QUOTE(Mister R @ Jun 7 2011, 03:07)
EDIT - Worth pointing out that the straight conversion may not (and probably won't) be the price for the UK release. Like I said I'd guess Sony will look to match the 3DS launch price so you're looking at around £200 although given that the 3DS hasn't flown off the shelves they might opt to come in lower than that if they can.
Well the 3DS did very well and will no doubt get a second start as soon as more core games are being released. Sony would have to pull off a hell of a trick to compete with that. The price is one step in the right direction but they would also have to make the console more relevant. PSP with all it's great games was never more than a small Playstation which doens't make it appealing to people who already have one.
So if all they do is throw out portable versions of the big games again I doubt it will do the trick.
I also don't think it looks very practical, especially the touch screen on the back and I also don't like that you have to use it the console like a normal PSP and then just let go on one side and touch the screen only to go back. The DS can be hold with one hand and in the other you have the stylus.
To be honest I don't get why it has to have touch screen at all it just a feauture they think they have to include it because of the DS.
They should have found their own USP.
The compability with the PS3 doesn't excite me at all. If I wanna play PSP I play PSP and if I wanna play PS I play PS why would I wanna mix it?
Now don't get me wrong I love my sexy red PSP and it has some great games but I don't think they learned antyhing from their past mistakes.
The whole multi gadget device angle is flawed imo. People don't want or need that. They have mobile phones for that or PCs/Laptops at home.
Having all those extra function might be a nice bonus but shouldn't be the main selling point to it. They should focus on the games and as I said give a reason why the PSP is relevant.
The DS does that perfectly. For example it's the only consoles were traditional RPGs and Point and Click adventure are still alive and kicking and doing very well. It also has the whole retro thing going which appeals to core gamers and the mini game based games for casuals.
It's just a well rounded product that works fine.
PSP relies to much on being cooler and more mature but ignoring the fact that people of all ages play the DS so that alone is not gonna sell it (it didn't sell the PS3 either compared to the Wii).
Bring out some more games that gives the PSP it's own game feel and not just games where people wish it would have come out on the big PS instead.
Patapon for example is a franchise whch made the PSP it's own, they need more of that.