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Who will win the handheld gaming system battle?

Playstation Vita 135 36.68%
 
Nintendo 3DS 212 57.61%
 
Nintendo will win the bat... 13 3.53%
 
SONY will win the battle,... 8 2.17%
 
Total:368

IMO, PSV will have a better launch and has a chance to not only match but to surpass 3DS total sales in the first year.

After that I think the 3DS will, slowly but steadily, sell more than PSV and will end selling more.



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3DS will win, but by a very small margin, comparable to PS3-360 levels.



updated: 14.01.2012

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6 months ago I would of said the 3ds, Now I choose the vita,esp after hearing the price
1. 3ds $249 it does 3d but only for limited time recommended
2. vita same price, does everything except 3d but with far better quality



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 jarrod said:The Xbox360 or ps3 will not sell more than 75million units

July 2009 daveJ saidTrue the wii has a large lead now but by 2017 the most likely result will be 1. ps3 2. xbox360 3. wii <-- wii's successor launched in 2011 effectively killing sales of the wii

 2009 daveJ said: The wii will not break the 50% marketshare barrier it will go below the 40% marketshare barrier though in the future. VGChartz members: Impossible, youre an idiot that knows nothing about sales

Nintendo rules the handheld market, they will keep the iron grip.



People may be under-estimating the American market for VITA only IF COD online on vita is advertised as a huge on the go cool thingy.

Children in high school playgrounds will play COD online during lunch times....if sony can make this happen Americas will be Vita's

**Yes none of that will probably happen**



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I think Nintendo will loose the battle this year and maybe half of next year. Casuals and many gamers just don't see a reason to upgrade to a 3DS. But next year I suspect Nintendo will cut the 3DS price by 50$ making it 199.99$, stop supporting DS and with alot of heavy hitting titles take back the lead from Sony.

I think Nintendo over under estimates the casuals. A casual gamer isn't about to shell out 250$ for a handheld when their are still good games coming. Also alot of casuals don't even realize 3DS is a new console alot of them think that its a 3D DS. Then theirs the core gamers but right now the software just isn't their and for a price of 250$ alot of them are turned off.

But a good price cut, some new games and a reduction to DS support coupled with good marketing will take 3DS back above Vita.

Also the hype for Vita isn't even as big as the hype for 3DS was. If were going by hype PSP:Vita is dead in the water.

I expect this war to be much closer then the DS VS PSP war was. Sony will actually have a fighting chance if Nintendo screws up even the slightest!



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Joelcool7 said:

I think Nintendo will loose the battle this year and maybe half of next year. Casuals and many gamers just don't see a reason to upgrade to a 3DS. But next year I suspect Nintendo will cut the 3DS price by 50$ making it 199.99$, stop supporting DS and with alot of heavy hitting titles take back the lead from Sony.

I think Nintendo over under estimates the casuals. A casual gamer isn't about to shell out 250$ for a handheld when their are still good games coming. Also alot of casuals don't even realize 3DS is a new console alot of them think that its a 3D DS. Then theirs the core gamers but right now the software just isn't their and for a price of 250$ alot of them are turned off.

But a good price cut, some new games and a reduction to DS support coupled with good marketing will take 3DS back above Vita.

Also the hype for Vita isn't even as big as the hype for 3DS was. If were going by hype PSP:Vita is dead in the water.

I expect this war to be much closer then the DS VS PSP war was. Sony will actually have a fighting chance if Nintendo screws up even the slightest!

I don;t get this. Did they OVERestimate them, or did they UNDERestimate them?



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To say it has no chance would be foolish. I think if marketed right sony has a chance. From the eyes for normal buyers the 3DS looks very much like a new DS model and will be hard for nintendo to advertise as you cant "show" 3D in an ad without it looking very stupid :P It needs to be seen in first hand to be understood and will likely come down to word of mouth. If Sony can push Vita hard enough they could establish Vita enough that word of mouth wont be enough to push the 3DS ahead.



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M.U.G.E.N said:
dahuman said:
Gilgamesh said:

Vita hands down.


Gilga, you are really not worried about downgraded high profile game franchiases from the PS3? Sony needs to get a lot more games like Patapon or Locorocco etc. with good advertisement and a more global appeal in whacky ass games for it to sell to the masses, I mean a ton more, and from 3rd parties as well, they don't have the same image that Nintendo has already built, and what if Capcom and Nintendo do have an agreement on Monster Hunter down the road, 3DS is perfectly capable of a good Monster Hunter game now unlike the DS, what happens to Japan then? Sony has a lot of hurdles to overcome.


I don't understand this only console IP on PSV mentality...it's just rediculous..it's almost as if no one has even seen the line up of games for the device >_>

I'm obviously aware of what they have, but if they want to stand above Nintendo, they have a lot of reimage to do. Looking at how well something like Brain Age sold is borderline ridiculous, it's not graphics intensive, not super whacky, it's just a straight up...... global game, Nintendo is just better at making global mass appeal games than Sony ATM. People want to play something like Uncharted or Call of Duty on a big ass screen with good stereo and huge explosions offering orgasms to your eyes, that's not something a 5 inch screen can offer, so they need more portable games that can drag people in, and that's the real hard part considering only Japan is really buying the PSP right now.



Maybe, too early to tell.



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