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Soundwave said:
Sony should honestly throw its support behind Nintendo for their next portable and Nintendo should maybe throw Sony a few titles on the PS4.

But like I said in the other thread, the reality here is the market for handhelds (yes even 3DS) has shrunk. Case in point:

3DS + Vita combined sold just under 180k this February. And that's with a fairly high charting new release in Bravely Default.

Yet these numbers don't even touch a similarly aged Sony PSP, which sold 243k in February 2008 (its 3rd Feb, just like this is the 3DS' third Feb). They're not even close to the DS, obviously either.

I'm ok with this.

I'll buy next Nintendo portable for Zelda and Metroid, and a PS4 for Zelda and Metroid.



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It's good to see them finally acknowledge that, no, mobile didn't eat the PSP's audience and they just failed to attract those people to the Vita.



ironmanDX said:
Nintendo are awesome at handhelds. They have the software and hardware down-pat.


I have to disagree with the bolded. I have both a 3ds and a psvita and I find the 3ds hardware absolutely horrible. The 3d part works much better than I thought and it makes the screen look really good, but everything else is extremely uncomfortable for me. Sony hardware + Ninty software would be ideal. Then again, maybe I'm alone in this and most people find the 3ds comfortable to use. I still think it's because of the brand and the software that it does well.  



kowenicki said:
That's very presumptuous of him.

It doesn't necessarily follow.

More or less my thought...

 

They seem to be saying....

"This product targeted at this customer base proves there is a market for this product.  We are targeting a different base."

 

That's like mass targeting bras to men because women prove there is a market for bras.



Mr Puggsly said:
leyendax69 said:
chidori-chan2 said:
Sony are pathetic using the example of sales of 3DS. lol

And you don't have reading comprehension.

"3DS shows that the sector is still there and that Nintendo is doing very well in it, so there is a market to harness."

That quote alone is basically saying Nintendo's success in that market means Vita can have success in it as well.

However, Nintendo actually makes an effort in that market. Sony has basically given up and is trying to make other uses for the Vita.

Maybe part of the reason they haven't discontinued it yet is the 3ds sales. they see that handheld gaming is not dead, just them not doing well, so they need to change their strategies. Hence, some family oriented games (like that pets/dogs game), a lot of jrpgs localizations and efforts to get support from indie developers. Are they taking the right steps? Obviously not. But still, there's nothing wrong with his statement as it is. 

Conversely, they saw that no one was doing well enough with 3d tvs, so they stopped pushing them to the market. For vita, there's a glimpse of hope. That's all.



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I appreciate that Sony recognizes Nintendo's kingdom in handheld gaming, but I take offense to the fact that they insinuate that I'm immature because I own three 3DS systems and no Vitas. I am a married 28-yr-old father of two. I will game on what I want, and the Nintendo console appeals far more to me than yours does, Sony.



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deadly2choke said:
Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
Uncharted on 3ds confirmed?

Also, thats great Sony so how about you start supporting the Vita again and not rely on some magical third party to do your work for u?
Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:

If only Sony fans were this nice instead everyone makes a joke about SSB coming to teh ps4

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=6144625

no shame at all

Of course not, its revengeeeee

Also, notice how many less people have said what I said compared to that thread



             

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Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
deadly2choke said:
Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
Uncharted on 3ds confirmed?

Also, thats great Sony so how about you start supporting the Vita again and not rely on some magical third party to do your work for u?
Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:

If only Sony fans were this nice instead everyone makes a joke about SSB coming to teh ps4

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=6144625

no shame at all

Of course not, its revengeeeee

Also, notice how many less people have said what I said compared to that thread

who gives a shit what others have to say.....you went to that thread and you took a joke seriously...and now you are doin the same thing that you were whining about

what a hypocrite