PSX-Sense writes: We all know the PS Vita is a good opponent for the Nintendo 3DS, but what about for the Wii U? Can Sony's recently announced controller functionality for the Vita put Nintendo out of business?
Vita is awesome indeed but Nintendo name brands e.g. mario, zelda etc will keep them in the game.
That's the thing. It's always Mario, Zelda, Pokemon....and then hundreds of casual games. Yes I'm exaggerating. But when you go to the store and look at the DS/Wii section, that's what we see.
That may be so, but Sony won't "kick Nintendo out of the game". Sony took a chance with the PSP and managed to get 70 mil units sold worldwide. It didn't "beat" the DS sales-wise, but it successfully broke into the handheld market. Now with the PS Vita, Sony is coming in strong, guns blazing. 3DS may definitely have a harder time than its predecessors. But Nintendo itself won't be out of the game.
true...they were able to crack the shell and actually go further than others that also cracked the shell that is nintendo handheld dominance. Sega game gear and even the atari lynx were two just such systems. Where they faltered was no followup. Sony is releasing a followup and with that it can only get better. The notion that one will kick the other out of the game is just too fanboyish of a view. There is room for both.
Actually I see a lot of RPG's on the DS. So I disagree.
Nope, without the first party franchises from Nintendo, Sony doesn't have a chance of turning them into SEGA.
Well those first party franchises didn't help the N64 and GameCube too much against the PS1 which came out with brand new franchises and PS2. But then again, Sony didn't really kick "Nintendo out of the game".
And now that the Vita will skip the holiday season (and all it's sales) in Europe and Japan... well, they'll start with a 6-7 million gap (or higher) to close in on.
As much as I would love Nintendo to become a third party developer, its not happening. Not soon at least.
As I've said before, even if the Vita and PS3 could do everything the Wii U could do, you would still have to buy 2 systems and possibly 2 games to get the same functionality as 1 system and 1 game. Also, developers are lazy. Not everyone that owns a PS3 has a Vita, so they won't waste time including features that only half their audience will enjoy. Everyone that buys the Wii U will have the controller, so that can be taken into account. Compare the situation to the Wiimote and Move. Is the PSMove capable of everything the Wiimote can do? Yes. But how many good games have been released for it?
there are 50 million ps3 out in the wild so hardly anyone would need to buy both systems. Also you won't have to buy both come on does anyone honestly believe that, copy and paste people. If the vita takes off just like the kinect, devs will jump to work on it and remember the moves only been out for a few months and is getting way more support then the wii did from third party devs and the wii's been out for like 6 years.
Actually, since the PS3 only has Bluetooth and Wifi, and not an independent wireless transmitter, you won't be able to play graphics extensive games with both. And seriously? You have to buy both games because you can't run a PS3 game on the PS Vita, so you would have to buy another copy, just to play on the go. Doesn't it defeat the purpose of using the Vita as a portable controller? The only upside is you can keep playing the same game on the go with achievements. Lol at last sentence. The Move sold only 9 million pieces of hardware, as apposed to 80 million Wiis. 3rd party would rather spend time on the Wiimote because every Wii owner has it, but not every PS3 owner has Move.
@ DNov I keep seeing people say the same thing. 'you have to buy two versions of the same game...' why is no one considering digital downloads here? Who is to say that you cann't purchase the game from the PSN store and have the ability to play it on either the PS3 or the Vita? Who is to say that buying either version of a game (ps3 or vita) in a retail store won't come with a download voucher for the other version of the game? There are plenty of other possibilities for this, and I doubt Sony is just going to stick with forcing consumers to buy the same game twice.
@DNOV Misterhbk already said it but as the ceo of sony stated every single title will have a digital release and few if large with have both meaning just like the psp games that are compatible with both all you have to due is copy and paste and where's the third party support at for the wii again? how'd you like ME2 for the wii or Batman:AA or red dead or GTA 4 etc. etc. wii isn't even getting first part support anymore. lol at you last sentence
The Wii U New Controller is the STANDARD controller to be included with EVERY SINGLE CONSOLE SOLD. The Vita+PS3 combo won't take off as it's not the standard control input (one is a portable, the other is a console) and you're talking about a $500 investment (at least) as well as getting a game (or maybe you need a VITA and a PS3 copy) which increases cost even more.
LOL! Kick Nintendo out of the HANDHELD space? xD Journalists these days are hilarious. Heck, they lost 2 times in a row in the console space and they're still kickin'.
Nintendo is always a safe buy for parents, no sex and cartoon violence means it wont corrupt your childern. Sony should stay away from that and keep us core gamers happy let Nintendo do what they do.
Controversy, the number one tool of any writer...
ummm ok SEGA couldnt do it... Xbox cant do it... Playstation cant do it... but yea, ok, Vita will definitely take down Nintendo. I mean Nintendo has only been making games since FOREVER. Cant wait to see this happen... lol
I don't understand there is no xbox portable
my point is that Nintendo has been making video games and consoles since we were all in diapers. theyre not going anywhere, they never lose money on their products. vita will sell, but not as well as the PS3, it wont even phase the big N.
Ugh can barely read the article translation is all icky. Anyways even if the 3DS fails (which it wont) Nintendo will still produce hardware and software.
Sorry about that :p google translate needs some serious tweaking
They won't kick them out of the game but it is possible they could knock them down like they did with the PS1 and PS2. Nintendo still never really recovered from that. They still are trying to get back the massive amount of hardcore fanbase and the third parties they lost to both Sony and Microsoft. I mean lets face it, who really goes to Nintendo for third party or hardcore games? Any hardcore gamer has a PC, 360 or PS3 for that even if they have a Wii. People keep saying its impossible but forget that Nintendo has failed before. Why is it impossible? People probably thought Sony couldn't bring down giants like Nintendo or Sega either but look how that turned out.
oh please sony fanboys...the only reason psvita will even be competetive the first two years is because sony fanboys will buy it.....after that the 3ds will destroy it as usual...vita offers nothing new besides copyingg the touchscreen...now with the 3ds price drop...its done
The only reason the 3DS will sell is because Nintendo fanboys will buy it and because Nintendo panicked a slashed the price although it is nothing but a gussied up DS with a lame 3D effect. Even Nintendo feared the VITA which has rear touch screen, twin joysticks, connectivity across platforms, 3G etc.3DS is only alive right now because of Nintendo fanboys still clinging yo over milked franchises.
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