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I don't know....I do miss my psp...finally getting my ps3 didn't play it much..">

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I thought the strongest market for the PSP was the US for a while. But in recent years has fallen off the cliff.

Anyone can guess. It takes no effort to throw out lots of predictions and have some of them be correct. You are not and wiser or better for having your guesses be right. Even a blind man can hit the bullseye.

Hmm depends on the software launches.... Can live up with some big hitters...When does that FFXIII game come?


Yeah the PSP isnt in great shape.

"Pier was a chef, a gifted and respected chef who made millions selling his dishes to the residents of New York City and Boston, he even had a famous jingle playing in those cities that everyone knew by heart. He also had a restaurant in Los Angeles, but not expecting LA to have such a massive population he only used his name on that restaurant and left it to his least capable and cheapest chefs. While his New York restaurant sold kobe beef for $100 and his Boston restaurant sold lobster for $50, his LA restaurant sold cheap hotdogs for $30. Initially these hot dogs sold fairly well because residents of los angeles were starving for good food and hoped that the famous name would denote a high quality, but most were disappointed with what they ate. Seeing the success of his cheap hot dogs in LA, Pier thought "why bother giving Los Angeles quality meats when I can oversell them on cheap hotdogs forever, and since I don't care about the product anyways, why bother advertising them? So Pier continued to only sell cheap hotdogs in LA and was surprised to see that they no longer sold. Pier's conclusion? Residents of Los Angeles don't like food."

"The so-called "hardcore" gamer is a marketing brainwashed, innovation shunting, self-righteous idiot who pays videogame makers far too much money than what is delivered."

Good first try for Sony on the handheld, but it is dying fast.

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Grimes said:
I thought the strongest market for the PSP was the US for a while. But in recent years has fallen off the cliff.

Hardware wise it has always been Europe.

dying??? I thought it was already dead outside of japan. sony did this to themselves.


time for a double price drop. drop the go to 210 and 3000 to DS prices worldwide. handhelds last for longer periods of time than consoles so don't get your hopes up.

I can't believe the PSP is still $170. I just checked on Amazon since I never knew its price and Sony wants a premium!

At least the DSi is a comparable DS Lite improvement.

Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

PSP is about six years on market and continue to selling not bad right now.
It sold 50+ million consoles.
It made 30+ million seller titles.
It made a fanbase too.

So, PSP is already successful console. But PSP's life time comes nearer to the end.
I sure, Sony understand this. No doubt, they are developing the next portable console, I think it will be announced on E3.

PSP2 will have all chances to be successful too, but Sony exactly need to take into account mistakes of the first console, piracy first of all. =)