Despite the release of Super Smash Bros, the Nintendo 3DS fell behind Sony's older PSP console in terms of US sales during the same time period.
The psp is way more successful than most people give it credit.
I was really suprised by this actually.
The PSP was successful but it didn't seem so since it trailed way behind the NDS. The 3DS may not be as successful as the PSP but it's way ahead of the PSV. In all honestly, I doubt handheld gaming will ever be able to recover from the blow of mobile gaming.
87 million units sold and still selling is no small feat psp is a success on its own given that it was marketed to hardcore gamers
^correction, it's 80.7 mil. And that's suprising because the last time I saw sales they were 65 mil. I haven't check the sales for the PSP in a while but it was pretty much "dead" last time I checked. Much of the reason is the PSP is still alive in Japan. And I'm suprised PSP is ahead of the 3DS LTD. Maybe handheld systems really are going out of style.
hardware sales but software sales nope.
that was because people got it just to put Nintendo emulators on it and steal games
I don't know why there are so many disagrees on this comment. Granted, the way it's phrased is an exaggeration, but there most definitely is a HUGE TON of PSP owners that hacked their PSP's just to download and play games from other systems. There's no denying that; it was a very popular system for illegal games.
There was a huge ton of owners who hacked their NDS systems as well. You can only blame piracy so much.
Lmao, you don't know why all the disagrees, even though you admit the comment is an exaggeration? That's fanboy mentality.
It might be, but when it was released, its sales were always compared with the DS. When you compared the two, the PSP fell way behind. So the PSP was always viewed as being a failure. But now, in hindsight, we can see that it actually did really well when judged on its own. This news really highlights the decline in the handheld market more than anything. It's kind of disappointing.
Everyone seemed to forget that PSP was successful and was the first time we had proper console type game experience. DS did OK with touch controls, but I held back like most people thinking that there would have been a new gameboy line to compete with psp performancw wise. The redesign of ds was when the ds got a big boost in sales.
Wait... What the hell is a "PSP"??? I thought the only thing that could beat the Nintendo 3DS was the Playstation 4...
No hate here, only truth: 3DS got about 2 more years of life left and if it doesnt sell over 35m units in its remaining lifetime, then it becomes Nintendo's worst selling handheld (all other their handhelds sold over 80m).
2 years of life are u stupid? It has already done over 44 million units already lol get your facts straight. Well the vita is already dead so...
You could a lot of things with psp that vita can't do.. psp will be miss. the only good things about vita is playing classic games/some games i like, and remote play with my ps4...
Portable devices in general have been fairing worse than their last gen counterparts. Smart Phone are obviously the main culprit.
The PSP was so awesome ;_; It was home to the best games in my favourite series such as Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear.
The only problem is the analog stick
"3DS falls behind PSP in US sales during same time period" comparing a success like the 3ds to a failure like the pap lol what will they think of next.
80+ million units of the PSP were sold
yet terrible software attachment rate and sales. Not much in return.
@otaku PSP definitely suffered a lot on attachment rate. Could have been more suxcesdul if crossbuy existed back then.
Does it matter why it was being bought ? Talk about your damage control.
Sony, why u no call Vita PSP 2?
Wow, people are really digging hard to try and make every move Nintendo makes seem like a losing proposition, lately. This comparison is inconsequential; the 3DS is still printing tons of moolah for Nintendo. It's still a MASSIVE success, while the PSP is pretty much a distant memory already.[though not necessarily a bad memory, mind. There were some great games on that little thing, as with most every system.]
It's N4G. A lot of of the articles here are from a lot of different sites. Lots of Driveclubs reviews were released recently with decent to bad scores, and there are hot articles right now with complains about PSN being down and whatnot. Stop cherry picking. Nintendo isn't the only one getting bad news. Comparing it to the PSP doesn't make make sense, but I guess the author is trying to say the PSP wasn't really a failure. Actually did pretty well in the US and EU even with the piracy, but of course wasn't as hugely successful as compared to Japan. Compared to the NDS though, the 3DS is tracking 3x less. Pokémon is an annual WW cash cow they can also rely on, and Mon Hun and Yokai Watch do gangbuster sales for the JPN audience. But this is a huge drop compared to the DS, and iOS is such a threat that I don't see the New 3DS doing well outside Japan, and subsequent Nintendo handhelds after that will sell less and less.
PSP release date was so long ago. I think a big percentage of people here was probably too young or didn't have the disposable income to buy there own stuff. PSP was revolutionary in a sense that it had a good size screen for mp4 files. Perfect for anime and movies. Had a sleek design that an adult could carry around without feeling ashamed. At time of release was either this or that ugly spaceship looking Ds
The PSP had a full software lineup in its first 43 months. That means it had a continuous stream of 3rd party support for hardcore gamers and kids in America. It wasn't until the very end that PSP lost most of its 3rd party support. The 3DS is getting games from Eastern-styled developers because it's selling better in Japan. But there is nothing coming from 3rd party developers that typically make Western-styled games. Unless you consider games like Petz from Ubisoft, Monster Hunter from Capcom, and FIFA from EA appealing to every Western demographic (they don't). This could change, of course. The 3DS could start picking up very healthy 3rd party support in the next 43 months. That would require people to buy more 3rd party games or at the very least to contact the 3rd party companies on social media. Send Tweets to EA, Activision, SEGA, Ubisoft and write on the Capcom Unity blog. Do our voices make a difference? Capcom specifically stated that if enough people requested it on the Unity blog, they would localize E.X. Troopers. So voices are heard. There just needs to be a lot of them.
Western developers have never really been necessary to sustain a game console. But I do agree that the main problem for the 3DS (and Vita, for that matter) is a lack of sustained software support, especially in the first several months post-launch. That period is crucial for a console, and both Sony and Nintendo do screwed it up.
You have proof that you don't need Western-style games to sell a system in the West? Super Mario Bros. was made by Eastern developers but featured a white plumber. Purchased by a lot of white Westerners. Monster Hunter? Very Eastern-styled. I'm not just talking about the race of the main character. I'm talking about a style of gameplay that people in a region are used to. That's why Monster Hunter Tri on 3DS didn't even sell 1/5 as much in the West as it did in Japan.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
"80+ million units of the PSP were sold" that means nothing, and the fact that its successor is doing very poorly shows. The only reason it did good is because it was their first handheld, and now with all the advancements in smart phones nobody cares anymore.
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