Sure it's a little dusty, but there are some pretty amazing games out there for the PSP when you actually have a look. Here's to finding games to celebrate!
I actually still have a PSP. IMO, better than VITA.
best handheld by miles ...Vita was even better as hardware but not even close to its software
Yeah, surprised by this. PSP was awesome, I loved it, much better than Vita for software.
So many great exclusives on the PSP, and better versions of multi-platform games than DS.
I agree completely. PSP was probably the best handheld ever made. While i hardly ever play mine anymore, I continue to play the games using PPSSPP because you can make the games look MUCH better than on that tiny low-res screen.
Bette than the Vita... then you never had the PS Vita... Me on the other hand had the PSP and now the Vita... you are wrong.
Who hates the PSP?? Or is this article just 8 years old? And Yes, I read the article.
It's over 87 million haters!!!!! Now that's a lot of PSP haters including me. I hate my PSP 1000 and PSP3000
Wow, he/she must be getting confused with the PS Vita. What a noob.. I have NEVER heard of someone hating on the PSP, it is a very successful Handheld. I like this quote, first sentence. XD "Sony’s PSP has been given a bad rap, almost as bad as Nintendo’s Virtual Boy." What determines a bad rap, not sales apparently because PSP beat out GBA and maybe even the 3DS.
Man you are wrong! I had the PSP since 2008 and the hate from Nintendo fanboys (on all gaming sites) was even worse, than towards the Vita now. And I know, because I´ve been debating with the trolls since then.
We're not talking about hate from the other side, but from people who owned or considered owning. Every console gets hate..
Yeah, I don't ever recall much hate for it beyond some fan boy tripe through the years. It was a generally well received console, and most people that owned it were quite happy with the support it received. Maybe this article confused the Vita with the PSP.
Lots of people hated on the expensive memory stick pro duo cards that only the PSP and certain Sony cameras utilized. Might have been a couple Samsung devices that supported those cards, too, I'm not sure. Lots of people also hated the UMDs. The caddies that contained the disk sometimes would come apart. The disks were much bigger than a flash memory card and so not super easy to carry around a bunch of them with you. Also, optical drives in general in a portable are not viewed as a great idea because they're bulky and suck up a lot of battery power compared to a solid state device. Strangely, the PSP Go was released to see how a UMD-less PSP would be received and it tanked. Flash memory was still kind of expensive when the PSP launched. By the end of it's run, SD cards were getting cheap and used in more places. MS Pro Duo was all but dead in all devices except the PSP. There was some adapters available to let you run Micro SD in a MS Pro Duo adapter stick and those worked pretty well. I might still have one here somewhere, actually. Edit: At launch, I bought a 1 GB memory stick and it cost me something like $80.
My classmate hated the UMDs. Its loading time made her hacked the handheld and went full digital(piracy) which was faster.
The psp was great, but I got rid of mine years ago. I should get another one.
Ill sell u mine edit: forgot to list the price. $150
150$ for a PSP??? in Denmark they sell for 15$
You can get a cheaper PS3. Are you serious?
Sold mine back in 2007 because I needed the money for a book(college) bought a brand new PSP-3000 a few years ago with 3-yr warranty for $99. I prefer new because I don't have to deal with a mis-used battery and wear-and-tear. So worth it, I still play some PS1 and exclusive games on the thing, I will not wear down my Vita when the PSP is perfectly capable and I think the buttons are more comfortable.
Chill out you plebeians, its a special PSP limited edition at that too! You are buying for the: condition, history, limited edition factor, the fact that you cant get or modify a psp like this too. I should have been more specific but I literally dont use it anymore since Im so busy Its probably worth more than $150....been lazy but I guess I'll go the ebay route..
For a console that sold around 70 million consoles I don't think it was that hated. Loved the PSP and am thinking of buying one again.
At the very least you can mod it so that it can be one of the best portable Retro Rom players on the market. Nintendo, snes, Sega Genesis, turbo grafx 16, gameboy, advice , color. Etc.
Yea I didn't think it was a bad handheld at all, who are all these people hating it?
I have never heard anybody ever say they hate the psp. Them monster hunter local mp memories...
PSP was very impressive at times. Battlefront Rogue Squadron and Valkyria Chronicles 2 <3
I only used a psp for Crisis Core and KH BBS, I didn't hate the system but I definitely used my DS much more.
Can we just acknowledge how pretty this title is? "Why do people hate the PSP?" It just rolls off the tongue, no?
PSP? People rank the PSP at the same level of quality as the DS/3DS in terms of software. Higher on hardware of course. If my PSP wasn't a first generation model that has very obvious wear from my constant use, I would still be using it.
Still love my PSP
I love the PSP, PSP GO in the other hand.... is a different story.
the psp was better then the ds so please tell me where this hate you speak of is? now the vita has nothing but hate. The vita is a god system but the memory card prices keep me from recommending it and now that almost no one carries vita games that memory card cost makes it even harder to to recommend if they dropped the memory card price to be acceptable at the least preferably they drop the prices in line with other memory formats. If your a Jrpg fan the system is awesome but thats about it anymore and that is sad because it was pushed as ps3 games on the go(more or less). then the whole lets tell ppl the 3g will let you play games online.
dude your timeline is kinda messed up how did you play 3rd birthday then wait for the release of chains of Olympus? that game was 3 years old before you had a chance to play 3rd birthday hell lets assume you live in japan it was still only a 3 months away from 3 years after GOW:COO released.
I've never, ever heard of anyone that hated the PSP lol.
People will hate every.platform to an extent, there will also be plenty of supporters as well. PSP has plenty of merits
Hate? The PSP sold around 80 million units worldwide, which is an insane success for any handheld, especially a non-Nintendo one. In fact, the PSP is the most successful handheld in history not made by Nintendo, and nothing comes close to it. Hate? Where? It built a strong brand. Although I would say that Sony ruined it with the Vita. :(
Yes hate and I will repeat what I already wrote " I had the PSP since 2008 and the hate from Nintendo fanboys (on all gaming sites) was even worse, than towards the Vita now. And I know, because I´ve been debating with the trolls since then."
No one hates the PSP. It has great games. It wasn't well received initially but that was only for the first year or two.
Initially it just lacked a lot of good quality games to choose from(similar to Vita for it's entire lifetime). I still don't remember anyone actually disliking the console though. most thought it was pretty solid, much like they do the Vita, but Vita never got the advantage of getting enough good games in abundance. Ironically, piracy actually helped sell more PSP's, whereas Vita's over excessive anti-piracy measures were a hinderance to adoption, thus lowered software sales...although attach rate is much higher on Vita due to lack of piracy. I like the VIta better from a hardware stand point, but PSP has a better selection of games, but I do find the contrast between how the two systems sold, and for what reasons they sold to be rather interesting.
Yes hate and I will write what I already wrote " I had the PSP since 2008 and the hate from Nintendo fanboys (on all gaming sites) was even worse, than towards the Vita now. And I know, because I´ve been debating with the trolls since then. "
Never hated mine (still have it) It's still an impressive piece of tech too. JB mine years ago though and use it now as a portable emulator.. playing Genesis and NES/SNES games on the go is awesome.
Playing arcade games on it is awesome too. Marvel vs Capcom looks great on the psp's screen.
Psp is better than a vita oh yeah!
Then you never had a Vita. Simple as that.
Nobody really hates the PSP, it is just outshined by the Gameboy and DS
I use my Vita primarily for playing PSP games. I sold off my UMDs and bought digital whenever I could, back in the day -- admittedly I bought a PSP Go, and that's why I did it then, but I'm pretty happy now. Still have my Go, too. Got the TV adapter for it -- it's still pretty awesome, frankly. Sadly, was ahead of it's time. It still amazes me that Sony made a handheld that stands up to the 3DS, in terms of game visual quality, back in 2004.
The psp is still my favorite handheld console, with titles like God of War: Chains of Olympus/Ghost of Sparta, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, GTA: Liberty/Vice City Stories/Chinatown Wars, Def Jam: FFNY: The Takeover, Resistance: Retribution, Burnout Legends, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Daxter, Wipeout: Pulse, Medal of Honor: Heroes plus a shitload more. Not to mention how much more awesome the system is with custom firmware, allowing emulators for a shitload of old games from other systems. I used to play old arcade games on it like Marvel vs Capcom. The PSP was fucking awesome.
Who hates the psp?
Most Nintendroids did ... I will write what I already wrote " I had the PSP since 2008 and the hate from Nintendo fanboys (on all gaming sites) was even worse, than towards the Vita now. And I know, because I´ve been debating with the trolls since then."
I... don't think anyone really hates the PSP. Vita has it a loooooot worse since people have become much more toxic, aggressive and at the same time ignorant over the time.
Nah I should know... I will write what I already wrote " I had the PSP since 2008 and the hate from Nintendo fanboys (on all gaming sites) was even worse, than towards the Vita now. And I know, because I´ve been debating with the trolls since then."
* Nobody hates the PSP...it's awesome. I actually play it more than my Vita, and it's game selection is solid
Wrong, I will write what I already wrote " I had the PSP since 2008 and the hate from Nintendo fanboys (on all gaming sites) was even worse, than towards the Vita now. And I know, because I´ve been debating with the trolls since then. "
LOL at people who think there is no hate against the PSP. I´ve had the PSP since 2008 and trust me when I say, the hate from Nintendroids was ten times worse than towards the Vita now. Also the hate against the PSP just shifted over to the PS Vita. I guess it is a good thing how the PSP is remembered, but saying there is/was no hate against the PSP, is just changing history... It was bad... much worse than the hate towards the Vita now. Also one of the reasons i really dislike gamespot and somewhat IGN... so much hate towards the PSP back in the days...
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