Do you think that the NGP will be able to sell more units than the PSP ever did? In this article, I discuss the NGP and how it could be enough to do better and become the best portable gaming device out there. What do you think?
Maybe, it depends on whether that whole mobile gaming thing with phones takes off.
guess we will have to wait aqnd see but imo it depends how well sony promotes and pushes its relation with the ps3 and ps4
The PS4 is going to kick off just fine. But not for a very long time!
If we don't see the PS4 on shelves 2012 we will of seen it at E3 or winter for a 2013 release.
because unlike 3ds its not going for a gimmick/ psp was is and always will be better than ds in core gaming psp had piracy problem if sony can fix it than yeh it will get a lot of 3rd party support. also psp sold over 60million and yet people for some reason find that as a failure how come?
Your definition of "Core gaming" is highly subjective. The DS has had a ton of quality exclusives, and that's what matters most. It is just as much a viable product. Touch screen was considered gimmicky when DS first came on, and now NGP has it. While I don't care for 3D myself, it's always about the games, and Nintendo DS games are plentiful.
Lol 3DS a gimmick, I guess your not a big fan of 3D on the ps3 either then.... anyhoo the success of the NGP depends on 3rd party support and whether this thing will just be ps3 games on the go, not on piracy because the thing is DS had a huge piracy issue yet games sold really well on it
Alpha well when RS releases a gta game and it can't even sell 50k there are issues. i know there are core games but not what psp offers like mgs,gow,socom etc,,, the other thing about nintendo where have they been last 2 gens this gen they finally caught on to something i give them credit one thing i like about nintendo is they take risks more than ms and sony when introducing new products i am very excited for their next home console hopefully this time there will be option to play game either with motion controls or just with a regular controller. waseem335 and yet most of the bigger 3rd party devs showed their support for psp even till now while releasing what i like to call family games on ds i guess to each his own but now with nintendo actually catching up to other 2 console makers tech wise i think we will see who actually get the support for 1st/2rd party devs gt had bonus round on nintendo you all should check it out.
@waseem335 3D on the PS3>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>3DS
if cell phone gaming stays at the level we have now with only a slight bump, the NGP is safe when we get quad core phones (they are coming this year) that have the same power as the NGP and any of the manufacturers decide to seriously try mobile gaming, there could be trouble ahead either way the future looks interesting also, HTC did a buy-in of onlive for 40 mil, i expect something from them soon
When has power decided how good something is? The higher powered thing never outsells its less powerful rival. Besides as long as theres price limits that severely gimp content, and terrible controls. Mobile gaming will never be a threat to dedicated devices Mobile games are worse than most gameboy games in terms of depth. The fact that pretty much every company is making dedicated handheld games now is telling
@stealth500k Yet IPhone and Android do so well. Higher power never outsell the less power? Then you must not know about PC gaming then.
i did not say power was the only factor, i said "and if any of the manufacturers decide to seriously try mobile gaming" for me that includes power as well as design and games, im expecting to see more mobile phones that resemble the xperia play but are much more powerful my real concern is what type of games we can expect, is gameloft and other mobile devs able to take advantage of the extra power and gaming buttons? or will the likes of capcom/EA/rockstar start to make ports/release games for these phones or not? im not saying all this because i want the NGP to fail, im getting one too, im just being realistic, mobile gaming is getting better, the phones are becoming more powerful and capable
i hope so i dont want 1st day buyers remores . but i thick it will it has all the features plus more that everyone wanted in a psp dual analog sticks touch scren on front and back . and its the 1st of its kind with dual touch front and back so lets hope for the best im looking foward to it .
who knows? All I know is that while the technical prowess of the NGP intrigues me, and allows my vibrant imagination to wander, my psp phat hasn't been given much love by Sony. I've played God of War: Chains of Olympus, and God of War:Ghost of Sparta, as well as Metal Gear: Peace Walker, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Daxter, Secret Agent Clank and countless others, but PSP still feels lacking. I feel that since the NGP (I'm not going to call it the "Vita" anytime soon) has two analog sticks, it will finally bring a comfortable amount of 3d games with the ability to move the camera AND the player, and not fumble with the control settings and so on. In the past four months or so, there really hasn't been ANYTHING released for the PSP, it seems like it's going out with a whimper instead of a bang. Just as long as the NGP continues to push out content (I know you can do it Sony. Your list of games reads like end credits to a Lord Of The Rings movie). We will just have to wait and see.
I don't like it's chances. Mobile gaming is huge, and literally exploding as we speak. Of course the games aren't the same quality as what you see on the iphone/android platforms - but all your casual gamers who want a mobile fix can currently grab their phones, pay a buck and if they've got some time to kill on the go, whip out their mobile phone and have at er. The problem is people don't want to lug around another device to play their games when they already have their Iphone or Ipad with them. Consoles like the DS, Gameboy, PSP - these were popular before, but that was before mobile phones received bigger screens and the capability to actually pull of decent games on them. I don't think the NGP will outperfom the PSP, just like I don't think the 3DS will ever come close to beating the DS. The mobile market has changed. Now, bear in mind, I make mobile games for a living, so I might be a little biased - but really I'm not. I have a PSP and love it and I fully intend to buy the NGP when it's out. I just don't know about it's chances in this market. It's gotta compete with the Ipad, Iphone, Android, 3DS. Handheld's just never had this type of competition before. It was Nintendo and Sony primarily, and they had the market pretty much locked down.
Looks really good , great games , good online , good software and great hardware! Sony just needs to know how to advertise it and make some casual games!
Without piracy and the rise of mobile phone gaming its very doubtful. Console type games failed for the PSP and will fail for the NGP.
PSP outsold DS in Japan. so a "failure"? not really
The psp hasn't outsold the DS in Japan though.
Lol, disagreeing with a fact. The ds has sold nearly twice as much as the psp in Japan. Selling more on a weekly or monthly basis than the ds in recent times does not mean the psp has sold more. The ds has sold far more over its lifetime.
So i guess...... Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (1.65 mil sales) Tekken: Dark Resurrection (2.31 mil sales) Dissidia: Final Fantasy (1.98 mil sales) Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (1.69 mil sales) Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Final (1.02 mil sales) Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (1.02 mil sales) Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2.77 mil sales) God of War: Chains of Olympus (2.84 mil sales) Gran Turismo (2.33 mil sales) Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (1.15 mil sales) Burnout Legends (1.16 mil sales) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (4.04 mil sales) LittleBigPlanet (1.62 mil sales) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (5.12 mil sales) Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (2.43 mil sales) Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (6.56 mil sales) Daxter (3.63 mil sales) And many more above 1 million sales in total are considered fail. Reaching 1 million sales is one helluva achievement, especially on the PSP.
Had it not been for japan actually buying their games those sales would be really low... ohh and I thought VGCHARTZ dont count?...
Don't bother man, some dudes keep comparing a $2 mini-game on phones with Real Games on a handheld, they simply don't get it...
Wrong, Vita has two thumb sticks. That makes it a game changer.
You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Hate less man, hate less.
time will tell but i think thats what sony is aiming for , im not sales analysts so i guess my best bet is saying time will tell , i will leave the sales news to the analysts i just know that i want to have 1 on my hands already !!!
I think it can. The single analog stick turned off alot of people with the psp. Major franchises like COD will be on it. It will have apps and a camera. Many of the games will have some touchscreen features which may bring some casual touch device gamers to the psp because they can still use touch to play some actual games. Plus it should have a very good online component.
the correct term is Will Vita sell more then the PSP
65+ million is quite a lot. More than any of the consoles minus the wii managed to
minus the PS1 and PS2
Yes. Thats all people had to say.
Too early too tell, there are many missing concretes, such as; release date, price, final specs. I'll be getting one day one, just like the PSP.
I'm not as concerned about hardware as I am about software, PSP currently has sold more hardware than PS3 and X360 but is trailing both in software sales. PSP currently has an attach rate of less than 4 games per console sold. 3.4 pretty much. Even if VITA sold only a fraction more than PSP but managed to get that attach rate to 6 or 7 or maybe even higher then it would be a massive win for SONY.
When the PSP came it was mind blowing, but the sales did not take of at that time. I dont think it wil this time either...much becaus of mobile gaming and the steep price the NGP wil probably get. Hardcore gamers and fans wil probably pick it up regardles of price.
mobile gaming has nothing to do with sales 1 bit. In the end the psp sold third best of all systems this gen. Thats very good. @ max Nothing to do with mobile or the quality of games at all (it had one of the top 2 libraries of the gen) and everything to do with piracy,
And last in software sales. Last by hundreds of millions
hey max, you're first in being a troll. Douche.
No one seems to be buying into the 3DS (Which would have done better if it was a upgrade DS and would have Mario on the date it came out). Sony's new phone seems to be doing pretty well, mostly because people that like playing games on their phone aren't using touch screen anymore. NGP is going to be prettu awesome, with everything that they have plan for it. It be cool if we end up seeing PS3 games on the go for NGP (Meaning we can take them with us and with Sony's Cloud save, we can use are own files on the NGP).
3ds has not released any major games like mario or zelda, once that happens it will start to sell. They have no games at the moment and thats what people are waiting for.
The 3ds is outselling the ds by millions at the same point in time during a non holiday....... people who doubt nintendo get burned in the end And the sony phone is actually doing really terrible, embarrassingly so. Low sales, low reviews The only way the ngp is going to be successful will be the reason why the psp was successful. Lots of original games in genres the ps3 doesnt have in order to create diversity and worth.
No its not, even Nintendo finally said their numbers were how many they ship, plus DS is beating it and so is PSP. Low sales? I think if I remember right it sold 500k in the UK, so I wouldn't say low sales and it just got to the US. Low reviews? I have seen nothing but good ones and from people really good ones.
"No its not," Yes it is and you cant find any facts to the contrary. "even Nintendo finally said their numbers were how many they ship," As were the ds's. The ds sold to retailers 5 million in 6 months the 3ds is at 3.61 in 1 month "plus DS is beating it and so is PSP." Were are you getting these insane claims from? The ds hasnt outsold it worldwide in even 1 week. Only the psp is in japan because its cheaper. Better than how the ds started "Low sales? I think if I remember right it sold 500k in the UK, so I wouldn't say low sales and it just got to the US." Low sales of software and low sales of units http://www.pda-247.com/word... "Low reviews? I have seen nothing but good ones and from people really good ones. " http://gear.ign.com/article...
SO you have links to back up your points on the xperia play but none on your points about the 3DS?
It will be tough. I think price is going to be key. If this thing is over $300 its going to be a tough buy for a lot of people. Remember PSP took off when the price started getting cut especially in Japan. If they have a version thats under $300 and the games flow like they did in Japan then hell yeah the NGP will sell.
Thats why the DS sells so well, its not too expensive.
I think it will, Portable gaming is finally becoming mature with the NGP.
What do you mean by mature?
grown up, more ripe, more serious.
Yeh I agree, I think it will bring better games than the DS has in terms of maturity.
Wasn't the PSP supposed to do that? The most popular mobile game right now is angry birds, mature doesn't mean you'll sell more.
i meant the system itself. Its powerful enough to call it grown up, and its loaded with features.
because they made HANDHELD GAMES. Sony was too ambitious with the PSP titles. They tried to get devs to make console quality titles on a small weak system. I think about it like this. I can play the Megaman Battle Network games for a while and have fun I can play the pokemon games and have fun They are small titles that provide quick action and don't have cutscenes and voice acting and all that. They are portable games. Most of the 'good' PSP games are the ones that try to hard to be console games. Makes me wonder why they don't just make them on the PS3. KHBBS, GOW host of Sparta, Peace Walker. They are all time consuming games that require you to sit and focus on. I'd rather play my PS3 or Xbox then sit and stare at my PSP. Don't get me wrong, the PSP titles are great, Sony needs more portable type games like Patapon.
i actually think it will its everything i ever wanted in a handheld i didnt buy a psp because dnt like the button layout and it felt weird playing serious games on it even though i wanted to enjoy peace walker soo badly. the npg has 2 analogs and grown mans graphics jus throw in some kiddy games built specialy for the system and i think sony has a winner older buyers and young ones japan and north america and me in the BAHAMAS BABY
Gross pickachu, you remind all the money I wasted buying those overpriced cards and terrible games, you disgust me.
Usually major Sony Gaming device has a good chance to sell well, as long as they don't price themselves out of peoples pockets, If that happens it can turn some people off. What they really should do is make the NGPSPVita2X a gaming device that does everything most mobile devices do(plus more of course). Good internet so people can watch Youtube, maybe internet T.V. etc. I saw this mobile device that lets people watch their favorite sports teams every game and keep with the team. If it had that it would almost be a necessity for me. lol
Would depend all on price, if this thing is above $300 it won't do good at all, keeping it around the 3ds's price would be genius since that's its main competitor, since NGP's features dominate the 3DS. Also making more casual games would help. As well as focusing on the internet with youtube n such, also netflix on the fly would be a big seller.
Hell yeah, and if you bundle it with CoD even more
3g with no phone service? This one true fact alone says it all. The answer is no. And Iphones and Ipad will continue to dominate.
No because gaming is dying
no gaming has been dead. "since NGP's features dominate the 3DS" lol yeah just like the psp dominated the ds, and next time you post at least pretend to know something about what you say.
Not sure how 65 million sold constitutes an article about if the NGP will sell better then the PSP. People act as if that number is nothing. It was not as high as the DS but does that make it nothing? Since when is 65 million nothing? So if the NGP sells 85 million is that nothing too? The NGP isn't even out yet and the 'will it fail' articles are already here.
will be fine! the 2 analogs will make sure of it. And if sony adds hdmi out it will do even better! only thing slowing its chances are price. If you can get it for under 300 its all good.
It does sound like a good deal.
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