Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment worldwide studios, has told online gaming publication Eurogamer that the company can’t see a clear competitor to the NGP or the PlayStation Vita as it’s rumoured to be called. In reality it’s rather apparent that the Nintendo 3DS is a direct competitor to the machine and both consoles will be battling it out to the death this Christmas. With Nintendo preparing an arsenal of gaming goodies including Super Mario 3D and Mario Kart for Christmas, do you think the PlayStation Vita will stand a chance?
“There’s no one clear competitor in terms of what NGP offers,”
“NGP’s going to establish itself as the unique thing that people want to have. NGP cannot be placed against smartphones. You can’t make phone calls on it and it’s too big to fit into your pocket.”
“Compared to 3DS, it was very interesting – when we were designing the NGP we had no idea what Nintendo was going to do.”
“Aside from the 3D stereoscopic display, they seem to be keeping the same theme that they had with the DS – it feels like an update of the DS to me.
“Lots of choices we made were so different from their choices. It’s kind of hard to compare the two, aside from the fact that both of them are dedicated gaming platforms.”
- Shuhei Yoshida, Sony