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Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Shane Kim told Eurogamer they're glad they didn't jump into the handheld gaming market:
Eurogamer: When you look at the success of the DS and the PSP, don't you wish you'd gotten in on the handheld market?

Shane Kim: I'm very happy we didn't get into it, because launching a handheld platform is like launching another Xbox 360. You have to be fully committed, as an organisation, from a resource standpoint, to doing that. Frankly we've got a lot on our plate with Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. We don't have any experience in that space. Our content assets don't naturally lend themselves to driving success in that particular market. So we're happy to let Sony and Nintendo slog it out. I do think mobile is probably the more important platform in the future, and the number of Windows mobile devices and hardware that's capable of running Windows mobile in the future is really a compelling opportunity, and one where we don't have to worry about launching a new hardware platform too.
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If they did get something like with the 360 Power in a portable system then i would say sales would be crazy.
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Baww no Portahalo?
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Hey, there's always your laptop.
    
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Hey, there's always your laptop.
Yeah really./
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They understand that nothing can stop the DS, so they don't even try. Instead they license games for the DS to get a slice of the pie.
    
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If they did get something like with the 360 Power in a portable system then i would say sales would be crazy.
And so would emergency rooms with hundreds of patients needing hand skin grafts.

Sry but i think it would have been a plate of epic fail to be honest
    
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And so would emergency rooms with hundreds of patients needing hand skin grafts.

Sry but i think it would have been a plate of epic fail to be honest
Although if they made it just for Live Arcade games it would be simply epic.
    
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If they did get something like with the 360 Power in a portable system then i would say sales would be crazy.
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And so would emergency rooms with hundreds of patients needing hand skin grafts.

Sry but i think it would have been a plate of epic fail to be honest
Just what I was thinking
    
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PS3 and xbox have to stop competing with Nintendo because Nintendo is build toward kid and nothing can stop kids from playing games. Its funny my brother like a GBA SP more then my PSP just because he thinks its better. I tell him you can play GBA games in my psp if i mod it but he still like GBA better.
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