Sony has today announced that it is to cease PSN support for the original PSP as of September 15.
This sucks, will you be able to play PSP games you bought off psn before? This is a fear console owners should have for the future too, assuming you can't play digital games after.... I hope you can!
Read the article. Hint, you can still play all your games.
My browser on my phone wouldn't load it... :(
PSP has outlived the DS and the original 3DS. 10 years plus! That is living proof on how Sony supports their platform in the long run. Playing Xenogears on my PSP right now and its one of the greatest rpg experience I have even to this day. Nothing can top it for me because JRPG+MECHA= Awesomeness on PSP! I just downloaded it as a suggestion by Alpha Omega Sin. Could be my last PSP PSN purchase but this game will go a long long way. PSP is truly a hardcore gamer's die hard machine.
So PSP is officially dead? Greatest handheld of all times. Its been a good, long run, well deserved, mate!
Dat PSP Go thou
Hmmmm. I think I'll get LoH:Trails FC & SC on Vita then. I'm playing through LoH 1-3 right now, and was going to get them all on psp, but that isn't happening I guess.
Goodbye old friend!
Well this sucks......
I had the original PSP. Great system and it has some great and unique games on it. Hope Sony don't do that for the VITA anytime soon.
Psp came out in 2004 the Vita came out in 2012 you figure it out
PSP was fantastic and had great support, vita hasn't had the best support. You reckon vita will hold a legacy like PSP?
@paprika probably better with so many games already.
Just use the media download program for the pc. Ive been using it for years and it works great. Sony needs to allow psp and vita downloads from the ps4
Sony supported PSN on PSP for this long? That is great, you can't be mad at that. I had the PSP and a few games but I mainly used it for download movies and emulators.
Emulators and other such things are the reason the Vita has a proprietary memory format. As for this news, maybe this will prompt more developers to make the jump to the PSP's successor.
All things must come to an end and it's PSP's turn
Generally it goes, "All good things must come to an end..." Unintentional or not, kudos on leaving out "good".
Forgot that part my bad lol
Well this is a pretty big issue for those with a psp only because there are still ways to download the game onto the psp but now as for my personal feelings *hugs psp* dont worry buddy ill just put you with the other vets in my gameroom.
I wish Vita had its own version of Twisted Metal. It seems like Sony just doesn't care about that franchise anymore. Luckily when there was that bug where you could download all PSP games to Vita I snagged Head On. Speaking of that I want Twisted Metal PS4 also!!
We need a new twisted metal and syphon filter. Sony make it happen.
Wow, not even a week's notice - nice.. Still have my phat PSP 1000, works great too - can't believe it's been 9yrs!
80m+ in 10 years is good for Sony's 1st handheld. Vita will not reach PSP sadly.
Yeah probably only 30 million.
Didn't psp start good, had some bad years and came back in it's later cycle with the God of war games and gta? I wouldn't count the vita out of the equation just yet. There's still time for it to catch up.
It came back when people figure out how to load pirated games on it. Sad but true :/
Well you can still download the games on the Vita!
Look, you could still buy games off the Ps3 or through the online browser's store and simply transfer the files that way, faster than downloading it through the psp directly, plus there aren't many games with their online functionality left so it doesn't really hurt users that much. PSP is still my favorite portable console, so many fond memories with my 1000.
Monster Hunter shined in that console and reinvented the local coop gameplay ...it was one of the best consoles with so much quality content that not only crushed any childish competition (3ds Ds )but even forced them to steal its games (Monster Hunter series )...bring the series back to Vita and you ill see an instant success of the literally the best handheld out there
Maybe we'll finally see a price drop on a number of PSP games. Some of them are still ridiculously expensive.
Great memories for Fireteam Bravo 1 and MoH Heroes, and Monster Hunter. I bet it costs them less than 5k to keep the servers up at least...
Shame to see the PSN support end, but hopefully this will mean more people will upgrade to a Vita, more studios get interested in the platform, even more amazing games being made! Optimism FTW!! (just in case it had to be said, i'm not being sarcastic, I completely love my Vita and wish more people would see how amazing it is instead of just responding with "BHUT IT DOZ NOT HAZ DA POKEMONZZZ, LOL!11! NINTY IS TEH BSET" or something to that effect...)
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