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Panasonic kills off Jungle development

Tuesday, 1st March 2011 10:45 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Panasonic’s announced it’s canned development on its online handheld, Jungle.

According to Reuters, the company “decided to suspend further development due to changes in the market and in our own strategic direction.”

The device, first announced last October, was meant to allow users to access online games and MMOs, with Bigpoint’s Battlestar Galactica being one of the supported titles.

Nevermore. Thanks, Kotaku.

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12 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    After NGP and 3DS announcement they had a heart attack :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    Should anyone be surprised?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Shoc…. no, wait – the other thing. glol!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    It’s a shame, but it’s not surprising, it had no chances with ngp and 3ds

    #4 4 years ago
  5. jennytablina

    The sad thing is this got as far as market testing so they actually built models of this thing!

    Nice idea on paper, though whoever proposed a focus on MMO’s forgot theres a good reason they usually stay on PCs only…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It’s not really a shame. :-D

    This thing was neither one thing nor the other. It wasn’t a console like the traditional handhelds, and it wasn’t an tablet like the iPad, and it wasn’t a netbook or a proper computer. From the start I was struggling to understand just who it was actually aimed at.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    @6, Shut-ins, but they’re fine with their $2000 desktops :P

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Stardog

    I’m glad they didn’t waste any more time on this. This would have bombed, even without the 3DS and NGP coming out.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    I totally forgot that thing was even announced.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Golden

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooo

    #10 4 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    I think they probably saw this: http://www2.razerzone.com/switchblade/gaming

    And realised that their niche market would probably take the sleek Razer offering over what they had.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Nozz

    @9 Same here. Ah well

    #12 4 years ago

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