Nintendo: Sony ‘In Trouble’ In Hardware Space, Nintendo In A Good Position

Neil Young, the founder of mobile gaming company ngmoco, has told online gaming publication IndustryGamers that Sony is ‘in trouble’ in the hardware space whilst Microsoft and Nintendo are in a formidable position.

“In the hardware world, I think Sony’s massively out of position. I think they’re in trouble. I think Microsoft’s in much better shape.”

“They understand cloud computing; the Xbox Live service is a world-class service, and they’ve got a foothold in mobile, albeit a tenuous one. I think they’re in better shape.”

“I think Nintendo always has the benefit of its franchises, but I don’t think it ends up being a really rich ecosystem for third parties.”

– Neil Young, ngmoco



  1. Nintendo and Xbox have always been my favorite.

    But on the other hand, Sony does have a big footing in TV’s and other entertainment peripherals.

  2. Yeaa but theyre still doing pretty good without third partys wilst everyone else needs to have 3rd partys

  3. michael pachter will probably write an article saying nintendo is in trouble.

    this makes me happy. i hate sony.

  4. Well when comes down to it Nintendo is trying to fix it’s third party problem look at the 3ds launch with no core Nintendo franchises it screams hey try these games they are good too.

  5. Sorry Sony haters but this guy actually references
    Microfsoft’s hardware as being in “better shape”. Wow, nobody cares about Windows 7 phones they will go the way of the Zune, and how ’bout making an Xbox that isn’t designed to red ring in a year.
    Oh and you guys want to talk about exclusives that saved the Wii lately, well I guess you just choose to forget Sony’s critically acclaimed exclusives ( I’ll remind you) Killzone, Infamous, LBP, and many more.
    My posted name will show I’m not a biased fanboy like SOME of you, but as someone who has all 3 systems, I love nintendo but I don’t understand a Gamer hatin on Sony.

  6. There’s no way that guys name is really neil young… right?

    That guy must LOVE scott pilgrim.

  7. I have every Nintendo console ever and a 360. No PS3, but I do respect Sony. I have a Sony TV that looks amazing. I only chose the 360 over the PS3 because more of my friends have them. Not a Microsoft fanboy in anyway; I’m on a Mac right now :) Sony makes very high quality things and they’re only behind because the 360 and Wii are so much cheaper than the PS3.

  8. Honestly, Sony seriously dropped the ball with PS3. It launched a year after 360, and costed much more, with lackluster games. Now, they’re putting so many features into PS3, I don’t know how PS4 will sell. They let Playstation, their stronghold, end up like Walkman. Eventually, something better came by and beat them (Xbox 360). As unfortunate as it is, I don’t know if PS5 will ever see the light of day. Vita is different, but PS5…idk. Ps4 will sell, but PS5 probably won’t.

    Nintendo is safe cuz they aren’t going ballistic with hardware upgrades, and Microsoft is only somewhat doing that. I predict this:

    Xbox 720 will win (50-80M)
    Wii U will come in a reasonable second (40-70M)
    Playstation 4 will come in a kind of embarrassing last (30-60M)

    Poor Sony, now theyve got nothin.

    1. You really think that the 720 will sell more consoles than the Wii U? What are you basing that on? This generation, the Wii, which didn’t have much third party support and didn’t have such great internet, sold over 30 million more consoles than the 360. That’s from statistics from the most recent quarter. And I wouldn’t doubt it if about 10 million of the 360’s sales came from people who had to buy replacements after getting the red ring of death.

      Next generation, Nintendo will have a new console vastly superior to the Wii in third party support and internet capabilities, as well as having the same strong first party games Nintendo has always had. As far as sales go, the Wii U will be a strong first, like the Wii before it.

      You’re probably right about the PS4 though. I can’t imagine what they’re going to come up with next gen outside of what they’ve always been doing, except they won’t really be able to imitate the Wii U’s innovation without it being a direct ripoff and the only possible improvement would be a multi-touch screen in the middle.

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