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Marketing executive Scott Moffitt says Sony's ambition is to extend the living room experience, while Nintendo's goal is to create unique experiences for on-the-go gamers.

Nintendo and Sony have "fundamentally different" strategies with regards to their respective handheld systems, the 3DS and PlayStation Vita, according to Nintendo marketing executive Scott Moffitt.

Speaking with GameSpot, Moffitt said Sony's approach is to extend the living room experience for an on-the-go gamer, while Nintendo's ambition is to create entirely unique experiences that fit a scenario when a player may have only a limited time to play.

"Certainly, on the handheld side, we're heading in a very different direction than PlayStation with Vita," Moffitt said. "It really comes back to, in my opinion, the core strategy. I believe their view on the market is that the handheld gaming occasion and the home gaming occasion are one in the same, that people just have the desire to keep continue playing their home console game when they leave the house."

"And our philosophy, our belief, our strategy, is that we believe it's kind of a different occasion," he added. "The moment of time you're willing to play, the amount of time you have able to play when you're away from home is different and your gaming behavior is different."

Moffitt further explained that an on-the-go game experience "ought" to be different than a home console experience.

"You're not going to grab the whole bag of Doritos chips and sit on the couch for three hours; you have 25 minutes until the bus comes or whatever it might be," Moffitt said. "So the nature of the game ought to be a little different and the nature of the experience ought to be a little different."

"So I do believe on that, we have fundamentally different strategies."

Nintendo announced an all-new portable yesterday: the 2DS. The $130 entry-level device does not feature 3D functionality, but plays all 3DS titles. For more, check out GameSpot's recent impressions of the device.

 

 

Go to link for a video of the new 2DS and Wii U price drop from Gamespots guys. Yes, the same guys who dissed Skyward Sword....whacha gonna do?

http://www.gamespot.com/news/3ds-has-fundamentally-different-strategy-than-ps-vita-says-nintendo-6413822



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Nintendo are really starting to annoy me

well, Sony did say that the Vita was not a 3DS compititor XD

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This must be "everyone say something stupid about your competitor" week.

Vita has few home console style retail titles coming (and has suspend mode for those that are), certainly no more so than the 3DS does. And the 3DS' best performers are no longer Nintendogs and Brain Training but console style games like Mario and Mario Kart and Monster Hunter, which seem more poorly suited to Moffitt's scenario than games like Hotline Miami and Spelunky.



i actually agree with Moffit, and i believe Nintendo's strategy is a million times better.

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For the moment he's wrong. If in a year or two Vita is just remote play, then yah what he says is very true.

However most of the Vita's games are indeed modified and designed to be played in short sessions. Even Killzone: Mercenary which looks like a AAA console game had everything overhauled into shorter bite sized packets.

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007BondAgent said:
Nintendo are really starting to annoy me



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJs1dW3Y6Ko Yeah... how dare Nintendo make such outlandish statements about the Vita.

badgenome said:

This must be "everyone say something stupid about your competitor" week.

Vita has few home console style retail titles coming (and has suspend mode for those that are), certainly no more so than the 3DS does. And the 3DS' best performers are no longer Nintendogs and Brain Training but console style games like Mario and Mario Kart and Monster Hunter, which seem more poorly suited to Moffitt's scenario than games like Hotline Miami and Spelunky.

Quoted because its true.



007BondAgent said:
Nintendo are really starting to annoy me

 

Why? Moffitt just explained that Sony and Nintendo have different strategies for their handheld systems, which is true. It's not like he said anything insulting.



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