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Sony: "3DS shows that playing on a dedicated handheld device has not gone”

 

 

Last year, 3DS was the best-selling games console in the UK. MCV decided to ask PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara if he believes this bodes well for Sony’s handheld device, the PlayStation Vita.

Gara said:

Well that just shows that playing on a dedicated handheld device has not gone, as many will try to suggest. We want to have a healthy share of that handheld market. But we are playing fairly differently to Nintendo 3DS, when you think that is a dedicated handheld device with a very strong showing amongst kids. Vita is positioned differently. Yes it appeals to kids but also to committed gamers and as a companion device for PlayStation 4. 3DS shows that the sector is still there and that Nintendo is doing very well in it, so there is a market to harness.

 

 

http://nintendoeverything.com/sony-3ds-shows-that-playing-on-a-dedicated-handheld-device-has-not-gone/

 

Sakarai gave good impressions on ps4. Nintendo+Sony alliance incoming?



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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.



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



This is why I sometimes wish Nintendo would focus mostly on the 3DS.

I'm about to get lampooned for this...



Sony are pathetic using the example of sales of 3DS. lol




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I wish Nintendo's 3DS line up was available on the Wii U.



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


Wats wrong with that o.o?



tbone51 said:

 

Sakarai gave good impressions on ps4. Nintendo+Sony alliance incoming?


That'd be great.

Nintendo games on the PS4 and PlayStation Mobile on the 3DS.



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


It...... was a comliment.



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?



             

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