Sony: 3DS indicates there’s still a market for dedicated handhelds

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In discussing the future of PS Vita, PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara has pointed toward the Nintendo 3DS to indicate that there is still plenty of demand for dedicated handhelds.

“Well that just shows that playing on a dedicated handheld device has not gone, as many will try to suggest”, Gara explained, responding to the fact that the 3DS was the best-selling games console across the UK last year.

He continued, “We want to have a healthy share of that handheld market. But we are playing fairly differently to Nintendo 3DS, when you think that is a dedicated handheld device with a very strong showing among kids.

“Vita is positioned differently. Yes it appeals to kids but also to committed gamers and as a companion device for PlayStation 4. 3DS shows that the sector is still there and that Nintendo is doing very well in it, so there is a market to harness”.

[Thanks MCV]

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