Sony: Nintendo 3DS analogue stick "shocking"

Sony boss not fussed by bizarre 3DS add-on

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New Nintendo 3DS stick designed to give console extra analogue stick and shoulder buttons. But Sony seems not to care about Ninty's plans ahead of PS Vita launch

Nintendo’s decision to unveil a somewhat cheap looking Nintendo 3DS peripheral, designed to add shoulder buttons and a second analogue stick to the handheld hub, has been widely dismissed as a bizarre ploy to up sales.

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida, who runs the company’s worldwide gaming studios, has no commented on the bizarre add-on stating he can’t get his head around it. In an interview with Game Informer, the exec said, “It was a bit shocking to see what they came up with."

He added, “Well it's not like they looked at PS Vita and said 'we need to do that as well. I don't know. It's clear that they didn't believe a second analogue was necessary when they designed the 3DS.”

Sony seems to be unconcerned by the 3DS, perhaps because of its failure to catch on since its launch earlier this year. It all means the Big S is more than confident of the PS Vita’s success. The console is due to hit UK shelves after Christmas, landing in Japan before the festive season.

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Via: CVG