iPad I'm giving up my PSP...

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  1. jwbrent

    jwbrent Well-Known Member

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    I hope no one minds that I'm posting this topic on this forum, but I'm so encouraged by the progress of game app development that I've decided to sell my PSP. Ever since I got my touch, I rarely play with my PSP and the success of the app store has firmly changed my view on the necessity of media driven game systems. Downloadable content is the way to go and just like how iTunes forever changed the way music is purchased, the same will happen to games.

    Much better for the environment too.
     
  2. salsamd

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    re: Fall of PSP

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  3. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    I sold my psp and games the day I got my iPhone, to Gamestop. I miss a few games, but have kept very involved tracking this site and the app store.
     
  4. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Yeah these days I don't use my PSP much, either.
    I think its biggest problem are the games. I mean when was the last time they released a good game for this system?
    You can count all the great games for the PSP games on one hand.
     
  5. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Me 2, but I ditched my NDS
     
  6. Haven't played my DS since the app store opened, and have been seriously considering getting rid. Perhaps I can wrap it up and give it to my daughter as a Christmas present! :D
     
  7. Frand

    Frand Well-Known Member

    Well, Super Stardust Portable was released today as a PSN download (for PSP). Having had a hand in its development, I'm biased of course, but it's a good game for the system ;)
     
  8. MarkEightThree

    MarkEightThree Well-Known Member

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    I completely stopped playing my DS, and that's with an M3 Real DS card. It's just easier to carry around one do-it-all device that's smaller than a wallet.


    Not having to deal with the disappointed why is this guy playing with a kid's toy? stares is also a huge bonus.
     
  9. your personal robot

    your personal robot Well-Known Member

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    revolutionary....
     
  10. whooley

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    Surely the problem remains - with the "A List" games on the iPhone (Kroll, Toy Bot Diaries, Crash Bandicoot etc.), most could be finished in their entirety in 3 or 4 hours, at most. At the prices they're charging, there's no incentive/justification to make longer/larger games.

    To be honest, while I've bought quite a few budget games, I'm very disappointed at the lack of more 'meaty', substantive game titles.
     
  11. Same here I'm almost off my DS. Pic Pic, Professor Layton, Prism, Nurikabe once I finish those games I'm completely done with it. Now just need to quit WoW..got new expansion so that didn't help though.
     
  12. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Ha that's funny, I was actually considering a PSP, as some sort of portable emulator for NES games
     
  13. salsamd

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    I think at 4.5 months post App store opening one can still be patient. At 8-12 months, one may have cause for unrest. One prevailing concern is whether gamers will poney up the >$9.99 that will encourage substantive game releases...
     
  14. currymutton

    currymutton Well-Known Member

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    Same here, stop almost all NDS games after getting iPhone.

    Personally, I find myself a some time casual gamer whole play on iPhone during commute. I think NDS used to be the king of this genre, but when more "meaty" games become mainstream, less and less short and fun titles available. iPhone, in the current offer, fits the gap left behind.

    I don't mind paying say US$2-3 for a game taking 15 to 30 minutes to complete and it keeps being fun to me to get back to it later.
     
  15. superbad

    superbad Well-Known Member

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    PSP and DS are only good if you unbrick them.

    in which case i unbricked my PSP and am playing the european VERSIOn of LOCO ROCO 2. out for release in North america next year,
     
  16. jwbrent

    jwbrent Well-Known Member

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    I agree there is nothing "deep" yet out there, but like any new game platform, it takes some time before developers learn how to maximize the system's capabilities. Also, higher quality games take much longer to develop and the App Sore has only been open for 4 months. I have a feeling year 2 will brings us some surprisingly great games. Hopefully sooner...
     
  17. jwbrent

    jwbrent Well-Known Member

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    Very good point...
     
  18. jwbrent

    jwbrent Well-Known Member

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    mine's on eBay... ;)
     
  19. VeganTnT

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    um, bricking is when you when you mess with the system's firmware and end up messing it up and making it unusable. Turning it into a brick


    That being said, I agree with you. I have a slim psp on 3.8 firmware that I won in a contest. The only reason I have it is in case I find someone that can add custom firmware on it.

    I have a DS and a R4 card which I use every once in awhile. But only for games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Jump! Ultimate Stars and Chrono Trigger which have no competition on the iphone.
     
  20. tunawrap

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    of course, 4 months isnt long to wait for in-depth games to come out..
     

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