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.
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.
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!
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.
psp was too expensive, umd's were too.
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.
It was way too expensive for a movie I could only watch on my PSP
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.
All portable entertainment systems should work like the ipod. I'm sure the next Nintendo DS or PSP(if ever comes out) will be based on downloadable content. If physical formats are dying for home entertainment; why are companies like sony bothering with crap like UMD... ohh wait I know; to collect royalties for using their format; even if it is not practical. Sony is making more money selling memory sticks than UMD... wonder why? cause it shows what people want. Anyways Sony has always try to tell people what they want. Sony just accept it; digital distribution is the future (specially for handhelds) whether you like it or not. Convert or die.
It is like all other psp owners agree that homebrew is the best part of it. Meaning they don't like the umd games, umd movies, umd period. And just like the repley to your wonderful comment all they want to play is Nintendo stuff ^^ isn't it great! If you want the best handheld then get into Nintendo's arena for they accually make games you want to pay for and play. Instead of making games from the ps2 and expect you to pay full 40 dollars for it.
Damn I only use mine for podcasts nowadays.
Sony is just greedy these days no way umds would be a success with that price £20 for something that should cost at most £5 you cant fool comsumers so stop fooling yourselves
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