Ever think that the PSP can overtake the DS? Well think again. Here are some reasons why that won't be happening.
lol it proablly wont but its only been out 2 years and will easily break 100 million in its lifetime. The PSP is now selling very well... better than the Wii.
Do you mean the PSP has sold more than the Wii? I am not sure how it is selling better, because Wii is outselling everything right now.
yes 25,000,000 PSPs sold and 11- 13 million wii sold
who sold more?
oh, I thought that you meant monthly sales. It won't take the Wii long to overtake the psp if you consider that the psp has already been out for a while, in fact, if the Wii continues to sell like it is now it will have the psp beat next year.
I do prefer the PSP over the DS though. Games for the PSP are more satisfying, with the exception for Zelda Phantom Hour Glass.
i think PSP and DS are two fine handheld gadget.
I got PSP and am keen to get DS.
They are both good, I have both, but had a PSP first so always wanted to go to the other side. The DS has a lot of games, but a lot of them are just flash games you can get for PC, but that isn't my problem with it.
Once you get used to the PSP XMB and you get a DS you realise how good the PSP actually is, the DS seems so primitive compared to the PSP firmware. When you get one you will understand, it's got some great games like Zelda and Advance Wars etc though.
I do admit that the multimedia capabilities and graphics for the psp is much better, but if you want games the ds will keep you busy.
Doesn't make either less good does it?
DS is just too far ahead, but for Sony's first outing on a handheld it's not bad.
i agree, it is the 5ft handled console for Nintendo (if i count the SP edition) and the first for Sony and i know more people that have a DS but i never see them playing and and i see those who have a PSP playing with
I got a ds I might get a psp only for homebrew.
Well, kind of obvious. The DS's lead is way to big. But the PSP doesn't need to overtake the DS to be a success so it shouldn't matter too much to Sony. And both handheld's can co-exist. I own a DSLite and will buy a PSP whenever Crisis Core gets localized here.
The homebrew is the main reason why I picked up a PSP. But I must agree. Like having an Xbox and Playstation, it's great to have both of these handhelds.
Ah yes, the homebrew is what is selling the PSP more than Sony thinks. However it hurst they're software sales just a smidge. But nothing Dreamcast level where nobody bought any games.
Who's the dumb a$$ who said anything about the PSP overtaking the DS. They are different platforms aimed at different markets. I'm still amazed that the PSP sold so much, which is a feat by itself.
Actually, they're aimed at the same target but the Nintendo DS is just more appealing to the general audience.
nope totally different targest... every single one of my nieces and nephews ages 4-10 ( theres 8 of them) has a ds.. well no actually the older ones have ds', the younger ones have the gameboy advance, but the ds is more for the younger kids. I wouldnt trust someone under 12 to play with the psp, the screen is just too nice.
Well someone also forgot to figure which one is more valueble. The PSP is. You can play Video Files, Music, Games, Go online through wi-fi hot spots, play online games against anybody (depending on game), play wifi locally against a buddy with a psp, not to mention totally superior graphics.
But the title is true, the PSP will never overtake the DS in terms of overall numbers of sales. But if the DS sold 40 million units, at $129.00 each. Then they made $5.2 billion in hardware sales.
The PSP however at $169.99 and that's even disregarding the original $199.99 price at 25 million units equals $4.250 billion. So nintendo is up by a billion dollars. But judging by that, it's not like Sony has any problems making money off the PSP.
So yes, the PSP will never take over the DS in sales volume. But come on, if someone offered a free PSP over a free DS. Which would you really take?
P.S. I have PSP, and my lady has a pink DS. Yes, girls LOOOVVVEEE the pink DS's. Come to think of it, maybe sony should release a Pink PSP? Nahhhhh... Less street cred from "da homiez" lol
pink PSP slims over here in Japan.
I got a psp to play crisis core and Dissidia, and Tekken games etc. It has alot of other features I like too. I will upgrade to a slim before I get a DS. I will get a DS when they are like $99.00 or less.
i got it for portable Madden and Gradius but now i play alot of other games on it like SOCOM and GTA. not to mention all its media features.
i really don't like anything about the DS. i don't like the look of the console, don't like the games (tired of Mario and Zelda), don't like the graphics. the screens are so small too.....maybe the PSP has me spoiled.
since the PS3 has come out my PSP has become 100x's more valueable. the remote play feature is really something special. i don't think the PSP will over take the DS but as more and more features come out for it (like being able to play PS3 games through remote play) i think the DS's lead will get smaller. and really, thats all sony could hope for.
i can't see me ever getting a DS.............or a Wii. nothing about either consoles appeal to me.
because the DS never took over the PSP
It probably won't surpass the DS, but it's at least providing some good solid competition. It's never a good thing for a company, even Nintendo, to have a monopoly in any market place. Two popular handhelds in the market means better games for consumers and lower prices for all. I've actually never owned a handheld, but I'm considering getting one soon. It's nice to have more than one decent choice on the market. So...both are doing very well...who cares who "wins" the so called war?
but I can see PSP eventually staying neck-and-neck with the DS. Now it's only $40 more than the DS (which is insane, considering the capabilities of each system), and there's some pretty cool games being released. A lot of people who own PSPs have never owned a handheld before, and it's more of an iPod replacement than a DS replacement due to its Video and Music features. I like the DS Lite. My only gripe is that the face buttons are too tiny.
The slim versions of each handheld rock!
im personally surprised the PSP has done this well..beign it's Sony's first handheld..and in it's first year it was having a bit of PS3 syndrome with the lack software..and alot of ppl in the industry thought it would die out...but then again every first year for a Sony console..is always slow..and now the PSP...has some really great games..
but the PSP will never overtake the DS...Nintendo rules the handlheld market..and Sony knows that ..they took a chance with the PSP..and now it's closing in on 30 mill worldwide...quite an accomplishment considering how many others have tried with there own handhelds in the past..only to fail...
PSP is cool, I might get one eventually, I've never really needed a handheld though, but there are lots of exclusives for PSP from franchises I like, which is cool, because it reminds you back when you had more of that option with consoles, before Microsoft decided they wanted Sony's money and created the Xbox.
It would then suck if Microsoft created a handheld and started releasing all the same games as PSP. That would be annoying, and pointless.
8 reasons why Kotaku blows GOAT NIPS
1 - Their editors. Namely Luke and Bashcroft, who like to apply essential oils to each others genitals at night.
2 - Their bias behavior towards anything not Microsoft or nintendo.
3 - Their lack of real news, opposed to the stolen and borrowed material we see everywhere else 1st.
4 - Their page layout. The colors remind me of my grandfathers carpet.
5 - Did I mention Luke and Bashcroft are homo, PETER PELTCHERS?
6 - Need to jump on stories and ruin embargoes for major companies.
7 - The way they post e-mails to eachother back and forth like we give PISS N' A CAT DISH about.
8 - Bashcroft always talking about his kid like he's Doogie howser or something. If you read any of his messages he always acts like his kid just split the atom. It's absurd. It's a joke, a hoax, a fraud and a shame and a sham. He makes me sick!
Anyways... ta and ta.
Wow, did Kotaku touch you inappropriately as a child or something? Your words have a touch of patheticness garnished with jealousy.
You seem to know a lot about the site...considering you hate it so much.
I actually don't want either, not into portable games really. I'd never use it.
but I hardly use it. ...and Im not sure if I ever like a PSP cuz handhelds are not really for me. unless Im on the go a lot.
i never understood handhelds and the japanese fascination with them. but i can give 1 and the only reason why the PSP will never overtake the DS...Pokemon.
Whatever would we do without you and all the correction you've been doing. Lord knows how many times I've heard someone say PSP will double its sales this instant to overtake DS!
yeah but they never could compare the what if? nintendo didnt sell you outdated stuff at a low price... and chose to stay alongside regular future technology bending pieces of equipment pricing'
the only reason nintendo is up there is cause Everyone is Cheap, people are poor and buy craptastic products ' trying to fight the real deal, saying it should be called a Console or handheld, then they tell their friends about how much amazing their shyt is....so their friends will be stay on the same level down their with them...
everyone knows that if the ps3 was $250 and they had the coice to trade in the wii for it ' they'd wouldnt even think twice and then being up their they'd laugh at the poor friends who stayed behind
i never want to have to return my 60 gig fully ps2 backwards compatible ps3 for an 80 gig emulating ps2 games , something about having the original equipment inside makes you feel like your getting the best' on the 80 gig side not every game is tendered to ' to look its best or gaurenteed to work fully
i wish they' could have accessed the extra ps3 power to make games such as san andreas have no draw distance or loading times at all or remember evry car you ever drove and where you left it and every person youve ever killed' it be nice to see the game in that differnt way'....why isnt it possible?
anyways im planning on installing a 250 gig in it after christmas
i had a better paragraph on game trialers forums where i explained people like- shiny gay fun happy twirly colerful meow meow amazing product movement machine, but any Wii(pisser) would tell you their bored with it, and why only one great mario game every gen since n64, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine,Super mario Galaxy, that sucks for them to have to buy another gen console for the next game
im looking forward to the grand theft auto after 4 because its already been confirmed as a ps3 exclusive and will fully utilize the ps3's more than twice superior graphics than the 360 and use all the space on the 54 gig bluray disk and be able to have the option for hard drive memory access to run smoother and faster.... which will hinder 4 in various ways , it'll be worth the wait , as from GTA3- San Andreas which was really fun for anyone
you're just rambling on and on....................
Yes but thats besides the fact
The DS and PSP do different things better. I have a place in my heart for both and have no intention on ever going without either.
didnt they just have an article on here like yesterday or 2 days ago saying it would overtake the DS?
The old article was about 8 valid reasons why PSP *could* overtake the DS. This one is just 8 valid reasons why it probably won't. Guess they're just trying to tell both sides of the story. Final verdict? There are some good handhelds on the market atm.
once the remote play functionality of the psp has been fully realized then the psp will start to sell better than it is now, also the homebrew kit is a big advantage.
i dont think it will ever beat the ds , nintendo appeals to the kiddie market more and thats in itself is where their success lies.however i would not say that the psp cant hold its own against the ds because it offers very different things to the consumers.
Yes, DS already sold too much to be overtaked anyway. Still, who cares?
And everybody come with this BS about DS having more games. Maybe it has, if you want to play Hanna Montana and Brain Training... Obvious DS has good games (Phantom Hourglass, Castlevania, Super Mario Bros.), but still, analysing both library and taking only the good games, at least for my taste, I come to less on DS than on PSP...
The functionality is way better on PSP (MP4, GPS, Camera, Internet Browser) but this isn't the way to justify you buying on a handheld, the games are enough...
I have a friend that have a DS. And uses Ninja Gaiden to complain everything, like DS can made good graphics and have some mature games too...
Sure, DS will have Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, but still we already know, Itagaki and Team Ninja is chickening as always, he just don't want to make that on PSP so he has not to compete with God Of War Chains Of Olympus (like DoA running from Tekken, or Ninja Gaiden run of PS2 from Devil May Cry, even Ninja Gaiden 2 has gone exclusive again after Sigma, so they probably get competition only from Devil May Cry, for sure not God Of War 3 or a probable Heavenly Sword 2)... Anyway, this has a point, DS could be way better (if they can make a Ninja Gaiden, what more they could?), but those huge games like Silent Hill, Metal Gear or GTA, are almost never coming (or coming half arsed, like that , the DS is underutilized by developers.
And for those 8 reasons, even if I don't think PSP will ever overtake DS:
#1 How long will take to Nintendo start to fix this BS with stock... Really, say this as a good think must be a joke... Maybe all Sony needs is that "DS is outsold everywhere" to people choose a PSP.
#2 The room is still little, 15m consoles isn't impossible... The PS2 overtake GC for almost 100m on a scenary where all consoles together sold +150m and the market get somewhat satured, that is impossible... Still, I agree with this cause I don't think PSP or the DS will have that much more time on the market to change anything, sooner then you thing we must have PSP2 and DS2.
#3 Wii sells means nothing to DS sells... They don't even conect like PSP to PS3...
#4 The concept of the handheld is to carry you house console in your pocket, Game Boy wasn't better not to be cheap, or for a view standpoint over what is a "handheld game", but just because it can't be better, wasn't easy to be small and powerful. Anyway, if you love flash games and mobile games, so be it, PSP has those too.
#5 PSOne game library, quick. Not to mention homebrew emulators.
#6 Agreed, but PSP has sold way worse before, so sell 4,5m GTA on that time, being a somewhat early game on the handheld, was a achievement. But still Nintendogs and Mario is a totally hit, uncriticizeble... Pokémon was just those Gameboy owners getting the next Pokémon as always... Still, point for DS.
#7 Everybody today talk Nintendo like they created the casual market... Do you think Sony has sold 100m PSOne to hardcores? 120m PS2 to hardcores? Do you know how many downloads are made on some freeware PC games? People has been playing on Mobile Phones since it's possible. DS isn't the casual holy grail, it's just more one cheap gadjet. The real success on DS that has something to do with Nintendo and casual gamers, was the move of owners from GameBoy to DS, since the casual gamers that Nintendo cultivate for the last 10 years on GameBoy, is pure merit.
#8 Yes, but this was just a week... If the point is to say that DS hasn't lost its demand, it never happened really, the demmand on PSP that has been growing... Still, I don't think that next year's Black Friday will be that better for PSP, it'll not overtake, outsold, or broke any record...
No hate on DS or PSP, but all those list are most like plain bullsh*t.
The psp is not a competitor this was settled years ago already, and it's basically just another system out there if u like movies or music. The choice is up to the person if they want to throw away money on a media player or a game machine, but the fact is that nintendo's hand held's play games and always will.
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