Submitted by SoundGamer 1255d ago | news

Sony Will Surpass Nintendo For Number One Handheld Gaming Device According To New Research

With the handheld gaming market being revitalized by Nintendo's 3DS, PlayStation's Vita, and various other mobile gaming devices, new research has begun by research marketing group, Research and Markets.

GamerXChange: "With ... Sony's latest handheld gaming device release, a market research group, Research and Markets, has announced the addition of the "Sony PlayStation Vita: Mobile Console vs. Cellphone-based Gaming Market 2012-2017" report to their offering. The group's research came up with some interesting findings." (3DS, Android, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Nintendo DS, PS Vita)

Buff1044  +   1255d ago
Do we even know how well this thing is selling? One thing is for sure, that 10,000 per month average in japan won't get the job done.
PSVITAlitysensor  +   1255d ago
3DS is going to dominate Vita throughout its life just like DS dominated PSP.

Nintendo is the undisputed KING of the video game industry.
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Jobesy  +   1255d ago
Lol, harsh words, but you're right. It's like saying Wendys hamburgers are going to outsell Mcdonalds. Eventhough the quality of Wendys is higher, Mcdonald is cheaper and has a much broader appeal, especially for kids.
wumster  +   1255d ago

Rumbling controllers, analog sticks and your motion controls say hi and they also thank Nintendo on their way past you.
gamingdroid  +   1255d ago
Nintendo certainly took a hit to gain that market share, but they recognized it and did something successful with it. To me that indicates a well managed company that is in tune with their customers.

So to me, it's hard to believe they will be beaten by Sony.


***Bro nintendo sucks,no innovation all old things,they do there the king of recycling old ideas***

Seriously? Nintendo isn't innovative?

They certainly has been more innovative than Sony and been very successful at it!

I would like to see concrete reasons for why you think Nintendo produces piece of "sh!t"?

Yes, Sony was on top previous two generations, but before that it was Nintendo, and after that it was Nintendo! Looks like the king got their crown back!!! :D
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ronin4life  +   1255d ago
Wendy's fries are crap. You have to salt them yourself to make them taste good.
I do loves me some frosty though... *_*;;
MaxXAttaxX  +   1255d ago
N64 had a "rumble pak" which was an external accessory.
PS1's rumble was built-in.
BOTH companies released rumble at the same time in 1997.

N64's single-analogue stick wasn't even that good in comparison and was terribly positioned down in the center of the controller.
PS1 came out with better positioned DUAL-analogue sticks.

Motion controls? Come on, that wasn't even new and used old tech. Sony was working on Move prototypes with the EyeToy on the PS2.
If anything, motion controls get in the way of gameplay, in my personal opinion of course.
And I'm not even claiming "innovation" on any of that.

I seriously hope Nintendo doesn't force me to keep looking down at the Wii U's tablet controller and use it for almost every game. But given my experience with the Wii, it won't even be an option.

@ PSVITAlitysensor (aka troll of anything Vita related)

Dominate? In sales? Sure.
I'll just go ahead and focus on the overall quality of the product and games.
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dark-hollow  +   1255d ago

"Dominate? In sales? Sure.
I'll just go ahead and focus on the overall quality of the product and games"

Yeah! When Nintendo excels with proof hard numbers, let's hide behind more subjective matters!

Like the 3ds doesn't have quality games too!
ronin4life  +   1255d ago
I would rather buy an add on that comes with a game than a full priced additional controller.
And I'm pretty sure Sony's was still a response to the rumble pak.

How good the analogue stick is perceived by you is unimportant: Nintendo did it first, and sony realised it needed one too.

DDR and the power glove came even before the eyetoy, which was entirely different in execution and intention than the wii, so is hardly relevant to modern ideas of motion controlled gaming.

And there is a reason Nintendo games used and new hold on to their sale value while continuing to make and break records their entire existence rather than going for half their value used within 5 months: the overall quality holds up better.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1254d ago
That's your response to rumble? That you'd rather buy a rumble pak than a controller with built-in rumble? Ok.
You're still "sure it was a response" but no facts to back it up? Such as the simultaneous launch dates from both like I gave. I guess that doesn't count, huh.

Sony didn't realize it "needed one too" because Nintendo did it. They did it because of developer and new gameplay demand. And they used two, not just one. A very wise choice considering character moement and camera movement were better controlled this way, than with just two. Later after Sony did it, others followed from then on including Nintendo.

You guys are way too hung up the whole "who did it first".

And what does DDR and the PowerGlove have to do with anything?
I was referring to a remote/wand -like motion control device.


Because aside from a few good exclusives, the Wii had the best multiplatform games on the market, right?
A couple of exclusives and the virtual console were the only things keeping me from getting rid of it.
So sales were completely irrelevant to me as a gamer.
GraveLord  +   1255d ago
We do have estimates.
Anyway 3DS has been out for a year and it already went through its "doom period" which Vita is just entering in the Western Markets.
KevPC  +   1255d ago
actually is per week :P
fear88  +   1255d ago
Wow Chris, you better get back to your website to whip up some more doom and gloom to make yourself feel secure.
browngamer41  +   1255d ago
I just did some research too..and found out that this article has a 100 percent chance of being full of sh-t.
Moncole  +   1255d ago
The 3DS is always on top, it will be hard to beat
longcat  +   1255d ago
considering that the vita will always be more expensive, i agree that it would be hard for the vita to outsell it.
TheDareDevil  +   1255d ago
Stupid study is Stupid.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1255d ago
I dont know... seems a bit unlikely at least at this time...
ThatMiamiGuy  +   1255d ago
True, but in all fairness, these are projections for the year 2017.
MurDocINC  +   1255d ago
Yea by then we'll have 4DS and Vita2.
Tai_Kaliso  +   1255d ago
I like the Vita, but I think it'll be hard pressed to top Nintendo and the 3DS, which seems to always hold the number one spot.
ipe  +   1255d ago
If we can trust vgc to some extent vita is doing fine in west compared to 3ds and its 250 vs 160 3ds. It needs strong suport in first 2 years, sales ll be good later. New bioshock, resistance , cod, gow, ac, ....sony just needs to make good moves. Push those titles(+ give them something unique), make funny ads, make vita friendly to small studios who puts 5,10$ games out. Put those DD prices DOWN. Work with valve, take some examples from steam.

4 japan, im intrigued that its selling at all. It got no games 4 jap. taste at all. Get ur heads outa asxes and do some work, work with square, capcom, dont be arrogant.
Put focus and resources to ur gaming division thats making u 500 million profit a year instead on phones, tvs etc.

Maybe kaz ll do some smart moves
Summons75  +   1255d ago
it's no doubt the 3ds will be like the ds and sell more than the vita but the vita is the better machine by far.
ronin4life  +   1255d ago
Gaming "analysts" and fortune tellers say a lot of things.
And they are usually spectacularly wrong. So congratulations 3ds. If these guys are "right", you'll be sitting pretty at the top. ^_^;
Bundi  +   1255d ago
Lol! Okay.
DigitalAnalog  +   1255d ago
What the vita needs right now is a killer application.
But the 3DS has taken the majority of that market with a back-deal by CAPCOM in the form of MH. On top of that, the 3DS has Zelda, Mario AND POKEMON which can easily sell astounding units that is both popular in both JAPAN AND THE WORLD.

For the Vita, the only universal killer IP is the Gran Turismo and even that is considered niche, along with Uncharted, GOW, etc. Each has it's own different market and only sells according to that particular fanbase.

With that being said, the only way Vita can really stand out from the 3DS is the multi-player feature which, unfortunately does not favor the 3G plans. Unless SONY finds some way to get more value into it's device it would be nothing more than an overpowered gaming system that pretty much sell on it's own merits and not deliver the outstanding performance this research tries to imply.

As for me, the only reason I didn't get a vita right now is because Gravity Rush is the ONLY game that looks like it was designed for the system. And we need more games like that if it wants to become more than just a "portable" PS3.

A full-scale GT experience on the Vita integrated with GT5 would help immensely as well. But considering Sony would not let another studio handle the product, I don't expect that can happen anytime soon.
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gypsygib  +   1255d ago
I'm currently not interested in buying a handheld but If I were to get one later on it would definitely be a Vita.

I could easily get a 3DS for under $100 new right now and that still seems like its not worth it. I think the 3DS is poorly designed, the 3D is largely useless and it was stupid to have only one analog and that I don't care to play games with really old graphics.

If I need to satisfy my Nintendo fix, I'll just get a Wii U.
yabhero  +   1255d ago
What i think of the above comment:
Yes buy a Vita!
3DS is worth more than 100 dollars.
Poorly designed? Not really except for the 2nd dual stick.
the 3D is useless... guess you haven't seen the 3D on Resi or Kid Icarus or OOT
OLD GFX? guess you havent seen Resi or Sreet Fighter
WiiU is WIN
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TheGamingArt  +   1255d ago
WiiU is a win.. lol
3D is useless.. apparently you've never played on a real 3D tv.
The design is a fully rehashed DS, it's infuriating that they don't have dual analogues by now.

also,... did you just use OOT as an argument against old graphics ... O.O...
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yabhero  +   1255d ago
OK Mr.Hater, let me clarify.
"WiiU is a win.. lol" What's funny about this? Nintendo first parties is HD with better GFX , third party support, real online network and a new control method is funny?
"apparently you've never played on a real 3D tv" I have played on a 3DTV,that doesn't make the 3DS 3D less cool. Games like OOT3D and Kid Icarus still have spectacular 3D.
"The design is a fully rehashed DS." I mentioned the missing 2nd analog... yes i does have a similar design to the best selling handheld of all time, what a bad design choice.
"also,... did you just use OOT as an argument against old graphics ... O.O..." No I was talking about how the 3D is ocarina is VERY VERY GOOD...
as for graphics... Just look at Resident Evil revelations... the GFX aren't as good a Vita but its no sloucher...
browngamer41  +   1254d ago
@ TheGamingArt
I have played on a 3d t.v. and was not impressed..since when does things "popping" out at you constitute real 3D? When I'm walking around things do not just "pop" out at me..the 3DS depth is far more realistic(and yes It also does pop out..check out a game like Zevious on the highest 3d setting)..plus who wants to wear those stupid ass glasses while sitting in their house-no thanks.
gtxgamer2  +   1255d ago
Too be fair 3DS had a head start on Vita. An just a curious question how do people come up with these numbers?
TheGamingArt  +   1255d ago
and simply put... it should. Better device + better games + better service = should be on top. I know more people are interested in a Vita than a 3DS... it's pricing that deters them.
ronin4life  +   1255d ago
But that's just it: it does not have (more in number) better games and may never, seeing as how the 3ds will always have a year head start when it comes to dev support.(quality of any specific individual titles is subjective.)

The service and device are worthless without great games, and the 3ds will always have more. Preference will dictate purchase, and the 3ds has more types of games and gaming preferences available now and into the foreseeable future.
AusRogo  +   1253d ago
Haha vita have no good games? Yeah okay . Retard.
yabhero  +   1255d ago
Simply put... you're wrong. Which one has 15 million owners which one has 2 million.
"Better device + better games + better service = should be on top." This is all your opinion. I'm a 3DS and Vita fan so I'll give you Better device, 3DS has been out for a year ahead of Vita so it has better games... better service not really... sony has PSN yes... btu rumor has it that 3DS is getting an update with nintendo network which has all the features of PSN and Live
Hicken  +   1253d ago
One having X million doesn't mean it's better than one with Y million. It's true that good things sell a lot, but it's also true that the best things usually don't sell as much.

And it's not opinion that "Better device + better games + better service = should be on top." That's truth. You would think that the better device with better games and superior service would be on top, wouldn't you?

As far as tech and versatility, the Vita is a better device. I'm not a fan of the faux-3D the 3DS has, but I love my Vita's OLED screen.

In respect to games, this one's more of a toss-up. It's true that the 3DS has more games because it came out a year earlier, but that doesn't equate to better games. This is also rather subjective, as I'm not the biggest fan of Mario, and I hardly think remakes should be counted(on either system). That said, if the Vita continues to have the high quality of games it currently has at the same rate as now, then it will have more "better" games.

Better service isn't really arguable. On one hand, you have PSN, cross-game chat, 3G capability, and all that entails. On the other, you have a RUMOR that something better is coming to the 3DS.

Not knocking the 3DS at all, but even at more money, the Vita is a better value, and seems to have a brighter future ahead of it.
KevPC  +   1255d ago
I hope that happens...i want to see Sony beating Nintendo because they do have a better product
axisofweevils  +   1255d ago
Let's face it, considering how poor the 3DS launch was - no games, no online shop, months of no game releases, all those articles about people getting headaches and feeling sick - the fact that the Vita is doing even worse, despite all those launch games, speaks volumes.

And if the Vita can't even beat the 3DS when it was doing bad, it has no chance of outselling it now it's doing good - especially with games like Pokemon and Monster Hunter on the way.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1255d ago
Okay... the 3DS had a 1-year head start over the Vita. Also the 3DS is about to get a lot of major 1st and 3rd releases in the next 4 months or so. Sony needs to be the 1st to release the next handheld or they will be behind again. It's going to be that way with the Wii U if they are behind by 2 years like some people are projecting.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1254d ago
I dont care how much it will sell.. All i know is to me PS Vita is the best handheld ever
baodeus  +   1254d ago
so are u expecting Sony to support it even if it is not doing well, keep on losing money etc....?

If you love it, you should care.
ZippyZapper  +   1254d ago
LOL yeah... ok... uh... What U smokin? How is the Vita supposed to catch up to the 3DS? Is it kinda like how the PS3 was supposed to pass the Wii and 360 in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011?
Bowzabub  +   1254d ago
Well at my house they are tied 1 to 1.
CaptainofCrush  +   1253d ago
Yeah, sure they will.

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