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Saving the PSP

GameAlmighty's Christiaan Allebest writes, "Last year, Sony sold 3.82 million of its little handheld wonder, the PlayStation Portable. An impressive number until you compare it to the 8.5 million units Nintendo's DS was able to move. They are numbers that should cause Sony and its investors some alarm. But what's the reason, and can the company turn the outlook around?"

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decapitator3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

Nothing to see here guys. The same ole 'teh PSP is dead' articles. I hate these kind of article. Especially when it is about the PSP. How the fack does the PSP need saving with over 30 Million sold worldwide.

Ever heard of the Ngage from Nokia ? Now that could use some seroius saving.

Harry1903475d ago

oh yeah,that nokia stuff.a friend of
mine used to have one.

littletad3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

Right and I'm sure you'd say the same thing for anther RROD article or the Wii is a fad. Seriously if ANY Sony product isn't praised at least in the headline, you'll be hyper defensive.

And no the psp doesn't need any saving, but yes the DS is selling at a much better rate.

kewlkat0073475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

This guy can't be serious, if you think those are real competitors in the hand-held market.

Not sure why the PSP is not out-selling the DS but the PSP, I think is a Hardcore mobile PS2 hand-held.

The Nintendo DS, like the Wii targets a little bit of every market.

I bet you would not see grandma with a PSP but what the DS offers many older folks use it, as well as parents, kids and all sorts of people, now I heard it's being used for education.

Having the touch-screen/stylus adds a whole new target market/demography.

I'm sure price comes in there somehow..and well, Nintendo.

crck3475d ago

from 10 million units to 13 million units. How can an article claim the PSP handheld needs saving when Sony expects to sell 3 million more units then they previously thought. When all is said and done the PSP will probably end up selling between 50-60 million units in a 5 year cycle. That is 10-20 million more then all the original Xboxs and Gamecubes sold put together. I'm sure Sony would have wanted to sell more but I hardly think it classifies the PSP as a failure.

AzaziL3474d ago

Ok, this is what I never got about sony. To date, there's only a handful of PSX games that you can play legitimately on the PSP, yet with a few hacks, it's possible to play almost every PSX game that has been released. Why they don't just go ahead and release at the very least, all their top games from the PSX puzzles me, especially with some great RPGS like FFVII and Chrono Cross, the sales for the PSP would blow sky high.

They really need to get that going, but something for sony to remember, if they make the PSPtwo, they have to include full emulation of most all PS2 games as well as have them ready for digital distribution at launch, only then will Sony finally dominate the handheld market.

godofthunder103474d ago

i'm posting this article about jadenkorri.i never would be doing this if he wouldn't be posting our privatly sent messages all over ng4 and he's only trying to make his self look good and he's the one that started it all.the first time i heard from him was when i wrote an article about the 360 and ps3 saying that they were both good systems.he turned around and posted an article saying that i was stupid and i must be from the U.S because i can't spell.well now he's posting only what he want to post to make his self look good but he's not posting the bad stuff he said so here's one that he sent me saying how proud he was of his country because they burnrd down the white house years.i'll admit that i cut his country down but that's after he started with the U.S first.so here's his email to me bragging about how his country burned down the white house years ago.

1 day 10 hours ago | By: jadenkorri | Block

Re:
so did u block me or not...like it matters...u feel sorry for me...well same goes for you...sounds like your purposely following and reading my posts.....someone has a crush...btw I'm not into that sort of thing FYI....I give a point up for actually not swearing as much as the last one....You are however just degrading yourself by sending these msgs, and i have no problem posting them myself... lastly....I'm proud of my country, we are the only country in the world that has burned down the white house...that should give you an idea were I'm from and no i would not want to be an American, but i have nothing really against Americans with the exception of you...

jadenkorri3472d ago

wow guys... it feels like bigbrother is watching me..no wait its godofthunder... i got one question...normally one post would a been.. ah alright whatever...but 9 posts...who's attention you trying to get...i could care less what you post about me...cause the people are gonna read two things, your post then mine...i wonder who's the immature one........well maybe i am for replying...
BTW you emailed me first and blocked me so why don't you stop emailing me and posting about me...you did after all supposedly bloacked me. Be a good sport and GROW UP...

jaden will hereby will stop agreeing, disagreeing, report, reply to godofthunder so as to hopefully get him off my back...

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Brian52473475d ago

And will continue to do so with Crisis Core and Echochrome. Alot of people will buy PSP for its media functionality as well.

shizball3475d ago

The death of the PSP has been long rumored however, over the holiday season the PSP was the third best selling gaming device behind only the 360 and the Wii. There are approx. 5 million psp owners so the psp doesnt need to be saved it's holding it's own.

pp3475d ago

well i'm one of those people who want be buying one i'll wait for microsoft hand held thankyou

Brian52473475d ago

Cant wait until they do and it Red Rings in peoples hands.

Bleucrunch3475d ago

I would buy a game gear before I buy a M$ handheld THAN YOU!

destroyah3475d ago

PSP doesn't need to be saved. It's not dying.

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