According to ngmoco head Neil Young, Sony is in a bit of a tight spot as far as hardware is concerned as opposed to its competitors Microsoft and Nintendo, going as far as saying the electronics giant is “in trouble” and “out of position.”
“In the hardware world, I think Sony’s massively out of position. I think they’re in trouble. I think Microsoft’s in much better shape,” commented Young. “They understand cloud computing; the Xbox Live service is a world-class service, and they’ve got a foothold in mobile, albeit a tenuous one. I think they’re in better shape.” Maybe 2015 will tell?
“I think Nintendo always has the benefit of its franchises, but I don’t think it ends up being a really rich ecosystem for third parties” — a statement which has been remarked before.