Despite being around for a bit over half a decade, the PSP is still chugging along for many despite Sony's attempt to replace it with the PSP Go. But after all this time, is it finally time for the little handheld to just call it quits?
it might not be selling like hot cakes anymore but the load of games coming out on PSP is huge and sick. I'm waiting on that Fairy Tail game and that new Bleach Heat the soul 7.
You forgot God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
The PSP is far from dead Sony just needs to drop the damn price simple
Besides Ghost of Sparta and Birth by Sleep, I'm not really sure what other PSP games are even coming out. I hope that Resident Evil they announced last year is still being made and doesnt turn out like Devil May Cry PSP. I'll admit, the PSP hasn't been 'as' live as it was when it first came out but I wouldn't say it's dead...just maybe getting there if they don't turn things around. I remember having a boat load of games always being made for the PSP at least for it's first 3 years. I guess piracy is really killing this thing game wise. Either I'm just ignorant of what PSP games are coming out or I just don't care but it doesn't seem like a lot. I'm sure Peace Walker, Birth by Sleep, and Ghost of Sparta should last long enough though.
the problem is piracy and marketing (but might not be a big problem in the eyes of sony). the DS is aimed towards kids and parents who buy it for their kids, thus less pirating. the psp's aimed at teens and young adults more then really young kids. also i have seen next to no commercials or advertising for the psp, meanwhile i use to see non-stop advertising for the DS. its really not about who sells more because nintendo spent tons of money on marketing this gen. who knows if it was even worth it, if they made a good profit or not ya know. if you spend next to no money on marketing the psp or very little, and it sells 40 million, you are most likely making a profit (depending on production costs tho etc). the psp is not dead it is just up against a tough competitor, sony could easily put out a huge marketing campaign for psp (but would it be worth it?) it seems that they are keeping it at this price because it is still selling and that is a good price where they make a decent profit. they already marketed blu-ray a lot and had a fair share of marketing for ps3 and now a huge coke deal with move (i pun hehe). the psp is a great system and is there if sony feels they need to push it more but imo it is not as important as the ps3 and 3D etc. 3D is something new that they spent a lot of money on so you can guarantee they are going to push it out there. what i am saying is i believe the psp is doing fine in sonys eyes because they are most likely making a profit off of it. this isnt facts, only my semi educated opinion ok. socom fire team bravo3 is all i have to say tho as my psp has yet to cease to amaze me. oh and the new Jak&daxter is like one of the best in the franchise next to Jak3. love my psp. ============================= ============================== = === ............................. .............................. . .............................. ..well i would like to hear YOUR opinion Mr. or Mrs disagreer(s)
It might be far from dead, but it's just a matter of time for the PSP2 in whatever form comes out, TGS maybe? Edit: I'm not saying it's dead, Imo it's not, but Piracy really F*cked up the PSP, support became really poor and games, lame, as I said long ago, what we are seeing now with the new add campaign and Great Gaming Support, it's Sony last attempt too push the PSP and everything is getting prepared for the new handheld...
2010 is by far the best year to own a PSP. Sony franchises + Square franchises + VC2 + Yakuza PSP + MGS:PW (incredible game) + Persona 3P + Badman 2 + Newly announced games from NISA http://blog.us.playstation.... (Z.H.P. looks ridiculous fun)+ others I can not remember. Those actually are more games that what I can buy/handle. Too bad the piracy is such a huge problem, but PSP library is pretty healthy and far from dead. I agree with Danja about the price cut. However I think Sony is waiting for 3DS release in order to announce it and position the PSP as the cheaper alternative.
There's also Valkyria Chronicles 2.
I'm playing MGS: Peace Walker (one of the best handheld games ever), Patapon 2 (waiting for 3), and I will soon be playing the new God of War on PSP. Also, Persona 3 Portable just came out, a remake of one of the highest-rated PS2 RPGs. So, no, it's not dead.
The PSP may be dead in terms of sales outside of Japan, however it was a great success. Let's not forget that the PSP is the best selling non-nintendo handheld and the only handheld that was ever able to seriously compete against Nintendo.
give me a bleach rpg ill be happy that and the new ace combat
yes the psp is dead, its been dead for the past 3 years.well , on life support would be a more accurate way to put it since it does get like 1-2 good games a year. i sold my psp like 2 years ago, im glad i did, it had been like a year since i even turned it on before that. top that off with the fact i had it moded and could get any game i wanted free and i still sold it cause it had no games
I don't think it's dead, but I think it reached it's peak. I think 2011 will be the last year of the PSP and Sony will announce the PSP2/PSPhone. They need to drop the price of the PSP this year for the holidays. $170, $200, and $250 versions all need to drop. Realistically they needs to do these price drops to get sales up again. PSP 3000 console only needs to hit $120 PSP 3000 bundle needs to be $150 PSP Go needs to be $200 and they can add a PSP Go bundle for $250 like they had in Europe
the psp isn't dead. I'm excited for Patapon 3, Resident Evil psp, and especially God of War: Ghost of Sparta. how much do you wanna bet that game will have a higher metacritic score than any psp game or any ds game for that matter. @ABizzel1 according to the August issue of PTOM the psp go now comes bundled with $80 worth of voucher including socom fireteam bravo 3, LBP, and Ratchet and clank: size matters. I still don't think It's worth $250 mainly because I hate the thought of paying full price for a retail game and not getting a physical disk or a case to put on my shelf. it is sexy looking though I just wish they would have made a umd slot in the back.
...but I also wish Sony would release a lot more PSOne, PC Engine and NeoGeo games in my part of the world. nothing like playing Crash Bandicoot on the PSP - it looks and plays just as good as it ever did! Just keep on rolling out games that exploit what the PSP has to offer and I'll stick with it until I get the PSP2.
Where's my PSP Phone??
Once Birth by Sleep, 3rd Birthday and FFXIII:Agito are released the PSP will be dead to me, but it was good while it lasted. FFVII:CC is one of the best portable games I've ever played.
Who knows Sony might announce something you might like. I highly doubt it will be dead
"Sony's attempt to replace it with the PSP Go" PSP Go was never intended to replace the older PSP models.
360 is more dead then the psp.
I agree with you. M$ is lost with its own projects "Kinect"
psp sold more than the ps3 and the xbox,so if psp is dead does that mean ps3 and xbox is dead,since there all game platforms
Absolutely not!!!! Anyone who would make such a claim hasn't played GOW or MGS Peace Walker! D:
Very well said. It may not sell amazingly in america, but in Japan its still a beast.
No it's just fairly getting by but there is some good and great games on it.
nope not for me it isn't right now im lost in persona 3
It may have MGS:PW & GoW but as a console it isn't very succesful I think that's what the article meant by dead.
when 3DS is released
Xino go suc*k Nintendos D**k
take it with me whenever I go to work at the firestation, or if i travel, or, if i, uh....have to go to the bathroom and don't have any magazines....some of the minis are good, and I can't wait for GOW:GoS.....I'm also playing through Kingdom Hearts I & II and I am heavily anticipating KH: Birth by Sleep, as I'm sure many others are.....oh yeah, and MGS: Peace Walker UMD is sitting in it right now, but I have'nt played that much of it.....
MGS:PW P3 GoW:GoS Agito Birth By Sleep Ace Combat:JA The 3rd Birthday Patapon 3 Minis ... it's a handheld ... (how many games do you need for a plane ride or a road trip?)... that also plays movies, music, comics->(my favorite feature atm with 'in-game' custom music), skype, and a browser for goodness sakes. The psp has alot of great games. The same argument that's used when someone says the ps3 or 360 doesn't have games, then someone spouts a list of 'older' titles. The same can be applied here. With more games coming in the near future. *Same as the ps3/360 (no games/games coming) argument. ----------------------------- gtsentry "psp sold more than the ps3 and the xbox,so if psp is dead does that mean ps3 and xbox is dead,since they're all game platforms" THIS!
Dude you forgot Harvest moon the hero of leaf valley I efffin love that game.
yakuza PSP .. ^^^^ no the psp isn't dea for me
I don't get why this guy thought that the PSPgo was supposed to replace the PSP. Regardless of how you buy the games, it was still a PSP! It would be like saying that the PS3 and the slim PS3 were two different types of platforms. Sony said that the Go was basically an experiment (not the best way to put it to the few thousand people who made the plunge lol), but I bet it cost them nothing since the technology was six years old and they were able to remove anything that had to do with the UMD drive. If it worked, hey they figured they would just make pure profit and if it failed, who cares? For all of Microsoft's blustering that digital distribution is the future because they don't have Blu-Ray, it's clear that DD has many hurdles to overcome before it can be something that the mainstream accepts. Getting a game on Live or PSN the same day as retail looks like its going to be a real hassle, the fact that prices will always be higher, storage, no used game market etc are things that will hold DD back.
is it dead? can i go to the shop and buy one? answer yes are they still making games for it? answer yes is it dead answer no
I like my PSP 2000 but I preffer my DS light. the problem with the PSP I think is that most exclusive games that should be uber they try to use the same gameplay of a PS3 game. It is hard with just one analog stick to play games such GoW or Syphon Filter or even MGS PW. I think those games are GOOD but the game play is normaly slow .... On the other hand the games on the Nintendo DS are totally different from the ones we find on the Wii or any other handle/console. The games on the DS makes full use of the unique feathures of the handled and don;t try to port a Wii game into the DS like happens a lot with PSP and PS3. if were not for the PSone games that I can play on my PSP I would have sold it a long time ago. I will give a last chance for the PSP with the next God of War and Valkyria Chronicles2 . Hopefully they will be great games .
games. Persona 3, Peace Walker, GOW and Valkyria Chronicles 2 (not to mention many others like LBP PSP, GTPSP, PSOne games blah blah) DS has amazing games too, but it went down to personal taste of games over anything else. DS is actually more appealing atm in terms of size/ price
The biggest problem with the PSP isn't the piracy but rather the way sony marketed it like a ipod+ I have a few friends who have PSP's and they use it to listen to music far more often than actaully play games on it. It's also a nice device to keep with you since you can watch movies and such on it, its not just for games like a lot of people tend to think when its listed as a handheld console. However the PSP has done something no one else has managed to do: get a foot into nintendos turf in the handheld market.
that makes for some of the best offerings available on a handheld
My PSP isn't dead but he is usually on a coma for a long ass time until that special game rekindle it back to conciousness.
Granted it's because I have the best IMO PSP, the PSP Go. I carry all my music on there (don't have an Ipod), it's the smallest/most accessible and it has bluetooth.
so no. its not. Bah with PSP Go and PSP2, fact is: PSP 3000 is perfect if you want to simply play PSP games and have a media hand held device. I wanted to choose between the DSi and the PSP 3000, but MGS: Peace walker, GOW games and Persona 3 tipped me towards the PSP =3 and Valkyria Chronicles 2 =O
Its not dead-but its not Stellar either just so so-with a few flashes in the pan like Peace Walker(Greatest psp game next to Gundam vs Gundam Next Plus) but the majority of solid psp titles come out in the east--we get the bare minimum here in the states.
Another knucklehead who bought a PSP Go without realizing what it was for. I love my Go. I knew what I was buying.
I bought my PSP-1000 the day it came out and played the crap out of it. I went through a rough patch and had to sell it so I could afford some new PS3 games. I bought a PSPgo the day it came out to replace my PSP-1000 and I couldn't be happier. The PSPgo is 100x better than the fat PSP's. I love how small and portable it is. I play it alot more than my DS Lite. Once The 3rd Birthday and Ghost of Sparta come out I will be playing it more than my PS3,Xbox 360, Wii and DS Lite Combined.
PSP was never alive and when the 3DS comes out it will be in a state of oblivion
Let's see the PSP has GOW: Chain's of Olympus, MGS: Peace Walker, Dissidia Final Fantasy,FF: Crisis Core, Phantasy Star Portable, the Socom Fireteam Bravo games, a shitload of amazing exclusive JRPGs, and a ton of other great games many of which are exclusive so I'd say no the PSP is not dead. If anything it's more alive than ever, just overlooked.
hell no Birth by sleep hasn't even been released in NA yet LOL.
My PSP still isn't dead even after spilling orange juice on it. :) Now the dpad is just sticky...
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