Forums - Sales Discussion - Is PSP dying outside of Japan?

jarrod said:
roccerfeller said:
Yeah, PSP is pretty much dead. Outside of MGS, for me personally there is nothing else looming on the horizon.

I'm really curious how Peace Walker will perform.  KojiPro's been billing it as the next "real" MGS sequel (even over Rising), so I wonder if they're also expecting "real" MGS level sales?  

I think it might match MGS4 in Japan actually.

I think it would end with 550K-600K. I could be viewed as good or bad depending on the point of view.



MikeB predicts that the PS3 will sell about 140 million units by the end of 2016 and triple the amount of 360s in the long run.

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System wise It still sells pretty decently IMHO for a system that's 5+ years old (depending on where you live, it was released in March in the US and Sept in Europe and what not) but the sales for games are pretty damn bad outside of Japan.

Theres a few games I'm looking forward to that are out this year that will test PSP game sales strength:

Socom: Fire Team Bravo 3
Metal Slug XX
Dante's Inferno (PSP version obviously)
Lunar Silver Star Story
Blazblue Portable
Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker
Persona 3 Portable

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I thought there was supposed to be a new RE game but I don't see it listed on Amazon or Gamefaq's release dates for 2010 yet.



It's just that simple.

MonstaMack said


I thought there was supposed to be a new RE game but I don't see it listed on Amazon or Gamefaq's release dates for 2010 yet.

There is, but there's no release date or really any info yet.  Most are speculating it'll be multiplayer focused, maybe even a continuation of the Outbreak games.



If they announce it at E3 they can't make the price too high. Or they will end up right in another even worse boat than this one.



It's getting stronger in the east and getting weaker (if it isn't dead already) in the west.Sony needs to release a new SKU aka PSP-4000 with UMD drive.It's dead for me though,just using it as an mp3 player...



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Rasen Shuriken said:
It's getting stronger in the east and getting weaker (if it isn't dead already) in the west.Sony needs to release a new SKU aka PSP-4000 with UMD drive.It's dead for me though,just using it as an mp3 player...

Not really stronger in the east either.  It's pretty much treading water there.



Software it's dead for a long time now, mainly in EU where PSP hardware outsells PSP software weekly. Hardware is slowing down , but Sony still gets enough money for every piece of hardware. A PSP2 with a PS3-like piracy protection would be nice(ps3 was hacked but it don't accept pirated games yet, there's a long road to learn how to make it).