The Death of the Sony PSP

"The demise of the console is certainly a shame as I would argue it never really reached its full potential."

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NukaCola2474d ago

I think the system has been maxed out. It's been around a while and has sold over 70+ million systems. The system has some of the best handheld games around and has done well. I think what Sony wanted to do with it, they just saved for Vita.

FragGen2473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

+1. It reached most of its potential for me personally. I had a blast with the Syphon Filter Series, MGS, GTA series, GOW series, LBP, and off beat stuff like Chili Con Carnage, Patapon, and Loco Roco. Not to mention the nonstop JRPGs.

Really got a lot of mileage out of the multimedia features on business trips and stuff as well. the PSP was a great product for the time and more of the same from the Vita would leave me as a happy camper. Can't speak for the other 70 million plus PSP owners, obviously! :) LOL.

GribbleGrunger2474d ago

the media have been trying to kill the PSP for years now. still going and no sign of stopping just yet.

mightyles2474d ago

Yeah, it is still selling strong in Japan and mainland Europe. It never really took off in the USA and UK though which is probably why so many in the media are so keen to proclaim its death.

ronin4life2474d ago

If the article is focusing on America, then it is correct. The psp tanked here long ago.
The system never reached its full potential in the states, while it has been soaring in Japan, especially in recent months.

BattleAxe2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

It never reached full potential here in Canada either. It had some good games, but I used mine more for music than anything. Even though I enjoyed GoW: Chains of Olympus, Rainbow Six Vegas and Syphon Filter Dar Mirror, there were alot of games that I wasn't impressed with like Socom Fire Team Bravo, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, all the Medal of Honor games, Killzone Liberation and a few more.

I just never really looked forward to playing on my PSP, but I was never in a situation where i wanted to play games while i was out and about as I play more than enough video games while I'm at home. The Vita looks like it will have more games that I'm into, and the tech look very impressive, but I'm still on the fence on whether or not to buy one, since I game heavily on my PS3 and PC as it is already.

Dwalls11712474d ago

Umm over 70 million units sold....what the heck is he talking about

SonyStyled2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

Yea, 71.4 million as of September 2011. You got to remember its been around since early 2005 globally. 7 years of PSP!

Jirachi2474d ago

The psp will continue to sell until the vita is afforable even then it should still continue as long as there good games for at least a few months

Darkiat2474d ago

Not yet, games are still being developed for the PSP and I still see people including me play it regularly. Maybe a few years down the road and the Vita have taken over then we can call the PSP dead.

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