High 3DS sales show there is “a lot of demand for a gaming-primary portable device”- Sony

SCE president and CEO Andrew House thinks that there is still room in the market for gaming-centric handheld devices, and the 3DS’ strong sales prove that, contrary to what many naysayers think.

“The sales of the 3DS, having the advantage of releasing a little bit ahead of us, have been exceedingly good,” House told the US PS Blog. ” I think that shows that there is, in general, a lot of demand for a gaming-primary portable device.”

He continued: “But our device in contrast has just so much more to offer. What I think we’ve done is point to a market that really has started out with potentially casual games on other devices, but now wants a deeper, better or more premier gaming experience.”

Recently, SCEE President Jim Ryan also said something similar, saying that the 3DS’ exceedingly high sales were an encouragement for Sony, showing that there was still room in the market for handheld gaming devices.

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