★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

iPhone: I'm giving up my PSP...

11-25-2008, 03:17 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: California
Posts: 167
I'm giving up my PSP...

I hope no one minds that I'm posting this topic on this forum, but I'm so encouraged by the progress of game app development that I've decided to sell my PSP. Ever since I got my touch, I rarely play with my PSP and the success of the app store has firmly changed my view on the necessity of media driven game systems. Downloadable content is the way to go and just like how iTunes forever changed the way music is purchased, the same will happen to games.

Much better for the environment too.
11-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,841
re: Fall of PSP

re: the Fall of the PSP
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	A toast.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	75.3 KB
ID:	150  

11-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,926
I sold my psp and games the day I got my iPhone, to Gamestop. I miss a few games, but have kept very involved tracking this site and the app store.
11-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,612
Yeah these days I don't use my PSP much, either.
I think its biggest problem are the games. I mean when was the last time they released a good game for this system?
You can count all the great games for the PSP games on one hand.
11-25-2008, 03:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
Posts: 3,358
Me 2, but I ditched my NDS
11-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
Haven't played my DS since the app store opened, and have been seriously considering getting rid. Perhaps I can wrap it up and give it to my daughter as a Christmas present!
11-25-2008, 04:04 PM
Well, Super Stardust Portable was released today as a PSN download (for PSP). Having had a hand in its development, I'm biased of course, but it's a good game for the system
11-25-2008, 04:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, CA
Posts: 47
I completely stopped playing my DS, and that's with an M3 Real DS card. It's just easier to carry around one do-it-all device that's smaller than a wallet.

Not having to deal with the disappointed why is this guy playing with a kid's toy? stares is also a huge bonus.

Latest iPhone Reviews: iDracula | Crash Nitro Kart 3D | Rainbow Ninja | experience+
11-25-2008, 04:36 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Berlin
Posts: 3,606
Send a message via Skype™ to your personal robot
11-25-2008, 04:45 PM
Surely the problem remains - with the "A List" games on the iPhone (Kroll, Toy Bot Diaries, Crash Bandicoot etc.), most could be finished in their entirety in 3 or 4 hours, at most. At the prices they're charging, there's no incentive/justification to make longer/larger games.

To be honest, while I've bought quite a few budget games, I'm very disappointed at the lack of more 'meaty', substantive game titles.