Nintendo VP Explains The Core Difference Between 3DS And PS Vita

Nintendo executive vice president of sales and marketing, Scott Moffitt, believes that the company's core strategy towards handheld gaming is "fundamentally different" from Sony's.

According to the Nintendo executive, the key difference is that Nintendo 3DS focuses on portable quick fix gaming, while Sony is more interested in mimicking the home console experience.

"On the handheld side, we're heading in a very different direction than PlayStation with Vita," he said.

"It really comes back to, in my opinion, the core strategy. I believe their view on the market is that the handheld gaming occasion and the home gaming occasion are one in the same, that people just have the desire to keep continue playing their home console game when they leave the house."

"And our philosophy, our belief, our strategy, is that we believe it's kind of a different occasion. The moment of time you're willing to play, the amount of time you [are] able to play when you're away from home is different and your gaming behavior is different."

Nintendo 3DS sales are not as impressive as the original DS's, but they are very good. The handheld is estimated to have sold 170,000 units in USA in July 2013. On the other hand, Sony didn't reveal PS Vita sales figures but it did confirm that the handheld "is not performing that well."

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what a fuck up

Just wait till they crack/pirate the thing then sales will sky rocket. All successful machines had to be cracked. Other thing is the games, scenarios and ideas etc. are all starting to dry up. Now in this day and age, whenever you play a few hours of any game - no matter what it's on - you realise it's been done before and one has already completed that one... unless one has short-term, goldfish, memory. Creativity is dead on is being flashed down the toilet! go try some 16bit emulation to come to understand, at those times creators had better ambitions only being limited by technology. Whereas today technology has surpassed the normal limits of your typical retarded creative guy at whatever company. Wait till the remaining creative minds of Miyamoto calibre retire then we'll be left with big mouth and big pay cheques worthless bags of shit only, nothing on substance. But really, how many styles of sex can one think of/perform? like all things you eventually reach the limit and get board. It was good while it lasted. 140 million ps2 sold and we are 7 billion people on Earth... thats pathetic, obviously something is wrong... angry bird is nearing 2 billion downloads or was it sales.... don't matter. Popularity was only meant to increase with the population - China is available now as well.... so what the fuck is going on... wow is holding on to 8 million people, it's cruel, it's like they are dead but still eating and shitting and contributing to carbon production (by farting of course).

Philosophy.

Doesn't matter. That exact strategy & market that Nintendon't tries to cater to is already being handled & swallowed by smartphones. Whether or not Nintendon't is doing better in the handheld market than Phony doesn't matter, they're both on their way out 'cuz pocket PC phones are movin' in. Get used to it.

pocket pc phones?

umm the pocket pc phones have crap games, enjoy angry birds kitchen version for the millionth time. Not to mention, the handhelds can easily incorporate a phone....that would be interesting.

yes

sony might be declining in vita sales.. wait till ps4 launches.. bet you vita sales pick up insanely if they bring what they promised to the vita. deny if you like, just makes you an idiot for believing in your stupid smartphone logic crap.

Haha seriously? You Sony fans

Haha seriously? You Sony fans crack me up. Fans keep claiming the gaystation is better because of the superior graphics (lol, like that really matters). Keep on flogging that dead horse, it might get you somewhere. The REALLY funny part is that you render that argument useless when you would do something as stupid as downscale your 'terrific graphics' to a crappy handheld screen. Funnier again is the fact that buying both the ps4 AND the vita effectively makes your console WAY too overpriced where as I understand the Wii U comes packed with something similar at a far cheaper price. But you go ahead and be a hypocrit. You know, if I really wanted to, I could play a 3DS, Wii U and watch tv at the same time. I dare you to try the same with your playstation products, ha, something doesn't quite add up? Lol

I think someone wasted their

I think someone wasted their money on a terrible device and now is in denial and turned a shill. WHY did you buy one of these? Was it the limited poor games? The locked-down-ness of the hardware? the shame of holding a brick? The cost of purchasing said limited poor games? I can think of no benefits over a smartphone.

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