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CanisWolfred

61. Posted:

It only takes a quick google search to see that the PS3 is selling well. I really would like to see where you got the poor game sales from.

Bringing it back, the PSP sales, including the PSPgo's sales, have been pretty good lately. Again, I find it rather hard to believe that they'd just give up on the market just yet.

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just in general, you don't see PS3 games being top-charters for more than a week or month at best, most of them disappear from best-selling charts after a month, that's specially true for PSP games, but apply to most PS3 games too... you can see games for other consoles still appearing on top 10 and 20 charts weeks and months after release...

As I said, it isn't hardware sales what's important for a company, it's software... that's where the money is

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63. Posted:

SP Go is worthless. Without being able to transfer your UMD that you already own to it. That is because of the piracy problems of course Im sure. Every system has had the problems, but the handhelds seem so target worthy to the pirates. Yes, though the PSP had a reinvigoration that I didn't think was possible. The PSP Go did put the system back into the spotlight and skrocketed the sales of the older model systems because of the great software that got launched with it. I think the PSP somehow managed to have a stronger game lineup than DS in 2009 somehow. I honestly never thought that was possible. I usually buy prob 15 DS titles a year, but I may have bought 8 last year and bought nearly 15 PSP games. Never EVER thought that would happen.

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CanisWolfred

64. Posted:

DarkG wrote:

just in general, you don't see PS3 games being top-charters for more than a week or month at best, most of them disappear from best-selling charts after a month, that's specially true for PSP games, but apply to most PS3 games too... you can see games for other consoles still appearing on top 10 and 20 charts weeks and months after release...

As I said, it isn't hardware sales what's important for a company, it's software... that's where the money is

That you're right, but so far it seems that sales are good enough to make a profit. Just because they aren't dominating the market doesn't mean they aren't making money.

And hardware sales are very important, because they represent they install base, ie the people who are buying the games. If you have higher hardware sales, you'll have higher software sales. That's how it goes.

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AlexSays

65. Posted:

The people saying Sony should abandon the PS3 are just crazy. lol

I understand if people here were genuinely concerned with whether or not Sony was making enough money, but people here aren't, and Sony is making enough money. And we see (Or I see, not sure about some others here) how good the Wii sales are doing for everyone with developers saying they're making no more Wii games.

And Sony made a recognizable handheld in an industry that's suppose to be completely dominated by Nintendo. Why would they throw away all their progress instead of going forward?

A lot of people here have bad business sense to put it nicely. lol

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MrPinguy

66. Posted:

Abandon PSPGo? Yes, it's an flop, on the same level as Virtual Boy or Gizmondo.
Abandon PSP? No, UMD isn't as weak as people say, it's loading times aren't that big, around the same time that an regular disc loads on another console. And some games with "long" loading times, some of it's data can be installed to bring loading almost to zero time.

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67. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

A lot of people here have bad business sense to put it nicely. lol

And as always..... Alex Says it Perfectly!

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Xkhaoz

68. Posted:

No, I JUST bought my bro's PSP, so I want to get some millage out of it.

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DarkG

69. Posted:

MrPinguy wrote:

Abandon PSPGo? Yes, it's an flop, on the same level as Virtual Boy or Gizmondo.
Abandon PSP? No, UMD isn't as weak as people say, it's loading times aren't that big, around the same time that an regular disc loads on another console. And some games with "long" loading times, some of it's data can be installed to bring loading almost to zero time.

I haven't seen the first PSP game that can be installed from UMD to the Memory Stick to reduce load times... and even on the PS3, forced installs is simply stupid, the whole point of console games is put the disc in and play, not wait for it to install so it can load just as fast as other consoles do...

And UMD is weak... it's already considered a failure (it was supposed to become a new standard for portable media), it has long load times (which is a bad thing on a home console, and an unbearable thing on a handheld... thankfully not many PSP games suffer from that)... the PSPGo was Sony-s way of finally acknowledge the failure the whole UMD fiasco was, but after they pushed it for so much t ime, removing it was an even worse solution...

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DarkG wrote:

I haven't seen the first PSP game that can be installed from UMD to the Memory Stick to reduce load times... and even on the PS3, forced installs is simply stupid, the whole point of console games is put the disc in and play, not wait for it to install so it can load just as fast as other consoles do...

And UMD is weak... it's already considered a failure (it was supposed to become a new standard for portable media), it has long load times (which is a bad thing on a home console, and an unbearable thing on a handheld... thankfully not many PSP games suffer from that)... the PSPGo was Sony-s way of finally acknowledge the failure the whole UMD fiasco was, but after they pushed it for so much t ime, removing it was an even worse solution...

Why is that all your posts here end up bashing the PS3?
Anyway, I don't think they should abandon it, they should just stick with the 3000 design though, not the PSP Go.

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Magi

71. Posted:

mastersworddude, he's just stating that forcing a game install onto a console is silly. Come on now dude...
Some of ya'll are seriously getting your panties in a wad.

I have two DS's in my household and 1 PSP. I almost never touch a DS. PSP's are for grown-ups and DS's are for kids. :p

But seriously, I love my PSP. Sure it's not the BEST mp3 player, or the BEST movie player, or the BEST web browswer, but it does do a lot of things at least moderately well, and the games keep me entertained and immersed. I can save my DVD's to memory stick and watch them on the road. I can play some pretty awesome games that have elements in them I actually like (better graphics and adult-oriented themes) as opposed to suffering through the bunch of cartoony graphics and child-friendly themes that always seem to be the norm on the DS.

In conclusion: they both have their uses and they both should stay. (edit: BOTH means UMD-based PSP and the DS)
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72. Posted:

@Magi..... someone else who figured out that you can put your DVD on there legally :) BluRays come with back up disc now and you can install those onto your PSP easily, and its nice too. I travel ALOT. Me and my wife spend 10 hours on the road every couple of weekends and my PSP/DS are threre every time. PSP is EXCELLENT for fighting games. Soul Calibur, Tekken, Street Fighter etc. Street Fighter Alpha PSone is a main staple that keeps me coming back to my PSP over and over again. UMDs have VERY little load times in any of the games released in the last year, and as for PS3, the forced installs have been cut to little to install only if you want to as a user. Final Fantasy XIII will have NO install and most games I have bought for Christmas PS3 (only 11 of them) I think the highest install is like 250 Mb, wich isnt nothing.

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Bankai

73. Posted:

PSPGo might have not done so well, but it is the future of gaming, so it was an important experiment from Sony. Like any new idea, it has to go through the flawed early adopter stage - it's only going to improve.

So, Sony is setting itself up for the future really well. That's how business works - accepting temporary losses to be forward-thinking. Reactive thinking gets you nowhere.

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