Nintendo’s Miyamoto disses PlayStation Vita

Mark Raby - May 4, 2012
Nintendo’s Miyamoto disses PlayStation Vita

Nintendo legend and video game industry icon Shigeru Miyamoto has come out strongly against Sony’s new portable video game console. He said in a recent interview that the problem with the PlayStation Vita isn’t that it’s a poorly constructed device, but rather that it just isn’t being executed properly. Nintendo certainly isn’t one to suggest handheld game systems are on the way out, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.

When asked about the Vita, he was quoted as saying, “It’s obviously a very hi-spec machine and you can do lots of things with it, but I don’t really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product. But I can’t really say.” He tried to say that these comments aren’t coming out of a place of being a competitor, because he doesn’t look at the Vita as a threat to the 3DS.

“I’m not looking at Vita as happy that it’s not selling well, or scared that it would sell well – I’m not looking at Vita that way,” Miyamoto said. This is the same kind of argument that was heard from media and analysts everywhere when the PS3 first launched – that it was a powerful system but didn’t meet the basic needs of a video game system, addicting games. Vita sales have been poor so far, but we’ll see if Sony can turn that around.

[via CinemaBlend]

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