Pullquotes: PlayMG takes aim at Nintendo and the 3DS with $169 handheld
There's a new contender in town, and they want your money. They're called PlayMG and they've launched their fist Android-based portable handheld system. What makes them so different to the competition though?
First of all let's see why PlayMG feel they should be trusted to offer the ultimate gaming experience.
"Three reasons," answered T. Scott Edwards.
"1) Our team has more than 50 years of designing and delivering consumer tech to the market, including designing and delivering 5 million wireless phones to the US market in the last 4 years
2) the gaming platform that we operate on is the widely known and popular Android game app market; and
3) we spent a lot of time listening to kids and parents about the problems they had with the current gaming experience and most of our innovations are inspired by them."
Interesting to say the least. However the concept of listening to kids and parents for advice to create the perfect handheld sounds good on paper, in practice however you get ridiculous elements such as the Gamecube carry-handle (I know many of you liked it, but it really was unnecessary). Also, it's true that Android has many good games which could well make this the handheld equivalent of Ouya; a device to play a wide variety of games on the move.
But is it worth $169 when compared to the Nintendo 3DS?
"Many consumers no longer want to pay $40 for Nintendo games when they can get the same entertainment value from app games for free or $.99. That makes $169 for the MG a lot more attractive to many consumers than the Nintendo 3DS system"
And there we have it. Do you agree that the $40 Nintendo game (IP aside) is comparable to the same games you'll find on the Android marketplace? Are $0.99 games the future of the handheld gaming scene? Do you find the concept of the MG more attractive than the 3DS? Sound off below.