I’ve always been a PlayStation baby so to speak, and there was once a time I played with the PSP heavily. Once I got my iPhone, my PSP collected dust. It seems like this is the accepted notion as Sony yet again attacks the iOS:
When you aren’t selling as much games and/or units, of course the next desperate step of action is to attack your biggest competitor. The ad above continues their “jokes” in regards to how iOS games are not really games.
During Apple’s keynote last week, Apple revealed that the iPod Touch (and iOS in general) is outselling both DS and the PSP. We’re not quite sure what context Mr. Jobs is referring to since both the DS and PSP grand units sold.
TUAW claims Apple might have referred to apps (including) games compared to DS and PSP game sales:
There have been about 718 million DS games sold in the system’s history, and about 252 million games sold on the PSP. And there have been 6.5 billion downloads of iOS apps so far (with 1.5 billion of those being game and entertainment apps).
Some may also interpret Jobs’ comments as attributing to recent quarter sales of all three devices. If that’s the barometer, then Apple is indeed outselling both mobile gaming competition.
Regardless of who sold more, the ads are Sony’s lame attempt to cover up their flailing PSP market (was it ever successful). With only God of War’s Ghost of Sparta as their big Fall release, you really can’t blame them can you?
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