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The PSP is Dead
« on: July 18, 2006, 09:16:21 pm »
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Not my words, but the words of Gameworld.  Being a PSP owner since launch I obviously don't want the system to die.  But that article put out some key facts.  Only 3 PSP games have sold over 1 million units while 13 DS titles have and 3 360 games while its not even a year old.  And with the next gen consoles coming, can 300+ dollars justify a PSP and 2 games when you can buy a DS and 6 games for less or a Wii and 2 games for around the same price.

IMO, Sony better hope that this holiday does well with titles like Loco Roco, MGS, Lumines 2, Killzone, E3, and FF VII: Crisis Core and it's PS1 downloadable game service.  But when you look at it, sites like PSP.IGN.com have less news coverage then sites like pspupdates.com showing how alive the PSP homebrew crowd is.  Sony could do a lot by adding more and better updates and embracing homebrew more.  When compared to Nintendo in handhelds, Sony just doesn't know 'em as well.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006, 10:09:47 pm »
Sony never belonged in the hand held market in the 1st place. They tried making it a portable consol, and that doesn't really work

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2006, 12:27:27 am »
i agree sadly, there's just nothing great for it, and i finally gave in and upgraded my firmware
so now i can't even use emulators on it, i guess i'm selling it soon  :'(

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006, 12:28:12 am »
I hate to take sides, especially as I always seem to be hating on Sony, but the PSP is the only current system I don't own, and even at the end of this year, there are only one or two games I would ever consider buying for it.  Loco Roco looks quirky, but not something that I'm ever going to buy the system for, Lumines interested me, but with the Xbox Live version coming out, with frequent expansions I don't see the point, Crisis Core is just another case of them milking the most popular game of the series, Killzone isn't worth mentioning, but the Metal Gear Solid game looks great, but once again, I am never going to buy any system, merely for Ridge Racer and MGS.

Can't help but compare it to the DS - which I've playing more than any of my other systems at the moment.
At least they've seemed to learn that people don't just want stripped down PS2 ports.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2006, 11:17:18 am »
I own a PSP, and to tell you the truth I am quite dissapointed. I own 3 games for it. Metal Gear Acid, Twisted Metal, and Grand theft auto. I have not seen many games that I would want since then. This is the first time I can say that I regret getting a system. I pray that the actualy release somthing more interesting.
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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006, 03:30:17 pm »
Simply put,
I used to own a PSP.
Says a lot.

PS. Anyone else notice that "PSP" is still targeted by the spellcheck.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2006, 03:39:44 pm »
http://www.gwn.com/articles/article.php/id/747/p/1/

Not my words, but the words of Gameworld.  Being a PSP owner since launch I obviously don't want the system to die.  But that article put out some key facts.  Only 3 PSP games have sold over 1 million units while 13 DS titles have and 3 360 games while its not even a year old.  And with the next gen consoles coming, can 300+ dollars justify a PSP and 2 games when you can buy a DS and 6 games for less or a Wii and 2 games for around the same price.


And yet, the PSP has sold more games then the DS. At least it had so around two months ago, it might have changed by now.

I would comment on the points in the link, but it just brings me to a site that says Springlink.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006, 07:57:56 pm »
http://www.gwn.com/articles/article.php/id/747/p/1/

Not my words, but the words of Gameworld.  Being a PSP owner since launch I obviously don't want the system to die.  But that article put out some key facts.  Only 3 PSP games have sold over 1 million units while 13 DS titles have and 3 360 games while its not even a year old.  And with the next gen consoles coming, can 300+ dollars justify a PSP and 2 games when you can buy a DS and 6 games for less or a Wii and 2 games for around the same price.


And yet, the PSP has sold more games then the DS. At least it had so around two months ago, it might have changed by now.

I would comment on the points in the link, but it just brings me to a site that says Springlink.

Opps! I fixed the link.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2006, 10:40:10 pm »
I would not say dead... yet...


However if the PSP were a person I would highly advise them to seek medical attention.

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2006, 11:53:41 pm »
I would not say dead... yet...

However if the PSP were a person I would highly advise them to seek medical attention.

I'm not a sony fan, the only PS-only game I ever found enjoyable was God of War (I like playing Spiderman GTA:SA and stuff that is also out on the X-box) and their graphics were always poo. But when PSP came out I was SO excited because it had nice graphics and a few cool games... but then there were no more cool games, and you'd only use it to watch video clips and stuff... my PSP died a long long time ago.

I'm not sure they can be saved... my advice involves empty woods and a shotgun... just put the poor beast out of its misery :'(

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2006, 12:07:03 am »
http://www.gwn.com/articles/article.php/id/747/p/1/

Not my words, but the words of Gameworld.  Being a PSP owner since launch I obviously don't want the system to die.  But that article put out some key facts.  Only 3 PSP games have sold over 1 million units while 13 DS titles have and 3 360 games while its not even a year old.  And with the next gen consoles coming, can 300+ dollars justify a PSP and 2 games when you can buy a DS and 6 games for less or a Wii and 2 games for around the same price.


And yet, the PSP has sold more games then the DS. At least it had so around two months ago, it might have changed by now.

I would comment on the points in the link, but it just brings me to a site that says Springlink.

Any proof of this?  I find it very hard to believe the PSP has been selling more games, when the DS has been completely pwning the PSP in sales.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2006, 12:09:52 am »
Yeah I have to second that.

And if the PSP had been selling more games... then why is it in the hole it is in?

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2006, 03:10:38 am »
http://www.gwn.com/articles/article.php/id/747/p/1/

Not my words, but the words of Gameworld.  Being a PSP owner since launch I obviously don't want the system to die.  But that article put out some key facts.  Only 3 PSP games have sold over 1 million units while 13 DS titles have and 3 360 games while its not even a year old.  And with the next gen consoles coming, can 300+ dollars justify a PSP and 2 games when you can buy a DS and 6 games for less or a Wii and 2 games for around the same price.


And yet, the PSP has sold more games then the DS. At least it had so around two months ago, it might have changed by now.

I would comment on the points in the link, but it just brings me to a site that says Springlink.

Any proof of this?  I find it very hard to believe the PSP has been selling more games, when the DS has been completely pwning the PSP in sales.

I will see if I can dig up a link. Like I said it was around two months ago that I last saw the overall figures so it may be difficult for me to find it.

Bar in mind, it wasn't a very big difference. And I believe it was only American sales, though I could be wrong there to.

Edit: Haven't been able to find a link. But that doesn't mean that I am wrong.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2006, 04:35:19 am »
To much bias, to few facts in that "article".

For instance, the article makes it sound like the Wii is gonna kill the PSP because it is gonna be "cheaper" then the PSP.

First of, that is pure speculation.

Second what is gonna keep Sony from dropping the PSP price to 150$? They even say later in the article that Sony has a "rumored" price drop later this year.

Third, people handhelds because they are, well, handhelds. They buy them so they can play their favorite games on the go. That is why GTA is the top selling game on the PSP. Because love GTA and love to play it on the go.

Fourth, using the Xpod as a valid argument as the PSP's downfall is idiotic. We barely know any thing about it and yet it is suppose to come out and kill the PSP?

And that is just the top of the iceberg.

Just because UMD movie have failed doesn't mean that the PSP is gonna fail. Tekken: Dark Resurrection was on the fourth most selling game in Japan just a week ago.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2006, 07:48:12 am »
To much bias, to few facts in that "article".

For instance, the article makes it sound like the Wii is gonna kill the PSP because it is gonna be "cheaper" then the PSP.

First of, that is pure speculation.

Second what is gonna keep Sony from dropping the PSP price to 150$? They even say later in the article that Sony has a "rumored" price drop later this year.

Third, people handhelds because they are, well, handhelds. They buy them so they can play their favorite games on the go. That is why GTA is the top selling game on the PSP. Because love GTA and love to play it on the go.

Fourth, using the Xpod as a valid argument as the PSP's downfall is idiotic. We barely know any thing about it and yet it is suppose to come out and kill the PSP?

And that is just the top of the iceberg.

Just because UMD movie have failed doesn't mean that the PSP is gonna fail. Tekken: Dark Resurrection was on the fourth most selling game in Japan just a week ago.

wtf? the wii isn't even a handheld! how is it supposed to kill the psp? maybe distract a few buyers but they are completely differen't.  now killing the ps3 is one thing i think will happen.
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