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    psp R.i.p. Psp ?

    A disturbing article from the GameWorld Network,

    its starts like this:

    The PSP was doomed to fail from the very beginning. With high development costs, a lack of hit games, the UMD movie format, its poor E3 performances, and the competition it faces from the formidable DS Lite, the PSP is now on its last leg. As the following paragraphs reveal in detail, the PSP has started down the road of no return and with each passing moment digs itself farther and farther into its grave.

    It all started on March 24, 2005. The PSP was to end Nintendoís dominating presence in the handheld market just as the Playstation and Playstation 2 took the home console market. The PSP has far superior graphics, a bigger screen, and multimedia functionality. All this extra power did come at a price. The PSP was $100 dollars more than the DS and $170 dollars more than a GBA.

    The PSPís power also had a price for developers who would now have to spend upwards of ten times the amount of money to develop a PSP game as opposed to a GBA game. In 2005 a survey by The Japanese Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association reported that the average development costs for a PSP game was the same as a GCN game and just short of a PS2 game.

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    Conclusion

    In the end the PSP still has a very steep hill to climb and currently there are many more reasons not to invest in this system than there are reasons to purchase one. Overall the PSPís game library lacks hit software, UMD movies are on their way out with a very weak MemoryStick option replacing it, the past two years at E3 have been near disastrous, the DS Lite shines brighter in every aspect, and finally gamers budgets are going to be very strained over the course of the next ten months at least as we all rush to buy the Wii, PS3, or an Xbox 360.

    There comes a time in every systemís life when you know there really isnít any hope left, weíve all seen it with Virtual Boy, Dreamcast, and N64 just to name a few. At first itís hard to accept and though there might seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel it usually turns out to be a new system with a promise that it will be better this time around. Bottom line: Trade in the PSP while you can still get a decent deal!

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    But the Hombrew scene is thriving!

    Edit: The N64 was awesome. I still play it all the time.

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    The N64 is classed in this article as a failed console, whilst it may not have been a raging success like the psone or ps2, I am still glad that I owned one instaed of playstation. In years to come when i am still playing good games an enjoying amazing homebrew on my psp, I hope I will be glad that I didn't jump on the DS bandwagon. More sales do not necessarily mean it's a better product (Windows anyone?)

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    Nooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesyxxiv
    But the Hombrew scene is thriving!
    I agree, homebrew will take the PSP to a new level

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    Whell anyways I am never turning in my psp It will be wirh me untill is breaks whell right now the home brew scean is still large and the n64 emu is coming soon. bottob line I am never turning in my psp.

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    THE PSP will never dieee that article is bullsh!t its liiiiiiies
    secret message!
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    So.. anybody know what the writer of this article was smoking?

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    I think the article is funny and wack. Sony is not going to give up on the psp and admit that nintendo kicked its a$$. I have a psp and a ds and I admit that the psp is far superior and unless you like puzzle games, most of the ds games arent worth buying. I just wish that the psp was sturdier like the ds. I take my ds out with me and leave the "portable" psp at home.

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