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Sony's Newest Portable Game Device Takes On Apple

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.

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Mikhail2040d ago

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.

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Knight_Cid2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

"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.

LOGICWINS2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

"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.

Knight_Cid2040d ago

sony was asked this in an interview

"who is your competitor with vita"

Answer: nintendo

Apple products are in a completely diffent market

LOGICWINS2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

@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.

Outside_ofthe_Box2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

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.

GraveLord2040d ago

It has no chance. Vita IS NOT taking on the iPhone/iPad.
It's taking on the 3DS.

Tapioca Cold2040d ago

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!!!!!

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