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Because the incumbent handheld market leader has announced a new device with massive 1st and 3rd party support. If the PSP2 is going to be late to the party it is going to have to bring something that will flip handheld gaming upside down. This time around, the Playstation name doesn't have that weight of presumed success or the position of being a handheld for older gamers. Those advantages are back on Nintendo's side.

Any advantages not held by Nintendo are held by Apple (extremely cheap and accessible games, a diverse range of hardware formats, excellent internet and multimedia functionality, and the biggest digital game distribution system anywhere).

From where I'm standing, the only advantage PSP still has is a solid market presence in Japan, but there's no reason to expect that to endure when the competition is moving forward and Sony is standing around.



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Sony is getting out of the handheld market.



ElGranCabeza said:

Sony is getting out of the handheld market.


I believe this too now. The two fronts have MAJOR competition (IPHONE/IPOD and 3DS).

And the PS brand is not the same anymore to repeat PSP numbers.



Xoj said:

because we know it's being worked on.

sony already have deals for almost all the hardware.

but probably isn't ready for showing. sony got their third party support locked dont wory


How in any way is this true? final fantasy, kingdom hearts, and metal gear are all going to the 3ds. 3DS now has EA, Ubisoft, and many other 3rd parties leaning towards it, so I don't see how anything is "Locked In"...

(Besides, the PSP had full 3rd party support, and look how that turned out...)



 

 

 

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was there any new game announced for psp in conference?that was unheard of before...



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__XBrawlX__ said:
Xoj said:

because we know it's being worked on.

sony already have deals for almost all the hardware.

but probably isn't ready for showing. sony got their third party support locked dont wory


How in any way is this true? final fantasy, kingdom hearts, and metal gear are all going to the 3ds. 3DS now has EA, Ubisoft, and many other 3rd parties leaning towards it, so I don't see how anything is "Locked In"...

(Besides, the PSP had full 3rd party support, and look how that turned out...)

Yeah these were strong Sony 3rd party developers, which tells me there could be some cross platforming involved somewhere down the line. i dont think Sony would give up on the PSP2 just yet, there is a decent userbase for the PSP and it does provide some PSN uses.

the other thing is that the PSP is notorious for the continuing popularity of PS1 classics from the PSN, i think they could rework those classics with 3D for the PSP, like what nintendo are doing with Kindom Hearts.

oh and lets not forget, Sony might have something in store for us at TGS, we dont know yet, it makes sense not to announce everything now.



I think Sony should just ride it out with the PSP as long as they can and then just call it quits when it comes to handhelds. I would like them to just focus all their attention on home consoles.

I have Nintendo to take care of my handheld gaming, just as they have for ~20 years of my life..

 

I don't think it will happen though since they just made that Google deal. 

I am expecting the new PSP to be an Android based phone.



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vyom said:

was there any new game announced for psp in conference?that was unheard of before...


There was Patapon 3 and Rocoloco 3 i think.



Euphoria14 said:

I think Sony should just ride it out with the PSP as long as they can and then just call it quits when it comes to handhelds. I would like them to just focus all their attention on home consoles.

I have Nintendo to take care of my handheld gaming, just as they have for ~20 years of my life..

 

I don't think it will happen though since they just made that Google deal. 

I am expecting the new PSP to be an Android based phone.


If Sony goes that route, they pretty much will be calling it quits when it comes to handhelds. PSP will cease to be Sony's platform and it will just become another piece of commoditized hardware driving Google's platform. 



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Honestly my PSP is the most used Sony product I have ever owned. So when I heard Nintendo was releasing 3DS I was extatic. I decided I would buy 3DS day one, but then I wanted to get my next PSP so I could enjoy the next LittleBigPlanet etc...etc... But to my dismay Sony threw in the towel.

Disagree ?, Sony just handed in their resignation from the handheld gaming market or at least the PSP will have to remain on shelves another generation. Why? Simple Nintendo is launching 3DS this fiscal year, they already have about what 50 first and third party games lined up likely to launch within its first year. This momentum will be irreversable and Nintendo will dominate the market share more then ever before. Sony will not be able to launch PSP2 next year unless Nintendo's 3DS hits American shelves in March and Sony launches PSP2 in spring.

If PSP2 isn't at TGS then its all over for the PSP. PSP will begin to drop in sales with the 3DS and DS increasing their market shares. If PSP2 doesn't launch within months of 3DS its all over. That being said I think Sony might be working on a cell phone to compete with I-Phone. If so the next PSP may not be direct competition for Nintendo anyways if they slip into the cell phone market there is a chance they could be successful.

But in the end Sony cowering and not releasing PSP2 is a major dissapointment for me. Oh well I guess Nintendo's getting more of my money now lol!



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