PSP vs iPhone: PSP will always win as a dedicated games machine

PSP iPhoneIt’s like the console wars, except, more portable this time. Just the other day, an analyst claimed that the iPod Touch would become (if it already isn’t) a worthy adversary to the PSP. But the way SCEE‘s Ray Maguire looks at it, the iPod Touch and iPhone may be well off on their own as a handheld device, but when you’re talking a “specific games machine,” it’s PSP all the way.

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It’s like the console wars, except, more portable this time. When you’re talking about handheld gaming, three prominent devices come to light: the PSP, DS, and iPhone. Yeah, the iPhone is the new kid on the block, so to speak, but already it’s getting support on the gaming front.

Just the other day, an analyst claimed that the iPod Touch would become (if it already isn’t) a worthy adversary to the PSP. But the way SCEE‘s Ray Maguire looks at it, the iPod Touch and iPhone may be well off on their own as a handheld device, but when you’re talking a “specific games machine,” it’s PSP all the way:

The mobile phone market for games has been around for a number of years, [but] the overall quality – despite some strong titles there – has been limited because of the different handsets and infrastructure in that business.

The iPhone has the advantage of being a single device and is growing a reasonable installed base, but [it] doesn’t have the production power that a PSP has. As a specific games machine, the PSP is always going to win out.

We’re in a great position to take on the interest in these snacking games and produce them at better quality, lower prices, with lower cost of development – that’s a great business model.


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