Iwata: "They're trying to attract consumers from a different direction from ours. The people will decide what is right"
Have no idea why you have disagrees...maybe you shouldn't use big words lol, you know which group runs this site
Coming from a guy with one bubble.
I have decided to get both, NGP on release day and 3DS when nintendo releases a lite version.
nintendo believes in democracy i guess. its the truth though, the people WILL decide. (with their wallets)
Hey, at least they don't throw crap like the monkeys at Microsoft. Kudos to Big N.
lol @ the person thinking diplomatic is a "big word" anyway - true, people will decide =)
3DS will sell faster due to the kid appeal and loyalty. PSP2 sales in the west will depend on the games release that appeal to the core and the percentage of those who are into taking their gaming portable.
PSP2 sales will depend on the price. The 3DS is already steep and receiving complaints. The initial price point for the PSP2 will determine quite a bit. Times are tough, and for the mass market, sacrifices will have to be made to purchase these machines.
I am assuming they will be priced simularly. If they are close in price, the the only thing that will stop 3DS from the stronger sales, will be the concern, by parents like me, over eye damage. You guys put to much stock into internet and mag critics. The only people who listen to them are some you so call hardcore. Look at Kinect and wii to see how litle infuence they have over mass marked products.
PSP2 sales depends on overall appeal. Right now it only appeals to the portable hardcore gaming market. The casual gamers that previously used to buy handhelds are now purchasing smart phones such as iPhone and Android/WP7 phones. The market has been divided and I think Nintendo will come out the victor here. We have already seen that merely throwing horsepower at a problem only diminishes your market by increasing cost. However, for my personal enjoyment I think the PSP2 would do much better with the type of games available and the dual analog sticks!
I don't really know what the critics have said. I do know though that $250 is expensive, and if the PSP2 costs more than that, price will be the biggest factor to the mass market.
Add a decent online Call of Duty to the NGP and you have an enormous market tacked on top
Exactly what i was thinking, i could imagine a stack of people who would love to play their FPS on the run and online, plus how many games on the market today are FPS's! In regards to 'gamingdroid's comment about the casual market preferring a smart phone, he failed to comment on Sony's 'Playstation Suite', which will have access to ALL Android OS phones. There was a really good article yesterday from Eurogamer, about the potential of the 'Playstaion Suite'. Basically the gist of the article is, Sony make Suite available for all Android phones, the new Xperia phone would be the best Android phone on the market for the gaming experience, because it has a d-pad and buttons, Sony Makes money off of other companies hardware( Android Smart Phones), unlike Apple who only offer their Apps and Games to their iPhone(tell me if i'm misinformed, but that's what i gather). Article - http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
IMO The 3DS will handily outsell the PSP2. That doesn't make the PSP2(NGP) any less of a stellar portable console.
Nintendo isn't silent. They said they aren't scared the day ngp was announced. Nintendo has an army of loyal fans.
I see it more like Nintendo will just do what they do best regardless of the outcome, instead of going like "we got stuff that the other don't have, so they're shit" . Unlike Microsoft who just HAS to be the best and go stealing exclusivities and spend billions on marketing just to call itself the "best console on the market". Which is why I usually like Nintendo... Sometimes...
That's easy to say when the other product isn't even near release yet ...
Nintendo is very professional about it. Nintendo knows they have a winner thats selling out preorders in every region. They dont need to brag. To them there is no war because what they see is there own products. They are the new england patriots of gaming Microsoft and sony both like to throw stones alot, because they only wish they could have the sheer gaming success over the years that nintendo has had. Nintendo focus's on themselves, will the other 2 worry and fight with others
I think when a company does a lot of research, they feel confident in their offerings especially when the other company doesn't retaliate with a product that exceeds their own product. If you noticed, lately Sony is the only one throwing stones in regards to PS Move and now PSP2. Everybody else is just minding their own business as usual.
When it comes to video games, this is Nintendos turf. Other companies have tried to over throw Nintendos dominance and have failed miserably. Nintendo isnt into any other market but video games, so they know how to do things.
Agreed. They crushed the Game Gear and the PSP, why would it turn out differently this time? No matter how much of a beast the PSP2 will be, and it does look awesome, it will never have Mario, Link, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, etc. That's why I've got a 3DS pre-order waiting at Gamestop for me.
No price, no comment...now if Sony says, "NGP for $199.99!", that could be interesting, and deserve a comment like, "We're offering 3D, they're offering more of the same...HD".
$200 that would be the best annoucment ever
Too bad it's probably not going to get below $350.
I know, but one can dream (or at least be high)
I'm sure the PSP2 will do better than the first PSP but at this point I think Nintendo is more worried about Apple stealing the casual market from them.
I will admit that the first PSP disappointed me. But with the online store now and PS1 classics on PSP, I am so tempted to buy this one. It looks amazing. I just dont know when I would use it since I am not into portable gaming that much. I cant let the initial impulse to buy get me again LOL. I just dont think portable gaming is for me, but I want it sooo bad.
NGP "Give into me!"
Nintendo and Apple should be worried of Sony stealing the Casual market from them with "Playstation Suite"
Stealth20k: You are right! Nintendo is just sitting back doing there thing. Ive only seen Microsoft and Sony crying and fighting with themselves, while Nintendo is going about there daily business nonchalant. Nintendo plays there cards strategically and intelligently.
truthbetold is right, PSP2 intial price has to be consumer friendly. both 3DS and PSP2 must do well in order to increased the video game revenue. remember, the industry the last yrs had declined..
LOL he doesn't even want to argue... He knows that his handheld is better and that it will sell twice as much as the NGP..
Im sure both will sell fine and be very profitable for both Sony and Nintendo.
Nintendo shouldn't worry about a thing. The PSP2 or NGP is an over engineered mess that will sell much less than the PSP. Moreover it will be overpriced. There is no way Sony will have it debut below 350 bucks.
Nintendo is right cause in the end its the consumer who decides.
NGP had to release info before the 3DS came out, they didn't have a choice. Now that the info is out, Sony is stuck with the sheer cost of it. The thing IF lucky (very lucky) will be a min. of $300 (just for the non 3G) and $350 max (for a non 3G) again only hardcore gamers will say I will get it no matter what. While nintendo releases their soon, if they REALLY was smack the NGP more, they could drop the price during the holiday season to $229.99 or sell for $249.99 packed with a certain game. Either way when parents have to decide, $50 (at min.) doesn't seem like much, but it can be a deal breaker for parents, especially if theirs more kids involved.
depends on price, product loyalty, titles and advertising. With "proper" and aggressive advertising, you can even sell crap.
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