"Nintendo's new baby is making quite the splash, but don't count out Sony's grizzled veteran just yet." (VideoGamesDaily)
Unless public reaction to it is similar to the PSPgo its doing to sell just as well as all of the other versions of the DS
Yup. PSP didn't beat the DS, but I'm not too worried about that. It sold nearly 60 million units, which is more than enough. I just want better software support from Sony and 3rd party devs for the PSP2.
Above all else, I'd like a better D-pad :s The PSP has awesome fighting games, but they're all borderline unplayable at higher levels.
Yeah, the PSP has sold really well. It's sure as hell not beating the DS, but it's doing well on its own. Sony has a problem IMO though: -UMDs didn't work -Digital Distribution allows for people to steal games for free I think this is the more important issue for Sony instead of "beating" DS.
The last ad campaign is what I'm saying it's going to be the Last attempt to Push PSP Sales, it's a matter of time for the PSP2 to come out, not this year, but sure next year....
Psp 60mil 3DS 0mil
"Why PSP could still beat 3DS" NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. 3DS is going to sell like crack.
3DS is on fire right now. It doesn't mean however that the PSP is going to die out either. PSP has a lot of great games to offer that are exlusive to it as well as other great features. Both systems will be just fine.
My next article why the Gamecube could still beat the Ps3.
Can't wait for the PSP 2.
To many Pokemon's and Marios for PSP to beat the 3DS, just isn't going to happen.
the psp needs youtube service,watch vids,better internet,longer battery life den itll be the best
the best Iphone killer maybe but still not handheld gaming device. That will go to Nintendo "again"
is going to beat the PSP
There were over 100 people lined up yester here in TX at the Apple Store, in 104 degree weather. I honestly have no doubt that the iPhone/iPad will outsell the PSP.
I think there is more chance of platting p1ss with two fish forks than the psp beating the DS. I think sony needs to release a psp2 now with 3D and the interactive screen to have any chance
The reason many devs support DS more than PSP because it's cheaper to develop, but now both PSP&3DS are close in hardware capabilities and media size minus 3D and TS. just look at Kid Icarus demo,GOW:COO had better graphics.
Tha't a good point. Now that they are closer on a technical level, devs can make a 3DS and PSP version.
but this could go the other way around... 3DS can have monster Hunter, and kojima is already fiddling with it... so the advantages that the PSP had, will be gone...
But talk about an extreme longshot. I think if you injected Sony execs with truth serum even they would admit that all they are hoping is that the PSP continues to sell at a somewhat consistent basis because I'm sure that six years into its lifecycle they have completely streamlined the process and cost of creating it and that they are pure profit at this point. Despite 60 million + sales, the PSP seems to have this negative aura about it in the eyes of the mainstream. I'm not sure if the new campaign will work (jeez considering all of the roundabout racist statements being made about the poor kid on Youtube etc) because the overall tone of the commercials is off putting to some people. Sony made the same kind of miscalculations with the PSP as it did with the PS2/PS3, high launch price, trying to do too much with the hardware, mixed reviews for early games etc, but unlike the PS2/3, they weren't able to overcome their mistakes because of the added issue of heavy piracy. Without talking about a system still about nine months away from launch, do I think that the current PSP is better hardware than the current DS? Absolutely. But I also think Nas should always outsell Lil Wayne. End of the day, its all about what the mainstream thinks about the product.
sony will win in console 3d while nintendo will win in handheld 3d
No it wont. Sony NEEDS a PSP2. They need updated graphics, dual analog sticks, hd screen, trophies, and music store section.
Even if they do it it isn't in the same level 3DS 3ds just WON - understand, it's Over .......it's Over
^^^ Wow talk about a fanatic. @lol_king What the PSP needs is less piracy and more software. That is all. Graphics are overrated in the handheld arena (otherwise how can you explain the shitty DS selling better than the PSP). Trophies and music store section is all about software, not new hardware. The incoming games are very nice, while the 3DS get a rehash of a PS2 game, PSP owners are playing MGS:PW. There are more games in the pipeline that make the PSP a must own handheld.
we have LOTS of fanatics in this site Raz... i call it News 4 Fanboys now...
they also need a service where u can watch vids for free.sony shud make a deal with youtube or sumthin
The PSP just got itself a crossplat brother, in the form of the 3DS. Who, besides Nintendo, is going to make 3DS-exclusive games during the 3DS' first year, when the PSP is a damn near-identical performance sibling, and already has 60 million in consumer hands? Even Iwata stated that 3DS games would cost a lot more to make than DS games. That's been the PSP's problem all along. What 3rd party publisher is going to throw money away by excluding cheap port opportunities to the PSP? Look at the strength of the 360/PS3 crossplat model. Who makes exclusives anymore, that isn't paid huge $$$ by a 1st party publisher?
You should look at the list of games announced. It's the who's who of franchises. Metal Gear looked incredible on the 3DS and Resident Evil looked extremely atmospheric. The argument could have been made for the jump from GameBoy Advanced to DS if the numbers game is played. The gaming industry is a very tech forward industry and to be relevant, publishers and developers need to stay on the latest hardware.
I've actually laid hands on both the RE "interactive movie" and the MGS "demo" -- neither were full games. They were basically non-interactive cutscenes where you could change the camera angle, and appreciate the 3D-ness. Smoke and mirrors. Not games. There's a LOT more resources devoted to a full game engine. I have to say that both the RE and MGS demos are not representative of real games on the system. They were tech demos, and looked better than what you're going to see as full games down the road. My impression was that the 3DS is very, very close to the PSP, in terms of performance and capability, except for the 3D screen of the former. And, with regards to your "need to follow the latest hardware" comment, that is sooo wrong. PS2 >> XBox. Wii >> PS3/360, DS >> PSP, etc. They need to focus on money, and they do.
I too have put my grubby little paws over the 3DS. True, they are interactive movies most likely missing the game engine, but as you are also aware, the playable games made those titles seem very plausible in their current visual state. Also, latest hardware doesn't equate to most powerful hardware. I thought the GBA and DS example was clear that what we are seeing with the 3DS is the beginning of a new handheld system generation.
How are the various iterations of the DS selling anyway?
128 million strong and counting..
The PSP has been successful in the grand scheme of things (the only portable not to fold under Nintendo dominance) but it wasn't the turning point in the portable category people were predicting when the consoles were new and fresh. I was even predicting Sony over taking the handheld market. More games for the PSP would be great. The release calendars are sad to look at. However, the 3DS is going to steamroll for a number of reasons. First, people will see it as the successor to the DS. Second, 3D is all the rage right now and add that with a glasses free experience and it will be an instant success. The only thing I could foresee as a problem is a price point that would seem too high for a portable. Even then, it is a long shot since the tech seems so new and cool I bet people would pay a lot for it.