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N-Gage & PSP: The market flop

By Scottieoo ·
Recently we have been studying the latest explosion in the wireless world, wireless gaming. With the upcoming release of the PSP in Australia, I expect that it will be a similar market disaster with nearly 90% of retail stock still sitting on the shelf in the US.

Now you have to ask yourself, why is there such a small market for wireless gaming? Well I believe the answer is obvious, most people want to play games in the comfort of their own homes with their gigantic integrated home theatre system and not on a palm sized screen with tinny speakers. That fact is that people who play wireless games are seen by many as anti-social, as you normally would play wireless games in public, I mean, well there wireless! Come on?

My point is that usually anti-social people tend not to go wireless, as this might give them a tendency of actually going into public, and that would frighten them. I believe the real market for wireless gaming is not rooted in hardcore gaming fans, but truly in the heart of yuppies and kids with too much money.

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I never liked portable game boxes

by TomSal In reply to N-Gage & PSP: The market ...

I never was much into hand held game boxes outside of a "cutesy" novelty type thing or possible a distraction during long flights.

I like my PC for games with the quality surround sound, the 200w sub-woofer, the 6800 graphics card and the 17" screen (small in today's world I know but a LOT bigger than a hand held device).

I'm no stranger to games -- grew up with them...Vic 20, Commodore 64, Coleco, Intellivision, Nintendo, etc. Played and/or had them all when they were all the rave in their right.

My nephews have the Nintendo Advance (I think that's what its called) graphics aren't bad for a little hand held, but I don't know to me I guess those things will always be novelty items.

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