When will PSP officially die in Japan? Seems to still be going strong
Hmm. good points. Add to that I guess the high cost of the Vita memory card and the fact that there are still some high end PSP games that are not available on PSN...(KH BBS, FF CC, etc) and even some PS1 titles that can't play.
Sony kinda dropped the ball on that as well as some 3rd party developers just being stupid...
The 3ds is HUGE in Japan right now
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From: Devilman_Amon | Posted: 2/24/2013 9:52:58 PM | #003TheExiled280 posted...when PSP games stop selling
wat? The PSP was far more difficult to hack. Pandora battery, magic memory stick, custom firmwares, firmware file acquisition, the possibility of bricking your PSP..
The DS was 'buy a fashcart, pop it in'.
Devilman_Amon posted...TheExiled280 posted...
The UMD format is a flop, but that doesn't negate the need to have BC for the vita in the initial stage. They should have only phrase the UMD out in a 2nd or 3rd revision. They removed umd and add in a touch pad, which cause more harm than good as it is totally useless.
The UMD format is not a flop. It worked just fine, it's just a few games had bad loading times and people whined about it constantly so it got a bad rap. Never mind that many PS2 games had bad loading times, and many 360 games are really awful about loading.
Try playing Test Drive Unlimited from UMD. 8 seconds loading and you can free roam Oahu
And once memory cards got bigger, games could install from UMD.
Indeed, UMD is why the PSP is going so strong in Japan - it allows niche games to be profitable, because optical media is so much cheaper to make than cartridges. Pennies compared to dollars.
Most kids here in Japan still have a PSP and parents have no real reason to buy them a Vita if the kids don't want the games (mainly in for it for the Vita itself).
I think the PSP will not die out but be exactly like the PS2 (be there in the background for years then go out of print).
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