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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #285 on: December 13, 2006, 06:10:07 am »
Once I get really old I will find my old PS 1 and shown it to my grandkids (if I ever get any) just to watch their expressions.

"Wow, you actually played on that thing?"

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #286 on: December 13, 2006, 08:11:16 am »
Once I get really old I will find my old PS 1 and shown it to my grandkids (if I ever get any) just to watch their expressions.

"Wow, you actually played on that thing?"

I do that with my Atari now.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #287 on: December 13, 2006, 08:13:51 am »
Once I get really old I will find my old PS 1 and shown it to my grandkids (if I ever get any) just to watch their expressions.

"Wow, you actually played on that thing?"

I do that with my Atari now.

Wow you're old.

I am joking.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #288 on: December 13, 2006, 01:53:16 pm »
Once I get really old I will find my old PS 1 and shown it to my grandkids (if I ever get any) just to watch their expressions.

"Wow, you actually played on that thing?"

I do that with my Atari now.

Wow you're old.

I am joking.

No, you aren't, you persnickety little lameass. I should take one of these Atari joysticks and shove it where the sun don't shine! Hell, when I was a kid, we had to walk five miles uphill both ways, snow or sleet or hail, to play our videogames! You young'ns get Steam and Blockbusters and Gamefly and stupid download stations in Wal-Marts. Analog sticks and wireless controls, motion-sensing. Using the old Atari sticks made a man out of you! Took muscle to get those damn things to the side.

EDIT: Oh, and to sum up the proper answer to this topic once and for all: The DS has Dragon Quest. Game Over.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #289 on: December 13, 2006, 02:03:17 pm »

No, you aren't, you persnickety little lameass. I should take one of these Atari joysticks and shove it where the sun don't shine! Hell, when I was a kid, we had to walk five miles uphill both ways, snow or sleet or hail, to play our videogames! You young'ns get Steam and Blockbusters and Gamefly and stupid download stations in Wal-Marts. Analog sticks and wireless controls, motion-sensing. Using the old Atari sticks made a man out of you! Took muscle to get those damn things to the side.

Whatever you say old man. Besides, I live in the middle of nowhere Europe, I have to order everything online or drive 500 km in a carriage to get to the nearest town center. Where I might find a local merchant who has goods from the big city.


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EDIT: Oh, and to sum up the proper answer to this topic once and for all: The DS has Dragon Quest. Game Over.

Meh. I know it is a big deal, and everything, what with Japan being as addicted to it as they are to anime porn. But still who doesn't have a DS in Japan by this point?

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #290 on: December 14, 2006, 04:47:13 am »
Meh. I know it is a big deal, and everything, what with Japan being as addicted to it as they are to anime porn. But still who doesn't have a DS in Japan by this point?

I think you're missing the point. It's not simply about Dragon Quest; it's about the fact that the most beloved gaming series in all of Japan is going exclusively to the DS. What this does is make other game developers follow suit. Where DQ goes, the rest of the world goes. And if you think everyone in Japan has a DS already, just wait till the game is released: Everyone and their dog will have three -- the DS Lite, the FF-themed one, and a special DQ-themed model Nintendo is inevitably going to release.

This news is being treated in most places as one of the biggest gaming coups since FF VII was announced for the PlayStation. That is huge.

If you don't agree, that's cool. Opinions are opinions are opinions. But, for me: The moment S-E made that announcement, I went from thinking the PSP was surviving to believing S-E just stabbed it (and Sony, on the whole) in the heart, twisted the blade, and broke it off inside their chest.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #291 on: December 14, 2006, 07:03:32 am »
I know it is a big deal, I just don't care that much. There really isn't a counter argument against it because it is a big deal for the Japanese market but, in my mind anyway, people in Japan are so crazy about the DS as it is I can't see it making that big of a difference. I know that Dragon Quest is the RPG over there but I really can't see this effecting to many western buyers. All the same it isn't like Square Enix suddenly stopped supporting the PS 3 or PSP because of this, it just means that they are doing a wise decision by making a very beloved game for one of the top selling consoles in years.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #292 on: December 14, 2006, 07:17:01 am »
12.5 million DSs have sold in Japan as of November 2006. The country has a population of 128 million. There's still room for improvement.

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« Reply #293 on: December 14, 2006, 07:36:11 am »
I know but still how many of those aren't already gamers who were gonna buy Dragon Quest anyway?

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« Reply #294 on: December 14, 2006, 09:06:41 am »
I know but still how many of those aren't already gamers who were gonna buy Dragon Quest anyway?

I'd say, honestly, a decent portion. My guess, and this is just a guess mind you, is that many Japanese gamers initially picked up PSPs assuming that all the major franchises would be coming to that handheld. The DS really didn't set the world on fire in the beginning. So I'd wager there are a large number of people in Japan that own a PSP that will be buying a DS now due to DQ IX being announced for it. There is going to be a noticeable increase in DS sales due to this announcement.

Well, there would be .... if Nintendo could keep the supply up to the demand, but that's almost impossible at this juncture.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #295 on: December 14, 2006, 10:05:10 am »
That could be. But I don't know.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #296 on: December 21, 2006, 12:15:40 am »
well mine is dead. I sold it as well as 4 games and a movie to EB for 244 bucks.

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« Reply #297 on: December 22, 2006, 05:39:37 am »
According to this article the PSP is the second best selling console this year, behind the DS. Of course I can't really figure out if they are basing this on sales numbers, or Sony's promised "one million sold units by the end of the year". Keep in mind this is in the UK not the US.

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« Reply #298 on: December 22, 2006, 08:54:51 am »
According to this article the PSP is the second best selling console this year, behind the DS. Of course I can't really figure out if they are basing this on sales numbers, or Sony's promised "one million sold units by the end of the year". Keep in mind this is in the UK not the US.

I could see that in Europe. A little shocked that the PS2 didn't sell more than the PSP though. Hmm.

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Re: The PSP is Dead
« Reply #299 on: December 22, 2006, 09:13:35 am »
Well Europe is Sony ground, and to my knowledge, the PSP isn't that far behind the DS in the US (two million I think). It is Japan that is really letting the PSP out in the cold and buying the DS as if it were a cure for cancer.

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