Originally Posted by lattyware
To be honest, I think Nintendo are the only ones that 'get' handheld gaming. Sony seem to think people just want a PS3 in their hands, which is flat-out-wrong, Phone developers seem to think people only want 'casual' games... Nintendo know what can work on a handheld console and do it pretty well.
While I know what you mean but sometimes I have to disagree.
I don't believe they "get" portable gaming anymore than the next guy, I think they just have more experience and they know how to sell. They focus on either novelty ideas or classics that they can rehash to sell.
Dual screens, one for the game, one for touchscreen. Seems like a cool idea and is very appealing just thinking about it. I want one.
Touchscreen gaming that creates all these new ways to play (at the time) - I want one!
All your favorites like Mario, Zelda, and more! I want one!
Now they're on 3D with glasses free. I want one!
Nintendo knows how to sell. And they know how to sell to a large crowd, even if they have very little to sell worth mentioning. And there are quite a large number of DS games that you wish weren't even in existence, yet alone want to play. Meanwhile, on the PSP front - there are way more worth mentioning that aren't just fun to play but can be considered as classic full-tiered AAA games.
The "PS3 in your hands" idea isn't all that bad really. It has potential. The SEGA Nomad is a perfect example. They literally made the Sega Genesis portable, in every essence of the word - and nothing made my tiny little heart glow more than playing Sonic on the go just like I could at home during that time.
Many people enjoy having full sized gaming experiences on the go. Thats why PSP was modified alot, aside from piracy - the homebrew allowed emulation of practically anything under the sun that could be emulated decently. The trick is how they can combine the "on-the-go" with the "at-home" gaming. Things like when you can stop and save, or accessibility of pick up to play, needs to be addressed properly with alot of games.
I think Nintendo is going for the gold though better. When I see "full" games like Resident Evil Revelations or Ocarina of Time - I have faith in Nintendo to do portable gaming better than the DS. The DS.... didn't do portable gaming justice imo.Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 2/13/11 at 8:00pm