Pretty Shitty Portable.
Now As much as I enjoy my Playstation 3 and even Playstation 2 sometimes. One thing I doubt Sony will ever sell me on is the PSP. Be it the current generation or the next one. For one if I really felt like playing handheld games, I would just buy a Nintendo DS. Because when it comes to gaming on the go. Time after time I have looked to Nintendo and they have not disappointed. My Gameboy Advance SP has lasted me a very long time and I can still find good used games to play on it.
Another thing is that the 3DS right now. Looks much better then anything I could imagine for a handheld system. Which leads me to doubt what Sony can include enough meaningful upgrades to the PSP to sell me on it. I find it kind of ironic Nintendo seems to have beaten Sony to the punch with 3D displays in a handheld. With Sony's big push on 3D TV's, Blu-Ray, PS3 games and what not. You would think the PSP might get in on that 3D goodness. Also I bet if Sony was to include 3D in the next PSP I bet it wouldn't be as (meaningful) as the 3D in the 3Ds. Because I bet I would have to wear stupid 3D glasses to see it anyways.
Butler, Meet Rivers.
Now I really enjoy the marketing campaign Sony has going on with the K Man. But the introduction of the wisecracking 12 year old Marcus Rivers has left me a little bit disappointed. If you don't know who I'm talking about he is the advertiser for the PSP and PSPGo.
Heres a video that will help explain a little more.
Now I in no way hate the kid. I just find him to be too fake. Kevin Butler comes off as a little more "human" then this kid. Also I find the ad campaign to be kind of useless. Since I don't see what good can come out of it.
So in the end am I just crazy for not seeing what an amazing handheld the PSP is? Has Kevin Butler finally met his match? Will the next true PSP have what the original should of in the first place and then some? Will it be enough to take on the 3Ds? And where the heck are my pants!?