Microsoft Games Studio’s John Noonan has entered into the spirit of the looming portable console wars by describing Nintendo and Sony’s approach to the smartphone problem as a “PSP1-like strategy”.
Eurogamer put together a Twitter-dump of industry comments in the wake of the NGP reveal, with some critical observations from Noonan:
“It feels like Nintendo & Sony are both employing a PSP1-like strategy this time around, which is pretty interesting,” he said, later adding “If I was launching the 3DS or PSP2 I would have Rovio showing Angry Birds 2 at my presser.”
Although Sony’s PlayStation Suite is widely regarded as a step towards addressing competition from mobile phones, Noonan has doubts.
“Did Sony say anything about development kits? Seems like the real power of iOS/WP7/Android are the cheap/free SDKs,” he observed.
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