Sony: 3DS and PS Vita aren't competing

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Sep 18, 2011
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    Sony Computer Entertainment Japan boss Hiroshi Kawano has attempted to nip any 3DS/PS Vita comparisons in the bud by claiming that the two handheld gaming systems aren't competing.

    According to Kawano, the two products are simply too different to be compared, with their aesthetics and price points putting them in different leagues. He admitted that some consumers would own one or the other, but stated that new customers would not be lining them up side by side and trying to decide between them.[/p]

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    Whatever you say Sony.
     


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    Well, they are a lot different.
     
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    They are different, I never see them as competitors anyway.

    Each have their own pros and cons.
     
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    Just like the PSP and DS but people didn't stop comparing.
     
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    Well these are going to be lined up side by side in stores anyway so I don't know what the hell he's talking about [​IMG]
     
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    What he really meant was "The vita is so much better than the 3ds its not a competition."
     
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    So does every single competing product on the planet.
     
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    Stupid sony, their both new portable gaming systems of course their going to be compared, its like not comparing a iphone and a blackberry just coz ones touch screen and ones got a keyboard.
     
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    I know what he meant lol I was just making a PJ [​IMG]

    But seriously, there's a lot of parents that are going to take their kids to the store and say "OK, one is $250 and the other is $170. Hmm...."
    It doesn't take a genius to figure out which one they'll choose.
     
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    True Dat
     
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    In an ideal world, the only thing that should matter when "comparing" or deciding which to buy is level of interest in the game library.

    Heck, it's why I got the DS first before my PSP. [​IMG]
     
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    Hahahahahaha, No.
     
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    yeah and apple and android aren't competing
    neither are honda and ford
    or telstra and optus
    in fact NO ONE is competing in the world! [​IMG]
     
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    Wow Sony saying something that isn't trashing something else!
    They could either of changed.
    Or they are thinking up a diabolical scheme!
     
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    It's just their hypothesis. We'll see what happens first when they actually release the system.
     
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    Seeing that over 75+ systems at TGS wasn't enough, I'm sure they're full of confidence.
     
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    It's true, 3DS and PS vita have to join forces, they need to show that there is still space a for a dedicated handheld market.
     
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    Exactly.

    Some online site (what was it... slashgear?) said that handhelds will be pwned flat by the iPhone 5.
     
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    Hardware wise they were a lot closer then this time around though, that is one thing you have to consider. Yes the PSP had better graphics, but not by a huge margin.

    Either way, I am not too worried about direct competition since I will be owning both because I am a gamer first and a market analyst last. Why do I care about them competing if I have both devices?
     
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    Yeah, cause you know a 700 dollar phone with only a touch screen for input methods is going to compete against actual gaming systems that are considerably less. And for the price, I'd get a PS Vita with 3G and have enough money left over to buy another one for what the cost of a top end iPhone 5 is going to be, odds are even with an equivalent memory card for holding music and accessories, the PS Vita will still be loads cheaper then an iPhone 5.
     

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