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Old 06-01-05, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default I should have stayed away from the PSP.

Ok, we put up with Untold Legends because hey, it's a handheld right? It's a brand new system, and even though we've played this game like...a million times hey, it's an epic RPG that we can play PORTABLY, woohoo!......

We also got Wipeout Pure (which is a pretty good game on its own merit) and relished in our racing coolness that was just teh roxX0rz. Then we started getting the movies....which is nice....I gotta say.......

......but what did we really buy the PSP for?
Games? Great, so where are they? Infected sure looks good, and so does that pursuit force game (actually, that game looks GREAT). Dead to Rights, where are you?

And, also....there was like this little wireless thing that I can turn on sometimes.......which is cool....but what should I do with it? Network updates? Multiplayer w/other PSP's??? mmmkay...that's great...but where's our web browser?

Well given that Sony had NOTHING to say about any of that, umm...k great....I should have bought a DS and waited on the PalmOS update for it.


If you were expecting the rampaging momentum from the PSP's launch just a short while back to have rolled into E3 2005, gaining even more energy from a slew of new titles, you were wrong. Even big daddy Sony had little to talk about with its handheld baby -- Sony Computer Entertainment was preoccupied with a little console announcement called PS3. PSP did get a nod there when it was officially announced that both the PS3 and PSP will be able to connect to one another through Wi-fi -- that's a whole year away, and a whole other system sharing the only glory the PSP had. No news on the GPS project, no news on microphone add-ons for the system, no word on a BIOS update and the expected new features, little to no word on further online capabilities (much less inclusion in future titles -- just about every game that can have it should by this time next year, but we didn't get the feeling in talking with developers that this is the plan) ... and not really all that many new games to distract us from everything else being so quiet. Gran Turismo 4 Mobile wasn't even here in any form.

Publishers are still getting used to producing for PSP and are really just beginning to commit their plans for the system -- the launch was an important effort to rush for, but past those early projects, everybody has had to regroup and reorganize to determine how this system fits into their business. PlayStation Portable fits into an odd middle spot between the usual handheld production requirements (which have traditionally been treated with neglect and slim budgets) and the current scale of console design (which have become so bloated that studios are closing or selling out on a daily basis.) A project for this handheld system can be expensive and complicated, but strong game sales and fan support of the system have given producers the go-ahead to hit this system hard. A number of still-to-be-announced games will give PSP continued force through 2005, and E3 2006 should be a whole other kind of show for this handheld. At the show, however, the PSP quietly sat in the corner, literally underneath the stairs (SCEA's main PSP arena was under the balcony leading to the PS3 showcase), and bided its time for its next strike.
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Graphics like this for all the other games just isn't going to cut it for a system that boasts "A PS2 IN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDS"

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Old 06-01-05, 10:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: I should have stayed away from the PSP.

I bought it for games. Also, having bought almost every console on launch I've gotten used to the drought of games that is always a part of the deal. Launch games are great fun and all but what then...what comes after. The obligatory wait. Something I don't have with my ps2, finish one game, there's another to take it's place, done with Devil May Cry 3, there's God of War, done with that there's Digital Devil Saga, done with that etc etc. As far as I'm concerned no systems reaches must buy status until at least 2 years in.

As for the DS, grass is always greener, but in this case there's less of it. If your beef with the PSP is lack of games I doubt you'd be terribly happy moving over to the equally game starved DS.

Regardless I bought my PSP for the same reason I bought my PS2 and eventually my PS3. It'll become the home to many RPGs [there's already a few released/in the works waiting localization]. And considering that's my favorite genre...well there you have it.
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Old 06-01-05, 10:06 PM   #3
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Makes me glad I was able to return my PSP for a full refund. The multimedia capabilities do nothing for me because I have my laptop from work to listen to music and watch DVDs. The only remotely decent game for me was Tiger Woods and I have that for Xbox.

I contemplated getting a DS, but the investment in a DVD-ROM for my laptop has proven to be of significantly more value.
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Old 06-01-05, 10:24 PM   #4
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thats a lot of titles coming this year for the movies and games. gt4, madden, and gta should be worth the price of buyin the psp alone when they come. i cant wait. not to mention the homebrew stuff that will come when version 1.5 is cracked. slow start yeah ill give you that for the psp, but i see a lot of potential for the future of this handheld. not to mention capcom plans to release 10 titles before the end of the year
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Old 06-02-05, 12:08 AM   #5
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Default Re: I should have stayed away from the PSP.

And here I was saving my pennies to get one.

Guess I'll just wait for a while
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Old 06-02-05, 12:50 AM   #6
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Default Re: I should have stayed away from the PSP.

Personally, I'm waiting for PS3 to come out... Hopefully it's launch won't be as problematic as some people are claiming PSP is... Until then, my PS2 and Game Qube (have both of them) can hold me over as far as concils go...
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PSP lacking games? Yeah... go get a DS... The PSP launched with more games then the DS had after 6 months on the market. There are new titles releasing every month for the system aswell.

Im personally waiting for Tales of Eternia and Y's.
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What are you guys complaining about? When in the history of handheld or home console gaming have you seen dozens and dozens of games available at launch? The PSP has only been out for a few months!! Just because Sony decided to focus on the PS3 at E3 that doesn't mean that they are abandoning the PSP. Be patient.... good things come to those who wait!
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I sold mine over a month ago. Haven't regretted it yet, nor have I seen any good reason to. I didn't buy it to be a multifunction device. I have things that do everything the PSP does better. Digital camera? Got one. MP3 player? Check. Movie player? Hmm...yeah, I THINK my PC can do that...

Handheld gaming was my one and only interest in the PSP and not a single decent game (aside from Lumines and Wipeout) is or is going to be out on it any time soon, if ever. I'm failing to see its tremendous graphical advantage over the DS (aside from filtered textures). I mean, I'm sorry, Metal Gear Acid looked awful (like PS1 quality) and Wipeout, while pretty, was pretty damn low-poly. I gave in to marketing hype for this one and it came back to bite me. At least I'll know better next time. My anticipation for the next gen consoles is next to zero. I think my PS2 and Gamecube will do just fine from now on (and, of course, my SNES which I still play).
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There was me about to pre-order to it today.
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Default Re: I should have stayed away from the PSP.

As to games that might come out; the pragmatic thing would be to wait until the games one wants to play are already on the market. Yes they can add games, and if per chance they've added a game someone wants to play, it'd still be at the store.

Given some of the problems it's having in early generation, and also given the fact that I'm a college student who doesn't have money to burn, I'd rather waite then be an early adopter.

All said, I don't really *need* a hand held. It isn't like I could play it when driving my car (and playing it while in class would likely get a few dirty looks from teachers ) or what not, anyhow Likely, sometime after the PS3 comes out though, I'll need to upgrade it, if I still want to be able to play new Playstation games...
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Wait, let me get this straight..Sony hyped a product and it didn't live up to expectations? Nah, I'm not going to believe that..
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