Remember when Jack Tretton called the 3DS a "babysitting tool"?

#1TheWreckonENGPosted 8/19/2013 5:49:21 AM
He also said "No self-respecting 20 year old would want to be seen with it."

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/34012/Tretton_Platforms_Must_Have_Cutting_Edge_Tech_At_Launch_To_Stay_Relevant.php

Keep in mind, this is the same guy people were jerking off to because of how he "owned" Microsoft.
#2PaperDolphinPosted 8/19/2013 5:53:34 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/15/playstation-vita-pets-brings-talking-dogs-to-your-handheld
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#3VyersPosted 8/19/2013 6:13:29 AM
Jack Tretton is chronically incorrect about the handheld market. The decisions Sony made were not necessarily -bad-, but explicitly, his views on how the handeld market are not based on experience. People want an affordable devoted games console, Pokemon, and all the other things that he dismissed. The affordability part was part of why 3DS didn't do so well in the beginning.
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#4VyersPosted 8/19/2013 6:17:54 AM
In that link, he does make an accurate point, at least in the console market, that a console needs to be of relative power to its competitors to stay relevant. If Nintendo keeps allowing themselves to fall behind in power, they're going to lose third parties, which find far more reliable consumer bases far more often. For the most part, Nintendo's Wii devices just aren't optimized to be a part of a multi-platform PS4/XBoned release.

Also he is very accurate about the problem being value, not price. Sony's problem is that they assume that value is derived from what the console can do, not what it can play. As such, Vita and PS3 tried to ride a wave of being entertainment devices. At which, they are pretty good. However, they simply didn't think hard about what people would play on their device outside History of Dance and Bad Boys II.
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#5RobJ23IsCrushedPosted 8/19/2013 6:32:26 AM
Old news. By the American Vita launch, Jack changed his mind about Nintendo and said he's "a believer in a rising tide lifting all boats," and that "a successful Nintendo or a successful gaming industry is good for anybody that's in the gaming business." He also praised the Wii U back in November 2012 saying that he hopes it's a success.
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#6VyersPosted 8/19/2013 6:34:49 AM
Ironically, the Wii U is the one console that could have used a bit of criticism.
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#7RobJ23IsCrushedPosted 8/19/2013 6:39:18 AM
Vyers posted...
Ironically, the Wii U is the one console that could have used a bit of criticism.


Yeah, though back in November 2012, we all thought it was going to be the ultimate system. While it had a decent first few weeks, but a drought started half-way through December that's far worse than both the PS3's drought and the 3DS's drought.
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#8VyersPosted 8/19/2013 6:46:15 AM
I'm shocked that Iwata has allowed a drought on every console he's overseen. It's amazing. You would think that his fifth attempt would have improved, but it's one of his worst thus far. And it's really all their fault, because they just procrastinated "stepping up" into the HD era until they were too late to have any games ready.
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#9gldooriiPosted 8/19/2013 7:11:24 AM
Honestly, I've never seen anyone above elementary school aged using a 3DS...period. Maybe they just don't wanna be seen in public or something.
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#10VyersPosted 8/19/2013 7:15:11 AM
This is due to the fact that smart phones are almost mandatory for middle school and above.
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