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Simple question: Is the PSP a success? Take into account the totality of things. Did it succeed financially? Commercially? Did it live up to Sony's expectations? DId it provide the type of games that justified its existence?

Consider the PSP's competition. Consider the PSP's legacy. Consider the PSP's obstacles. Consider the PSP's contributions. Consider all of this and tell me if Sony and the gaming world are better off with the PSP on the market. ... Yes, that looks familiar. I decided that I should make this thread for the PSP, so I did.



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no, software sales for psp is laughable, sure it sold many units but at the end of the day it boils down to the software sales
most people were pirating, meaning developers were dropping support
allot of the games were dumb ass ports

the only big games became naruto games , final fantasy, bleach, god of war( more recent), =  all pirated more than bought 



PSP a success? In its last few years yes, but not in the beginning due to piracy issues and pricing issues.

Commercially it was ok, advertising was questionable at the best.

Living up to Sony's expectations? Maybe , I mean they made a follow up system for it.

Yes it provided the games that justified its existence, it was like the best of two worlds : PS1 and PS2.

PSP had a rough competition against the NDS.

PSP's legacy, cant say for sure, it ran on the legacy of PS1/PS2.

PSP's obstacles, the lack of a decent joy stick, redesign of the system was too soon imo, 3 revisions in 5 years? wtf lol

PSP was pretty much a portable PS1/PS2, it had a ton of good games despite most of them being ports, there were a few original games (which were later ported over to the PS3).

(A few games were Europe only which made no sense but good thing some retailers actually imported the games from Europe over here in the US, its how I was able to get Tales of Eternia and Breath of Fire III).

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No really it's hardware sales are good however software sales outside of Japan where abyssal.



It's pretty silly that people can consider the PSP anything but a success. No other non-Nintendo handheld ever came close to sniffing the numbers that the PSP has put up. Software sales aren't very good relative to compeitition, but it still has 50 million sellers with several games that within tens of thousands.

If you told someone in 2005 that the PSP was going to have over 75 million lifetime sales, they would have laughed in your face.



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It had a very hard time against the NDS .
sales wise on its own it did better then PS3 which is good for Sony besides that fact ,
and in japan where it got support.

In the U.S.A it actually had some games in the beginning but soon after just died off ,

besides the few ports it saw of RPGS and Grand theft auto games as well as some of Sony's titles, it was a hit/miss situation

It did get Sony in the door but if the next one falls I dont know what they can do next.



PSP didn't beat the DS but I still think that it was a resounding success. Maybe not a home run but it made it to second base--hell, maybe even third!

Oh, giving credit where credit is due: The "Is the PS3 a success" thread was really taken from an earlier "Is the PSP a success?" Thread. I'm a theif!



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It's a success, just only a moderate one IMO. It took a considerable amount of marketshare from Nintendo and a decent amount of Japanese 3rd party support in recent years. However, I also think the PSP was full of missed opportunities for Sony; to me it almost seems that they were stumbling from one blunder with the platform to another constantly. To this day, I still believe that if Sony had played their cards rights they could've achieved around 50% of the marketshare, or even more.




You know the drill round these parts, if something doesn't "win the console wars", they are a failure.



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outlawauron said:
It's pretty silly that people can consider the PSP anything but a success. No other non-Nintendo handheld ever came close to sniffing the numbers that the PSP has put up. Software sales aren't very good relative to compeitition, but it still has 50 million sellers with several games that within tens of thousands.

If you told someone in 2005 that the PSP was going to have over 75 million lifetime sales, they would have laughed in your face.

This - it was first time in history when someone established serious portable threat in the market dominated by Nintendo.

All previous attemps were utter failure



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