PlayStation CEO says PSPgo was a success, but they won't be doing digital only again.
Sure dodged the bullet there !
thank you so much Mr, I wouldnt buy it otherwise
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.
" 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!
It was a just a bad idea. Not every company is perfect. Products flop, products excel.
Live and learn. Still love you guys, though! =D
Almost exactly what I had planned on writing. Lol. Bubbles, mate!
Well done Sony, maybe in the future as downloadble only, But not yet.
Why not do something you claim was successful again? Am I missing something?
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 :)
Yes, but Chef who stands by his dishes when the people hate them, will not be a chef for much longer.
"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.
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!
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.
WTF, I want to approve this article, but it says "You can not approve your own submission" I never submitted this
It says that for everyone, some bug in the system - I'm sure they'll fix it. EDIT... Nevermind, it's working now
PSPGO was a success, successful in telling SONY d/l games isn't the only route to go, people like to own an object.
Someone here gets it. +bub
real handhelds like nintendo and psp arnt ready for download only service,but lets hope they use some sort of memory card type storage,not a disc haha.
It was a success in intended research (they even admitted it was an experiment after E3 last year) on the potential attach rate for a DD only core handheld.
when their protocol was flawed from the start? If they wanted to test the attach rate of UMD-capable vs Digital-only, selling the latter at a much higher price point (250$ vs 200$ not much? That's 25%, it's huge) AND with a gimped library (a lot of big-name titles still aren't available digitally), then their experiment was seriously biased. Under these parameters, hell, anything can be considered a success for the Go. I would prefer for PSP2 to be digital-only. BUT, I understand that certain regions aren't ready for that. That's why I think Sony needs to release a device that would allow users to digitize the games themselves (obviously, there'd be DRM involved, but I'm sure it could be very easy not to make draconian rules for it--say, the device connects only to one PSP2, and games are limited to a certain number of rips.)
Considering that these publishers were given the freedom to opt and then deciding NOT to digitizing their titles shouls say alot about THEIR stance on DD. Gamestop didn't like the PSP idea and chose not to have the Go in the beginning (Apparently they couldn't find a way to sell used codes, lol). $250 for 16GB, wasn't the iPOD Touch a similar price? Not ripping UMD's IS a legitimate concern, as well as others, but that's it...
that the "experiment" was flawed from the start. If publishers don't even give us the option to buy their games in digital format, HOW are you supposed to compare attach rates? Think before you argue.
for on the go gaming i prefer digital content., like they are doing now with new titles on the PSP
i think things would have been better if the pspGo was priced a little lower (like say $150) but thats just me
yea thats true although i just picked up white pspgo from target with rachet and clank socom 4 team bravo and little big planet download codes for $199.99
I never got it when people said they don't like carrying around a pocket full of umd's. Where could you possibly go that your going to be gone so long that your going to want to play more than 1 different game? I'm hoping they'll implement something like a gamecube disk but a little smaller and something that can hold at least 5 times as much memory as a umd. something big enough to fit the whole state of san andreas on it.
Now the psp 2 can compete with the 3ds
The PSPgo was a success but they won't go digital again? Emm I wonder why *rolls eyes*.
They cant say it failed but it did.
They COULD go download-only... ...if there was a good app store for it. Even then, people wouldn't buy $40 games online. They want physical copies of something that expensive. They need to do the PS3 strategy...and release games for all types of gamers.
options are always better.
success as in epic failure? lol even the Japanese don't want it..... really 400 units a week a success? "Now the psp 2 can compete with the 3ds" wrong nothing will ever compete with Nintendo.
My god i hate that argument aswell. " carrying around UMDs" I mean what situation do u need to carry multi UMDs besides long trips? And those situations u will have a book bag. The PSP was released in 2005(US) and its 2010, memory sticks r cheaper so u can a UMD and a few games on ur memory stick at the same time.
PSPgo was a success like my shit smells like roses.
I think they should do both. Keyword here is "portability." Fumbling around with multiple game discs is a hassle (for me) on the go, which is exactly why i bough a PSPgo...and im too sexy to carry around case of UMDs, it'll make me look like nerd.
Who still carries around their CD player and a pouch of CDs? NO ONE. Why should gamers carry their console and a pouch of discs? It's retarded. The only thing holding back the PSP Go, and the future of PSP going digital-only, is their poor distribution platform. The PSN Store is a good start, but it could use improving, and the ENTIRE library of PSP games needs to be on there. If they can guarantee all PSP2 games will be available in digital download format, I see no reason not to buy in. No way I'm carrying a pouch of discs.
LOL...I actually seen someone with a CD player yesterday on the J train. On topic: I agree with you 100%.
PsP go was a success ? how can he say that with a straight face..
Actually they are saying tat the PSPGo already succeeded in proving that download-only was not the way to go not yet. So there's no point to do it again.It was a research done by sony.
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