Sony: DSi's for children

In a recent statement sent out by Sony's PR team, John Koller, head of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) criticized the new Nintendo DSi calling it a kid's toy in comparison to the PlayStation Portable.

If Nintendo is really committed to reaching a broader, more diverse audience of gamers beyond the "kids" market that they've always engaged, there isn't much new with the DSi to support that. Significant gamer demographic groups are being ignored, and there continues to be limited opportunities for games from external publishers to do well on the DSi. Compare that with the PSP platform, where we have many blockbuster franchises from our publishing partners launching this year, representing a wide variety of genres and targeting diverse demographics. Games such as Rock Band Unplugged from MTV Games, Assassin's Creed from Ubisoft, Dissidia Final Fantasy from Square Enix, and Hannah Montana from Disney demonstrate the commitment that publishers have to the PSP. From our own first-party studios, we're launching unique versions of LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm, and we're also planning a steady stream of downloadable games — both new titles and PSone classics — to add to the content that PSP owners can already purchase wirelessly through PlayStation Store.

The Nintendo DSi is the third generation of the popular Nintendo DS handheld, manufactured and developed by Nintendo. Some of the new features include: a built-in music player, two built-in cameras, SD card slot, soft reset function, larger LCD screens and a web browser. The Nintendo DSi is now availble for purchase throughout the world in matte white, black and blue.

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