Please Note that this is an Update of a previous post titled the Playstation Vita, this, however, adds three extra paragraphs.
It started with the launch of the Playstation Portable as a competitor
to to the Nintendo DS. When one company came out with a new model for
their handheld system, the other did as well. So this put Sony and
Nintendo as the primary competitors for the handheld market, always
releasing new stuff to compete with each other in every way.
This was until the Nintendo DSiXL was released; Sony did not release any
handheld back, at this time people assumed it to be because of the
PSPgo's failure. Sony did not even discuss something like the PSP has a
long or short life ahead of it. Nintendo had already announced the 3DS.
It was after the Nintendo 3DS' launch that people began to speculate a
PSP2, for about two month's these rumors were halted due to the many
presumed official revelations of the Sony Experia Play, the Playstation
Phone. Then the big announcement came, the NGP.
As the 3DS lagged in both sales and good quality games, with the most
anticipated (yes, Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy is not going to come
out) being canceled, Sony showcased the NGP, showing its power to the
max, without giving any specifics.
At E3, Sony unveiled the NGP's spec's and details, everything about the
NGP was revealed from price to hardware. The NGP became known as the
Playstation Vita and from its time known as the NGP, it already had a
blockbuster lineup in its hand, Call of Duty, Killzone, Uncharted and
Also at E3, the Wii U was announced, and upon announcement, Nintendo
lost a lot of shares. The Playstation Vita was then shown to replicate
what the Wii U could do and on a modern generation console, no need to
switch to the future. It can do what the Wii U controller can do, but
more, such as a back touchpad and co-op.
To show their advantage over the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, the
Playstation Vita and the Playstation 3 showed off something they else
they could do that Nintendo's products couldn't do: get good games and
Nintendo then announced a new peripheral for the 3DS, a second slide pad to compete with the Playstation Vita's two joysticks. With the radical price drop of the 3DS, this second slide pad would increase the price by little, however, the question was then brought up, which games from the lagging selection.
With Nintendo barely releasing any original titles, with the only originals having been remakes and a Mario game; third-person parties too are making many games, compared to how much Nintendo is making. Nintendo's titles have been very good, a third-persons party sucks, ass.
The second slide-pad was created to give developers more room, but the titles released pre to the announcement will likely be stranded now, a new strategy for Nintendo to compete with the Vita, however, in doing this, it seems that all support for games without a second slide-pad will be knocked away. Due to the awkwardness of the slidepad's location, and the fitting location of the Vita's second joystick, Nintendo could discontinue the second slidepad before the release of the Vita.