" Sony isn't trying to push Nintendo out of the market the way they did with SEGA. They are trying to find themselves a good foothold in the market and they are taking inspiration from Nintendo because clearly their tactics leading up to now haven't been working out the best."
Say rather that Sony tried the same tactics against Nintendo that they did against Sega and it wasn't nearly as effective this time. Sega thrashed its reputation with gamers and there were massive conflicts between Sega of Japan and Sega of America. Nintendo is much more focused.
Sony's problem is they are fighting two different wars in two different regions. The 3DS is causing headaches for Sony in Japan while the 360 is doing the same in the US. Europe is Sony's strongest region for video games but it's not enough. Sony responds with things like Move and Wonderbook and Cross Buy and Plus and hopes something will stick.
I suspect there is tension between SCEA and SCEE & SCEJ. I'm not even certain that SCEA likes the Vita. If Microsoft or Nintendo or one of these rumored newcomers wanted to damage Sony they'll target the Vita. It's already weakened and it apparently features heavily into the next PlayStation home console (hence that Circle of Life thing.) That is simply where Sony is most vulnerable.
In my opinion Sony has too much internal housecleaning to be concerned about taking out Nintendo.
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