Sony's biggest competition won't be traditional rival Nintendo. Instead, Apple has stepped up as Sony's biggest threat with its popular iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
I find it intriguing that journalist fail to highlight that the 3DS and vita has other Apps for functionality, video and music streaming and social networking. This gaming handhelds can be considered as all in one devices also but gaming is their strong point. Phones and tablets are in the opposite site of the spectrum.
"Lackluster sales of Sony's PSP Go and Nintendo's 3DS were seen as further evidence of a trend away from dedicated handheld game devices." I am going to take this as a joke. No system outsold the 3ds last year, and it was only on the market 9 months. Its breaking speed sales records in every region. And the psp line has sold aroudn 80 million units worldwide, putting it right up there with the most successful systems of all time Lackluster sales, I think not. "Sony's biggest competition won't be traditional rival Nintendo. Instead, Apple has stepped up as Sony's biggest threat with its popular iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices." absolutely not sony has said nintendo is there ownly rival and basically apple is irrelevant. Hell the 3ds is under no threat at all. They broke all kinds of records and sold the most hardware in 2011. No other system even came close to the 3ds.
"Hell the 3ds is under no threat at all. They broke all kinds of records and sold the most hardware in 2011. No other system even came close to the 3ds." Okay...THIS I can agree with. "sony has said nintendo is there ownly rival and basically apple is irrelevant." This I don't agree with. In a sense, the PS3, 360, and Wii are all competing for the same market...your living room. In the same manner, Vita, the 3DS, and portable Apple products are competing for the same market....portable media entertainment. Clearly Vita offers graphical fidelity, better overall presentation, and deeper gaming experiences than what you can get on an iphone/iPAD... however casual consumers don't understand this. To them, portable gaming is all the same. Theres a reason why parents still refer to our 360s and PS3s as "Nintendos" or our MP3 players(regardless of brand) as "Ipod's". Casual consumers have been bombarded by advertising to believe that ALL consoles /portable devices come from the SAME company.
sony was asked this in an interview "who is your competitor with vita" Answer: nintendo Apple products are in a completely diffent market
@Knight_Cid- So because so says in an interview that they aren't competing with Apple, that makes it true? In the past, Sony has stated that they "don't care" about the competition. http://kotaku.com/204403/so... Clearly, this is a lie since the 360 is obvious competition to the PS3. Do you always believe everything that billion dollar companies say? I bet you also believed Reggie Fiis Aime when he said that Nintendo doesn't care about what competitors are doing. Lo and behold...the Wii HD is coming out this year.
The Vita and smartphones are not in direct competition. Portable GAMING devices are for gamers and children. Anyone outside of that group more than likely would never consider getting a portable gaming device to begin with. Do you think that parents that refer to consoles as "Nintendos" are the target audience for the vita? No. Do you think that businessmen that do nothing but make conference calls on their smartphones are the target audience for the Vita? No, not unless they're gamers. Use the common sense you preach that others should use so often. Only a fraction of smartphone users are actually a target for the Vita/3DS.
It has no chance. Vita IS NOT taking on the iPhone/iPad. It's taking on the 3DS.
why do these %$#@ stupid journalists keep comparing the Vita to ipads/tablets/ and phones!!!!! I bought a Vita because i wanr a gaming machine in my hand! I did not want a computer or phone. I want a gaming BEAST!!! Phones and Tablet owners, get this through your thick skulls: you are not GAMERS!!! You never were and you never will be. people who by Vitas are hardcore #@$%ing gamers! Not pussy bus riding idiots killing time! Don't come into our show. We don't want you, nor your opinions. AND IT IS CHEAP! 250 for a PS3 in your hands! Blow us all!!!!!
CAN WE STOP APPROVING THESE FUCKING ARTICLES??? I'm so sick of seeing the iPhone on the front page. Get the fuck out of my gaming news Apple. Any article that compares the iPhone to the Vita is CLEARLY written by someone who doesn't know anything about dedicated video games systems, hence their news should be irrelevant, and NOT APPROVED.
Idiot journalists, and retarded casual gamers need to stop thinking that the vita is a phone or tablet. its a dedicated gaming system which happens to have apps on it as a bonus imo. also for $250/300 the vita is a steal for all that it does.
They need to seriously stop this shit. I bet there will be a law suit about false advertisement, because some retard bought a vita thinking he can make phone calls.
All I can say is wow, got mine 2day, fantastic machine
Borderlands 2 is coming to Tegra 3 devices. Now tablets are starting to get serious.
Cool, now lets see an article on how Motion controllers are standing off against gym equipment. They're the same too right!?
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