Submitted by Warzone45 1251d ago | news

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft: three very different takes on portable gaming at GDC 2012

Take a step back, and suddenly it seems like the major players of consumer gaming aren't even driving on the same track. This war isn't about the "most powerful" console anymore; it's about creating the right experience for today's gamer. We ducked under the unspoken truce of last week's Game Developer Conference to get a bead on Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony's portable gaming strategies. Read full story to see what they're doing to differentiate themselves from the competition. (Game Developers Conference, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Tech, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Shivan  +   1252d ago
the 3ds is clearly kicking ass
Kohven  +   1251d ago
Sorry haven't played my 3DS since I got my Vita...
glopez  +   1251d ago
Sorry I haven't played my vita since i got my 3ds...

See i can do that too.....
Shivan  +   1251d ago
Sorry I havent played vita since the only good original games are on 3ds...........

not to mention the 3ds has never been below third worldwide and the vita has never been above fifth......................

And the 3ds has actually been first and second

The vita never has, and the way its going, never will
PSVITAlitysensor  +   1251d ago
3DS has great games, glasses free 3D and a 3D camcorder! Online community is great too..!! Vita has no games and a weird touch thingy... Sorry i just don't like it.

Buy 3DS.
#1.1.3 (Edited 1251d ago ) | Agree(8) | Disagree(10) | Report
Hicken  +   1251d ago
"No games and a weird touch thingy."

That pathetic excuse was the best you could come up with?

And sorry, but the 3DS's 3D isn't true 3D. It's annoying more than anything else, as it always feeling like I'm looking through a window from the outside.

Good job playing the sales card, by the way. I'm surprised you didn't mention all the worthwhile games it took a year for the 3DS to get, while there are early as many on Vita just a month after full release.

"Only good games are on 3DS." Spoken like a true fanboy.
yabhero  +   1251d ago
I'm sorry your missing Kid Icarus: Uprising then... great game you know.
ZippyZapper  +   1251d ago
Vita compared to 3DS is like Sega handhelds. Nintendo has nothing to worry about, accept for smartphones.
#1.1.6 (Edited 1251d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(9) | Report
Kohven  +   1251d ago
I see that a lot of people are "butt hurt" about my comment...but you see I am only stating a fact. Yes of course the 3DS has good games...but it did take a while for them to release. The Vita was released with a far better launch up of games than the 3DS. I bought 5 games on launched to where as on the 3DS...1 Street Fighter IV. All I am saying is that I am still very much busy with my Vita games. Just remember though that I have both systems...and really it seems the Vita is the top choice NOW.
dboyman  +   1251d ago
I got Vita and a 16GB card when it first came out only paid $100 with all my trade in credits and now got 3DS for free when I used my Walmart $125 gift card I won(that was about to expire to purchase it (it was on sale for $119). So for $75 I got the 3DS and the Vita. So I have best of both worlds
#1.2 (Edited 1251d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
gtxgamer2  +   1251d ago
that confused the crap out of me
dboyman  +   1251d ago
I just realized I confused myself too gtxgamer2. lol Oh well meant to say was for the best portable experience, I got both 3ds and Vita for best variety of games. I'm finding it easier for me to game on the go.

Wished N4G can let you remove posts you made by mistake though -_-
yabhero  +   1251d ago
@ All the disagrees
Please LOOK UP the sales figures recently... the 3DS has been kicking ass with over 150,000 like every week... sheesh
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1251d ago
heard ALOT of pro Vita talk from friends.
Some of them resistant to handheld gaming,others fans since day 0.
gtxgamer2  +   1251d ago
Microsoft doesnt have a portable O.o
Warzone45  +   1251d ago
there's rumors that they are making one
gtxgamer2  +   1251d ago
I really hope not
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1251d ago
I've not heard those rumours. Pus this says they don't think portable gaming is a smart move


it's about 3 quarters of year old but I'm sure that hasn't changed.
badz149  +   1251d ago
I think
they are considering Windows tablets as their portable
TheDivine  +   1251d ago
Love my vita and my 3ds. I do play the 3ds alot more lately because of re revelations and kid icarus uprising. Those are the 2 best games ive ever played on any handheld and im completely in love with KIU right now, its prob my goty already. I like the 3ds because it has games not possible on consoles and unique games built for the system. I like the vita because it gets console like games on the go and il finally get to have persona 4 and ffx on the go. The screen is really beautiful and i really like the back touchpad, its a great new feature.
yabhero  +   1251d ago
Kid Icarus Uprisng = GOTY
Campaign to get Kid Icarus on WiiU and get it nominated for GOTY (it's already my GOTY)
What should we call this operation?
(Puts on sunglasses)
"Operation Pitfall.."
Honky Kong  +   1251d ago
CaptainN  +   1251d ago
The portable market is Nintendo's....Sony can have some of the pie, but its still Nintendo's playground. MS can try to get in but the most they can expect is a share like Sony's because they will not take Nintendo out of first place in portables. Plus MS can't even sell home consoles in Japan......imagine a portable!! They know it wouldnt be wise to attempt that. But hey, good luck to all the companies.
browngamer41  +   1251d ago
I play my 3DS so much that It never has a chance to charge(always having to plug and play)..best handheld EVAR!
IRetrouk  +   1251d ago
vita all the way, liked my 3ds but had to many problems with mine, traded it in a couple weeks ago, maybe get the revised model when it turns up
zero_cool  +   1250d ago
I'll get playstation vita when it gets a price cut & has time to mature so until then i'll enjoy my psp.

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

On The Red Carpet w/ NBA Live 2016 plus Top NBA highlights from the 2015 season

31m ago - Note: TiC Podcast did not use skype for this interview as TiC would normally, They had to use EA’... | PC

Should Other MMOs Emulate the EverQuest 2 Prison Server?

31m ago - There have been cheaters and hackers that have plagued online gaming ever since the first mmorpg... | Industry

The Wii U Games You Need to Play in August

Now - Let's take a look at what Nintendo will be offering throughout the month. | Promoted post

New Fortified GamePlay From PAX

31m ago - Developer Clapfoot games uploaded some new gameplay footage for their upcoming 3D tower defence s... | PC

Top-down retro racer Gotcha Racing launches on North American 3DS eShop

52m ago - Gotcha Racing is a retro top-down racing game where you must upgrade you car with parts that are... | 3DS

Why Chun Li from Street Fighter II is a Great Character

52m ago - Welcome to The A Team, where we talk about the biggest characters in gaming; the best heroes, the... | Culture