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KylieDog said:
Acevil said:

This guy really thinks copying will allow one company to compete and win?

Good thing no one actually listens to his advice, or we would have so many companies going right out of business and no one innovating at all.


Copying a competitor is an often used business strategy, usually successful too.


It can't really be "successful."  Assuming the two successfully market the handhelds, and the games on each appeal and equal amount, they'd kind of both tie and come out even  ("even" in the economic sense of the word, it might entail profit, but not more than they could've made elsewhere in the market).  You're not losing money, but you're not making money either.  Of course, this doesn't consider the fact that Nintendo has pretty much unmatched first party games when it comes to mass appeal and sales, so assuming the portables were relatively even, Nintendo would probably still win out.

In general, whenever a profitable company lacks competition, competitors will come and copy, and the market will even out for everyone (who isn't driven out of the market) until someone gains an advantage.  This assumes equal products, marketing, etc.  What makes that challenging to do in the game market is that it's very hard to get games that compete with Nintendo's first party stuff, and that's why no one can really "copy" Nintendo.

This is all Economy 101, and it's kind of pathetic to see people like Pachter completely miss it.  The issue is not that Pachter doesn't understand business; it's that he doesn't understand games.  If you can't understand games, you can't understand the biggest advantage a company can gain in this industry.



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Maybe...that's what they're doing right now!

 



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A Bad Clown said:

Maybe...that's what they're doing right now!

 


LMAOOOOOOOOOOO!



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KylieDog said:
Acevil said:

This guy really thinks copying will allow one company to compete and win?

Good thing no one actually listens to his advice, or we would have so many companies going right out of business and no one innovating at all.


Copying a competitor is an often used business strategy, usually successful too.

Well when the market barrier is something like Nintendo, companies need to do more than copy to be successful. They actually need to try and innovate, like the PSP tried to do, and at the early stages looked really good on paper. 



 

Patcher is a shill for game developers, game developers would like the psp2 and the 3ds to be more compatible so it is easier to develop games for them.Like he shills for wiihd so it is more compatible with the HD twins 



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Who pays for his services?  Do actual companies with bottom lines ask for his analysis?  



mhsillen said:

Who pays for his services?  Do actual companies with bottom lines ask for his analysis?  


Most likely midway paid for his services! :P



 

Copying the 3DS's 3D, the iPod/iPhone's utility, and adding superior graphics would be a tasty proposition. Not sure they can do that and keep the price down, though.



Don't listen to Pachter. He wouldn't know how to help a gaming company even if his life depended on it. I'm slowly losing more and more respect for this guy. 



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Pachter is right. The 3DS will kill the PSP as soon as it releases. More performance, whole entire range of games and 3D display. Theres nothing that Sony can do to save the PSP against the 3DS.



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