PSP sales are declining faster than Sony had anticipated which is being put down to the overwhelming success of the DS and the lack of a defining title on the console.
Maybe God of War: Chains of Olympus will help. :)
But I'd rather play a GoW game on a bigger screen. It loses it's epic nature when the screen shrinks to 4.3 inches. But no doubt it'll be an interesting game nonetheless, but unlike the ds, it doesn't do anything different, it just shrinks your ps2 to a handheld and implements a janky thumb nub. I ended up giving my psp to my little brother cause he was into it more than i was, I couldn't stand the cramped gamers hand I would get.
Ah Sony, at last you think of it? Great!
Now think about it for the PS3 also...
needs to take more exclusives from PS3.
just wanted to say hi and i hadnt noticed your change of profile until now, read your profile and good to know you becoming a gamer instead of a fanboy, also couldnt work out if your comment meant you want MS to take more exclusives or that your just coming back at TheMART?...
True they NEED AAA titles ASAP.My PSP is gathering dust.God of War and where is Oblivion?
At least you still have a PSP to collect dust. My PSP got stolen a week ago. The one day I decided to leave my PSP in my car was the day my car got broken into.
Instead of collecting dust, It now has the dirty filthy finger prints of that maggot who has it now.
Ok, back to the subject. Yeah, it definately needs some real AAA titles immediately.
the only real reason i still have my PSP is possible psp to PS3 functionality
then again, i'm not really a portable gamer
FFVII: Crisis Core
If you run or have access to Linux, check out my post in the Handheld forums here at N4G about how to convert video to PSP format, and how to generate a thumbnail image for it. This uses ffmpeg and simple bash shell scripting.
Can't wait to use my PSP to watch movies on an upcoming international plane trip.
This was thrown at me a few days ago. While looking at game reviews you'll see the psp has far more titles 80% and above than the DS.
While it's nice to know the PSP has nice reviewing games it's still another matter to sell it. Software sales are where they are at and right now DS has about twice as many titles that sold over a million. From those titles DS has about a 75 million unit lead off of those titles. I used vgcharts for that data so naturally it's only a ballpark figure.
PSP needs some games that weren't on the PS2 for one thing. Also it needs to stop tacking on yet another feature and focus on our gaming needs. Like GoW, FF, among others. Give us titles like Every Extended Extra or Lummies or the Portable Ops. Portable Hunter 2 seems like it's doing great in Japan. Give it to the US now.
The difficulty that the PSP faces is that even though it has more powerful hardware than the DS, it is basically just a handheld version of a home console. While this may not be a bad thing for many ppl, the unfortunate reality is that PSP games can almost always be done better on another console.
The same cannot be said for the DS, and this is why I chose to purchase a DS instead of a PSP after evaluating both handhelds. Games that use the DS's dual screens and stylus interface simply cannot be done on any other console, home or handheld. While the Wii comes close, I don't think you'll be seeing developers cutting the TV screen in half horizontally to emulate the DS experience.
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Here's an excerpt from a Gamepro interview w/ Team Ninja's founder, Tomonobu Itagaki:
GP: Team Ninja games usually appear on the most powerful platforms. Why not put the new Ninja Gaiden on the PSP?
Itagaki: The design philosophy for the PSP as a piece of hardware is a home gaming machine--in terms of specs--you can take with you. If we were gonna make it for PSP, it'd be better for us to make it for a powerful home system instead. The DS is designed under the concept of "What should a portable system be?" instead of trying to replicate the home experience. That's what attracted me to developing on the DS because you can really utilize its strengths as a portable platform.
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It's almost as if the PSP's greatest competitor in terms of software sales is the PS2.
I have one and the Graphics are superior. I do believe PSP sales spiked when everyone heard you can customize it to run HOMEBREW.
Sony just have to understand that the DS caters to much more then the hardcore gamer. Again the DS is not all graphics, well you really can't even compare it to the PSP. It allows all types of gamers to get in touch with stylyst and all the little games they have coming out.
Think about this for a second, we signify SONY with hardcore gaming strategy, so they cater a lot of games at the 14 and older crowd, with some games 18+, since the PSP does get a lot of ports.
On Nintendo's side, gamers of all ages, from 7-14, 14-21, 21-30..and we have even seen granny's playing BRAIN AGE and all sorts of others games. Same for the Wii. In my eyes thats the big difference between SONY and NINTENDO's Target Markets.
Also lets not for get about PRICE-POINTS, people will buy what they can afford regardless.
Yes PSP does need games, but I feel like developers have been focused on others things, to give the PSP some real games on it's own.The ports are kewl but gamers can be like, why play this game on a PSP?, when I can experience it on my PS2, Big screen.
You do have a point about why would you buy the PSP version if you have a PS2. But if you look at IGN they say time and time again the game works better on the PSP over the PS2. So if people want the bigger screen then they will go that way but if they want the better game version then they would go that way. So it comes down to what you want. That being said I do see more people going for the PS2 version over the PSP one. So Sony really needs to make sure to tell people what is out there.
I traded in my DS b/c the games bored me, mini games ftl. I still play my PSP all of the time.
I hope to see Gran Turismo come out soon. This is the one game that could be a great racing game. I could also see Infrastructure and even PSN support make this game even better. Gran Turismo has always been about the way the cars look and feel. So if Sony and Polyphony Digital can make the game look life like then they would be onto a really nice AAA game. Plus with Infrastructure and PSN support there would be so many things that would make this game not boring.
anyone knows when psp light will be released?
All that has been said is just rumors. But As rumors go Sony will say some thing at E3. That being about a smaller PSP. If not that there have been talks about bringing other color PSP systems out. I for one hope to hear about more Colors. With that being said if Sony says nothing at E3. I would say go out and buy the PSP. Because it might be some time before another one comes out.
I got ratchet and clank size matter, MGS Portable opps, Grand theft auto liberty of stories, Daxter, Ape escape, tekken dark resurrestion, splinter cell, mega man power up and loco roco.im still tryin to find a copy of ghost and goblins around here..i love my psp..soon ill be gettin final fantasy crisis core, final fantasy tactics, castlevania, silent hill and crush..so i have plenty of games to play..
All those are great games. However, lets look at it in a way someone who doesn't know if they want a psp or not. Ratchet and Clank-ps2, MGS-ps2, GTA-ps2, Daxter-ps2, Ape Escape-ps2, Tekken-ps2 Splinter Cell-ps2, Loco Roco-hey there we go psp. Soon to be's FF:Crisis Core-psp, FF: Tactics-ps1, castlevania-ps1. 2 games you meantioned that the potential psp buyer heard that are just for that portable. Now they're thinking maybe I should just get/keep my ps2. Not my thinking nor your own, obviously, seeing that you have them but for those who don't...
is what I'm waiting for too...Tactics well yeah on the PSone, Great game by the way.
I travel an hour to and from work everyday, so I actually have time to play handhelds, when I'm not reading the METRO PAPER.
I wonder how many gamers sit at home to play? Especially in Japan where the whole population have handhelds..
@ kewlkat. I hope you're in a carpool because it's never good to drive and play a game at the same time lol
I live in BOSTON,MASS, so I take the subway, well 2 trains to DOWNTOWN.
When I'm not looking at Hotties, or reading the Paper, I'm gaming or Reading a Gaming Mag. I'm playing Castlevania for the DS.(portrait of ruin)
ahh the good old metro...anyways i also own a psp but i mainly bought it because of homebrew and its great! all these firmware hacks and emulators make the system much more worthy. and what it does too. i would take my psp to college, but i live 40-60 min away and i lose things quite often. do i rather lose a free newspaper than a great handheld.
oh yea i haven't bought any games recently, but i am still waiting for gran truismo.
Being an owner of the PS2, PS3, and PSP ... I find alot of value in my PSP. Now, I don't really understand the point of porting games to the PSP from the PS2 if the PS2 is actually cheaper to buy and the game (old at the time) is cheaper than buying the PSP UMD. Take Prince of Persia: Two Thrones for example. Now, why would I buy the PSP version. I understand that there are extras but the core game is still the same (minus the 2nd analogue stick though).
I have no problem with bringing established franchises to the PSP, if and only if they are original games. I just loved Daxter, being a fan of the Jak games. Metal Gear Portable Ops is just another extension of the Metal Gear series. Same thing applies to Killzone Liberation. If they are original games, than you are truly bringing the PS2 experience to handhelds.
I'll tell you one thing though ... you can't sell PSP hardware if after one year of releasing Liberty City Stories on the PSP, than you sell it on the PS2. If Liberty City or Vice City is only available on the PSP, it gives the hardware more value. I'm just hoping that they DO NOT do this with God of War. If it was meant for the PSP, keep it on the PSP.
PSP redesign is needed ... lower price to 129.99 and you will see the hardware sell. Price drop + release FF VII: Crisis Core will go A LOOOONGG way. Also, please give us Gran Turismo on the PSP. What better than playing the ultimate racing simulator while in a car (not driving of course but in the passenger seat).
Well the first part in solving a problem is to admit there is a problem.
With that said I am glad to see Sony going out of its way to acknowledge it has a problem to address and is working on a resolutions to those problems....
Unlike other companies regarding their products *cough*Microsoft*cough* *cough*defective Xbox 360 and Vista*cough*
didn't psp screens have pixles that burned out? Sony is just as bad a hardware maker, just ask all those people with their burnt laptops, or ps2 with broken disc drives, or people with broken cd players(mine wont close, neither will my minidisc player).
there is nothing wrong with vista because im using it right now!!!
But do all the PlayStation 2's in peoples homes right now still have the disc read errors? Does the PlayStation 3 have disc read errors like the launch PlayStation 2 did in the same or greater frequency? Does the PSP have disc read errors like the launch PlayStation 2 in the same or greater frequency? Doesn't the DS also suffer from stuck or dead pixels too, just like every small LCD display technology? Isn't Microsoft repairing the 61% of Xbox 360's that constantly have problems? Why are they just replacing them with a New Xbox 360? Why is a European Consumer Products commissioner giving Microsoft a week to explain the disc damaging issue and set a plan of action to solve this issue when Microsoft said there are no problems? Why is Windows Vista non-backwards compatible to Windows XP programs? Why do Windows XP programs require reprogramming for programs that run on the same exact hardware as Windows XP just because you now have Windows Vista on the same exact hardware? Why does Microsoft currently fail to acknowledge or address their own product issues?
When you can prove to me that Sony, currently, has not improved and that Microsoft, currently, is doing everything it can to improve, that is when you can accuse Sony of being deaf and arrogant to consumers. But for now, I only see Microsoft being deaf and arrogant to consumers.
im buying a PSP just for FFVII crisis core, after that im selling it.
i had psp for some time, i sold it for PS3.
all the games for psp is crap and i prefere to play original games than stupid ports on psp.#
another thing analog sticks, there is only one and it does not work fine.
no more any handhelds for me!!!, i love my home console ps3:)
Sony said this back in October. CVG's source is quite old. Anyways, I don't think there's a lack of AAA titles now, and there's definitely a lot more on the way.
was stop the piracy.
Actually, the hackability and resulting ease of pirating PSP games may actually help bolster sales of the PSP hardware. Even w/out software piracy, the homebrew scene alone on the PSP is huge.
that big? I'm sure its a good amount but the DS isn't homebrew and its killing in sales. I think homebrew users make a just a small percentage of PSP users. I'm an ex-homebrew PSP user ... just got tired of the constant updates and fear that I'm going to blow up my PSP one day.
The DS homebrew scene is miniscule compared to that of the PSP. The reason the DS is killing in sales is because it has more games, games that appeal to a wider audience, and offers a gameplay experience w/ the stylus and dual screens that can't be paralleled on any other console. Most of the PSP-owners that I know personally make use of homebrew apps, so perhaps my perception of the size of the PSP homebrew scene is skewed somewhat.
the reasons the ps3 flopped was because they sunk a lot of money into it, developing it and the cost of production. They assumed they'd make the money back in sales of games and those movie things. But since neither really took off sony couldn't fund higher cost projects and games for the psp, meaning less of those really great games.
psp homebrew scene is massive. Look at software sales alone and that should point something out. Another point is some psp owners don't even use it to play games it's for movies and music, which they don't even get the umd movies. I'll always point out qj.com they love everything hacked psp, so much in fact that when word comes around that psp is getting a firmware you'll get 80+ comments saying fu sony let me have my homebrew.
DS homebrew I feel is a minute figure. I think it's more about DS owners trying to make it as cool as psps' underground.
I want to buy a PSP but still waiting for a new design and some more games, but as many people stated above the PSP still has potential if targeted and focused on the right area (games, price, promotion).
I also had some interest in the DS, but I don't like the games that it has. They need more RPG's like Golden Sun, those were my favorite (only) GBA games.
I bought it for MGS Portable Ops and I really like the game. It's very different but still good. I'm definetly buying GOW (the REAL G.O.W), that is a must own!
I own DS and PSP. I like the PSP more. The DS stylus only goes so far. I also like the quality of graphics in PSP games. If you look at both portables, neither one has any AAA titles really. Sure New Super Mario is fun, but it's just the same old Mario with a few new features. I'm happy with both systems.
because i don`t see myself using one, except the on the buss or a road trip of some sort.
But if Final Fantasy 7 : Crisis Core turns out great, i will buy one. I`ll probably pick up Killzone : Liberation and Locoroco too, because they are supposed to be good, but not something that has made me buy the PSP yet.
and Sony forgot all about FF7 :Crisis Core? lol
is that not a AAA title?.
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