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Sony Could Own Mobile Gaming Space With NGP And Experia Play, Says Analyst

by Ernice Gilbert on March 25th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

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.


  1. Sat, 26th Mar 2011 at 3:38 am

    never going to happen!
    the problem sonys facing is content.
    sony are just entering the mobile space, a space apple have annihilated the competition!
    nokia use to be king, now its nokia who?
    look at the ipad 2, one of the most useless overpriced products ever released!
    released yesterday, and within 2 hours the whole countries stock was gone!
    you really think the xperia play can compete with that?
    the iphone 4 released, sold out in a matter of hours and was constantly sold out for a good 8 months!
    the first 8 months of stock was just to fill rain checks.
    a friend of mine was stupid enough to wait and not pre order, he just got his 2 weeks ago!
    sony are going to get eaten alive in the mobile market because they dont have the fanbase apple does.
    then theres the matter of content, apple have the advantage of the apps store which has been out for ages.
    xperia play though, not out yet so come release how many games are going to support it?
    buy a iphone and theres millions of apps to download the second you get your hands on it!
    then the 3rd problem is the hardware itself.
    the xperia play is outdated!
    and i mean outdated, the freaking 3Gs was more powerful then this, a phone thats not even out yet!
    so what do you think the iphone 4s going to do to it?
    if your going to release a new product you need 3 things.
    1 be a popular and well known brand for that market.
    2 have heaps of content available for it day of release, not years later!
    3 be cutting edge technology.
    the xperia play is neither of those!
    the theres the whole debacle of price, knowing sony it will be far too expensive so theres another nail in the coffin.
    i cant understand there marketing decisions latley, there just making mistake after mistake after mistake!
    first the ps3, then the PSP GO, then playstation move, and now this.
    they could of made it survive if it was like the NGP, because theres a real market out there for a gaming phone with controls, something apple does not have.
    but for that to work, they needed it to be at least on par with todays phones tech wise.
    but its not, its not even close!
    if it was the iphone 4 with buttons it could of survived, but its not.
    another nail in the coffin it looks outdated now, but apple are releasing there new iphone in june so thats going to make it look even more outdated!
    you cant release a horse and cart in the era of cars!
    and sony wonder why there bleeding money!
    reporting the biggest financial losses year after year that the companies ever seen!
    ever since father ken left the company theve been hemorrhaging money like its out of fashion!

  2. Sat, 26th Mar 2011 at 5:44 am

    Never say never. But 3DS is off to a massive start already…

  3. Sat, 26th Mar 2011 at 10:23 am

    anythings possible, but at the same time you have to stay realistic!

  4. Sat, 26th Mar 2011 at 11:20 am

    You have to.

  5. Sun, 27th Mar 2011 at 10:33 am

    Great points guys. All i know for sure is that i’m getting one of those NGPs on release day. I’m also upgrading to the iPhone 5 when it releases in June. they’ll all be successful products.

  6. Sun, 27th Mar 2011 at 1:49 pm

    @ExclusivesMostly – Yeah, they both will. I’m joining you on the iPhone 5 purchase, (waiting impatiently) and of course, NGP.

  7. Sun, 27th Mar 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I’m hearing Modern Warfare 3 will be released on it day and date as all consoles.

  8. Mon, 28th Mar 2011 at 7:55 pm


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