Ngmoco: Sony ‘In Trouble’ in the ‘Hardware World’

In a recent interview with Industry Gamers, mobile game developer and publisher Ngmoco’s top executive said that Sony’s hardware is in real trouble. Ngmoco founder Neil Young said that he thinks Sony could be "out of position" and "in trouble" in the hardware market and that Microsoft maybe eating its lunch. Young pointed to developing technologies having an effect on the game industry, and which companies had kept up with those changes.

"In the hardware world, I think Sony’s massively out of position. I think they’re in trouble. I think Microsoft’s in much better shape," he told Industry Gamers.

"They understand cloud computing; the Xbox Live service is a world-class service, and they’ve got a foothold in mobile, albeit a tenuous one. I think they’re in better shape. I think Nintendo always has the benefit of its franchises, but I don’t think it ends up being a really rich ecosystem for third parties."

While Young is making those arguments, it should be pointed out that Sony is looking to the future in some areas; earlier this month Sony put in place the first step in using cloud computing to store data – giving users 150 MB each to store up to 1000 save files.

Source: IndustryGamers

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