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Sony: Nintendo decline is bad for the whole industry

We need to be more family-friendly says Fergal Gara

Sony's PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara reckons that a Nintendo decline could be detrimental to the whole games industry.

Nintendo posted it's third straight loss in three years in last month's financial report to investors despite a 19 percent rise in software sales and consistent sales of their DS line of handhelds.

Gara said, "[The decline of Nintendo] could be detrimental to the market, unless people like us raise our game and help tap into the younger consumer group that they serve rather well. That is the challenge to us. We need to bring maybe more family-friendly, more casual experiences into the market. I think there's a big market segment there that we should take the challenge to engage and I see lots of potential to do that." Sony: Nintendo decline is bad for the whole industry

"The DS family was the best-selling format last year,” Gara added, “despite the stellar sales of the PS4 for the last four or five weeks, it was still the best selling console or console family."

He went on, "I think Vita has maybe not a huge position in the marketplace, but a very unique position. First of all it's the only device that offers the same level of control and interaction, it's the only device to offer the same level of visual beauty, and now it's the only console to offer that companionship with the leading home games console."

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