By sopachuco13 2 Comments
Sony just keeps on jamming it's over confident sh'long into the mouths of Microsoft and Nintendo. It's like one of those dark movies that you find on that porn site that blinks awake at the end of a very bad tab opening bonanza. I never really thought that they would start going after Nintendo, because - come on - they are really just sitting halfway in a drain pipe hole and they really didn't need Sony coming over and kicking them a little farther into the whole. I really thought that the two Japanese companies would be really showing the solidarity for one another that is so prevalent in Japanese culture.
It seems like this new Sony is finally moving towards the company many Westerners have been begging Sony and Nintendo to become for years. Sony seems to have picked up on the Western business practices of Sir. Sir Howard Stringer. They seem more nimble and they are poised to take on the burgeoning online, indie loving Western market. Nintendo on the other hand is still trying to hold onto that Samurai past. They still think that they can run their business like an auto company, instead of running it like a highly technical, fast paced electronics company of the future.
Nintendo seems to be stuck in the 1980's where that "crazy Japanese" corporate structure was still a novel idea. But, the industry isn't trending that way anymore. Look at Shigeru Miyamoto, he is still the main shot caller at Nintendo and he is pushing these family experiences that get everybody around the TV together. But, that is not how people play video games anymore. Not even in Japan. Japan is trending towards mobile and the west is trending towards online games.
The new PlayStation Vita looks awesome. I really think if they can woo some services their way, if they can push their PlayStation Plus program as much more of a monthly download service, and if they could partner with cable TV or Direct TV in America this could be a great move for Sony.
If they don't do some of these things then this is going to turn into the PSP Slim.