Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has stated that the PSPgo may suffer from a problem, that Nintendo has no interest in entering the mobile market, and a few other tidbits.
why would he say something like that about the psp go when it hasnt event been out for 2 weeks yet?
Good point. You can't really argue against it.
It won't take a genius to figure out the PSP Go will have trouble in its future, retailers are the biggest issue, if these rumors of it under performing in comparison to other PSP models is true why would they bother stocking it? Not to mention the software/UMD issue.
Great point. Don't know why he would say that.
Good point, but easy answer... It's for everyone that doesn't want a normal PSP.
"Good point, but easy answer... It's for everyone that doesn't want a normal PSP. " Which again begs the question, why would you pay more for for a PSP Go when the customer already did NOT purchase the PSP at a lower price point? Surely, the barriers to buying the PSP probably wasn't the size or the inclusion of UMD. The barriers to PSP Go are: a) Higher price and the highest among the portable game only devices b) Games are only available on PSN. This might scare away some customers not comfortable with the idea.... The only real PSP Go benefit is the smaller size!
"Surely, the barriers to buying the PSP probably wasn't the size or the inclusion of UMD" You dont think maybe some people wanted a handheld that could actually fit in your pocket? No disrespect to the regular PSP but it is to big for many peoples liking. They prefer the smaller DS or just gadgets like the Ipod Touch or the Iphone. The PSP Go is actually smaller then the DS and comparable to ipod touch/iphone in size. Between the Ipod Touch and the PSP Go i personally pick the PSP Go simply because im a gamer. The regular PSP is to big for my liking, i wouldnt like to bring it along where im going. Ofcourse many people in here wont see the point because they are living in their parents basement and never leaving the house anyway. And yes that was a joke, but seeing how people are almost saying the smaller size is a negative thing rather then positive it wouldnt really surprise me if its actually true.
@1.5 - For some people correct. But for some people, the barriers were size, portability, aesthetics, lack of snackable games etc. For those people PSPgo is perfect.
http://n4g.com/psp/News-409... Reggie: Oh no! Please....don't take our DS sales, too! I'd rather have the PsP-3000, but this is obviously just a reaction to stellar sales of the competition, whether what he said is true or not. EDIT: Good thing the PSP 3000 is still another option, so we don't have to QQ over the Go.
if and i say if he said that it`s because he is worried thay it might succeed. lol
I don't know, but when Nintendo Comments on Sony or Sony comments on Nintendo, I don't feel like they're attacking each other. Just a minor criticism. But I won't get started on what Microsoft says.
a luxury versus commodity thingy, it's no secret Sony admires Apple's ability to sell overpriced ipods. You pay a premium for the aesthetic and portability(smaller size increased battery life), and there's always a market for it.
but the irony of his comment is this: What the hell is in it for ME the consumer, in considering a DSi, you basically downgraded the DS Lite I already own by taking out the GBA slot, gave it a useless camera because I have one on the cell phone I always have with me and it has 10 fold the resolution, and gave me the ability to play music, which my cell phone and PSP 1000 can ALREADY do. What, that cheesy distortion app for photos? Really? So, Reggie, why should I upgrade to the DSi, when I and many people I hear from say it's a step back for them? Cost went up, features for *many* (but not all) of us went down...what say you Mr. Fils-Aime?
Basicly it's a system where you not only can't play old titles on it but is wholey dependant on you living near an constant wifi source. Does sony have any idea how many americans have 24/7 access to wifi so they can get games for it in the first place? Not to mention it costs more then the system that can still play old games and can do all the stuff the new system does. If i didn't think so many morons are going to buy it not realizing the stupidity of it I would say this is the kind of business decision that kills a company. Lets face it, the PSPgo is destined to fail HARD! However I bet the japanese will cream all over it. America and abroad however might not.
"but is wholey dependant on you living near an constant wifi source." -> Bluetooth tethering
It doesnt matter if it fails as the constant complaining about the PSPGo has put the PSP back in the headlines.
Wifi is not required. You can download PSP games on your PC or PS3 and transfer them. Not to mention bluetooth tethering if you have a cellphone with a data plan.
need constant Wifi THERE IS A THING CALLED MEDIA GO THAT COMES WITH PSP GO AND YOU CAN USE YOUR PS3 TO BUY CONTENT TOO http://www.youtube.com/watc...
and what is your pc and ps3 connected to???? high chance it is a wireless router of course if its not then that's how you would use it
i'm pretty sure you have a usb with around 2gigs cause that is all you need
i think the nintendo has a huge problem with the quality of the wii games, so basicly reggie has nothing to say on sony if he cant do better. Anyway i guess we all know that nintendo isnt interested into mobile market cause they always proved us they prefer some kind of innovation with retarded technology. But in maybe 4-5yrs they will probably offer nintendo ds games online like sony on the psp go.
You already have _ALOT_ of quality games on the Wii. But I agree, 2008-2009 have been quite lame.
it is easy to see that there are not "A LOT" of good Wii games.
Its like he is saying you want some of this, do you want some of the reggimister.
Nintendo has some great games coming out, always makes me laugh when people think they don't. And these comments were probably taken out of context. Even if they weren't he has a point.
People always seem to like asking about Nintendo creating a phone, but I don't see how it would suit them at all.
Reggie thinks Reggie may have a problem in terms of concept, more. I mean just look at him!
In that picture he's being asked if there's any competition and he's saying in body language - "Where?"
Nintendo stopped being good after the 64. Reggie, your opinion is invalid.
CCJackHoff's opinion stopped being valid the moment he posted.
Well by the sales numbers reggie is wrong so far.
Your a complete idiot for saying that and your opinion hasn't ever been valid here now get out >:o
the psp go is mistake simple as that
Why is it a mistake?
Yeah I'ma agree with Reggie on this one. With price being a big concern for some on the existing psp, it doesn't help that it's more expensive. With no backwards compatability of your existing library, it doesn't pull in existing psp customers. I generally have a hard time pinpointing what the market was for this. If it was a brand new system and not just a reinvention of an existing platform it would make more sense to me, but as it stands I don't quite get the relevance of this product.
Make it a phone and u got all the gamers old enough to have a contract phone BUYING it straight away. The go is a test product for DD, and aimed @ japan and will sell well there, I am pretty sure Sony know in the west the only way it will become the must have digital accessory is to make it a phone imo.
it already has skype!
Love the ps3 but i can't see the psp go ever really going any where.The ds will always have the handheld tied up as far as games and the publisers to back it.
i have two gripes aganist the PSP Go: 1- inability to run homebrew. 2- analog placement
I'll readily agree with THOSE comments before any other that I have seen. PSPgo is not meant as an "upgrade" product. It is a somewhat niche system aimed at gamers who actually welcome digital download, don't have a problem with pricing (read: probably has a JOB!!!*LOL*), and who enjoys the new form factor. I could see this for someone that travels a lot, commutes on a bus or train, has a LOT of idle time at work, or just wants some new and cool tech. I understand what Reggie was trying to say...but I would say if you look at Nintendo's handheld history...the same question of "what are the benefits?" could be asked as well. Gameboy Micro??? SP??? DS LITE??? All decent, but didn't really add any BENEFIT for owning them. DSi is different.
Have you played one??? The analog placement is actually much more natural feeling.
The only mistake about the GO is its price
$250!? why not just save another $50 to get the ps3?
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