Panasonic cancels Jungle gaming device production

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Panasonic cancels Jungle gaming device production
If you don't remember Panasonic's Jungle, you're not alone. A glance at the online-enabled, portable gaming device's official Twitter feed shows that Panasonic forgot about it, too. There's not been a single update since the device was first unveiled in early October, pining for the affections of MMO players seeking to take titles like Stellar Dawn, Battlestar Galactica and RuneScape on the go.

Surprising no one, Reuters is now reporting that the ill-advised device is officially canceled. "Panasonic decided to suspend further development due to changes in the market and in our own strategic direction," the company said. That "strategic direction," apparently, is to not make a device so few would have wanted.

Of course, some folks already told you so:
"This looks like a non-starter." –Billy Pidegon, M2 Research

"I just don't think Panasonic has the right pieces to compete in this space." –David Cole, DFC Intelligence

"The absence of strong third-party support will most certainly end in failure." –Jesse Divnich, EEDAR
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