Will the NGP sell better than the PSP?

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?

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Seijoru2675d ago

Maybe, it depends on whether that whole mobile gaming thing with phones takes off.

dangert122675d ago

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

searchbuzz2675d ago

The PS4 is going to kick off just fine. But not for a very long time!

Menech2675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

If we don't see the PS4 on shelves 2012 we will of seen it at E3 or winter for a 2013 release.

showtimefolks2675d ago

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?

-Alpha2675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

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.

user8586212675d ago

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

showtimefolks2675d ago


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.


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.

XabiDaChosenOne2675d ago

@waseem335 3D on the PS3>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>3DS

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silvacrest2675d ago

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

stealth500k2675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

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

Neko_Mega2675d ago


Yet IPhone and Android do so well.

Higher power never outsell the less power? Then you must not know about PC gaming then.

silvacrest2675d ago

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

aceitman2675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

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 .

OhMyGandhi2675d ago

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.

Anon19742675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

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.

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HuGi2675d ago

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!

Zir02675d ago

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.

MaximusPrime2675d ago

PSP outsold DS in Japan. so a "failure"? not really

kramun2675d ago

The psp hasn't outsold the DS in Japan though.

kramun2675d ago

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.

pedrami912675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

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.

user8586212675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

Had it not been for japan actually buying their games those sales would be really low...

ohh and I thought VGCHARTZ dont count?...

sikbeta2675d ago

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...

SCW19822675d ago

Wrong, Vita has two thumb sticks. That makes it a game changer.

KingSlayer2675d ago

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Hate less man, hate less.

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remanutd552675d ago

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 !!!

metsgaming2675d ago (Edited 2675d ago )

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.

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