Sony Denies UMD Failure.

Despite numerous analysts across the globe proclaiming the format dead, Sony has claimed UMD is alive and well and the company is "pretty pleased" with its progress.

UrbanJabroni6256d ago

How about maybe, just maybe, $25 was too much for a full-length film, without extras, that I can ONLY play on my PSP? The movies are great for when you are travelling for business and are desperate for something to watch...but honestly, who wouldn't rather watch a movie on their laptop anyway. Sorry Sony, had you charged $5-$10, the format may have worked...since you tried to be gredy and charge MORE than a DVD, it failed.

The PSP is the BEST portable, once you install all the homebrew emulators. Having on-the-go NES, SNES, Turbografix and GBA libraries of thousands of games all at full speed is incredible.

Too bad this use isn't donating a penny to Sony's bottom line.

BlackCountryBob6256d ago

The PSP is the best portable console as it allows you to play 10-15 year old games from a rival manufacturer? If that is all you want from a console why not use a GP32 as it also plays old games but is cheaper than PSP and has a much longer battery life!

UrbanJabroni6255d ago

Maybe because the system has not been, nor will it ever be, released in the U.S. I could spend a fortune importing a system with a less than optimal screen and processor or just run down to Target to get a psp.

Boink6256d ago

psp was too expensive, umd's were too.

OutLaw6256d ago

They could deny it all they want but the bottomline is, us the gamers know it's not selling. I feel if in the beginning they would have sold more PSP games and less movies people would have enjoyed the fact that once in awhile they could watch a good movie on the PSP. But instead they put tons of movies and not enough games.

Schmitty076256d ago

It was way too expensive for a movie I could only watch on my PSP

specialguest6256d ago

hahaha, im a PSP owner and i will passionately defend it, but this is too much. Lol. the UMD movie was doomed from the very beginning mainly due to it's high price.

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Not exactly my cuppa, but there's a Yorkshire Tea controller now

The collaboration you’ve all been waiting for is here – Yorkshire Tea and your favorite console’s controller.

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Snookies121d 13h ago

Those are um... They're certainly something!

Inverno1d 10h ago

The Xbox controller looks better, logo is less intrusive.

Rebel_Scum1d 7h ago

Hmph, you were lucky enough to be playing games with a yorkshire tea controller!

Back in my day we only had rectangular controllers that would give you blisters and wear your thumbs down to a nub!

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Nintendo's New Contest Rules Harming Community Events

The new rules set by Japanese gaming giant, Nintendo, might threaten future content, directly impacting the profitability of many community-driven events.

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Games1st2d ago

"The profit of these tournaments is directly impacted by these new rules, as sponsorships are being forbidden, maximum prize money is limited to $5,000, and food/drinks can’t be sold at the tournaments."

Why even bother.

Inverno1d 19h ago

1 thing I've realized over the years is that Nintendo likes bragging about "fun", but it's "fun" how they see fit, and they often go against their consumers for the dumbest reasons. Just gonna do this stuff underground style, who are Nintendo to stop anyone from organizing community based tournaments anyway? How does this actually hurt em?

Michiel19891d 15h ago

They've always wanted smash to be seen as a fun, casual game and nothing remotely competitive, which is in stark contrast with how Sakurai develops smash. He puts in so many little things to master for high level competitors. It's just sad, especially for the melee community. They kept the community going for 2 decades now even while all the time nintendo was trying to sabotage them.


The LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone is only $59.99 for Cyber Monday

Best Buy is offering the LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set for an aggressive rate this Cyber Monday.

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