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MacRumorUser
Sep 9, 2009, 03:33 AM
So less than a month a way from launch are you tempted by Sony's relaunched PSP or does it fill you with as much trepidation as anticipation.

Whilst I like the design and size there are a couple of fundementals that are really holding back at present.

Firstly that launch price. At €70 more than a PSP as it stands, for somthing that has less features it's hard to justify the cost / trade up. Especially when you consider it's also the same price here in Europe as an Xbox Elite.

Secondly and this is my greatest fear of all.... The cost of gaming.

We all know about R.R.P and how retailers often sell new games cheaper than the suggested retail price. Then there is the even cheaper prices offered by online retailers too and not forgetting the increasingly popular trade in market, further offering a way to buy the latest title at a discount.

With PSN and similar games on demand services from Sony:Microsoft we currently find that that their downloadble full game offerings are often a lot more expensive than the boxed game at retail.

Add DRM licensing to the mix and I'm not liking the prospect tbh. We all know this is the future and that digital distribution will be the way forward in years to come, but until they can offer similar services as actual retailers it's going to take a good while before becoming the mainstream venue for games content. (Well sort-of. With PSPgo there is no other way)

PSPgo is the first step at a purely digital download only console, and whilst I praise Sony for having the balls to do somthing first for a change, there will undoubtably be hard lessons learned here and it will be watched by all the console manufacturers. I'm not 100% sure I want to get my legs wet by jumping into this pond with the first bunch of guinnea pigs.

Sony need to find a way to offer games that are at least comparable in price to online retailers, and most importantly some form of electronic transfer system allowing you to trade back a game (deleting it from your system) and offering you trade back credit for use in the store on other purchases.

Your thoughts?



peskaa
Sep 9, 2009, 03:53 AM
No.

I own a PSP-1000, and my other half owns a PSP-2000 FFVII Limited Edition, and we've got a bundle of MSDuo sticks of various sizes. The PSP Go! offers us very little beyond 16GB of inbuilt flash memory, but we can reach that by using a memory stick anyway.

The PSP Go! also removes the UMD drive (and we've built up a small-ish collection of titles), and although I've been using the PSN store for some titles (FF VII, Patapon 2) and am quite enjoying the new-found method of obtaining games I simply can't see myself switching to it full time for everything.

Oh, and it is really expensive. I can buy a second PS3 for not that much more, and our existing PSPs have larger screens.

Taustin Powers
Sep 9, 2009, 04:52 AM
I don't own a handheld console at the moment. (Unless you count the iphone, which I don't due to lack of proper control options.)

I like the PSPGo due to its size. I also don't have any UMD's or anything to worry about at this point. I like buying PSN games too, though the inability to resell them is a little bothersome. I probably would have traded in some of the PSN games on my PS3 long ago, if I could. But I don't think this would actually keep me from getting one if I really wanted it.

I am just not sure if I really want a handheld console in the first place, especially for that price. :confused: How often would I use it, really? On vacation? I kind of don't see the point of traveling to some nice destination, if I spend my time there playing video games. On airplanes, I guess? I usually read, listen to music, sleep, watch movies.... I don't know. Maybe once I start traveling more for work, it will become a little more tempting, but right now it simply wouldn't get much playtime.

But if I was to get a handheld, it would very likely be the PSP Go.

Dagless
Sep 9, 2009, 06:18 AM
No.
It costs too much.
I don't think it's a good idea to rely on DD at this stage. If they mirror the Steam store then it could be good (with sales and price drops to mimic a real store).
When it comes to PSP I think the bigger the screen - the better.
Not keen on the slideout design, if anything I'd like the display protected instead of the buttons.
Don't like the locked in battery.
Don't like that I'd have to buy another memory card.
I've grown to like UMD.

Personally I just think it's a few years too early. I'll end up buying one eventually but it's just a no-go for now. I just have no need for either the 3000 or Go.
Now a 4000 model ;)...

I am just not sure if I really want a handheld console in the first place, especially for that price. How often would I use it, really? On vacation? I kind of don't see the point of traveling to some nice destination, if I spend my time there playing video games. On airplanes, I guess? I usually read, listen to music, sleep, watch movies.... I don't know. Maybe once I start traveling more for work, it will become a little more tempting, but right now it simply wouldn't get much playtime.
I'm primarily a handheld gamer since I prefer the games. Looking over the console games I've played, most of them (especially on the PS3/360) are effects, style and "cinematic experience" over substance, and on a handheld you just cant get that. There's a stronger reliance on addictive and well-constructed gameplay. That and all handhelds have a sleep function :D.

spyker3292
Sep 9, 2009, 06:41 AM
I've said this before, I almost bought one... Then in the end I decided against it.

It's expensive
I own a PSP 2000
It doesn't come with anything
Games can only be bought from Sony (less sales)
The controls look small
I'd have to buy a new memory stick when I run out of space

zelmo
Sep 9, 2009, 07:11 AM
I still have my launch PSP-1000.
As long as it works I won't replace it. When I do, I'm presently more inclined to get a PSP-3000 (or 4000 if rumors pan out) than the Go. The smaller form factor is nice, but size has never kept me from toting the one I have.

I think Sony made another mistake by pricing it so much higher than the current PSP.

2nyRiggz
Sep 9, 2009, 07:35 AM
Yes.
My launch 1000 model is on the way out...the L/R button sticks a lot so I'm in the market. I hope they offer a FREE way to get my UMD games in that thing. I'm a little skeptical on spending that much but I'm a sucka for the shiny;)



Bless

sikkinixx
Sep 9, 2009, 08:46 AM
Debating it. Not this year since I gots no cash-ola but maybe next Spring.

After using it for a brief bit at PAX I have to say I really like the form factor. It's small, iPhone small which makes it FINALLY a pocketable device. The DSi/PSP phat & phatter are annoying since they require a jacket or bag unless I'm wearing some big ass cargo pants or something. Portable gaming should be portable.

I am a bit hesitant about the UMD transfer thing but hopefully they sort it out. I'm not worried like MRU about cost, overall the games on the PSP store aren't overly expensive and retail is going to prevent Sony from giving preferential pricing to their online store so we won't be seeing cheaper online stuff unless it's a sale (like NIS is about to have on PSN).

txa1265
Sep 9, 2009, 09:19 AM
I have my PSP Go pre-ordered and will grab it on launch day.

That said, I think it is a stupid purchase for many reasons stated, and here is why:
- Too expensive based on value, as Sony stated they are deliberately 'premium pricing' it.
- Digital Download = single source. I might have 22 games from PSN for my PSP, but that doesn't mean they are a good value. All you need to do is look at the prices of games on the PSN store now ... they have stuff that was on clearance months ago still at full price.
- Nothing included: last week we saw the Gran Turismo PSP-3000 bundle with the game, UMD movie, 2GB MemStick included. In the EU there is a special 'pre-order and get Gran Turismo for free' deal. In the US ... you get a PSP Go, AC adapter, and USB cable. For $50 more than the PSP-3000 GT bundle!
- Where is the 'cash for clunkers' for UMD's? Anyone else remember that at E3 there was all this talk about some sort of UMD-to-Digital conversion we would be able to do to get value from our libraries? That is noticeably absent in current talks.
- New proprietary format ... so all of us PSP fans get to buy yet another memory stick format ...
- Hardware is really nothing new: sure we lose the UMD slot, get the Mylo fold-up, and so on. But the screen is actually smaller, and we still don't get the second analog stick that would add so much gameplay potential to the system.

All in all it is a poor value proposition.

So why am I buying one? Well, I had budgeted for one months ago, so the money is there. Also, right now my older son has my PSP-1000 (likes the chunky feel), my younger son has my PSP-2000, and as a family we have fun with multiplayer games. So with this one, my wife will get use of my PSP-3000, which I'll still have for reviewing UMD games as they come out.

twoodcc
Sep 11, 2009, 04:28 PM
no, since my PSP-1000 still works. but i will be getting gran turismo

Taustin Powers
Sep 29, 2009, 05:49 AM
Well, a few weeks later...

...launch is around the corner (already available in some stores)
...the UMD-conversion program idea has been nixed
...the first reviews are in (IGN, Joystiq, Engadget)
...the price is unchanged
...the adapter thingy for old accessories looks ridiculous


Seems like they got the hardware/screen right, judging from the reviews. But it still seems like they absolutely do not WANT any current PSP owners to buy this. Some weird choices they made... However, it is attractive to me as a non-handheld-owner.

Well, like I said, if I were to buy a handheld console, it would be the Go. But I simply don't need one right now. :)

Dagless
Sep 29, 2009, 06:11 AM
Thats the problem IMO. If you don't have a PSP you can buy a 2000 or 3000 model for little, a 4gb memory card for little and then a whole slew of UMD games before you've even got close to the Go's price. I've been playing catch up with some PSP games I missed and I spent around £50 on 9 games, new and sealed. £50 would go to 2-3 full games on the PSP store.

I'm not sure who they're aiming for with this device since you can get much more gaming for your money with a 3000 model, and still do more than a Go.

txa1265
Sep 29, 2009, 07:19 AM
Absolutely agree - this is a really cool device without a market.

spyker3292
Sep 29, 2009, 07:46 AM
If I lived in Europe, I'd think about getting one, especially if I didn't own a PSP. Even though it's still overpriced, and they canceled the UMD-PSP GO plans... A PSP Go in Europe comes with Gran Turismo (for the first 2 weeks) and until March 2010, you can get 3 other games for free with it.

But ya... I'd hate to pay full retail for every new game I buy. I just got Gran Turismo for $23 from Amazon. :P

txa1265
Sep 29, 2009, 01:15 PM
A PSP Go in Europe comes with Gran Turismo (for the first 2 weeks) and until March 2010, you can get 3 other games for free with it.

That is half true - you get the GT for free *, but for the '3 free' you need to own an earlier PSP, log into your PSN account using both your older one and new PSP Go and THEN you get a email voucher for the three games.

* having played GT for nearly a week now (review), I will only say that it is NOT a system seller.

peskaa
Sep 29, 2009, 01:27 PM
I'm now tempted, as my PSP-1000 as gone AWOL :(

MattZani
Sep 29, 2009, 01:35 PM
Gonna wait until After Xmas, hopefully pick one up a little cheaper.

MacRumorUser
Sep 29, 2009, 01:45 PM
That is half true - you get the GT for free *, but for the '3 free' you need to own an earlier PSP, log into your PSN account using both your older one and new PSP Go and THEN you get a email voucher for the three games.

* having played GT for nearly a week now (review), I will only say that it is NOT a system seller.


So you basically can not trade in your older psp to get a new pspgo and still get the three free games offer, as you will need to log in to your account with both consoles after the event.
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Sony really do not wan't to make things easy for people do they.

I thought they had learn't all the bad lessons from PS3 launch, but seemingly they are planning on making them all again (complacency / over pricing etc...) with the PSPgo!

The PSPgo! has the makings of a great console and a great upgrade, and yet it is being utterly hampered by Sony's own hand ? Madness.

I'm a sucker for impulse purchases, but the PSPgo! is doing nothing for me at the moment





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The pricing of games on PSN is still my biggest bugbear though.

Need For Speed : Shift = PSP €39.99 on PSN
Need For Speed : Shift = UMD from online retailer = €27.99

Motorstorm : Arctic Edge = PSP €29.99 on PSN
Motorstorm : Arctic Edge = UMD from online retailer €19.99

For the same reason Album downloads (cost of album download to the cost of owning physical CD media) are not as popular as CD Single downloads.

PSP online game pricing is too much and I just don't see it catching on at those prices.

spyker3292
Sep 29, 2009, 04:59 PM
That is half true - you get the GT for free *, but for the '3 free' you need to own an earlier PSP, log into your PSN account using both your older one and new PSP Go and THEN you get a email voucher for the three games.

* having played GT for nearly a week now (review), I will only say that it is NOT a system seller.

Well, that's kind of lame. I only read the title of some blog post, and then up to the part about it only being in Europe. :P

And about GT. I love GT, and while this game doesn't seem like it is worth the wait, I'll be happy with it for the $20 I spent on it.

takao
Sep 30, 2009, 03:14 AM
Sony really do not wan't to make things easy for people do they.

I thought they had learn't all the bad lessons from PS3 launch, but seemingly they are planning on making them all again (complacency / over pricing etc...) with the PSPgo!

The PSPgo! has the makings of a great console and a great upgrade, and yet it is being utterly hampered by Sony's own hand ? Madness.

i think the problem for a big part lies in sony head quarters: they simply have the idea "we have to push across all products how much of a premium brand we are" and go through with it regardless if the product fits

let's face it sony: game consoles are a mass market where price matters it's not like you are making cars

edit: ouch i just read that some continental european retailers/traders even decided not to stock the psp-go _at all_

edit2: oh god .. it's not 'some' ... it's the media-markt holding with it's 700 stores (the absolute giant in the german market) and EB games/Gamestop europe.. if only 1-2 chains more chains join this boycott it is a disaster for sony
and for those small stores which offer them, pre order numbers are said to be catastrophic/non existing

Antares
Sep 30, 2009, 12:10 PM
The PSPgo is a no go for me.

Why? I watch movies on my iPod Touch and play games on my consoles or Mac. I don't have enough time to play all the console games I want to play and don't travel enough (not busy with other things, like driving) to justify paying for the PSPgo (or any other handheld).

Oh...and there's also the fact that I don't like that the go! is digital download only. I like physical media and prefer to purchase used games. Maybe if Sony allowed digital downloads from any company, anywhere. Otherwise, price competition/special pricing/sales are essentially eliminated.

GFLPraxis
Sep 30, 2009, 12:20 PM
I'm primarily a handheld gamer since I prefer the games. Looking over the console games I've played, most of them (especially on the PS3/360) are effects, style and "cinematic experience" over substance, and on a handheld you just cant get that. There's a stronger reliance on addictive and well-constructed gameplay. That and all handhelds have a sleep function :D.

This is right.

I buy very few console games anymore. Mostly, I just play Brawl now. If I had a 360/PS3, I'd just play SF4/Blazblue, probably, lol. I buy a ton of VC games, and I still get DS games. <3 Scribblenauts.

The more "cinematic" games try to be, the less focus game mechanics get, in many ways. Not saying it's bad, it's just a different direction of entertainment, and I prefer the old one; which the handhelds still deliver.

Liquorpuki
Sep 30, 2009, 12:41 PM
Hell no

I got a PSP Slim last Christmas so I had something to do at airports. They release like what, 1 game a month?

Sony's goal with the PSP is to try and copy the app store. What they should have done was put in a second analog stick, which is what everybody wanted. Instead they took the same PSP, made it look uglier, and gave it a stupid name

PSP's are gonna be a dead product in a few years

Dagless
Sep 30, 2009, 03:00 PM
PSP's are gonna be a dead product in a few years

I wouldn't say so. It's clambered its way up the sales charts and now sits besides the Wii and DS (I believe the 2nd place in most markets is interchangable with Wii and PSP, but that might be outdated now). It's just this one version thats got it hella wrong. I hope the PSP2 is a mixture of both - data and internal and expandable memory.

But who knows. The original PSP-1000 and PS3 were initially disasters but they rose from there. The Go might also get better.

sikkinixx
Sep 30, 2009, 06:50 PM
Hell no

I got a PSP Slim last Christmas so I had something to do at airports. They release like what, 1 game a month?

Sony's goal with the PSP is to try and copy the app store. What they should have done was put in a second analog stick, which is what everybody wanted. Instead they took the same PSP, made it look uglier, and gave it a stupid name

PSP's are gonna be a dead product in a few years

PSP Go is a stop-gap product designed to compete with the DSi (ie. incremental feature upgrade, make it look new). Float the idea of digital dist. around to see if people take to it without risking a hell of a lot since people can always just buy a PSP-3/4000. If it does well, then they can move forward in a certain way on PSP2 (which sure as hell better have two nubs). If it bombs, then maybe they take a different approach.


And saying it's going to be "dead" is silly. It has sold almost as many units than the PS3 and 360 COMBINED, and it's only been out a year longer. The only reason it's sales are looked down upon is because it's competition is ****ing sales monster.

gadgetgirl85
Oct 2, 2009, 09:52 PM
I'm considering buying one to replace my 1000. I only have 2 UMDs which I never play. Does anyone have one? What do you think?

NoSmokingBandit
Oct 2, 2009, 10:02 PM
My psp-1000 is still going strong, so i have no need for the Go. I'd probably buy the 3000 if i wanted one anyway. It has more avenues for hacking and i like having my snes, genesis, and psx emulators in my pocket :D

chstr
Oct 2, 2009, 10:10 PM
sorry wrong thread

Smileyboy
Oct 4, 2009, 02:16 AM
I picked one up yesterday. I love it!!! I've always hated UMDs, once u accumulate them u can't take them everywhere ( too big). I sd my old psp 3004 4gb & 8gb cards and 3 games for $210 on CL. Had some reward points to use at Bestbuy. So I didn't spend much.

Pspgo feels slick, smooth and to me worth it. Very nice kit.

Taustin Powers
Oct 4, 2009, 11:59 AM
I went to a local (Berlin) Gamestop today, and there was no sign of the Go.

It's pretty wild how the most important retailers here (Gamestop/EB Games, Saturn, Media Markt) refuse to stock the Go. In Germany, those are really the three big places where one would go to buy video games. If I decide to get one, I guess my "choice" will be Amazon. I wouldn't even know where else to look.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out for Sony...

gadgetgirl85
Oct 4, 2009, 02:28 PM
I picked one up yesterday. I love it!!! I've always hated UMDs, once u accumulate them u can't take them everywhere ( too big). I sd my old psp 3004 4gb & 8gb cards and 3 games for $210 on CL. Had some reward points to use at Bestbuy. So I didn't spend much.

Pspgo feels slick, smooth and to me worth it. Very nice kit.

I picked one up from JB Hifi on Saturday before they jacked up the price to nearly $450 odd Australian grrr. I LOVE mine too! Easy to download games, awesome little machine. I haven't got my GT game or 3 free games yet, so I downloaded that game that is like Guitar Hero (forget its name?). Any other recommendations? Tempted to download Crash Bandicoot

Bennieboy©
Oct 4, 2009, 04:10 PM
i've heard im getting a psp for christmas haha dont know if it's gonna be the new one or not but pffft dont really care, only getting it for crisis core

iPhone 62S
Oct 4, 2009, 04:19 PM
The PSP Go costs the same as the new slim PS3. No one will buy it.

Dagless
Oct 4, 2009, 04:40 PM
The PSP Go costs the same as the new slim PS3. No one will buy it.

Well not really, at least not here. The PS3 Slim is £250 (free game+free bluray) and the Go is £220 (3 free games and GT PSP).

iPhone 62S
Oct 4, 2009, 04:45 PM
Well not really, at least not here. The PS3 Slim is £250 (free game+free bluray) and the Go is £220 (3 free games and GT PSP).

£30 difference between a PS3 and a PSP? I know what I'd have...

Besides, I have the first generation PSP (is it called a PSP-1000?) which still works perfectly after about 3 years. I believe you can pick them up for less than £50 on eBay.

Miharu
Oct 4, 2009, 06:38 PM
I am struggling between buying a new model of iPod Touch (32 gb) or the PSP Go. In the end I will probably buy neither and simply ponder between the choices until the next models come out in a few years.

If only PSP would allow me to play games downloaded from different PSN stores (just like on PS3) I would get one in a heartbeat. The game selection is so different between EU/US/Japan stores that I just need to have access to all of them. It's a big hassle having to activate your PSP for the games you want to play every single time. Games I'm after are for example: PC Engine games on Japanese/HK store, RPGs in US store, certain titles in EU store...

Also it would be nice to have a Mac version of the PSP Media Manager but we all know that will never happen either.

And about pricing, it is extremely sad that they are trying to rival the App Store but with games priced mostly between 20-40 dollars a piece it's nowhere near the 1-10 dollar range of the App Store. I really was expecting new PSP games to cost $25 at most and every older title around $10.

sikkinixx
Oct 4, 2009, 09:00 PM
And about pricing, it is extremely sad that they are trying to rival the App Store but with games priced mostly between 20-40 dollars a piece it's nowhere near the 1-10 dollar range of the App Store. I really was expecting new PSP games to cost $25 at most and every older title around $10.

Why would they do that? Their games sell for $20-40 in stores, why would online be any different? They aren't going to sell games for less than DS games sell for. There ARE games ~$10, the PSP MiniS , which are meant to mimic the App Store.

NoSmokingBandit
Oct 4, 2009, 10:43 PM
If App Store games were the same quality as the professional games on the PSP i'm sure they would sell for the same amount. You really cant compare an iPhone game somebody made in their basement on a weekend with a PSP game that took a studio a full year to put together.

txa1265
Oct 5, 2009, 04:41 AM
If App Store games were the same quality as the professional games on the PSP i'm sure they would sell for the same amount. You really cant compare an iPhone game somebody made in their basement on a weekend with a PSP game that took a studio a full year to put together.

Umm, not to say what you have absolutely no clue what you're taking about, but ... guess what EVERY MAJOR ONE OF THE MINIS is? Yeah - an exact copy of an iPhone game! For 2x the money!

Taustin Powers
Oct 5, 2009, 04:55 AM
Maybe they picked the high price point to....fuel PS3 sales?? :eek:

You know, maybe instead of saying, "Wow, that PSP is expensive, it's almost as much as a PS3", they are hoping for "Wow, that PS3 is only slightly more expensive than a PSP, what a great deal!"...?

Also, the PSP-3000 seems like a great deal now, cause it's so cheap compared to the Go!

Maybe Sony's sole intention of introducing an overpriced PSP Go was to drive up sales of their more reasonably priced products! :D (Plus, make some bonus cash for every Go sold!)

diddy
Oct 5, 2009, 01:48 PM
I traded in my Slim and the 5 UMDs I had towards a Go, and I couldn't be happier. :)

It's easily the nicest handheld I've ever owned. The screen, with higher dpi and wider color space is gorgeous. And even though I have large hands, I find the controls much more comfortable during long play sessions.

The biggest plus for me is that for the first time since buying my original PSP on launch day, I can fit the system with all of my games in my pocket comfortably.

(Also, PSP Go + AV Cable + Dulashock 3 + PS Once Classics + bedroom TV = heaven.)

Ol3s
Oct 5, 2009, 04:11 PM
but it costs 380CHF which is about $380, which costs more than an Xbox 360. I was thinking of getting it but wtf, original psp cost on 300 CHF when it came out.

MattZani
Oct 5, 2009, 05:00 PM
Definitely want one, had an online price drop to £200, just need it to happen instore now :P

siorai
Oct 5, 2009, 05:11 PM
I guess I could get one. I mean, my PSP is probably quite lonely after sitting in that storage container collecting dust for the last few years. :p

peskaa
Oct 6, 2009, 03:06 AM
The £199.99 price tag on Amazon UK is now really tempting me. Grr.

soldierblue
Oct 6, 2009, 03:42 PM
Absolutely not.

It's a PSP that costs $80 more and can't play any of my games.

Besides, I already have a PSP-2000 for CFW and a PSP-3000 for OFW.

macfan881
Oct 6, 2009, 07:14 PM
Eventully when they lower the price wich rumors are saying that may happen after the holidays, despite the price of it I love the design of it.

Packersfan27
Oct 6, 2009, 10:40 PM
Just got mine today in white!

Downloading God of War as we speak :D

Smileyboy
Oct 7, 2009, 11:56 AM
I hear whinning about the PSPGO. I think that it is waaaaaaaayyyy easier to play madden on my pspgo than on the iphone.

The games are 2-4x as much, But I'm use to it. I like it. It will stop me from buying the onscreen controlled games on the iPhone. The controls aren't easy to use.

I have a psp3 slim too, still in box. Waiting for my Flatscreen TV.

I think the PSPGo price will drop to $199 buy Christmas. Sony knows that people want the price lowered, I think it takes them a while to figure things out. They still think that they are the top dogs and they still think theycan charge what they want, but they waited soooo long Apple has all but blown up their portable gaming strategy.... at least in the States anyway.

Check out Amazon.com. They just started selling PSN cards and games.... So here is hoping for lower prices. :):cool::cool::cool::D

BOSS10L
Oct 7, 2009, 12:25 PM
No. I have a PSP-2000 that doesn't get any use.

zap2
Oct 7, 2009, 12:28 PM
I want one, but it not being able to play my current games makes it so hard to justify. I'm looking into a 3000(or 4000 is if comes)


I like the idea of tether support and Dualshock 3 support

Miharu
Oct 7, 2009, 02:17 PM
Again about pricing, yes it's true that PSP games cost more to make. But having a really high price like $40 won't make people buy the games on impulse, against say an iPhone game for $5.

Also App Store has way more demos of games (lite versions) than the PSP store. PSP should have way more demos available, not just for major games.

Dagless
Oct 7, 2009, 02:33 PM
I hear whinning about the PSPGO. I think that it is waaaaaaaayyyy easier to play madden on my pspgo than on the iphone.
The complaining is coming from the Go being a more expensive PSP with less features than it's other versions. Nothing to do with the iPhone.

carolina17
Oct 7, 2009, 08:52 PM
Some retailers say it will fail (http://domomaster.blogspot.com/2009/10/will-sony-psp-go-fail.html). This model is a little bit expensive. I'd rather buy a PSP 3000 bundle.

RayK
Oct 8, 2009, 12:43 AM
I won't buy one cause its pricey and I can't play any of the other PSP games I already own.

peskaa
Oct 8, 2009, 02:54 AM
Got one.

Rather like it to be honest, The screen is gorgeous, really and truly - better colour range, sharp and whilst smaller than the original screen I don't give a damn. Overall, the PSPgo is the same "size" as a DS Lite, which is a big boon as the old PSP-1000/2000s that we have at home are a bit bulky to be in a bag constantly.

I've got a bit of content on there (FF VII, Theme Park, SimCity 2000 7 PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, Patapon 2) whilst I wait for my copy of GT and three free games to come through from Sony. I do have a bunch of UMDs, but the other half's PSP-2000 will work on the occasion I want to play them.

txa1265
Oct 8, 2009, 05:17 AM
I do have a bunch of UMDs, but the other half's PSP-2000 will work on the occasion I want to play them.

I know what you are saying ... but personally I have a PSP-3000 and find I have no desire to touch it anymore ... which kills me making impulse UMD buys, which means my PSP game buying will drop by ~75% (and I have played and reviewed >200 PSP games almost all bought with my own $).

MattZani
Oct 8, 2009, 01:53 PM
Picked one up today :D Beautiful little things, feel so much better than Normal PSPs.

Just waiting for my codes for GT PSP and 3 Free Games now.

gadgetgirl85
Oct 10, 2009, 09:30 PM
I continue to be in love with mine. I LOVE the Buzz quiz master game. I am contemplating whether to download Fifa 10. Anyone played it? I've already played this PSP more in a week than my PSP 1000 in a year!

zap2
Oct 18, 2009, 08:41 PM
I folded, bought one last night...its wonderful. Very very nice device, I'm a bit scared the slider will wear out, but for now, its good. I traded some UMDs, I didn't have to many, I also tried to trade in a PSP 1000, but it was a PAL device, so they wouldn't take it. A bummer, but I'll put it up on ebay.

Ignore the downsides to it, I'm a big big fan so far...my PSP gaming is very much up!

spyker3292
Oct 19, 2009, 03:52 PM
I ran into a good deal... so... tomorrow.

txa1265
Oct 19, 2009, 04:07 PM
I am finding that my PSP game purchases have plummeted - already I have had 100% of the purchases I wanted to make since launch impossible since they came out on UMD and *not* on PSN.

New motto: "Want the latest and greatest in PSP gaming? Get last year's model!"

MacRumorUser
Oct 19, 2009, 04:09 PM
Ignore the downsides to it,.....

You have a bigger wallet than me :p

Seriously game prices have to come down on PSN significantly for me to buy. No matter how impulsive I am, I can't justify €39.99 on PSN as opposed to €21-27.99 for the same games on online game retailers.

Sony should be selling games directly for the cost they would supply the same game to a retailer. We should not be paying a retailers profit for a service where we are doing all the work (our ISP's, our bandwith, our storage).

spyker3292
Oct 19, 2009, 06:33 PM
Does anyone have a White Go? That's what I'm getting. How does it look.
(I have a white star wars PSP 2000)

I am finding that my PSP game purchases have plummeted - already I have had 100% of the purchases I wanted to make since launch impossible since they came out on UMD and *not* on PSN.


I have noticed the lack of games, like Half Minute Hero, being on PSN. But I think eventually they all will. Half Minute Hero comes out this Thursday, just over a week after the UMD release. But just wondering, what games did you want?

Dagless
Oct 20, 2009, 01:05 PM
Ignore the downsides to it, I'm a big big fan so far...my PSP gaming is very much up!

Unfortunately I can't, as I'd be left with a shelf full of UMD games and my importing ways will come to an end.

spyker3292
Oct 20, 2009, 04:47 PM
I'm loving my PSP Go so far, it just came today. I got Daxter on PSN today, and also have a few other PSN games on it.


I am finding that my PSP game purchases have plummeted - already I have had 100% of the purchases I wanted to make since launch impossible since they came out on UMD and *not* on PSN.


Oh, and I think now all new games will be out on PSN. Some might come out late (like Half Minute Hero), but it looks like they will even add games to the PSN store on Tuesdays now! GTA Chinatown Wars just went up today.

Mr. lax
Oct 21, 2009, 01:09 AM
I have it. I love it. I don't use it.

txa1265
Oct 21, 2009, 06:50 AM
GTA Chinatown Wars just went up today.

Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised with that - it isn't even in my local stores on UMD yet! I went into MediaGo yesterday afternoon and saw it there and bought it and it downloaded and installed while charging the Go over USB, then I was playing last night. When it works it is nice. Half-Minute Hero, Star Wars Republic Heroes, and so on not being available ... not so great.

spyker3292
Oct 21, 2009, 08:52 PM
The Clone Wars looks kind of lame... But Half Minute Hero comes out tomorrow!

I really hope that by the end of the year, all new PSP games come out on the PSN store the same day as release date. That's great! I really hope that the games I want next month (Assassin's Creed, LBP, Star Wars Elite Squadron, Jak & Daxter) come out on the right day, and not a week later, or the Thursday later.

I'm really tempted to buy GTA, but I already put many MANY hours into that game on my DSi.

opinioncircle
Oct 23, 2009, 04:47 PM
I was considering getting one, but when I look at the price, for 50 more bucks I can get a PS3. I'm all about portability, but I have to admit that if I put down that kind of money, I think I may just go with the big sister...

dukebound85
Oct 23, 2009, 04:48 PM
I was considering getting one, but when I look at the price, for 50 more bucks I can get a PS3. I'm all about portability, but I have to admit that if I put down that kind of money, I think I may just go with the big sister...

yet no body has issues buying an ipod for 250 lol

sony shoulda kept the ps3 price higher

opinioncircle
Oct 23, 2009, 10:43 PM
yet no body has issues buying an ipod for 250 lol

sony shoulda kept the ps3 price higher

True but the iPod has a higher perceived value than the PSPGo...

txa1265
Oct 24, 2009, 05:37 AM
yet no body has issues buying an ipod for 250 lol

It is relative value - folks weren't complaining about $250 for the PSP 'value pack' at launch ... heck I didn't even balk for a second. But to get a bare bones PSP Go with *nothing* extra, at $50 more than a PSP-3000 bundle with *loads* of extras, and nothing from Sony in terms of UMD-library transitions, and PSN prices at or higher than UMD ... it is just a money grab.

Dagless
Oct 24, 2009, 07:08 AM
When you buy an iPod you don't have to buy further things to make it work as well as the previous one. If I bought a £200 iPod today that's all I'd need to spend to be able to watch all my movies, TV shows and listen to all my music. Seeing that I own no downloaded games and a mountain of UMDs I'd have to further spend money on a Go.
All it needed was a UMD transfer thing.

Tokiopop
Oct 24, 2009, 08:10 AM
Nope.

I have a 1000, and I don't actually play on it that much. So being able to not play those games that I already have would be a problem.

Mine works fine, I don't need another. I'll be getting an OpenPandora instead :D

spyker3292
Oct 24, 2009, 06:10 PM
Just waiting for my codes for GT PSP and 3 Free Games now.

*grumble grumble* I wish I could get that in the US....

Miharu
Nov 5, 2009, 03:25 PM
Just a general PSP question, not exactly Go related: Which Mac program do you guys use for converting videos to PSP?

txa1265
Nov 5, 2009, 04:10 PM
Just a general PSP question, not exactly Go related: Which Mac program do you guys use for converting videos to PSP?

Handbrake works great for ripping DVD's to PSP ... I used it for a business trip to rip 'Ran' and 'A Night at the Opera' recently ...

NoSmokingBandit
Nov 5, 2009, 04:13 PM
FilmRedux (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/31954) converts to mp4 very nicely.

spyker3292
Nov 5, 2009, 06:16 PM
Check it out! Dissidia FF is now on the Playstation Network!

MattZani
Nov 6, 2009, 05:20 PM
BSE now make a skin for the PSP Go!

I Assume its full body, and its $10.

http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/the-165/Sony-PSP-Go-Skin/Detail

Dagless
Nov 6, 2009, 05:56 PM
Check it out! Dissidia FF is now on the Playstation Network!

At how much? :p Paid £11 for my (new) copy from Gamestation.

spyker3292
Nov 8, 2009, 12:14 PM
At how much? :p Paid £11 for my (new) copy from Gamestation.

Well... uh.... $40. (~£24)

Smileyboy
Nov 8, 2009, 12:32 PM
What software if any do you guys use for backing up your pspgos?

Not to sure about Markspace software... Does it work without an a M2 card?
Thanks

Miharu
Nov 8, 2009, 07:05 PM
Had no luck with FilmRedux, ReduxEncoder, ffmpegx, VLC or anything trying to make files the PSP could read. All the files open in every media player though but not on PSP. Only thing that ever worked for me was Nullriver's PSPware which only creates movies in low resolution and doesn't seem to work in SL anyway.

I have no clue what I'm doing wrong.

Dagless
Nov 8, 2009, 08:44 PM
I've just tried recoding some badly ripped DVDs (iTunes but not iPod 5G compatible) using FilmRedux under Snow Leopard and it just complained at me. VisualHub worked perfectly though. If you can get a hold of that (it has been discontinued) then you could be fine.

Miharu
Nov 9, 2009, 12:26 PM
I gave PSP Video 9 program another chance, this time it actually worked and made a watchable video out of the latest South Park episode :D The program itself looks fugly and very un-Mac-like but hey I'm not complaining since it worked. Too bad it won't convert mkv files though.

NoSmokingBandit
Nov 9, 2009, 12:34 PM
PSP Video 9 has an ugly interface on both platforms. I just dont like the app much in general. Its a bit slower than FilmRedux on my machine and the quality is visually the same to my eyes.