Submitted by dbjj12088 1237d ago | news

PSP Sales Remain Strong In Japan Despite Impending Vita Boost

PSPgo? Not so much... (3DS, Industry, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii)

Joni-Ice  +   1237d ago
I dont care what anybody says....I love my PSPgo. For me PSPgo is way more portable than any other PSP including Vita. Still getting Vita day 1.
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egidem  +   1237d ago
I hear ya. I just spent like 3 hours last night playing God of War Ghost of Sparta and Disidia Final Fantasy, tons of fun. The PSP clearly remains alive, despite the strong competition currently looming around.

It's funny because the 3DS being brand new, is outselling it in North America, but the opposite is happening in Japan!
dbjj12088  +   1237d ago
Japan has always been hot for PSP and now that it's at a price point lower than the 3DS and comparable to the DSi, there's nothing stopping people from snatching them up.
scissor_runner  +   1236d ago
No monster hunter no sale in japan.
Close_Second  +   1237d ago
Go owners should have received a bigger apology from Sony since no store meant you could not get any gaming content.

To be honest, the whole welcome back program has been pretty crap. I own or have owned everything being offered so for me Sony has done nothing to apologise for the outage and not protecting my personal details.
Joni-Ice  +   1237d ago
Here's the thing, Sony apologizing for the breach and Sony giving away games as a token for staying with them are two different things. Now because you own every game Sony offers free doesn't mean the apology wasn't authentic. Im the same way when it comes to owning every game but thats the downfall of buying everything day one. We miss out on sales, promotions, free giveaways etc. Thats not Sony fault.
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Close_Second  +   1237d ago
Fair enough but does not mean I have to sit here and like it. It's why I sold my Go two weeks ago and why I wont be buying into the NGP. Sony did not support me when I owned a Go so why should I support them.
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Knushwood Butt  +   1237d ago
Yeah, said it before, but I lurve mine too.

Furthermore, sales for them are even worse now because they are extremely hard to find. I'm pretty sure they aren't even being manufactured any more. Only a few places have stock left.
miyamoto  +   1236d ago
Dude I just got Little Big Planet & Modnation Racers for me PSP. And that breathes more life to it.
ftwrthtx  +   1237d ago
There wil always be a market for the original PSP duw to all of the UMD's floating around.
dbjj12088  +   1237d ago
I can just see the garage sale prices for PSP games dropping now.
jack_burt0n  +   1237d ago
The psp will still get alot of releases simply because of NGP upscaling and the fact that alot of japanese publishers only can afford to put out psp titles and it already has a 70 million userbase.

So as a publisher in japan, it makes alot of sense to make games for PSP/NGP.
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dbjj12088  +   1237d ago
This reminds me... wasn't there some plan for PSP games to be usable on Vita?
news4geeks  +   1237d ago
All digital psp games will be compatible with Vita. Don't think the hard copies will work.
beast242tru  +   1237d ago
psp is a realli nice system i had about 5 of them but keep selling it once i finish a game i like npg is what i wished the original psp was and i want it and will never sell it untill mabe a updated one smaller and lighter
BigWoopMagazine  +   1237d ago
That's Japan for ya. How will those sales be over here in NA when it's ready to release?
MoDyDo  +   1237d ago
Make COD a lunch title and you'll see
phoenixdown  +   1237d ago
them jrpgs man
there's too many on the psp to ignore.
insertcoin  +   1237d ago
I hope they solve the online modes for PS Vita games. Ad-hoc only is fine with the folks in Japan where plenty of people are walking around with a PSP in a closely packed city. Not so much in the US.
PSjesus  +   1237d ago
As long as 3DS in the market PSP well got all kinds of Support and ports.
Simply because both systems technically equal minus 3D and Touch screen.
subtenko  +   1237d ago
Gotta have my vitamin booost, take that zyrtec! >:P

Psp vitamins, yum yum, dont need flinstones for this one, psp vitamins everyones choice, just dont overdose....cause I cant figure out anymore to this rhyme... :(
stormeagle6  +   1237d ago
It's Japan though... I mean, I bet the DSi is still selling decently over there.
Darth Stewie  +   1237d ago
No duh PSP Go sales are low it was discontinued in Japan so whatever sales it has is from whatever is left on the market.
Knushwood Butt  +   1237d ago
Yep, this.

Not that it ever sold big or anything, but trying to makes a cheap shot at this point only goes to prove whoever wrote that doesn't know what they are talking about.

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