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Prediction: Nothing will outsell PSP anymore (except Playstation home consoles)

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80M is a really hard mark to pass indeed.
The PS4 seems to me as the only this gen doing it. Next gens I don't have a clue.

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Next gen, Nintendo and Sony will team up to create the Nintendo Playstation, and it will sell 900 billion units.

If Nintendo releases a 180 handheld with a killer :launch title it can definitely reach it.
The 3DS was Nintendo's most expensive handheld at launch and that's where they made a big mistake. There were also big droughts in 2011. I think they learned from those two mistakes.

Ryng_Tolu said:
Dr.Vita said:
KLXVER said:
Why the PSP?

I want to show everyone what a beast the PSP is.





Pocky Lover Boy! 

Hiku said:
Next gen, Nintendo and Sony will team up to create the Nintendo Playstation, and it will sell 900 billion units.


Just no!!! 



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small44 said:
KLXVER said:
Why the PSP?

If we remove playstation console only 4 consoles/handheld outsold PSP and we know wii and ds sold that much because of casuals and those one won't buy another consoles.

I think it's not difficult to sell more then NES which sold 60m but it's more difficult to sell more then PSP

The Wii and DS sold as high as they did due to mainstream success. The people who purchased them were also less "casual" than PSP owners. PSP owners only bought 3.7 games per console, while DS owners bought 4.9 games per console, and Wii owners bought 9.3 games games per console... Which is also about 10% away from PS2 and PS3's 10.5 games per console, and the Wii is actually higher than the PSX's 9.2 games per console.

So no matter how casual you think DS and Wii owners were, they played way more games than PSP owners, and the Wii is only slightly fewer than PS2 and PS3 owners and a touch more than PSX owners, even though all three of those PS consoles were on the market quite a bit longer than the Wii.



I think it depends on how long Nintendo is willing to keep the 3ds alive, I can see that system selling above 80 million.

Mr Puggsly said:
Dr.Vita said:
KLXVER said:
Why the PSP?

I want to show everyone what a beast the PSP is.

Why don't you show PSP struggled to move software and that's why support dried up inspite of great sales? Any significant software sales it had occured early on and dwindled. Frankly, much of PSP's sales are due to piracy.

Global Software by Platform

PS3 1,119,917 (-21%) 882,736,174
X360 760,931 (-5%) 918,455,050
Wii 329,758 (-4%) 896,724,601
PSP 65,649 (-6%) 287,084,941

 

Now its uncertain if X1 will surpass PSP in hardware sales. But I GUARANTEE X1 will trounce PSP in software sales. That's more important than hardware sales because that's what keeps great games coming to a platform.

It certainly didn't take long for the X1 to surpass Vita in hardware and software sales.


Comparing handheld software sales to console software sales has never made sense and will continue to never make sense, because it is common for families to have multiple handhelds but share games between siblings, whereas it is far less common for the same to occur with consoles. Case in point, all conquering DS has sold less software than any of the three consoles last gen despite selling over 50% more than Wii. 



Captain_Yuri said:

This gen, you are probably right (depending on what Nintendo wants to do with the n3ds), next gen, too early to tell cause anything can happen


How can the 3DS beat it while Nintendo has already launched their new portable console? (New 3DS)

(new format of games for a new console that is backwards compatibile, like my 60GB PS3, that didn't count in PS2 sales, right?)



Persona 5 on PS3, I won't need next gen!

Rankstrail said:
Captain_Yuri said:

This gen, you are probably right (depending on what Nintendo wants to do with the n3ds), next gen, too early to tell cause anything can happen


How can the 3DS beat it while Nintendo has already launched their new portable console? (New 3DS)

(new format of games for a new console that is backwards compatibile, like my 60GB PS3, that didn't count in PS2 sales, right?)

New 3DS is still a 3DS. The number of new exclusive games announced for it so far is just 1, and that number probably won't grow beyond even 1% of the consoles library during its lifetime. The PS3 counting for PS2 sales analogy would be more accurately compared to 3DS's ability to play DS games.