PVG is not quite ready to declare the PSP dead in the water, but finds evidence that the system may be past its prime, as fewer hotly-anticipated games appear on the horizon.
Didn't I just read an article about how the PSP was finally coming into its prime after so long?
this article is crap.....in the last 3 months the PSP has released so many great games..not to mention..P3:FES is coming out soon...
a silly article. My head hurts now.
In the last month I bought God of War, FF War of the Lions, FF Crisis Core, and Patapon...The PSP is anything but dead. Its nice that Sony is catering to the hardcore crowd finally. I bought mine in anticipation of all these great games. Its not going anywhere for a while.
Danja, dood, Persona 3 is for PS2 not PSP. Get it right!
Personally I think the PSP's potential is just starting to warm up. Sony's just now realizing with the adding features with the firmware updates such as (Skype, GPS, Camera, Blue tooth capeabilitys, Remote play) Should I keep going.. Anyways, my point is the PSP is no longer considered strictly a gaming console. It's that and much more. I recently purchased mine several weeks ago and use it 75% of the time for music at work. Most people have Ipods and I pull out the PSP and play a movie and people are blown away by the screen size and the cost compared to an IPOD. I'm now not the only one with a PSP in the corperate world at work and the list is growing!
Yes, but then again, God of War and Crisis Core dropped on the PSP last month, and nobody seems to care. Everyone seems more focused on upcoming PS3 and 360 titles.
Your not serious are you?
Nah I don't think he's serious, at least I hope not.
I for one don't agree with this article one bit. But I am going to approve of it any way. Because one rule of N4G is if it is news worthy to approve it.
My reasons of not liking this article is because Sony just said at E3 they have some really big things to say about the PSP. They said they will talk more on the idea of bringing the PS Store to work from the PSP. Sony also said they will talk about some new IPs and franchise people know and love. Also about adding the keyboard and Eyetoy for the PSP.
So I take it at E3 Sony is going to talk about some really cool new games coming out for the PSP. So no the PSP is not dying out. If any thing the PSP is really starting to fly.
While I disagree with the article, I have to say that I disagree with you. Like Sony's going to say bad stuff about the PSP at E3. Or anyone for that matter. How many times have you heard just hype at E3? Just because Sony said it, doesn't make it so.
even the journalist are paranoid and schyzophreniacs.
if you spelled that word in one shot shot you're a genius...although you used poor grammar and you skipped a line when you shouldnt have...lol
Even the journalists have become paranoid and schizophrenic/schizoid. My bad,french-english mix up. and i'm everywhere on this site, i am bound to make petty errors. Poor grammar is a thing,but i don't really understand internet slang
The PSP is not past its prime. Its just now coming into its glory. With the recent increase in sales (+85%) developers will see the larger install base and release more content. Just because the bigger "announced games" have already hit, doesnt meant there arent bigger "unannounced game" on the horizon. There is still a Kingdom Hearts PSP game, and Final Fantasy Dissidia. I am also sure we will see a few more things from new developers taking a crack at the portable system. This writer should have waited for E3 before writing this article. There is sure to be a ton of PSP games announced at E3 I am not familiar with the site, but I assume its biased toward the DS.
Sony just runs over critics and fanboys.
Chyea, even their own fanboys.
Anyway, this is dumb. The PSP starts kickin' the DS in the nuts, and anti-psp articles pop up. Interesting. The PSP is owning right now.
Lol. Past its prime? Its only just gotten to its prime. With PSP sales on par with DS and Wii sales in Japan, the PSP still has a lot of life in it. And there a fewer hotly ANNOUNCED titles coming in the future because not everything gets announced three years ahead of time. Hell GoW COO was announced only a year ago.
I didn't get a PSP for a long, long time because of the lack of games. But so far it's been really great. I'm playing God of War right now, and it is Phenomenal! I also take a lot longer to beat my PSP games (since it's more of a casual thing for me), so the current output of high quality titles is pretty good. I do agree that it still needs a lot more compelling software, and I'm sad that Ready at Dawn is no longer making PSP titles (moving on to PS3). Hopefully Naughty Dog and some other studios try their hand at PSP titles. Another title from Guerilla (after Killzone 2) would also be sweet.
Anyone else sick of the 'doom and gloom' articles that are posted daily about every system? These guys would have us think that whichever system we like is about to spontaniously explode.
The PSP routinely outsells the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Playstation 2, and Xbox 360.
Also, in the last 3 months we have seen some of the best PSP games to date be released. (Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII, Wipeout Pulse, and God of War Chans of Olympus)
With Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, Secret Agent Clank, and Final Fantasy Dissidia still on the horizon, the PSP is just hitting its stride.
I certainly wouldn't say dead, and I don't think it's a mid-life crisis, either, at least not a big one. I see it as a bit of a break, from the recent spike in success the handheld has had in the past few months. Although I do not know of any 'big hit' PSP titles for the rest of the year, I'm sure E3 will be a great show for both handhelds (perhaps even new ones).
That being said, I'm waiting for any word on the rumored PSP 3000. If nothing is said or announced by July, I'll be snagging a PSP Slim.
...so I'm not worried about one system doing better than the other. But I don't think this guy really knows what he's talking about. There's one more thing he forgot to mention about the PSP: REMOTE PLAY WITH THE PS3! Though it has kinks in it, if you can get a good internet connection when seeking for one, it's actually DAMN GOOD!
Whats the best selling console in Japan? Oh thats right its the psp which is in trouble according to this article.
Certainly it’s all about opinions, but I’ve really gotten interested in the PSP for Crisis Core and have noticed a lot of games I’d really like to play going for surprisingly little. Not to mention a system that seems to be most versatile for entertaining me on my travels too.
As people have mentioned on here, Sony does seem to have plans for the system with the PSP store and undoubtedly some big gaming announcements on the horizon. With the increase in hardware sales I think it’s highly unlikely Sony would throw their hands up and announce a replacement.
i'm guessing the article i just read about a week ago saying the PSP outsold every other hardware in...i think japan? maybe europe? was a lie eh?
...but that's just me. If the writer wants to say the PSP is on its last legs, that's the writer's business. But I keep reading articles on the Net that say the PSP is enjoying a renaissance, even going as far as outselling the DS here and there.
Hey, I was the greatest hater of the PSP when it first arrived, laughing at how the DS was wiping the floor with poor 'ol overpriced PSP. But when the Slim came, with its lower cost, brighter screen, faster loading times, frequent updates, etc., I said to myself "Hmmmnn..." The Star Wars and Daxter packs were brilliant, and the range of games at the right price (under $20) as well as the $4 fire sale of UMDs finally convinced me to get a Daxter pack Slim PSP (OK it was a Christmas gift).
I think the PSP is just getting started, but I do agree that if there are no major game announcements in the next months, you would have to conclude that a MAJOR revision of the PSP must be upcoming. Like Daniel Craig replacing Pierce Brosnan despite the blowout success of "Die Another Day," the PSP could be a victim of its own success, with Sony looking to capitalize on the PSP's current hotness with an all new model. Interesting to see what E3 and the next few months will bring for us PSP fans....
That is exactly what the article is saying and what some fanboys are unable to understand.
Yes, some very good games for the PSP came out last month. That does not mean that there are any more coming any time soon. I think E3 might be a bit of a disappointment to some people.
How in consecutive days there is an article talking about how the psp is hitting its prime and an artcile talking about how its past its prime. These ridiculous opinion pieces on this site posing as news are getting out of hand. I understand the want to be considered a major source for gaming news, but Op Eds are not news, they are opinions.
by someone who will not be held accountable for getting it all wrong. these people talked about the ps3 'titanic' a couple years ago and they're still in business. some dorks thought this was news-worthy... this is spam.
Or the stupidity of this fanboy knows no boundaries. The PSP has never been hotter than before with the amount of great titles available for it. MGPO MGPO2 FFtactics FF7 CC GoW CoO Ratchet Socom PSP Valkyrie Profile PSP And the list goes on.
First off, how can you say the psp is dead or near it when there is soo much tech packed into one sexy, slim device? I mean UMD is dead but from what I have seen, we're talking about right at ps2 graphics in something that small???? If that's not impressive, I don't know what is! I mean what did this dingbat expect about right now only a littler over a year after the ps3 release, a psp which games boasted ps3 graphics??? Hell, I may get one of these pretty soon.
oh wait its another BLOG!!! N4G...News For Gamers...hmmmm, more like B4G, Blogs For Gamers, or R4G, Rumors For Gamers, or S4G, S*&@ For Gamers. This place has gotten as bad as QJ.NET.
Bubble for truth.
It's too bad there isn't any actual, interesting PSP-related news to knock this off the front page. ZING!
but Crisis Core is awesomely addictive. I thought I didn't like it at first, but it's becoming my favorite game this year pretty quickly.
to be THAT stupid and not realise it when writing a foolish, misinformed opinion piece. PSP just got into its prime after a LONG post-launch slump. DS would be dead without DS-lite, same for PSP.
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