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If you think about it, trying to create the portable with the best graphics doesn't work. You'll never be able to come up with an affordable portable that can surpass the current home consoles but the better the games look people are bound to try and compare them, what you end up with is a system that always falls short in the eyes of the public.
What adds insult to injury is that Nintendo makes a profit on every console they sell, portable or otherwise. I wonder what Sega, Atari, SNK, and Sony think of that.
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Not surprised at all. The 3DS has a far lower price point and larger and more varied library of games. Sony still hasn't learned that merely portablizing (if that is even a word) a console does not make it appealing to the market. Most consumers will see that and think "Well what can I do on that that I can't do better on my PS3?" The answer is: very little. By making it so similar, Sony is competing with their established console by offering little differentiation between libraries. There is just too much overlap for the majority to want both at such a high entry fee. Compare that to Nintendo. The 3DS is promoted as and functions as a completely different entity rather than a portable counterpart. While there is a good deal of overlap, the handheld and console consumers are two very different markets. Nintendo is offering much that is exclusive to their handheld market and not repeated on their consoles (both Wii and Wii U). As a result they have an install base from both sides, and big franchises (Mario, Zelda, etc) have unique entries on both ends that entice consumers to get both devices in order to experience their entirety. Since people now own both systems, they will want games for both, thus leading to greater retention. Nintendo recognizes this and uses this overlap to appeal to multiple demographics simultaneously while still making solid products. Sony seems to think that by making a portable Playstation, they'll be able to penetrate the handheld market but all they are really doing is making the PS3 look better in the eyes of most. They need to market the Vita as something unique unto itself and just "PS3 with a few lil extras in your pocket", and then back it up with software. If they don't then the Vita will suffer the same fate as the PSP.
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