EA Has Little Faith in 3DS and Vita, So do We

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3DS PS Vita With smartphones rapidly increasing their share of the handheld gaming market, the future of the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita is murky at best. Like us, EA COO Peter Moore finds it hard to envisage a future in which traditional handhelds remain relevant. "We were supportive of both of those platforms," Moore told Games Industry. "But then you've got finite resources and you've got teams that say, 'We really think that two or three years from now, these are the platforms that people are going to be consuming games on.' And you look at the quality of what you can do on phones and tablets...” With the 3DS not able to keep up with the DS’s historical success and the Vita managing a mere fraction of the sales of its predecessor the PSP, some tough decisions are likely in order. “Sometimes strategy is not about what you do but what you don't do, and you have to make some hard calls when you've got only so many people. To my point, we've got to be planning for FY 17 and 18. Do you think the Vita and 3DS are going to be around in some shape or fashion by then on a scale level?" he added. Granted many analysts predicted the same fate for home consoles, we are adamant in our belief that Nintendo and Sony’s handheld divisions are in big trouble. What do you think?

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