I think it’s safe to say Nintendo’s carved out a demographic for itself that no other gaming company seems to be able to snatch. It’s like the same group of people keep buying the firm’s products over and over to the tune of billions of dollars.
But there’s another group that’s been lacking in the handheld realm, and according to EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich, with NGP and Xperia Play, Sony stands the chance of winning that group, outperforming even Nintendo’s 3DS.
“If any product could do it, it would be the Xperia or NGP,” he told NowGamer concerning NGP upstaging 3DS. “Both are amazing pieces of technology that truly evolve the mobile and portable gaming markets.”
There’s a catch, however, as Divnich laid out the scenario as to how this would all be possible. Key word – content.
“Only one portable gaming system has the likes of Mario, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, Link, and many more,” he said. “At the end of the day, it all comes down to content, and in that domain, Nintendo is king.”
NGP will release for Christmas, while Xperia Play will experience a release soon.