For once, we find ourselves in agreement with industry figures prognosticating some aspect of the industry’s future. Quick, alert the media! Oh… wait. So, it turns out that despite that fancy screen that looks like you can poke a hand inside it, the 3DS is still getting its backplate handed to it by a device with glass where buttons should be. EA VP Frank Gibeau, however, thinks Sony may have the answer that eluded Nintendo.
“I think [Sony has] got a shot because they have some really unique innovation in the control scheme, the technology and the screen. It’s got a lot of social features now so that you can actually communicate with your friends and be social,” he said.
“You can’t ring them up by putting the device up to your ear but in general I think they’ve got most of the capabilities that you’d find in a smartphone, with some unique capabilities that make them stand out.