The Death of Comics On The PSP Is A Bad Move

Do you think this is a bad move by Sony? They could have resurrected the service on PS Vita, right?

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GribbleGrunger2150d ago

This is quite odd to be honest. I know it's not great news but Sony said nearly a year ago that the PSP comics would be closing so I can't understand why it's suddenly big news.

GameTechZero2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

Why is it odd? we thought it was a bad move a year ago also. We think its big news because Sony could have made it work on the Vita. The idea was solid, the implementation not so solid.

Ilovetheps42150d ago

My only question is, how many people actually bought comics on the PSP? That could be the reason it closed down. It was either earning next to no revenue or they could have even been losing money on the comics.

killerhog2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

Sony should make it universal and have comic apps on the vita. I use the dc nation and dc comic apps on my ipod. It would work better on the vita than it did on the psp.

Knushwood Butt2150d ago

What was up with the implementation? I have quite a few and they are all fine.

Ultimately, most people just download pirated versions, so it's little surprise that the service came to an end.

Frankfurt2150d ago

Because it means anything digital you buy from Sony is useless, temporary and will be lost.

DivineAssault 2150d ago

This would be cool to have on vita.. I dont think ppl want to pay for this tho.. If i pay for comics, itl be the real deal

Soldierone2150d ago

It's coming to Vita, thats why its closing....Vita is getting an entire ereader store that includes comics.

-Mika-2150d ago

Obviousley not. If people were buying these comics. They wouldn't be shutting it down.

GribbleGrunger2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

It's been supplanted by something much better in my opinion which is 'Storyteller'. This is an ebook initiative from Sony that will service the PS3 and the Vita.

GenericNameHere2150d ago

... I bought comics on the PS Store. Sure, most of them were Marvel comics, but I still bought a lot of comics. Not 100 comics big, but maybe around 50.

I hope this comes to Vita. If it does, and new comics (adding manga would be EVEN BETTER!) do come out (I want to read the new 52 and stuff like AvX, but don't have a bookstore near me), I promise to at least buy two comics a week on the PS Store.

Lahey2150d ago

They should just get Comixology onto the PSP/ Vita.

rpd1232150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

I don't know why they thought they could make it work. The size of the screen severely limits the experience. It'd work better on PS Vita but still they shouldn't have gone through the trouble of developing an app themselves when I'm sure Comixology would do it and offer way more support. I also already have a butt ton of comics on Comixology because they come free with physical copies of comics. It just makes more sense to go with Comixology.

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