Sony has now confirmed that they would phase out the older generation Playstation Portable by September this year. The company just recently announced a slimmer version of their handheld gaming device which competes with the Nintendo DS console.
is this site authentic? just wondering.
good point. where is the source? I might as well approve this. @BubblesDAVERAGE: same here. (could someone gives my bubbles back? I know you are all lazy and never give me freedom to express my view)
begging for bubbles and get them for deserving it ,ok? i wont give it 2 u this time but use ur comment wisely next time and ill think about it.
I'm getting a slim one.
Why is this news? Why are people questioning this asking for sources? Isn't it obvious that the old model is getting dropped? Have we become so irrational that we are now expecting multiple SKUs for everything? The PSP has been REDESIGNED, REPLACED by a slimmer version. Done. @Robot....It's all good.
i was just wondering though..
it should not come as a surprise. The same was done with the other redesigns PS1(PSx) PS2Slim(PS2). Once the PSP is out the Slim version will take its place.
Some users on this page do not have anything better to do that to disagree with facts that are well known. BUBBLES FOR YOU.
This a no shocker, it makes sense anyway, and for the person who disagrees I guess Sony is still making the orignal PS2 right? EDIT: I was using sarcasm hello! The person kept disagreeing because of the fact sony was going to phase out the original PSP, when they are going to phase it out to replace with the slim ones.
Just the slim, I guess the slim will also be phased out soon when the slimmer comes.
Same happened with the DS in japan, if it's going to be the same price or cheaper then keeping the older model isn't needed.
Oh no? Theres no downside to only offering the PSP Slim. Nintendo did with the DS, so this isnt so shocking. Like BBsin says, if its cheaper or the same price it should be good for them.
the slim version is the superior model. It should become the standard just like DS Lite.
Its great that they are offering the slim this september for 169, but I would have liked to see them put the ice silver and the white PSP as a core pack as well rather then a bundle, but I guess i'll have to stick with the piano black PSP.
This isnt a surprise. It was only natural. I'm getting the new one though :D Hopefully they'll have the silver one without any bundle :)
The PSP with the image of Darth Vader in the back is the one the interests me
even though they cant compete with the DS, they can continue to grow the install base. by the end of the psps life, its install base will be at about 50 million, while the DS, well you know, its going to reach the unreachable stars (yea, approx 120+ million). SOny will already have the experience in the portable market, and I will expect them to do better than the DS with different mode of gaming instead of ports, although, Ninty can make that future 100+ million DS install base migrate to the DS 2.
Makes sense duh its pretty obvious.
Why would they continue to manufacture the old one? And why would people be upset if someone says they are stopping production of the old model? It's only natural. They didn't continue to manufacture the fat PS2 when they introduced the slim version. Or the original PlayStation when they introduced the smaller version.
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