Play-mag: "Sony will soon stop selling PSP development kits. This doesn’t mean the death of PSP, as they’re being replaced, but it got me thinking: maybe is should mean the death of the handheld."
These types of articles are annoying.
It's inevitable. PS3GO was a failure no matter how much you try to sugarcoat it and journalists are taking advantage of that fact. Better to let it die now than go through another experience with a disaster from Sony.
Not yet, I'm still waiting for Ghost of Sparta, Tactics Ogre, 3rd Birthday and Dissidia Duodecim.
The PSP is on it's way out the door. There are a bunch of games in development, but I think those are the final games for the handheld. You don't hear about too many new PSP games and for the most part the games shown at E3, Gamescon, and TGS were already announced titles for the PSP. And with Nintendo moving on to the 3DS, you can bet Sony won't be far behind with a PSP2/PSPhone. So the PSP has run it's course, and it is dying, but it's not quite there yet. @toaster Your comment was a failure. The PSP has sold well over 60 million handhelds that is not a failure. RIP Nov. 2011
Farewell PSP, you've done your job and you'll be missed along with some great games we could play on you, my favorites being Super Mario 64 and Conker's Bad Fur Day.
The PS2 ran it's course but it's still selling great. Maybe Sony will stop manufacturing PSPs in a year or 2 but The PSP will never be dead to true sony loyalists like myself. Even til this day I have very first console, a PS1 that stopped reading discs 10 years ago and I still keep it on the bottom shelf of my entertainment center.
PSP will eventually fade away, yes, but it's not dying yet. Not with Patapon 3, Monster Hunter Freedom 3, God of War, Dissidia 2, and more coming out. This year we had Peace Walker, Valkyria Chronicles 2, and Phantasy Star Portable 2.
I personaly dont have a psp. It is holding well but not strongly. I would like sony to maybe even get some DS games onto the handheld and get some Dev's to make games exclusively for the handheld and support it near as much as they do the ps3
As a long time supporter of the PSP I agree with this article. I traded in my PSP about a year ago and I am waiting with my money for a PSP2.
wow =P PSP has outsold the PS3 and 360 (almost both put together) fine, its not DS, but then again, the DS is the most sold "console" of "this generation", so not bad for PSP to have done what it did PSP hasn't run its course, once the PSP2 is released, then this will be true.
the person who wrote the artical is a moron and has no clue at all. the truth is the PSP has had the best 2 years of its live with software releases starting last year with Gran Turismo and since then we have had a load of AAA titles like Motorstorm AE, LBP, Assins Creed, MGS Peace walker, GOW Ghost of Sparta, patapon 3, Modnation Racers, ace combat, the list goes on and on. the PSP still has lots of life in it and there is quite a few great games to come, sure a PSP 2 will be announced but only when Sony feel its needed and for the near future the PSP is capable enough of heading off the gimmick that it the 3DS especially to serious gamers anyway.
I respect the psp. Regardless of how awesome those games are....they're still just ports/spin offs. AAA titles? yeah. um..."ports" of AAA titles.
I dont know what ports are you talking about, most PSP games this year are unique to the platform. let us name VC2 as an example. The 3ds will get PORTS of old games, MGS:Snake Eater, RE5 and Street Fighter4 and I dint see anyone complaining.
@raztad: Agreed. You could easily dismiss MOH, COD, Fallout 3, Red Dead Redemption, etc, as "ports" on the PS3if you were dumb enough to buy into the idea that we're only counting *original* titles as "good" titles on a system. Since when has has having a great title ported to a platform a bad thing? That's a stupid ass rule. Also, a lot of games for the PSP like the AC, MGS Peace Walker, Ys Seven, Persona 3, Army of Two, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Ace Combat Joint Ops, and SOCOM FTB3 are all from this year and are all PSP specific versions. Same with the upcoming God of War title which is guaranteed to be epic. Fact is, the PSP had a great year but people who are critical of the system WANT it to die so they still say "it's dying" or "it has no good games" because they simply want it to be true not because it actually is true. The only way you could honestly claim the PSP had no great titles this year or that the PSP has only a few good games is if you really had no idea what was going on with the system, which would make you IGNORANT instead of DISHONEST!
to call them ports is wrong as they are not a direct copy of the home console versions with cut down graphics to fit on a PSP. most of the PSP games are original even though they share a title of a home console game. Spin off is technically correct but most PSP games warrant being called original rather than being tainted as a "spin off". firefoxprime it sounds like you need to remember that a portable game has different requirements to a home console version and as such a direct "port" will not work. due to the nature of what a portable games console is portable games need to easily accessible and easy to pick up and play hence you dont seem to value them highly. if you want a home console experience on a portable console then forget it its never going to happen so stick with your PS3 and 360. if you want a quick game on the move from a franchise you know and love without the silly gimmicky touch screen nonsense then that is what a PSP game is all about.
...and it's only because every year I've STRONGLY consider buying one some new version comes out. Likewise I don't want to purchase one only to learn of a PSP2 that will inevitably drop. So my apprehension about buying a PSP is one cup fiscally conservative (cheap) and two cups scared of the new iteration.
@raztad Because as much as it pains me to say. No one cares about nintendo when it comes to the console war. Its SONY vs microsoft. No one really wants to include Nintendo cuz they are considered for the casual.
@ raztad Yea, Why does the DS get off the hook so easy. Everyone complains that the PSP only has 1 analogue nub but the DS doesn't even have 1. The 3DS does but the PSP2 will still have 1 more analogue nub than the 3DS. @himdeel Too late now, the PSP2 is almost here. You really missed out. You better hope the PSP2 has Backwards Compatibility so you can catch up on some games you missed.
plus, i wounder if he feels the same about the DS? hell every time you turn around there's a new version of it on the verge of coming out.
... Leave my PSP alone!! >:l I still get alot of fun out of it despite it's age.. Plus it has custom firmware on it & I can watch movies & browse the internet.. It's a great little device. :)
This. They're great devices. The PS1 Classics alone are enough to keep someone gaming for years and many of them really are true classics. And the PSP is a great entertainment device, movies, music, comics, the whole nine yards. Such a great little system. My kids LOVE theirs to bits and I've had one myself since day one!
...carbon copy of my household bought mine day 1 and both my boys love their psp's. Thing is I love the feel, look, smell and if I've been eating buttered popcorn while playing, the taste as well, but I always always missed the 2nd analogue. Give us this in psp2 and watch out DSI.
I used the PSP for multimedia when It first came out but that was before I had a laptop for internet and an Ipod for music. Now I only use my PSP for gaming. The PSP has been great over the years when it comes to great handheld games. The PSP isn't dead. The best is yet to come with God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta.
My PSP died 3 years ago
Cmon guys, its 2010. There are prepaid cell phones that have more features and better graphics than the psp. I understand that you guys got the psp from your mommy on christmas, but its time for you guys to grow up, stop being in denial, and realize the psp is an outdated turd that needs flushed down the toilet. They are marketing it to little kids now man. Cmon people!
Troll sounds hurt? At least Sony is trying to bust into the handheld market. Nintendo's only competition....and competition makes things better!
lol, im not being a troll, i just want a better handheld, I wasn't event thinking about the 3DS, but since you wanna go that route, at least it has Chrono Trigger, Dragon Warrior 9, 3-D graphics and pictures. But its not about that, I really just want a sick ass psphone with psn integration and 720p graphics. Im done with this ould technology, and im done with this comments section, nothing but a bunch of little kids crying about having to get rid of their security blanky. lol
You can save the condescending straw man arguments for people dumb enough to listen. Meanwhile, go ahead, and rock your "fart app" on your iPhone and tell yourself you're gaming. I have an Android smartphone running @ 1GHz and my PSP runs RINGS around it as a gaming device. If you only game on a portable system for five minutes while waiting in line somewhere a phone is great, but it's hardly even a DECENT gaming platform for more than 30 minute sessions. So, if I'm planning to game any significant time in a portable context the PSP goes with me. It's currently the best handheld on the market for hardcore style portable gaming whether you like it or not. <shrugs>
Just cause its the best doesn't mean its good. BTW, i dont rock no Iphone, I got sprint, the Evo has 4g wireless hotspot, Im saying that mobile gaming can do alot more than it is, the psp has been around almost as long as the ps2, and the ps4 is coming out in the next few years already, yet yall are still satisfied with having a psp? Im not a fanboy by any means, if anything Im a Sony supporter, but i really just want a mobile gaming device that does it all. My phone does, why cant Sony make a gaming hand held console that does even more?
FragGen is right...none of these new portable devices "run rings" around the PSP. I have a Samsung galaxy s - same spec for spec as your evo, as well as an ipad laying around. They aren't gaming devices....they're devices with games on them. Have you ever attended a midnight release for Bejeweled or Angry Birds? These new androids and apple devices play Pogo "mom-friendly" games, not real games that we spend our money on. Face it - we are not the ipad/android gaming market. PSP and 3ds and our home consoles do that and that's the way we like it. Let moms and grannies play their Wii bowling and ipad solotaires, as this isn't what we do. Unless you tend to get overexcited about solitaire, there are no modern gaming equivalents on these devices. Don't get me wrong - monkey island remakes are cool on the ipad, but they're cheaper on xbl / psn. I don't think we'll ever see Uncharted 2 quality or precision on an ipad/android though....maybe Uncharted Cake Mania or Master Chief Diner Dash, but nothing with some meat on it as we have with PSP, 3ds, 360, or ps3.
Opinion piece is strictly opinion. The fact is that I still game on my PSP everyday on my commute back and forth from work. I still have my original 1000 from when it first launched. I was never interested in the DS, nothing against it, my kids have it. It's just not my thing. If it's not yours, so be it. But don't speak as if your opinion is absolute. It's funny that you liken us to little kids but it sounds like you're the one that still has some growing up to do. There are ways to disagree with people instead of your condescending, holier-than-thou attitude...
@Blaster_Master sorry but im a 28 year old man who has children of his own so "mommy" didnt buy mine for me. i agree there is phones out there with higher resolution graphics i know i own an iphone 4 but the PSP is a games console where gaming on a mobile phone is far to casual. the PSP is the as close to a true home console gaming experience as you can get. a mobile phone no matter how much you sweeten the graphics is still a mobile phone game than can finished in 2 hours or less. also graphics are not the ultimate gamebreaker as playability is the most important aspect of any game.
How old are you? You're in here talking about a bunch of kids..which if you're an adult...is sad. Cause you come off really immature.
It's a good thing Sony doesn't listen to the loserly advice the gaming industry gives them. Or we woukdn't have the Slim, Bluray or Move right now and Sony would be working as a developer for other systems. Just stop telling them what to do as if they are some rookie company.
I'd sure be a little mad if I just bought a new PSP and read this article. I am just hoping for another psp 3000 price drop for the US. I can wait for the PSP2. (150 USD MSRP for PSP 3k please xD)
No thanks! I bought my PSP 3000 for a reason (on top of already owning a PSP 1000). So, this article= rubbish.
Ian Dransfield has ran his course, time to let him die.........
All out of touch gamer blogs, purporting to be journalists, have run it's course... time to let the whole idea die.
Die die die die die die! He he he
another day, another negative post against MS by PS3 fanboys who vastly outnumber the 360 fanboys on this site... oh wait...
The only thing i agree with in the article is that the PSP has outdated tech. I think that the PSP2 will be announced at E3 at the latest. Hopefully they show it at GDC.
What a laughable article. The PSP's upcoming title list blows the 3DS's release titles out of the water, and its "on its last legs"? Give me a break.
isn't square enix put most important title on psp crisis core FF dissidia FF 012 dissidia (will) FF agito XIII(will) KH: birth 03birthday (will) _____________ MGS potable MGS peace walker all these games take than 1 GB
60 Million and counting play-mag.com so keep hating. I dont think your web site will attract 60 million users in it's life time, and that's pathetic considering you provide a service that is about $250 cheaper than the PSP.
Yep its over for PSP. 3DS is the future.
PSP and DS are not consoles, just handhelds, cannot compare tbh. PSP is for games,movies,net,audio. DS is for games,games and more games. The biggest reason for the DS success is the diverse amount of titles for different ages groups and not just gamers. Like brain training etc.
Any articles that say the PSP should die should STFU. We still got God of War Ghost of Sparta, The 3rd Birthday, Final Fantasy XIII Agito, Dissidia Duodecimm, Valkyria Chronicles III, God Eater Burst, Split/Second, Patapon 3, DJ Max Portable 3, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator to release.
not till i play god of war ghost of sparta
Lets lay it all out. Some of the "many" few? who istantly assumed I wrinkled my nose at the AAA PS3 titles need to pull their heads out their rears. Joffa81, was talking about ports from PS3 games. That are played on the psp, as was I. And to raztad. Yes, the psp has some of the most amazing titles coming out for it this year. But...that's 5 years after the system was released. I remember the first 3 years the psp was released, and it was full of boring ports. All I heard was " dude...ds is lame. Look at the grafix on ma 2K7!" All the "good" stuff was in japan, as chosen few claim. No with 5+ years...we're "finally" starting to see some amazing titles. But just as with any system. When the PS360 were released, the launched games were kinda dull(Gundam Crossfire Anyone??)...took years to make awesome games.
from the title itself the article is a BIG FAIL! I would 100% agree with the title if it meant one thing. PSP ran its course.. Time to let it die.. AND BRING ON PSP2 BABY! With backwards compatibility so I get to play PSP1 and 2 games! so all in all, PSP not gonna die! :P
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