Spring Videogame Season Arrives

By KBJR News 1

March 1, 2011 Updated Mar 1, 2011 at 9:50 PM CDT

It's not even officially spring yet, but this season has already seen its fair share of hyped up hot titles.

From Marvel Versus Capcom 3 to Killzone 3 this video game quarter has something for everyone.

But it's not only the software that's dominating the scene.

A battle is brewing between two of the top industry developers and to the victor goes mobile handheld dominance.

Sony recently announced its PSP successor the PSP2 which according to Sony will allow gamers to have the power of a playstation 3 council in the palm of their hands.

But current handheld leader Nintendo just released their new handheld the 3DS, which plays games in all three dimensions sans glasses.

Industry analyst Scott Steinberg said that Nintendo is the company to beat.

"I think Sony is going to do well with the next generation portable, but the 3ds has that obvious visual gimmick. Its glasses free 3d, some great franchises coming back like Mario Kart, nintendogs, and the fact that you're going to enjoy 3d for a pittance in terms of price and it will be robust and rugged to go on the playground, I think that's going to be pretty tough to top."

Handhleds aren't the only area of competition for companies
The big three; Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are also trying to woo customers with motion control, which many say is not a gimmick but rather it's the wave of the future.

Steinberg said "Like Killzone 3 or SOCOM 4 which are going to be gamer style games that will employ them, and I think we've just scratched the surface of what designers can do with motion control."
Scratching the surface of motion control... all the way to the bank.
For Tech Talk, I'm Trevor Roy.

Nintendos 3DS was released this week in Japan. It will be making its way to the States in a couple a months.