Michael Pacther: The Future of Handhelds is Grim
Michael Pacther, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst, has said that the future of handheld console is slim and grim and it will bite the dust.
Pacther was quizzed by a user on his web show Pach-Attack whether the handheld device will move to the forefront of development because of current console longer life span.
To this Pacther explained that:
“We’re not even close to saturated on the video game consoles, and we are way approaching saturation on the handheld market. We’re seeing DS hardware sales crack. I think the ubiquity of the iPod is cutting into the handheld market. I think the PSP2 is going to be dead on arrival.”
“It looks to me like young kids are just as happy playing with an iPod Touch, It is cool, it plays games, it plays music, and they are going to put a camera in it. The 3DS will prolong the handheld market for the game manufacture, but ultimately I think handhelds are in trouble. After the 3DS has had its little rush, handhelds are going to continue to decline.”
So this means that even the upcoming handheld devices 3DS and PSP 2 won't stand a chance against Apple and their portable devices? Do you have the same opinion as Pacther?, do let us know.