Regardless of submitting for a patent that appears very near the Swap, Sony is adamant that they don’t have any plans of constructing a Swap competitor.
The concept of a PlayStation console just like the Swap was introduced up and was shut down quick by Sony CEO Andrew Home, who stated that the corporate “doesn’t see massive potential within the handheld market.”
“The Nintendo Swap is a hybrid system, thus it has a totally completely different technique from the PlayStation,” Home informed Bloomberg Japan, including “We’re focusing our consideration on making merchandise that may be performed in the lounge.”
Sony has all however deserted its Vita moveable console, which clearly didn’t carry out properly — it offered about 10 million models worldwide, whereas its rival, the Nintendo 3DS, has offered nearly 70 million models up to now.
This explains Home’s pessimism concerning the handheld market, however because the Swap exhibits, the potential is there. All you could do is make a terrific console with nice video games.