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Huawei's Not The First Company To Vie For Nintendo's Portable Crown, And It Won't Be The Last

Riding on Nintendo's coat-tails might not be the silliest idea.

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SuperSonic9128d ago ShowReplies(5)
Tatanga27d ago

An annual 900$/€ smartphone, with a single stick that no one will ever use.
What does this have to do with the switch ?

TekoIie27d ago

It's because Huawei specifically compared this to the Switch during a presentation.

XxExacutionerxX27d ago

Well, you’ll need a Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong,.....and about 100 years of experience of toy/video game design to grab the Nintendo crown

TekoIie27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Not impossible but insanely difficult.

EddieNX 27d ago

Nobody can compete with Nintendo in the handheld market.

Father__Merrin27d ago

It's about time someone challenged Nintendo Huawei could do it if they market well enough.

King_Noctis27d ago

I’m sorry but I’d rather have gaming companies such as Sony and MS challenging Nintendo rather than a chinese phone company.

rainslacker27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

There a ways away from marketing this well. The price alone will turn a lot of people away. Huawei, while having plenty of quality products, doesn't have the name recognition as other companies in their market.

The thing with this though is they're not marketing a game console. They're marketing a phone.

UltraNova27d ago

If I were Huawei and was dead serious about going against Nintendo(they better be simce they directly compared their phone with the Switch), I'd certainly call Sony or EA or both and have a chat about making a deal for developing some ports or even exclusives for their device to go up against big N...and I'd pay the crap out of them if that's what it took to get me in the game.

rainslacker26d ago

Their best bet would be to go all in, and actually make an effort in the console market(portable in this case), and not just try to capture some of that market on a device which is meant for a completely different market. Biggest reason for this is that there is nothing that really defines it as a portable system, nor is there much to it that is much different than any other cell phone, except maybe the controller thingy.

blawren427d ago

I'd believe Nintendo making a smartphone before a no name company successfully enters the gaming console space.

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