Sony says 3DS success proves gamers still interested in handhelds

By on January 22, 2012

Who said smartphones replaced handhelds? Sony relates to Nintendo’s persistence.

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Sony Computer Entertainment president and chief executive Andrew House is relating to how good rival portable console the 3DS is doing sales wise, laying out how this is a proof that gaming handhelds can still prevail in the industry.

“Normally we don’t really reference the competition a lot when we talk about the PlayStation business, but in this case it’s perhaps a little salutary that the sales of the 3DS – you know, having the advantage of releasing a little bit ahead of us – have been exceedingly good,” he told the US PlayStation Blog at CES.

“I think that shows that there is in general a lot of demand for a gaming primary portable device, which is how I would describe Vita,” he added.

He also mentioned how Sony’s PS Vita is different and what type of audience it’s bound to target.

“But you know, our device in contrast has just so much more to offer. What I think we’ve done is point to a market that really has started out with potentially casual games that are on other devices, but now wants a deeper, a better or more premiere gaming experiences.”

The PlayStation Vita launches worldwide on February 22. You can find the entire interview below.


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