Regular PSP outsells PSP-Go 10-to-1 in Japan

mmntech

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Sep 20, 2007
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No big shock. The PSP Go is a disaster and everyone with half a brain said it would be.

"Let's update the system... but make the new version incompatible with 90% of the games on the market. People will love the new easy download system where they never have to go to the trouble of going to a store to buy/rent, or sell games they're done with. It should be a smash hit!"

Sony needs to stop screwing around with the hardware and focus on software for the PSP. I mean, now they're supposedly working on yet another revision of the oblong model (aka the PSP-4000). Why?! There was nothing wrong with the PSP-2000, or even the 1000 for that matter.
 

zerocool84

Lifer
Nov 11, 2004
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No big shock. The PSP Go is a disaster and everyone with half a brain said it would be.

"Let's update the system... but make the new version incompatible with 90% of the games on the market. People will love the new easy download system where they never have to go to the trouble of going to a store to buy/rent, or sell games they're done with. It should be a smash hit!"

Sony needs to stop screwing around with the hardware and focus on software for the PSP. I mean, now they're supposedly working on yet another revision of the oblong model (aka the PSP-4000). Why?! There was nothing wrong with the PSP-2000, or even the 1000 for that matter.

Well the biggest downfall of the Go was no way to transfer your existing UMD games to the Go.
 

DivideBYZero

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May 18, 2001
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I recently bought a PSP-3000, and picked up three super cheap UMD movies before a nine hour flight. How would I do that on a PSP Go?
 

erwos

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Well the biggest downfall of the Go was no way to transfer your existing UMD games to the Go.
Realistically, that was never going to happen, because Sony doesn't own the rights to do that for third party games. It would have been a publisher by publisher thing at best, and where's their profit motive for doing it? They already have your money!

I don't really have a problem with the PSP Go concept, but it annoys me that publishers fail to understand that convenience is not going to compensate for bring-your-own-storage and lack of resale value. What's worse is that they're probably deluded enough to think that when the next generation of handhelds and consoles rolls around with ONLY digital downloads, consumers will just suck it up and pay the higher prices anyways. Instead, they'll see lower sales. Value is NOT always relative!