it on the 3DS with its joke of a screen size, inadequate amount of input controls, lousy infrastructure and antiquated-by-console-standard s hardware. @Elemental- Yes, because marketing the ability to be able to play the most popular fps of the modern age on the go anywhere, anytime won't attract any attention from any of the several millions of consumers who bought Modern Warfare 3. Have fun playing your two generation old ports and sloppy seconds of console games (SSF4 being released followed promptly by the arcade edition patch making the 3DS game obsolete). Sorry some people like variety, and Nintendo spoon-feeding me the same franchises for two decades got old.
That is yet to be proven, no one knows if CoD on a handheld can sell well, it has yet to be attempted so it could be a total flop.
Cool, Pokemon can sell 20+ million 3DSes just by simply being announced. See, I can pull statistics out my ass as well.
3DS will be fine and hopefully the Vita will too as they are both kickass gaming platform's, just hope they somehow take Apple out :P
Exactly! I think every real gamer should be supporting the Vita and the 3DS. Gamers (and of course fanboys) should look beyond sales especially this time and see that it's in their own best interests for both devices to succeed.
I don't understand why everyone has to play sales fanboy and say nintendo will outsell so and so and sony will ousell soand so. Noones in any real danger unless both flop which 3ds hasn't. I want them both to do well. the handheld market should be more like the home console market ( more choices) More choices are always better.
Cod would be a waste of time on 3ds because the vita will have a way better version and majority of the casual demographic that 3ds caters to wouldn't buy it. It won't look good enough for the hardcore cod fans and the vita with dual analog is a better fit.
It wouldn't be a waste of time for people without a Vita. You seem to forget easily that not everyone will want or will own a Vita.
Not everyone will want or own a 3DS either. Vita on COD makes sense. On a 3DS, it doesn't.
What about the 3DS's "3D effect?". There's also the CPP for people who are looking for that dual analog experience. People seem to forget the 3DS's ability to play NDS games (which adds major value to the device).
and not only does the cpp add dual analog it actually has 2 triggers on each side, so it would be closer in control than the ps vita cod
FYI, Colwyn, COD has been on the DS since CoD4. It's only logical to see it go on the 3DS, its successor.
Newsflash! COD is so mainstream that even casuals play it. A lot of Casuals actually, so yeah it could work on 3DS or Vita
The title alone hurts my head... you couldn't possibly time this article anymore wrong, considering how well the 3DS is doing now.
competition is good for the industry. it will brings out the best in both of them. sony was easily handled by nintendo the first go around. they learned from it & created one heck of a device. since nintendo has not really been challenged they became complacent overlooking things on the 3ds (dual sticks). i hope the vita does well so that both sony & nintendo step up their game to move the industry forward. to have the best of both worlds the hardcore & casuals so that all that talk comparing them to phones will be irrelevant.
I do not think Nintendo has anything to worry about. The 3DS is doing just fine.
How about they BOTH do well and both get awesome games designed for each system???
Hey, who do you think you are, spouting your logical sense on N4G??? Git on back in that cage you unbiased vermin!!! I SAID GIT!!
Are you insane??? What they have to do is go to the other company HQ with bombs and blow'em up, and erradicate the other from earth!! What do you think this real, tangible war is played with? Games?
Nintendo's 3DS won't fall that easily, but Sony's PSV is sure gonna give it one heck of a competition.
Everyone wins when there is competition. As long as handheld gaming is not overtaken by cheap games such as angry birds and cut the rope.. long live handheld gaming!
Plz SONY don't kill nintendo, we love mario and zelda i beg of u
I don't think Sony can dethrone Ninty when it comes to handheld consoles. I don't think anyone can do it unless its a smartphone and they're not exactly on the same market.
I dont get why everyone is so in kind of a rage with an invisible war. If you like the Vita, buy the Vita. If you like the 3DS, buy the 3DS. If you see someone playing in a Vita and you dont have a Vita, let it be. If you see someone playing in a 3DS and you dont have a 3DS, let it be. First of all, both companies win as long as their products sell. Win money, that's it. If a company "loses" it wont dissappear from earth, so fans wont have to be sad about it. And we dont receive a penny from'em if we're on the winning side of the force. Just play whatever you you want.
Why wouldnt COD look good on a 3ds? Are u people idiots...3ds has wii visuals basically...from what i remmbr COD Black ops looked just fine on wii...have any of u even played a3ds or even own 1that is talking about it? VITA=TOO MUCH MONEY!!!!! Sorry, but ill take a 3ds over a vita if i was to choose...IMO :)
Well the only way this could happen is if the vita price matches the 3DS and includes a free memory stick with a decent game and is Marketed right and aggressively. These things above will certainly do it in the u.s and the rest of world outside japan until the rpgs start migrating the system in large numbers. Until then, I am afraid its all "ifs" and speculations. Sony isnt going to buckle down and break price points because Nintendo does. They simply want to make money on this.
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