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DS 'pwnes' PSP

Speaking in an DS Lite Retail Guide that recently came bundled with trade weekly MCV, Nintendo handheld product manager James Honeywell spoke about how DS sales compare with PSP.

"Up until the end of last year sale between the two formats were fairly evenly matched, with DS slightly outselling PSP," he said. "Since the beginning of the year, with our stellar line-up of releases, we have pushed our sales through the roof. Then with the fantastic launch of DS Lite in June we have begun to pull further and further away.

"Right now, with the combination of DS and DS Lite we are outselling the competition by a ratio of 3:1. This increase in hardware sales has also driven an increase in DS software sales, moving ahead of PSP in the total number of units and also, more interestingly, we have now seen that the same third party titles are selling more on the DS than on other formats.

Advertisement:"We are seeing publishers start to rethink their strategies switching development from other formats to the successful DS platform and, more importantly, creating bespoke titles that fully utilise the DS features rather than simply porting content without taking advantage of the great things you can do on DS."

We're loving the DS at the moment and are already beginning to lose sleep over the huge anticipation for The Legend of Zelda

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specialguest6394d ago

this is old news. we all know that the DS is murdering the PSP in sales hardware/software. this news is like beating a down an already dead person. this article was posted in direct retaliation against the Sony fanboys anti-MS pointless article the other day. very uncharacteristic of you OutLaw...

OutLaw6394d ago

I apologize if thats how you feel about the article. I wasn't trying to start any war with anybody. I see news and I post it thats all.

If people start arguing about what I post than that's their choice I'm not responsible for others who can't control their own emotions.

ElementX6394d ago

what does "pwnes" mean anyway?

zypher6394d ago

"pwnes" mean owns. something about it being a typo that just stuck as a catch-phrase. in any event this, along with majority of Sony articles, will just turn into a flame-war, though part of me thinks that wasn't Outlaw's true intentions.

nirwanda6394d ago

one of the main reasons why i bought a DS was the fact that the psp got delayed in the uk so i bought a ds just out of interest to see what dev's did with the touch screen never did buy a psp(wise decision) and still play my DS as much as my 360.
I bet the sales figures are more than 3 to 1 in japan I bet alot of the people who have bought DS's are looking at the wii as an upgraded DS watch it fly off the shelf's over the next year with it's cheep price and greater dev belief thanks to the stong ds sales

THWIP6394d ago

It's "pwns", not "pwnes", you idiot.

OutLaw6393d ago (Edited 6393d ago )

Look at the site it came from it's spelled the same way. I just pasted it over here. So cut the sh!t with the insults already. Now if you have something to say about the topic then go ahead, if not then just keep your lame a55 comments to yourself.

PS360WII6393d ago

pwns was part ownage and part pawnage. Cuz pawns in chess are always taken out first and ownage well you know. So the combining force would be pwn. Anyways love the pick!
This is not a starting of a flame war this is an interview talking about the sale of DS not omg ds is killing psp suckorzzz! Not in the least. If that's what you though of after reading the artical it's more of what you personally feel. Anyways I do enjoy some of the psp titles, the ones that you can pick up and play for a bit then put down if need be. DS, just like #3 said I play as much as my 360 as well ^^ So things are looking bright for it's future

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70 percent of devs unsure of live-service games sustainability

With so many games fighting for players' attention and interest losing out over time, time sink games are at risk of eventually losing steam.

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thorstein21h ago

It was worrisome to begin with.

It's a niche genre with only a handful of hits that can stand the test of time.

Cacabunga50m ago

I like the sound of that!! I will for sure never support these gaas games.
Sony must be shocked at gamer's reaction, making them cancel a few of these and hopefully go back to the good heavy hitters they had us used to..
now bring on that PSPro reveal and show us some SP 1st party awesomeness.

CrimsonWing6921h ago

What’s to be unsure of!? Look at the ratio of success to failure!

DarXyde4h ago

It's pretty ridiculous.

Imagine having a breadth of data at your disposal to see the statistically low success rate of these games, only to be laser focused on the exceptional case studies.

shinoff218319h ago

Yes. Stop all the live service bs.

jznrpg19h ago

Only a few will catch on. You need a perfect storm to be successful in GaaS and a bit of luck on top of that. But a potential cash cow will keep them trying and some will go out of business because of it.

MIDGETonSTILTS1719h ago

Helldivers 2 manages just fine…

Keep production costs low… don’t just make custscenes until the mechanics and enemies are perfected first.

Make so much content that you can drip extra content for years, and the game already feels complete without them.

Most importantly: make weapons, enemies, levels, and mechanics that will stand the test of 1000 hours. This might require more devs embracing procedurally generated leveled, which I think separates Helldivers 2 from Destiny’s repetitiveness.

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The Battle Pass Is The Worst Thing To Happen To Modern Gaming

Nameer from eXputer: "Some exceptions aside, I don't think the battle pass is a net positive for gaming with how they're implemented in most live service titles."

got_dam23h ago

Battle passes AND meta gaming both.

DivineHand12521h ago(Edited 21h ago)

I like the way Helldivers 2 does battle passes. It allows you to make purchases on each level of the battle pass and gives you the option of choosing which item to unlock first. The more purchases you make using medals the further you progress. There is no timer and you can earn medals towards purchasing stuff via personal orders and Major orders.

I haven't played much live service games that have battle passes but I remember some games that have battle passes where you progress through it linearly using an exp system. What makes it really bad is that the battle pass will have like 50 or more levels with the cooler stuff being closer to the end. They also have an in-game shop that sells exp boosters so you can reach the end of the pass before it refreshes. Everyone ilse will have to grind their way through.

lucian22920h ago

battle pass in fortnite is perfect; buy one and it buys the rest for every other season as it gives you more money than the first cost. so 8.50 and season ends with you getting 13.00, it pays for the next and you have some pocket change to save up for cash shop. All of which is optional

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PS5 Pro specs leak video taken down by Sony

Sony is taking actions as video by Moore’s Law is Dead, has been issued with a copyright claim.

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andy851d 17h ago

And people say it's all fake because Sony haven't said anything 😂 conveniently forget the PS4 Pro was only announced 2 months before release.