I think it really comes down to what you want out of your handheld. For example, I don't particularly care for the more bite-sized gaming experiences, regardless of whether or not it's on a mobile platform. This is the reason why I regret buying my DS and really want a PSP. Most people feel differently than I do on this issue, obviously, but I still think the PSP will have a grasp on a niche market going forward. I doubt it will ever be real competition for the DS.
Nintendo also has ridiculous console dominance as well. What Sony needs to do is reinvent itself in both arenas. I would like to see the same from Microsoft, along with a handheld from them. Smart companies become most creative when they're not first place.
"I think it really comes down to what you want out of your handheld. For example, I don't particularly care for the more bite-sized gaming experiences, regardless of whether or not it's on a mobile platform. This is the reason why I regret buying my DS and really want a PSP. Most people feel differently than I do on this issue, obviously, but I still think the PSP will have a grasp on a niche market going forward. I doubt it will ever be real competition for the DS. "
Agreed completely. I should also add the tired point that because Sony is trying to fit a console experience on to a handheld, one nub just doesn't blah blah blah...
I watched Advent Children on a PSP once though, that was cool. But then I watched it on a TV, that was better.
" That's the kid from Role Models. "I find it highly distracting as well.
Paul Rudd should show up in a commercial just for shits and giggles. Or Mclovin (I know his real name is Christopher Mintz-Plasse but even if he cured cancer he will always be known as Mclovin. Just like Christopher Mcdonald will always be Shooter McGavin.)
If you want full-on 'real' games you go elsewhere. Consoles/PC.
If you want something to give to a kid to get them off of your TV you go elsewhere. The DS seems tougher and more and kid-friendly.
If you want a kind of showy adult piece of tech you go elsewhere. The iPhone has the app store and is a damn phone.
It has games and is a cool device but it's just too niche and it's kind of clear the PSP is screwed in the US. It probably needs to stop selling in Japan before Sony do something drastic. All SoA and SoE can do is try and make it look like a better deal and throw ads at you.
I think you guys need to lighten up, I really like the new PSP Ad campaign. It's pretty funny and basically that's what kids want. Remember, all of you don't need to be exposed to advertising to buy things, you're knowledgeable enough to look up what you want by yourself. The ad is just that, an Ad that's guided to a specific audience, younger kids. Aka, not any of you.
" I have a few NDS'es and I've always MEANT to get a PSP, I will eventually, I'm just broke as hell right now. "Wonder why... Probably because you have a few DS's :P
The PSP is a fine console, it just doesn't have the library to compete. It's almost unfair; it would take something like the PS2 or SNES to rival what the DS has put together.
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