The age old questions always comes to mind when a new console or handheld is revealed and with Sony’s NGP surfacing and the Nintendo 3DS hot on our heels, who will rein supreme and take the handheld crown. Now I know this is a tough question as we really haven’t seen much of the NGP as it was just recently announced. We have heard of some of the games that may be heading our way for the NGP, but will we only get stuck with a limited amount of titles like we did for the PSP or will this handheld blow us away with exclusive titles and top it off and offer us a great handheld at a great price because let’s face it the main selling point for a lot of people will be the pricing point.
As gamers we have an expensive hobby and as technology advances so does the amount of money we spend on consoles, peripherals and games themselves. So Nintendo may have the advantage there, as the price has already been revealed for the Nintendo 3DS and a lot of great games have also been announced. So will Sony have to keep that in mind, or not? Will the Sony fans spend as much money on the NGP as they would for a console? We know a lot of Nintendo fan’s new and old feel that the pricing point of $249 for the new Nintendo handheld seems like a fair and affordable price, but we also know of a lot of great games are heading our way for the 3DS.
So what about the technology behind each device. They are both on top of their game here offering some great features and some things that are unique to each device.
Sony’s NGP Specs: (Click on Spec sheet for larger image)
In my opinion the specification are always a great thing to look at but will that sway your decision into which handheld you will be picking up? For some parents the only thing they have to go by is what they heard and what their child has asked for and may not care about the specifications. So will each company make a big push with advertising to get not only the kids attentions but Mom’s and Dad’s attention,of course they will. But what about us gaming parents out there. Will we only buy our children the handhelds we think is the best or will we listen to what they want.
Let’s face it folks we will always have in the back of our minds who will win the next console/handheld war and in the end there is no winner. We the gamers may be loyal Sony Fanboys/girls or Hardcore Xbox Lovers or even Die Hard Nintendo Fans, but in the end the only one that will rein supreme will be the retailers and the big company.
So choose for yourself and don’t worry who will rein supreme, let’s game on which console or consoles we love and have fun while doing it!