Sony Believes iPad is Good for the PSP

Mon, Feb 1, 2010

Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile

Whether you think it’s revolutionary or ridiculous, you can’t deny that most folks have some strong opinions about Apple’s iPad. Sony, a competitor for the mobile gaming market which the iPad is hoping to serve, is actually rather pleased by the device’s arrival. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal (as reported by Pocket Gamer), Sony believes the iPad can only spell good things for their PSP handheld device. Wait… what?

John Koller, director of hardware marketing for Sony, had this to say: “Apple’s entrance into the portable gaming space has been a net positive for Sony. When people want a deeper, richer console, they start playing on a PSP.”

…what? Oh! Now I understand. He’s saying that, despite the fact that gaming on the iPhone is doing extremely well, and the iPad is going to launch with nearly the full App Store library available to it, and it’s not like the iPhone is going away once the iPad comes out, and the PSP isn’t about to launch a version with a phone in it, that… uh… okay, I’m not actually sure what he’s saying. Last I checked, when people want a deeper, richer console, they buy a freaking console. Maybe you should be hyping the PS3 instead? You remember the PS3, right?


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