news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Sony Says Vita and 3DS Aren't Competing


Everyone seems to be getting all worked up about this whole "3DS versus Vita" thing. At first, it would seem that the two platforms are likely to be in competition with one another once Sony launches its new portable, but that's not the case. As it turns out, the Vita won't even be competing with the 3DS. At least that's what Sony wants us to think.

According to Andriasang, the Vita manufacturer addressed questions regarding the 3DS in an interview with Reuters Japan. SCEJ President Hiroshi Kawano answered a number of queries in relation to the Vita and its target audience. The Sony boss was quick to mention that the company has no intention of competing with mobile devices, as they're geared for individuals looking for different types of experiences.

But let's face it, that's not what we really care about. We want to know what Sony thinks about the 3DS! Well, according to Kawano, the Vita isn't being developed to compete with Nintendo's social outcast handheld. According to Sony, the Vita and 3DS are two different types of gaming devices that offer completely different gaming experiences.

Is Kawano being sincere with this whole "no competition" speech? Or is he being humble until the Vita launches, possibly waiting for it to surpass the success of the 3DS so that he and the rest of the Sony boys and girls will laugh in the faces of all the people working at Nintendo? We won't know for sure unless the Vita actually does succeed over the 3DS.

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