Posts Tagged "PS Vita"

5 Reasons PS Vita Will Succeed

5 Reasons PS Vita Will Succeed

Sony’s PS Vita is now on shelves. A great gaming handheld, experts nonetheless wonder: With smartphone and app gaming on the rise, to just what extent will it succeed? Forbes.com has a breakdown of the Vita’s early Japanese sales numbers, and to be fair, the handheld didn’t exactly explode out of the gate: 320,000 units sold in the first week, followed by a mere 72,000 units in the second. Forbes’ games writer, Tero Kuittinen, has prophesied...

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What PSP Can Teach Nintendo 3DS

What PSP Can Teach Nintendo 3DS

All of us make mistakes; it’s one of those charming little quirks that make us oh-so-human. But while most of us offer pity or irritation when we watch someone bung something up, we also feel forgiveness and even warmth when that person says, “I’m sorry. I messed this up, and I learned my lesson. I’ll do better next time.” Mistakes happen in the games industry, and the lessons that follow are oh-so harsh. Since 2004, for instance, Sony...

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Handheld Gaming Systems: Not Dead

Handheld Gaming Systems: Not Dead

With the constant declarations from mobile phone and tablet companies about how the age of the dedicated handhed gaming device is supposedly “over,” you would think that one of them would have the courtesy to send a carrier pigeon to Nintendo. Despite the doom and gloom and the prophecies of destruction, the company that made the Game Boy is still sitting in its chair, slowly putting together game after game and handheld after handheld. LG is the latest...

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E3 2011: What it Says About the Industry

E3 2011: What it Says About the Industry

E3 is about noise, excitement, celebrity appearances and previews, but when the worst of the clamor has passed us by, we can reflect on E3 and try out a bit of divination, too. Leigh Alexander put together a meaty E3 write-up on Gamasutra, and one point she made is particularly interesting: Core game developers seem to realize that it’s more important than ever to let their audience know, “Hey, we’re here, and we’re ready to entertain...

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