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Why Do People Hate The PSP?

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!

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Rookie_Monster642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

I actually still have a PSP. IMO, better than VITA.

naruga641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

best handheld by miles ...Vita was even better as hardware but not even close to its software

gaffyh641d ago

Yeah, surprised by this. PSP was awesome, I loved it, much better than Vita for software.

Eidolon641d ago

So many great exclusives on the PSP, and better versions of multi-platform games than DS.

AndrewLB640d ago

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.

Protagonist640d ago (Edited 640d ago )

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.

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Agent_00_Revan641d ago

Who hates the PSP?? Or is this article just 8 years old?

And Yes, I read the article.

miyamoto641d ago

It's over 87 million haters!!!!!
Now that's a lot of PSP haters including me. I hate my PSP 1000 and PSP3000

Eidolon641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

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.

Protagonist640d ago (Edited 640d ago )

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.

Eidolon640d ago

We're not talking about hate from the other side, but from people who owned or considered owning. Every console gets hate..

rainslacker641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

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.

Vipre77641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

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.

phoenix_dusk641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

My classmate hated the UMDs. Its loading time made her hacked the handheld and went full digital(piracy) which was faster.

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WheatBread641d ago

The psp was great, but I got rid of mine years ago. I should get another one.

subtenko641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

Ill sell u mine

edit: forgot to list the price. $150

fungusar641d ago

150$ for a PSP??? in Denmark they sell for 15$

SinkingSage641d ago

You can get a cheaper PS3. Are you serious?

Eidolon641d ago

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.

subtenko639d ago

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..

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