Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt: “Clearly the PS Vita’s Sales Wouldn’t Suggest That They’ve Found Something That we Haven’t Discovered”
We’ve already let you know of Reggie Fils-Aime saying “meh” (and Shuhei’s response) when it comes to the PlayStation 4′s launch titles, with the Nintendo of America’s President adding how “we’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong.”
While not as direct of a statement as Reggie’s, Scott Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo of America, spoke to GI.Biz (via BeefJack) following the announcement of the 2DS. Near the end of the interview, the PlayStation Vita and its Remote Play functionality with the PS4 was brought up, with Scott replying:
Commenting specifically on that, Sony I believe seems to have a different kind of strategy. They believe that the away-from-home gaming occasion and the at-home gaming occasion are pretty similar in that way, and that what people want outside the home is to continue the play of their home games. We just don’t believe that. So we have a different belief – a different strategy – as far as what we believe consumers want. It doesn’t mean one is right or wrong, but clearly the PS Vita’s sales wouldn’t suggest that they’ve found something that we haven’t discovered.
With a 2DS, 3DS, and 3DS XL on the market against the PlayStation Vita and its new $199.99 price tag this holiday, it will be interesting to see what the average consumer goes for, especially with the Vita being so heavily tied to the PlayStation 4 through Remote Play.
How well do you think the PlayStation Vita will do against Nintendo’s handhelds as the year winds down? Let us know in the comments below.