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PSP is officially dead. GameStop ending trades on system.

As with every generation that changes, Our old friend the PlayStation Portable’s time has come to and end. Sony may have moved on to the Vita, and many people had yet to forget their old friend. It seems now that the PSPs time has come, starting September 1′st of this year GameStop is going to stop taking trades on the console, and it’s games and accessories, signalling the end of their support for the system.

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mrpsychoticstalker729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

It is unfortunate that the Vita will also follow the same demise. Sooner than expected.

XiSasukeUchiha729d ago

@Stalker
I wonder about you sometimes man, seriously I'm worried, did you put yourself in a genjutsu again!

Eonjay729d ago

The PSP had a 10 year life span and sold over 80 million units. That is not a demise. If the Vita follows the same path, it will probably outsell certain consoles many times over

Prime157729d ago

Everything comes to a close.

Buzz7S729d ago

Not sure if joking or serious.

Sony are REFUSING to release first-party content for the PS Vita. That alone is a sign of poor sales and not wanting to spend big bucks to support it.

The PS Vita has been dead for almost a year, at least for me. No games, overpriced memory cards, lack of PS Plus content... The writing has been on the wall for some time.

Magicite729d ago

It is unfortunate MS got nothing to put against Vita.

OT: Is PSP discontinued worldwide or only in NA and JP?

Inception729d ago

Right now only NA & JP. For EU / PAL, sony will do it on Q4 this year.

Studio-YaMi729d ago

They have windows phone!
...oh wait,it's a piece of crap anyways. LOL

The PSVita is gonna see major sales when games like :

Murasaki Baby
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Freedom Wars
Minecraft
Soul Sacrifice Delta
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited
Phantasy Star Online 2

hit the US&EU stores,that's a given.
(those are just at the top of my head,there are many more awesome titles like the walking dead,the wolf among us & hotline miami 2 & much much much more) <---- and they say the PSVita has no games,gimme a break!!!

Sgt_Slaughter728d ago

Studio, yes those games will sell good, but I'm pretty sure a lot of people have never heard of those games/franchises ever, so the casuals aren't gonna go buy them without knowing anything about them.

Sales will be hardcore only for the most part, which isn't what the Vita needs. They need everyone from the new gamer to the seasoned veteran to buy games and systems if they want impressive sales, just like the 3DS and the consoles.

Clown_Syndr0me729d ago

I agree. All the major supermarkets near me, Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys etc have stopped stocking the Vita.
Happened about a month ago, don't know if its temporary.

djplonker729d ago

@clown

I have two 24 hour tescos within 1 mile of my house and both have the vita for sale!

there is a lack of games on their shelves though if you want to sell the system you need the games to look at.

Clown_Syndr0me729d ago

@Djplonker I know its not a nationwide thing they still sell them in supermarkets in other towns, its weird. Someone said it had something to do with the new model that was released, yet my Tesco still doesn't have them.

Your spot on about the games, the Vita isn't advertised well and nor are the games.

iceman06729d ago

There was some sort of shortage of Vita's during that time. There were articles speculating whether it was a supply issue or done on purpose to make space for the Vita TV's debut in the West.

assdan729d ago

I wouldn't call this a demise. It lasted 10 years, which was sony's plan.
I love my psp. It's one of the best $250 I've spent. I played countless hours with it, and it's a little sad to see that it's officially dead.

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Chupa-Chupa729d ago

It aint over until sony says it's over.

Plagasx728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

which they have by not giving two shits about the handheld.

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WeAreLegion729d ago

We had a good run, old friend. Now, if we can only get Infected as a digital release. I need to play it with twin sticks on my Vita!!!

iceman06729d ago

From your lips to the Sony God's ears!!! Loved that game!

BattleAxe729d ago

There will always be the used game stores that will carry used games and used systems.

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