do you agree the psp is a fail?

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  1. CJL18
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    i have to admit back in 2007 when i bought my psp i would have never bought it if i couldnt put custom firmware on it and play backups and homebrew, but it's 2010 and there is nothing coming out for it that makes you go wow! The system is dying and unless they have some amazing titles coming up in this years E3 you can offically say psp is a failed product. Anyone agree?
     


  2. rockstar99

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    I dont think its a fail, homebrew is greta on it and it has so many amazing games, this year:
    Resident Evil Portable
    Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep

    And I know they will announce lots of good stuff in e3:http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=216826&hl=
     
  3. BoxShot

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    Nope. I got a portable ps1, snes, nes, gba and other emulators in one with this. Then there is homebrew. [​IMG]

    Games could be better but eh I haven't played a lot of them.
     
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  4. rikuumi

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    I think PSP is quite decent console if you compare it graphics to NDS but games are just the thing that sucks on PSP and lack of another joystick or whteever its called
     
  5. I2aven's_Sag

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    Emulation expands the PSP's library tenfold. If you bought a PSP for gaming then it's likely that you've had previous systems that had earlier games that you enjoyed. One of the best things about the PSP is the homebrew/emulators that it can run that drastically expands its library.

    Also, games that come out towards the end of a consoles/system's life-span tend to take full-advantage of prior experience designing for said system. God of War/PS2? Star Ocean-ChronoTrigger/SNES etc? I wouldn't give up full hope on the PSP yet.

    One of the best things about the PSP/Hombrew is that the PSP isn't just a game-platform anymore, it's a total media powerhouse, in that respect I think it's the most successful handhold thus far.
     
  6. syko5150

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    well the PSP has not had much success at all the only reason most people have them is for piracy/homebrew most of the games for PSP aren't worth buying and the few games that are worth buying are only enjoyable the first time you play them...
     
  7. TwinRetro

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    Well, the PSP is fail on the RETAIL front. Everyone wants to blame it on piracy that the PSP has shit games, but the DS has just as much if not more piracy issues, and it keeps getting game after awesome game.

    On the other hand, if you use the PSP as a portable emulation device, it severely outclasses even the Dingoo.
     
  8. syko5150

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    but if you were looking at it from a non piracy point of view the DS is still far ahead with the amount of fun games that can be played over and over where as PSP fails at offering that...now if you want to go with emulation yes the PSP is best for that but what about for someone who is against piracy?there are many better options as far as portable media devices and i honestly don't get how or why anyone would want to watch a movie on such a small screen...
     
  9. Njrg

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    I wouldn't call the PSP a fail. That might be too much.

    But it is a overall disappointment. You can't help compare it to DS.

    Components more fragile, long load times, short battery life, doesn't fit a pocket as well as it should, No online play, a less compelling library that competition, games themselves not really portable, ect...

    I remember in school I had a DS fat ass and the PSP was the "cool" system because it just came out. And then everyone saying how much the PSP is better. It was a surprise how short-lived those days of public PSP favoring actually were.

    I'm glad I loyally stuck with the DS brand as I don't know what I'd do without I Love Horses DS.
     
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  10. pcmanrules

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    Gee, i only bought my psp for cfw and emulators/homebrew. I buy the occasional good game like crisis core and dissidea.
     
  11. rockstar99

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. TwinRetro

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    Well, if you were going completely non-modded, using UMDs, and PSN store and whatnot, then yeah, its pretty damn fail.

    There are CLOSE TO no good games for the PSP, and no, i'm not trolling.
     
  13. Joe88

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    wut?
    there is indeed online play for a lot of games, socom, and mgs to name some of the main ones

    though of course it was plagued with the same problems as ds online play
    cheaters were everywhere
     
  14. thiefraccoon

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    OP means PSP without custom firmware, modding, homebrew, etc..

    I only bought mine because of how easy it was to mod. (1.5 ofw times)
    I remember putting DevHook on it, and being surprised how easy it was.
    (wasn't a custom firmware, but you run DevHook, which is a homebrew, then load game. easy as pie.)

    capability to surf the web is nice, and PSN store for PSP has gotten much better after "minis".
    PSP does have online play (even great online play) for popular titles.
    MoH had awesome online play, until too many CFW users used cheats.

    ...but when it comes down to it, i would've never bought it, not for its "hackability".
     
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    But now because of Failware 6.20, we're stuck with sh*** Sony crap
     
  16. syko5150

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    i had high hopes for PSP when it first came out but have overall been disappointed...i almost lost complete faith in Sony when the PS3 started out with practically no good games but i'm pretty happy with them now =p
     
  17. Njrg

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    Let me rephrase.

    By no online play I meant nothing worth going online for.
     
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    Nah, I honestly don't think so. The system is 5 years old and still keeps up with modern day electronic devices. I bought on on launch without the intent to hack it as I didn't know it could run unsigned code on 1.00 fw. I found how versatile it was when I first ran an snes via gta exploit. Later on it was found that it could do most other consoles including the N64 and PSX. To this day, I still find it a great system with plenty of potential, despite how old it is electronic-wise.

    If you want to call it a failure because of it's software sales being shot down due to piracy, that's fine. Calling its homebrew abilities a failure isn't a valid statement.

    Just my opinion, though.
     
  19. pcmanrules

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    I love it still. You can't blame piracy because look at us, the ds has plenty of it as well. If used correctly we could have brilliant games on the hardware. I especially love being able to play FF VII in transit every day. Not a failure in my book.
     
  20. Lubbo

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    yes, not many really good games maybe 5, not much variety in games, hardly any games, i have both a DS and PSP both pirated and DS shits all over PSP besides Crisis Core and God of War