G4 says PSP is losing its video game appeal

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#1 Posted by SURFERBOY313 (28 posts) -
On G4 the other day they were talkin about how sales of PSP software is so low its not even on the charts. The PSP IS great for alot of things and i use it to its full capibilities but they made it sound like nobody plays PSP games and that the feature to play games might as well be obsolete. What do you PSP owners think of this? Personally I love PSP games.
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#2 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
G4 says a lot of things
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#3 Posted by shaggygrosser (5871 posts) -
I somewhat agree with G4. I've only got 2 games for my PSP. I mainly use it as a portable movie machine.
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#4 Posted by BIGBUZZ55 (1378 posts) -
well if it constantly gains new features and capabilities, its only natural itll seem as if its loosing game appeal. i never play games on mine anymore really. i need GOW
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#6 Posted by 12345yon (1073 posts) -
i hate to admit this, but yes i agree (in some parts) with them, becuz i dont see too many new games right now, ds has more new titles than psp
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#7 Posted by majinpiccilo (838 posts) -
So what?G4 has lost all of its appeal, X-play being the only watchable show.
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#8 Posted by J-link (4805 posts) -
I said it before the PSP even launched and I'll say it again.. PSP needs an original killer ap..
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#9 Posted by BIGBUZZ55 (1378 posts) -
a killer ap is doable. wii is finally getting an original AAA with no more heroes. so original titles do still come out.... (having a psp can sometimes distort that thought)
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#10 Posted by kemar7856 (11783 posts) -
I agree its probley because of homebrew develops see the lost of money on the psp
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#11 Posted by jakisthe (25 posts) -

wow...I don't even know what to say about some of these posts...

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#12 Posted by Khoaki (881 posts) -
So what?G4 has lost all of its appeal, X-play being the only watchable show.majinpiccilo
What's wrong with AOTS?
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#13 Posted by flip13lolb (227 posts) -
G4 is stupid to me they are just a bunch of noobs that trash talk about games
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#14 Posted by Furycliff (676 posts) -
FF7 and GoW will have a lot of people buying PSP for games if you ask me.
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#15 Posted by kazuyasongoku (815 posts) -
Doesn't matter what G4 say, Sony's never going to give up in the handheld arena and let Nintendo win.
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#16 Posted by R-Dot-Yung (10193 posts) -
The PSP needs light portable games...Patapon and Locoroco arent enough
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#17 Posted by Cry0Tek (863 posts) -
I've been debating as to whether of not I should get a PSP. I've done alot of research of the system and despite the newly announced features (skype, blu-ray, ps-one games, etc), I just cannot see myself getting one at the moment. There are not enough games to warrant a PSP purchase and thats the sad truth.
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#18 Posted by Cry0Tek (863 posts) -

G4 is stupid to me they are just a bunch of noobs that trash talk about gamesflip13lolb

G4 reviews have gotten better and in-deph as time has progressed with the studio. However, the Mass Effect and Assassins Creed reviews seemed quiet "biased" if you ask me. Meh...

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#19 Posted by nelfer320 (2867 posts) -
I own a PSP and I'm afraid that I have to admit, the PSP isn't really that great when it comes to games alone.
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#20 Posted by metro2692 (169 posts) -
there right, Developers jus focus on making a side story for a popular game and thats supppose to be the next big psp title (GOW chains of olympus is suppose to be the next big title, but how come we could not have had God Of War before it was made on the PS2 if you know what imean) no developer seems to care about the PSP, game quality is terrible (EA for one) and there still making money off those terrible games. the PSP needs originality, a game that could start a new empire, and move on to the home consoles. sort of like how pokemon made the transaction from portables to the consloes.
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#21 Posted by OfficialBed (17668 posts) -
i love my psp, doesn't matter what anyone else thinks
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#22 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
I've been debating as to whether of not I should get a PSP. I've done alot of research of the system and despite the newly announced features (skype, blu-ray, ps-one games, etc), I just cannot see myself getting one at the moment. There are not enough games to warrant a PSP purchase and thats the sad truth.Cry0Tek
Are you serious?
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#23 Posted by Roman_Irishman (29493 posts) -

Am I the only one who thinks this is ridiculous?! Look at the huge numbers the PSP sold during Christmas, there are a lot of really good games for the PSP. Some of them aren't available anywhere else, Jeanne, MGA, MGS PO, Daxter, Star Wars Renegade Squadron . I could go on and there is going to be a God of War title soon as well as Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core. So why again is the system loosing it's popularity as far as games go?

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#24 Posted by taker_1192 (612 posts) -

On G4 the other day they were talkin about how sales of PSP software is so low its not even on the charts. The PSP IS great for alot of things and i use it to its full capibilities but they made it sound like nobody plays PSP games and that the feature to play games might as well be obsolete. What do you PSP owners think of this? Personally I love PSP games.SURFERBOY313

Well I agree partially with the statement. Everyone knoes the real reason behind the low PSP software sales... *cough*homebrew*cough*. I believe it's multimedia capabilities are great and if new features are constantly being added then it shouldn't affect it's gaming division because we could use those multimedia capabilities in the games. So therefore Sony shouldn't be blamed for adding multimedia capabilities, the developers should because their the one making the games and not taking advantage of its full potential. And the PSP IS a multimedia device, the DS is not (well unless you hack:|) so there's a difference. I've never considered the PSP a gaming device even though that is mostly what I use it for.

I said it before the PSP even launched and I'll say it again.. PSP needs an original killer ap..J-link

QFT! Screw ports and PS1 games. Let's see some original stuff.

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#25 Posted by mrleeone (27 posts) -

[QUOTE="VSmack"]People who want a good handheld gaming platform get the DS. People who want movies and an mp3 player would do better to pick a PSP.

That's aload of c***! The DS has way more c***y games than the PSP. In my eyes the DS is still a gameboy color with it's lame Mario games that should have come out back in the NES era. The PSP is a grown up handheld. God Of War Chains of Olympus will and should be the blue print in how portable games should be made.

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#26 Posted by ThisCurse (1258 posts) -

AYFS? I love my PSP. It is my primary gaming console(I also have PS3). I have 22 games and will never be bored of this thing! There are so many games I still want.

And to the kid claiming that DS would smash PSP is it were only a gaming device-------------what you have is an opinion. A really lame opinion! If the PSP only played games and did nothing else I would definitely choose it over the DS. Some people love simple cartoony touch screen games and others prefer a portable PS2 experience......its all a matter of taste.

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#27 Posted by Oscgro (550 posts) -

I only just got my PSP and am absolutely loving it - cant stop playing. I have a load of great games and cant see why i would stop

I contemplated the DS but compared the game catalogue to the PSP and for me the PSP won hands down. My nephew also had a DS and PSP and for me i would play the DS for 5 minutes ... but the novelty wore off quickly.

For me the PSP is a better machine and cant see why it wont have a few more years at least

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#28 Posted by xflamedemonx (424 posts) -

I have a psp and a ds and i have to say the Ds demolished the psp last year

but look at this years line up star ocean ff fighting ff cc GO of War KOH Star Wars fforced uleashed on the psp has exclusive content Patapon

This is going to be the year for the PSP according to me

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#29 Posted by 12345yon (1073 posts) -
i love my psp too, but the games are so lack of dificulty, i finish them so quikly that i instead loss interess of the psp, the only game that has very good dificulty is street fighter alpha 3 MAX
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#30 Posted by Meta-Gnostic (977 posts) -
The only problem is that people are pirating games through Custom Firmware instead of buying PSP titles! Its hurting the real PSP owners. I owned a DS a year before getting my PSP, and DS is filled with shallow games aimed at a younger demographic, PSP has better titles.
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#31 Posted by berzerker92 (90 posts) -
nah its not losing its appeal, my only real complaint is that the games are to expensive (IMO) i still wanna get ratchet and clank, star wars, both medal of honors and both syphon filters, i use mine more for an mp3 player/ internet browser. but thats cuz i only have socom 1+2, daxter, and wsop. I think the real seller would be gran tourismo (but i doubt thats ever going to come out)
Code monkeys is a funny g4 show as well
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#32 Posted by kakashi_AnBu (1072 posts) -
Nah. If anything, the PSP is just picking up steam this year. And when hasG4 ever been a real credible source? I watch it merely to laugh with my friends on how stupid most of it is.
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#33 Posted by AjayRaz (158 posts) -
I love my psp, but i gotta agree with G4..I'm hardly playing my psp now and i'm getting into my DS again. C'mon! We want some more good games god damnit!
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#34 Posted by B-bad (5705 posts) -

really are we really going to start taking what G$ says to heart .... with the massive crop of games that just released this past year I cant see why anybody is finding it hard to find something to play on the PSP. Syphonfilter: Logan's Shadow, Jeanne D'arc, warhammer 40k, Crush, Socom Tactical Strike, Metal Gear Solid PO, Beats, Medal of Honor 2, Dead Head Fred, Manhunt 2, are some on the new original titles to come out for the PSP and more are on the way of 2008 Pursuit Force 2, God of War Chains of Olypums, FF Dissisia, FF Crisis Core, Star War Force Unleased, Wild Arms XF, Patapoon, Wipeout Pulse and who know what else is going to be announced at GDC or E3 it hard to readly give G4 comment any real credit.

Sure software sales arent setting records but that has more to do with some cheap gamers running iso's (Homebrew is cool but using it to run illegal games is wrong) than the selection of great game available.

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#35 Posted by dosu178 (440 posts) -
i really dont care what G4 thinks I like all of the shows but CABLE took it off no more G4 on my cable for some stupid reason
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#36 Posted by expanded (8430 posts) -

lol yea.. my sisters just got psps lol.. instead of ipods because it can play games.. but they mostly (even i) use it for music more though lol :) :oops:

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#37 Posted by Wegank (1295 posts) -
G4 is so irrelevant that they say their irrelevant! Morgan & Adam have been the only redeeming show for some time since the corporate buyout. I own 3 systems & I prefer to game on my psp most of the time. I currently have 7 psp games 2 ds games and 2 360 games. Since the most of my game time is on the road I enjoy the deeper experience of the psp. The last time I checked syphon filter was an original ip for the psp in it's current rendition. Only after the success on the psp did thet port it back to the ps2. Besides $ony has tapped into a market that many who never had a ps2 are playing $ony games for the 1st time. I went from 64 & ps1 straight to the xbox then the 360, GoW C of Olymp will be my 1st GoW experience and I'm stoked! I never wanted to get a ps2 just for the handful of coolness "I" saw. The psp opens up a different outlet that the ds doesn't have. They each have their own place in the gaming multiverse.The psp games are definitely not dying with adult gamers.
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#38 Posted by joeychew (4580 posts) -
that is actually true...psp games are not selling well at all...compared to ds. But i still love my psp slim tho.
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#39 Posted by justin315 (332 posts) -

i somewhat agree.. but... lets just wait until crisis core and GOW come out :)

and hopefully devil may cry, and hopefully they could port assasins creed :)

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#40 Posted by nickjpn (92 posts) -
I own both a DS lite and a PSP slim 2000, and I can say to you that, as a hardcore gamer who goes way back to the days before the monochrome Gameboy, and even further than the original NES, that I couldn't disagree with you more. The two, though often compared and contrasted, are great systems in their own rights. I love my DS for games like Phoenix Wright, Zelda, etc., and my PSP lets me play PSone, more indepth RPGs, platformers (Daxter), has a better collection of racing games, and has a whole lot of promise within the next 3 months to show the world that it is a gaming platform. GOW, Crisis Core promise to impress, and with FF Dissidia, amongst others coming later in 2008, I wouldn't be surprised to be playing my PSP straight until the next gen of PSP platforms. And for this reason, I think that your claim is unfounded.
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#41 Posted by nickjpn (92 posts) -
Suggestion: don't get Ratchet and Clank, it's not that good. Get Medal of Honor Heroes 2, and not the first. Yes, both Syphon filters, definitely. Also, look out for God of War, and Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core.
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#42 Posted by i-rock-socks (3826 posts) -

G4 says a lot of thingsxaos

i agree