- The disk format is unsuited for handheld gaming. It strains the battery and causes long load times. This can't be changed as then all the current released titles would have no use and current PSP owners wouldn't be able to play new content.
- The controlls are poor and unable to replicate PS2 controlls. The system seriously needs a second analog stick, but again that can't be added after the fact as all current PSP owners would suddenly be unable to controll new games.
- Homebrew and Emulation stunting game sales. The system is easy cracked and ideal for emulation and homebrew. This seems to be seriously stunting game sales.
- Development costs. In comparison to the DS development cost on PSP is astranomical. It simply doesn't make sense for publishers to put resources on the platform when they could make a game for less cost and sell more on the DS.
"At a GDC conference in Brighton last year, everyone walked away from the PSP. Developers had to budget for PS2 content on a handheld with a tiny userbase. Its not cost effective, (especially when the alternative DS has a massive userbase and is cheap to develop for)."
and i think besides the thinking of developers , in the user area we are talking about a different really big in prices , for explamen here PSP cost the double of a DS , and if you see it from a middle age man with a passion for gaming , is more conveniable the DS , like we say in here "3B= bueno , bonito , barato " , is like good , pretty , cheaper! :D PS: my cat also plays , that`s yours? :o