Did Piracy kill the PSP?

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  1. funnystory
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    I only bought one because of the cfw and I started hearing rumours piracy killed it,does anyone here know what happened?
     
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    No. The opposite happened actually. The ease of piracy boosted sales of the system which in turn gained alot of developers. The psp has one of the largest and best catalog of games of any handheld system. Better then vita as a matter of fact.
     
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    If piracy killed the psp, what killed the vita?
     
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    Lack of interesting games and some third/first party support. When Vita finally has its own CFW, I have many reasons to believe that its sales will oost up
     
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    Bad games and overgimicing. Had Vita in my head for some reason.
     
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    The flood of stupid weeb dating sims
     
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    vita has no good games,but I would be sure to buy one once cfw comes out.
     
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    Lol, indeed most of the answers above killed the ps vita, but no cfw or piracy!

    I think piracy/cfw would save the ps vita if it happened sooner!


    It did made de psp great.
     
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    I don't think there's any saving of the vita. Psp had some good games and features to begin with. The vita had maybe two. I played Killzone and some dungeon crawler. Everthing else I downloaded/bought pissed me off. I was half expecting the vita version of minecraft to have a weeaboo schoolgirl touch minigame. I gave my vita away last year.
     
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    Sony killed the PSP , cause there are only a handfull of good games. My PSP has a CFW too, but i'm using it only for Homebrew and Nintendo Emulators
     
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    Troll much?
     
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    No trolling, just my opinion.
     
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    The last software developed for the psp as well as the latest fw update was last year. Far into the life of vita. I'd say that's closer to immortality then death.
     
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    Yup. The West will also be receiving new titles for the PSP.
     
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    Sony themselves.
     
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    christ, it did and it didnt.

    cfw ofcourse lead to system sales. and that might have attracted a bunch of producers.

    but companies make money with sold games.

    if you buy just the console/memory card and pirate the games, you're costing sony and everyone else money. it varies from console to console, but when a new one is released, most companies only break even after you bought like 2-3 games.

    now granted, there are still more people who do what they're supposed to do and not pirate, to the point where the companies still make enough money. but under the assumption that a pirate reeally wants to play at least a few games and couldn't otherwise access them, he'd have to redirect money towards sony to do so. clearly, he'd never buy all the 300 games he looked into as a pirate. but he'd still make them a few bucks of profit. which is more than none bucks of profit (or a net loss).

    in conclusion, no, piracy has yet to really kill any console. it has to be so freely available, be so easy and safe to use and around so early and knowledge about it so widely spread that no one would want to buy games for real to ever get to that point.

    but it absolutely loses companies money, no ifs or buts about it.

    people that want to pirate, do it, but at least have the decency to feel bad about it once in a while. and dont try to find justifications that make it look like you did something good (like boosting sales through supposed advertising to your friends or other bullshit like that)
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/ill-let-you-guys-in-on-a-secret-about-pirates.410644/
     
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    To a point, most pirates would never have bought what they pirated. There definitely are some people that pirate what they could or would buy, but there are far fewer than the people that pirate because they can. Hell some pirates don't even play what they pirate. They just think they sound cool telling people they have a 2TB HDD full if Wii games.

    I personally don't pirate anything, but every system I own, than can be, is modded because it adds convince. I have a physical copy of every single game on my HDD but it's easier to use a USB loader than to hunt through discs. And especially portables, It's easier to have the games on the systems than to carry games around.

    I did pirate when I was younger, but I never would have bought what I prated because I was a broke ass college kid and had no money. I didn't go crazy downloading 200 games but I definitely did pirate some I wanted to play and couldn't afford at the time. So in my case, at the time, the software company lost nothing from me because I would not have bought it anyway.

    Now that I have a job I don't do it, but I could just as easy buy nothing and pirate it all.

    And let's not forget them casual pirates that buy used games ;)

    I know some so cost they companies money but I thing there are way more that don't than ones that do, and I think way more people buy games than pirate. Otherwise the whole damn game industry would have tanked along time ago.

    I don't think piracy killed the PSP as much as Sony would have you believe, I think Sony was just done with it. It was aging hardware.
     
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    same here man, the vita was wack as f*** , psp man i had 3 to 4 psp's sold and bought again cause psp was and is awesome thanks to the CFW.
    you could do alot with a hacked psp, i had a phat black psp , a silver slim, red slim and a psp go. i was playing on them for years.

    i had a vita for 1.5 year and then like you i gave it away ,gifted away i only played p4g on it.

    and Tales of Innocence R , most of the vita games were kind of awful weeaboish fanservicei'sh dont know if i can say fanservice'ish as english is not my native language but heck the Vita is wack.
    most boring handheld i have had, 3ds destroys it in every aspect except graphically BUT there are very neat looking games on 3ds as well.

    3ds/psp>vita
     
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