Sony Boss Sees limited potential for Handheld Gaming

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User Info: dark-kyon

dark-kyon
2 months ago#1
Sony Corp.s gaming chief Andrew House sees limited global potential for handheld gaming in the age of smartphones, saying that the company doesnt have any concrete plans to take on Nintendo Co.s Switch.

The Nintendo device is a hybrid device and thats a different approach and strategy, House said in an interview at last weeks Tokyo Game Show. We have not seen that as being a huge market opportunity, he said, referring to handheld gaming outside of Japan and Asia, where Sony still sells the Vita portable device.


Sonys focus for now is to deliver more products and services for the living room, including virtual-reality and non-gaming entertainment such as TV shows and music, with the PlayStation 4 console serving as a key digital entertainment hub. Although Sony has been selling portable gaming machines for more than a decade, they havent caught on and no updates for the Vita were announced at the show. Since taking the helm in 2012, Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai has pushed the Tokyo-based company to be more focused on fewer products.


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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/sony-vs-nintendo-playstation-boss-sees-limited-handheld-market

Good to see sony just stick to his cinematic console games with the higher quality graphics, otherwise nobody buy his **** games.
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Shiiiru
2 months ago#2
dark-kyon posted...
Good to see sony just stick to his cinematic console games with the higher quality graphics, otherwise nobody buy his **** games.


True, all their weaboo games on home consoles flopped so they stopped making them. Sad because that means we'll probably never got another Wild Arms game.

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The Switch will likely be the only portable console moving forward since both Sony, and MS are focusing on power.
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DoobleBoop
2 months ago#3
Nintendo has games on iPhone too.
Sony does too.
Smartphones are the future.
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game player s
2 months ago#4
DoobleBoop posted...
Nintendo has games on iPhone too.
Sony does too.
Smartphones are the future.

Is your "smart phone" smarter than a fifth grader though? Kinda doubt it.
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Black_Assassin
2 months ago#5
Handheld gaming sees limited potential for Sony boss.
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dark-kyon
2 months ago#6
How changed the times, now Sony America boss is who really make the decisions, pretty sure they will not let to Sony Japan greenlight some sort of handheld, hybrid device like they did with Vita. meanwhile Nintendo Japan is who take the decisions.
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bejma
2 months ago#7
Honestly, I prefer a dedicated handheld, but as the market continues to shift to cell phones games, I imagine the fewer and fewer companies will make the attempt.

I think this time around he is right. I don't like it, but I think he is right. The switch doubles as both, so perhaps if sony tried something like that it might work, but the market is pretty saturated right now.
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DoobleBoop
2 months ago#8
game player s posted...
DoobleBoop posted...
Nintendo has games on iPhone too.
Sony does too.
Smartphones are the future.

Is your "smart phone" smarter than a fifth grader though? Kinda doubt it.

Siri is going to be 8 this February. She was adopted by Apple in October 2011.
She is not in fifth grade but can already speak multiple languages and give directions for driving as well as lots of other stuff. You should talk to her some time as she gets along great with Vita :)
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ecco6t9
2 months ago#9
Why Sony hasn't made retro 16 Bit versions of it's games for the Vita is a mystery.
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FSABot
2 months ago#10
handheld gaming outside of Japan and Asia, where Sony still sells the Vita portable device.


so is this finally an official confirmation that they've discontinued it in the West?
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