Speaking of GTA, both Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories are part of PSP's top 10 selling games for 2009 (LCS at #7 with 383,000 and VCS at #10 with 332,000). I'm still not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
but it shows one thing
maybe PSP just doesn't have compelling software people wanna buy
as GTA:LCS & VCS are stills elling reasonably well, while we blame piracy for the sales of new PSP games
I am just very confused
I think piracy's too often used as a scapegoat. Same thing happened with Dreamcast imo.
DS piracy is just as if not more rampant than PSP, yet it has great selling titles consistently. Same was true for PS2, PS1 and Wii really.
It also depends on the popular titles being released and who they're target audience is.
Chains of Olympus was the biggest PSP game last year. The target audience seems far more likely to pirate that title over most of the big DS titles.
That seems a pretty hard claim to make, I'm not sure how you could really prove it one way or the other. Most R4 cards are sold to moms for their kids, DS piracy is basically mainstream. It's almost like PS1 piracy, chipped PlayStations were ubiquitous in the late 90s. And you can bet PS1 games were more pirated than Saturn, N64 or Dreamcast.