Qualcomm’s vice president assures at COMPUTEX 2023 that both SIE and Nintendo have contacted his company. Are new portable consoles coming from both?
The video game industry is evolving towards new standards. That doesn’t mean that traditional desktop platforms like PS5 or Xbox Series X | S are going to disappear, but it is true that the market for hybrid devices is booming. What are Nintendo and Sony up to?
Examples like Steam Deck, ROG Ally o Logitech G Cloud demonstrate that the industry can expand beyond the basics. It has even happened with Nintendo Switch.
Last week we were surprised by the announcement of Project Q, a Sony laptop that allows you to play streaming PS5 titles. It may not be the ”PS Vita 2” we expected, but it doesn’t look bad.
Meanwhile, Nintendo continues to work on its next consolewhich will take over from Switch from April 1, 2024. What will the Big N surprise us with?
We do not know which path Sony and Nintendo will follow, but it is important to highlight some statements from the senior vice president of Qualcommduring his presentation at COMPUTEX 2023.
Sony and Nintendo are up to something “portable”
During the COMPUTEX 2023 technology fair, the Qualcomm company has had a special role, but not because of any specific announcement.
Your Senior Vice President, Alex Katouzianhas revealed a real bombshell during the presentation (via Revegnus), which we certainly did not expect. Of course, at the moment there is no more information about it.
Katouzian says that both SIE (Sony) and Nintendo have contacted Qualcomm to discuss the development of future portable devicesobviously oriented towards video games.
It doesn’t specify the term ”consoles”, so we’re assuming it’s devices similar to Steam Deck or ROG Ally. In the case of Sony, we are not surprised (although Project Q has not been announced recently), but what about Nintendo?
Perhaps it is related to the next Nintendo console, which I could have some exclusively portable model (in the style of Nintendo Switch Lite).
It seems unlikely that Nintendo will develop a new portable, since Switch incorporates the hybrid factor to “take over” from 3DS. However, we cannot rule anything out.
As for Sony, some gamers aren’t sold on Project Q, and They ask for the return of a laptop of the size of PSP or PS Vita.
Qualcomm is a company specialized in hardware development for Android (they have also worked with Square Enix). Were the creators of the Snapdragon chip, or the Snapdragon G3x Gen1 variant for Razer. It makes sense that Sony and Nintendo are keeping an eye on their situation.
Do you think we could see new handheld consoles from Sony y Nintendo in the future? Also we understand these ”devices” as hybrid systems geared toward portable gaming (perhaps streaming), such as the Steam Deck, Logitech G Cloud, or ASUS ROG Ally.