Sony NGP vs Nintendo 3DS - "Customers Will Decide," says Iwa

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    You know what the press thinks about NGP. You know what investors think about NGP. You'll soon know what Alex thinks about NGP (he didn't get to play it or anything, but I'll have his impressions from the PlayStation Meeting press conference up in a bit).

    Now let's see what Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata thinks about Sony's new portable!

    Nintendo held the Tokyo version of quarterly earnings briefing today (following the Osaka version yesterday -- see here for a few bits from that). According to Bloomberg, Iwata said of Sony and the NGP, "They're trying to appeal to customers from a different direction than us. The customers will decide which is correct."

    Iwata was also asked about the measures Nintendo will be taking to combat the NGP. "Nintendo is not the kind of company that thinks about how we oppose other company's product," replied Iwata.

    Nintendo's 3DS system will be launching on February 26. Preorders kicked off last week and pretty much instantly disappeared. Iwata told journalists at the briefing that preorders are going well. At the same time, however, he emphasized the importance of continued sales rather than a "rocket start."

    Iwata also touched upon some firmware plans for the 3DS. Nintendo will be updating the system's firmware at the end of May to beef up its wireless functionality, he revealed. This firmware update will also make it so that current DS owners can transfer their internal software over to the 3DS.

    Bloomberg was able to get some one-on-one time with Iwata back on the 9th and decided to ask him a question we're sure he loves getting every quarter: any plans to offer original titles on non-Nintendo hardware? Iwata's response was "So long as I am CEO, it definitely will not happen.
     


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    Meh....people talk about peace in the world and yet we see wars between "electronics". Though harmless, one can't be sure.
     
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    From a sales point of view 3DS will probably come on top if Sony's NGP is a high price tag.

    Businesses only care about sales and profit, If 3D attracts customers in the outside world, nintendo will be very happy.
     
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    Who knows...

    Anyways, the 3DS's high price is a bit of a downfall for Ninty here in Europe, so maybe the NGP will have the better cards this time- 2.5x more pixels yet longer battery life than the 3DS? I mean come on, Nintendo. You can do better than that!
     
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    Them's fighting words, right there.

    "We are taking our consoles in different directions. Only one of them is correct. The other is dead wrong. Let's see which one is which."

    "Protip: ours is the right one."
     
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    "Iwata tries to stop the console handheld" 35 years late isn't it?

    Or you could say 11 if its just nintendo and sony you wanna talk about [​IMG]
     
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    3DS will sell the most, unless it kills people or something that is.
    NGP will probably still be the better console (IMO) though, and (IMO) PSP was the better of the two.

    The thing is, kids under 10, adults over 40, most girls don't care about sony's market and 3DS appeals more to them.
    Well not sure about this time, sure rich parents can afford to buy each of their kids a 3DS at £200-230 a console but majority can't.
    Apparently U.S gets cheap 3DSes and EUR pays for them with overpriced 3DSes.
     
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    I have never and will not buy a Sony console in my life after SCEA v. Hotz. Honestly, I don't want to spendy money on something that I don't actually own after I buy it.

    Boycott Sony!
    What Sony's doing is just unethical and fascist.
     
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    Yea and i got the feeling that Australia will be stuck picking up the rest of the difference [​IMG]
     
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    The only advantage that the 3DS seems to have over the NGP is 3D and the Nintendo original franchises.
    The NGP has it beaten in all the other areas, even battery life(supposedly).
    This is gonna be a close one, if both the companies play their cards right.
     
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    To have a shot Sony has to start advertising right now.
    If they advertised later this year a lot of customers would have a 3DS already and most people can't afford both handhelds.
     
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    It looks like people are already favouring the 3DS, but that might just be the larger DS fanbase having a bigger voice than that PSP fanbase.
     
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    I don't know where you got that poll from, but 17.1% of the people involved are been sensible. Surprisingly high number there.
     
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    I don't see how the PSP2 will actually succeed. It's like they're marketing another PS3 or something.

    Also, I doubt it will have the same battery life as the 3DS.
     
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    They say it'll have the same as PSP 3000, 4~6 hours.

    3DS have 3~5 hours.

    Both are shitty.

    EDIT: PSP was succesfull, I don't see how this will not be succesfull too, if it have good thirdies support.
    Of course it'll sell less than 3DS, though... if you sell a piece of crap with the name Nintendo, it'll be appealing for Nintendo fanbase.
     
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    But... HOW is that possible?

    The PSP2 has quad-core, two touch screens, 3G and Wi-Fi, and too much processing power. That's NOT possible in my opinion.
     
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    UMD was the biggest problem on the PSP. Now they're going on the same way as Nintendo, using cartridges.
    The quad archteture isn't that power hungry. The Wi-fi is, though.
     

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