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Hirai rules out download-only PSP2

PlayStation CEO says PSPgo was a success, but they won't be doing digital only again.

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pedrami912676d ago

Sure dodged the bullet there !

Red_Orange_Juice2676d ago

thank you so much Mr, I wouldnt buy it otherwise

8-bit2676d ago (Edited 2676d ago )

I hope it has the option for both physical and digital gameplay. I for one liked Digital Download.. My old PSP ran custom firmware and I had all of my games on my Memory Stick with me at all times. I didn't have to carry around UMDs everywhere..

I think that the PSPGO's main problem was it's price tag compared to current model PSPs. The price jump was almost $100 more than current PSPs and it didn't offer much more features to justify the price hike.

Army_of_Darkness2676d ago

" In general, to think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme"

Music to my ears! physical media all the way Baby yeah!

Akagi2676d ago (Edited 2676d ago )

It was a just a bad idea. Not every company is perfect. Products flop, products excel.

3nd3rth32676d ago

Live and learn. Still love you guys, though! =D

LeonSKennedy4Life2676d ago

Almost exactly what I had planned on writing. Lol.

Bubbles, mate!

Run_bare2676d ago

Well done Sony, maybe in the future as downloadble only, But not yet.

ActionBastard2676d ago

Why not do something you claim was successful again? Am I missing something?

HarryMonogenis2676d ago

Sony isn't going to say "PSPGo was a massive failure, sales were horrible and so was the feedback" against their own product. They'll stand behind it at all times, like a Chef does with his/her dishes.

Note: The part about PSPGo being a massive failure and etc.. is not based on my personal opinions, it's just an example, nothing more. Thanks :)

va_bank2676d ago

Yes, but Chef who stands by his dishes when the people hate them, will not be a chef for much longer.

TotalPS3Fanboy2676d ago (Edited 2676d ago )

"Why not do something you claim was successful again? Am I missing something?"

Because the PSPGo already succeeded in proving that download-only was not the way to go... yet. So there's no point to do it again.

ActionBastard2676d ago

From that perspective, it makes sense. It was a success at essentially failing and proving download only isn't the way to go right now. Bubbles!

va_bank2676d ago

Anyway, happy to hear that, but I bet they will introduce some other proprietary media, like Mini Blu Ray or something. That's always been their mistake, I think BluRay is the only successful format Sony introduced. I'm glad I never fell for Mini-Disc or ATRAC.

That said, I hope it's better then UMD. I've had my PSP for 5 years and the UMD loading noise STILL drives me up the wall.

mrmcygan2676d ago

WTF, I want to approve this article, but it says "You can not approve your own submission"

I never submitted this

va_bank2676d ago (Edited 2676d ago )

It says that for everyone, some bug in the system - I'm sure they'll fix it.

EDIT... Nevermind, it's working now

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