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Anyone else Think the PSP Go is a Terrible Idea?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by mor911, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    I just think it's a bad idea and a bad move... I see what they're trying to do... If the DS can release a DS Lite, and DSi and receive serious sales boosts in each release, why can't we?

    The difference is, the DS(s) all stayed relatively affordable. And them ditching the UMD (as much as I hate the UMD) alienates both people who have a strong UMD library, and retailers. What incentive is there for Gamestop to sell a PSP Go (which is designed for digital distibution) over a PSP that uses UMD (people still have to buy UMDs from the store.

    I dunno... The thing is ugly, expensive, and a total waste of R&D imo. Maybe I'm alone in this feeling... Maybe I'm over thinking it... Or not thinking enough.

    thoughts?
     
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  2. Motion

    Motion New Member

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    Agree 100%
     
  3. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Thye're not ditching UMD entirely, you can still buy PSP games at retail stores.

    why the hell they're charging $250 is anyone's guess.
     
  4. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    But the PSP Go doesn't have a UMD drive... Amirite?
     
  5. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    I've read that they'll still sale the "regular" PSP so my guess is that they'll still sell the UMD games.
     
  6. mor911

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    So the PSP Go is just for people that want to go digital... Nice. They don't even have an audience now, and they're gonna compete with themselves for sales? This looking more and more ******ed the more we talk about it
     
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  7. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    the psp go is the gaming industries first real attempt at cutting gamestop out of the picture.

    Problem is, it doesn't have the fan base to begin with to succeed at such a thing. Developers haven't show much support for the psp and I can't see that changing with the Go.

    ALSO, sony has been asked if the Psp Go was the rumored "psp 2" and they have said that it isn't. So there probably is a psp 2 not far away either. The Go really is justSony testing the waters of digital distribution. If it doesn't work at all, i expect the psp 2 will go back to umds, or if their smart, cartridges.
     
  8. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    :lol: 250 for a PSP Go?
     
  9. Get Up And Go

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    I only have a problem with the price. I like what they are trying to do with the Go. If it wasn't for every 6 year old and old lady having a DS, the PSP numbers would look very good.

    As for the people with a library of umd games, Sony will have a trade in type program to get their games in digital format.
     
  10. mor911

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    They said they will give you 3 of your current UMD games in digital format... That's it.
     
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  12. mor911

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    Didnt realize that... This has got to be the dumbest move ever...
     
  13. Frumundah Finnatic

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    I blame the French.
     
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  14. dolphan117

    dolphan117 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I just dont understand a lot of the moves Sony has made in its gaming division over the last several years.
     
  15. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I don't own a PSP (surprisingly), and I like the idea of the PSPGo more than the normal PSP, just because you don't have to carry around games with you and stuff.

    However, if I were to buy a PSP, it would probably be a used 3000 (or so), because I would just buy used games for it.


    With that said, I don't know why anyone who currently has a PSP would upgrade to a Go, and I just don't know there is enough market there/left for the Go to be successful.
     
  16. mor911

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  17. TrueDolFan

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    This looks like a move of desperation on Sony's part. They're being outsold by over a 2-1 ratio by the market leader. They're getting slaughtered, and they're trying to do something to compete.

    IMO, Sony's arrogance is the reason why they're dead last in the market right now. They continue to believe that people will lay down for them, and fork over for the highest-priced hardware on the market simply because it says PlayStation on it.

    If this thing flops big, which it likely will, it could be all she wrote for Sony in the hand-held market.
     
  18. TrueDolFan

    TrueDolFan Minion of Satan

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    WOW.

    A redesign of a system that is in no way, shape, or form compatible with the games of the previous version. Who in their right mind would want to "upgrade" to that?

    This is seriously the most ludicrous thing I've ever seen happen in this industry.

    Sony's arrogance is comical...
     
  19. finfansince72

    finfansince72 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I love the idea of Sony going digital, I have a PSP and I hate the UMD's. However their execution of this seems to really, really bad. The system is expensive to say the least, I wouldn't go spend 250 on a new PSP.
     
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  20. Ludacris

    Ludacris Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The price for a pspGo is a joke...
     
  21. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    For an extra $50 you can get a PS3.

    I really dont understand what they were thinking, wouldnt the UMDless PSP make the handheld cheaper to make, thus you can afford to sell it at a lower price?
     
  22. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    You can get a PSPGo from dell for less than $200 for the record.
     
  23. TheAnswer385

    TheAnswer385 Stay Low Run Free

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    I didnt even know what a psp go was.
     

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