The boys at GamesRadar explain why they think the PSP has failed...
not a big surprise.
Sony tried to do to much tech wise and it brought up the cost and it had nothing to offer like fun games.
that raw power doesn't make a hit system. The DS is still tearin' it up all over the world.
Now for the PS3! The game industry is better off without them.
But I could not do it. I just did not see any games that made the PSP worth the buck. I've got like 8 friends who have all sold or traded in PSP for 360 games and PS2 games. The PSP is a money trap.
how many times you see a PSP being played in movies... Sony trying to sneak in some advertising in movies and television shows... funny!
tell me about it; I have 2 PSP collecting dust. What killed the psp? UMD(Thank you Sony for the format of the future). Sony like to take many chances. The PS3 can run the very same fate if blu-ray does not win the format war. Sucks! In one way I hope blu-ray wins cause I don't want to see the PS3 die, on the other I prefer HD-DVD. Why did Sony had to glue it together! Why! Why! For this very same reason I will wait to see if the PS3 and blu-ray wins; before buying a PS3. I learned my lesson when I bought 2 PSP.
I bought it at launch and it was the biggest waste of money ever! I turn it back in and got my DS back. Biggest waste of money, ever. NEVER AGAING!
not to much hate going on. ^^
Only reason why psp is still the crowd talker is for homebrew only. Which sony themselves is so trying to firmware out...
Sony never really put time and effort into the games for psp they just made the psp a universal handheld and not a gaming handheld and in doing so forgot what they were trying to make in the first place. Something to compete with nintendos domain of gaming handhelds. I still need to stress the gaming aspect of this idea for that's what it was suppose to be about not gps, music, movies, pics, ect. It was suppose to be for games
Well strange, but I want the PSP more then I would want a PS3.
And with the latest add ons like the GPS, webcam and more I think value for money is good. At this moment they're working on a stronger game line up so maybe the PSP get's a second life.
200 Euro for a large screen display on holiday to watch some short video's and play some games sounds good to me actually...
you are right PSP do have a 2nd life because its almost time for the ps2 life to end and all the games are going to come to the PSP the psp is a handheld PS2
Sadly, i bought the PSP at launch and was excited to open it up and play wipeout pure and twisted metal. However, when I wanted to put music on it I was forced to buy a larger capacity memory stick. Back then, the 1GB stick was like $200. So I didn't buy it. Then I looked online to see the line up of games coming out. There wasn't a decent game for months. So, I traded it in. And that was that.
Sony keeps playing their consoles off as movie players and it is getting old. People bought the PS2 because it was the cheapest dvd player on the market. The psp played UMDs on the go. And now sony is pushing the PS3 as a blu-ray player. I have heard people in the PS3 interface section talking about how MS doesn't know gaming. Why don't they open their eyes and see what sony is doing...
if you actually looked at it's sales number, it's very solid compared to anything besides the DS right now.
don't take this podcast opinion as fact. the PSP failed as a DS killer, but didn't fail as a handheld.
haha, I like it how you said when you compare the PSP to ANYTHING ELSE other than the DS it's a winner. That's so funny, what else are you gonna compare it to.
The PSP was too big and expensive for an MP3 player, and too expensive for a gaming portable with a failed format. Your a very "special fanboy"
i actually own a PSP and see great potential and better games finally being developed for it. like i said before on some other thread, the DS sales are phenomonally amazing, but the PSP sales are good too. good enough to live on for a long time. just think about it this way, the PS2 murdered the XBox in sales, but that didn't mean the Xbox failed.
The PSP has currently been out for what, a year? The DS has been out for a year and half? Either way, DS has been out longer. And the DS didn't get a fantastic start either. In fact it took a remake of the DS (DS Lite) to really rocket the sales figures.
Point in case, it took nintendo more than a year to get where it is now. So give Sony some time. Because the PSP IS a fantastic piece of kit and it has ALOT of potential behind it. If anything, its developers fault not sonys. Developers have just been producing mediocre ports of console games to the psp, when they should be making games solely for the psp. Sony has managed to make a fantastic console here, its not their fault
PS. The PSOne emulator is arriving this autumn. You can play any psone game on your psp. Yeah. Thats gotta help and personally, im so looking forward to playing Final Fantasy 7 on my psp. That's also why this article is stupid. They also didn't mention Killzone Liberation for the psp in the article.
There's good stuff coming for the psp. Don't knock it so soon
that's a cop out. This is sony's issue end of story. Games that did come out on psp that sold well did play and were enjoyable. Games that didn't sell well were for the simple reason that no one wanted to buy a port of a ps2 game on the psp. Or they didn't want the game in general. Sony picks which devs can make games, not the other way around.
So don't blame the devs they just make the games with what the co gave them.
That the PSP might be an actual failure?
Two units off the top of my head that IMO were better than Gameboy were the Sega Gamegear and Atari Lynx.
Both of these units offered so much more than what the Gamboy had to offer yet they both failed in the long run!
And now we have the PSP which in functionality is superior to the DS, yet it is not doing nearly as well and will probably follow the same path as the Gamegear and Lynx.
For some reason, no one has been able to dent the handheld nintendo market. I mean, I even bought a DS over a PSP.
The DS just looked like it was more fun to play.
+ Good game
- Stylus ( ark )
+ Memory stick
I tried both console 3 month each and I better like the PSP than DS
None of your +'s for psp has anything to do with gaming. well maybe the graphics but remember it's a handheld it's not a huge issue
so do that mean that the 360 has failed PSP 17mil xbox360 below 5mil so what they saying
1. The PSP is costing half the 360
2. PSP is a handheld and not a console
If you are going to the whores, do you take the cheap one and a bad experience or get the new fresh ones and have a great time?
Oh yeah and
3. the 360 already sold over 7 million units by now
End of June: 5 million. In 7 months. Thats over 700.000 average world wide per month.
3 x 700k + 5 million = 7.1 million units. At least. Sales have stepped up by adding Australia, India, former East European countries and so on.
Because the PSP was out a long tim before the 360 even launced, plus you cannot compare a nandheld to a console.
it came out 8 months before the 360 that is not a long time and it came out at the same price as the 360 core pack $299 so the only point you made was that it is a handheld
Why do you have so much experience with whores?
And everyone says it all.
ok ok just one thing!
the first time i touched the PSp i just never wanted to touch it again
It didn't become the top handheld, but it did get a significant market share, and the ds was different enough that the psp can survive by remaining in indirect competition with it. Hardcore handheld gamers probably went for the psp because of the graphics, but casual handheld gamers (a vast majority and myself included) went for the ds. The psp was more successful than any other handheld that had challenged Nintendo in the past, and it will probably continue to survive because there are things it can do that the ds can't. In the future though, I would advise that if Sony wants to go for the handheld market again they should make a handheld that seems more like an actual handheld. The psp seemed too much like a console-handheld hybrid.
with umd and great selection of games,this comes of a total surprise to me.(not really)
They always add 1 or 2 million more than the actual number. They barely hit 6 million last week. Even Microsoft announced at TGS that they had sold "over 5 million consoles." Over 5 million means that they hadn't quite hit 6 million yet, and lying would get them in very big trouble. Besides, saying "We've sold almost 6 million" actually sounds worse.
As for the PSP being a failure? Yeah right! It's doing so well right now. Nintendo had a huge monopoly on the handheld market and Sony had to nutsack to stand up to them. Right now monthly PSP and DS sales are neck and neck, and we already know that the DS has a 6 month advantage. I actually see more people with PSPs than Gameboys or DS's around campus, and the PS3 is building a lot of buzz (partially 'cause of the price, but mostly because of the crazy graphics from the games being shown.) People over here make fun of the 360. =/
You are such a Sony Worker Bee it's uncanny and a bit scary. Who didn't know the PSP is a failure , it's old news. DJ here is so worried about sales figures you would think he knows the DS is outselling it 10/1. DJ once again your so worried about sales figures you think you would know that the top 10 games in total software sales ( PS2 - Gamcube - XBOX and handhelds combined ) all 10 titles were DS titles in Japan for 2 months in a row. Hmmm , I wonder if any of those Nintendo loyalists will buy a Wii insted of a PS3. Also DJ stop downplaying the 360 sales it's actually pathetic. They are right at about 7 million and expected to be around 12 million before the PS3 hits 1 million , after the holiday season. What are you gonna do if the PS3 is a failure ? You going to stop gaming altogether?
Edit : I checked 360 hit the 6 million mark last week of August ( Aug. 28th. )what would it be now? The DS outsold the PSP in Japan 129'000 to 29'000 last month. I don't know what it is worldwide.
Its took X360 10 months too hit 6 million wordwide,which is slow.
Better late then never:P
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