Pachter ‘Sony Missed PSP2 Opportunity’
In a NowGamer interview, Pachter explained that Sony may find it hard to keep up with the rest of the handheld market going forward.
“I’m not sure Sony are going to keep up,” Pachter explained, “they may have missed their opportunity. They went down the portable music player route 30 years ago, and they’ve now conceded that market completely to Apple. When Sony went from a television and portable music company, to being a console company, they should have seen the market for a handheld, and they pretty much conceded that market to Nintendo when the Gameboy came out.”
Pachter continued, “I think Sony has carved out a niche for themselves, that isn’t as big as they originally thought, which is the over 13 crowd. They’ve given up the young end of the market to Nintendo and the middle part of the market to iPhone and iPod Touch. I just don’t know if there is a market for a pure gaming device anymore. Someone should give them a time machine to go back and fix all of this before it happened.”
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