Microsoft praises DS success

Microsoft's Neil Thompson has paid tribute to the success of Nintendo DS, telling our sister site that the handheld's meteoric rise has "somewhat derailed Sony".

In answer to a question about Microsoft's own portable ambitions (none for now), Thompson said that the "simplicity" of the DS technology along with "content the broader market will absorb and like and get involved with without any barriers" were keys to Nintendo's handheld dominance.

"I think they have done a great job on the handheld market and I'm sure that's somewhat derailed Sony in the way that they've had to think about their overall business, because I think the PSP has had to struggle against that," he said in an interview marking the launch of Halo 3.

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nix4093d ago (Edited 4093d ago )

i guess an enemy's enemy is a friend. q:

list of other companies MS forgot to thank: