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PSP2 To Be Download Only

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
The PSP2 is going to be digital-only according to CVG.

Thats one sale they've lost straight away, I certainly wont be buying into Sonys 'pay what we say' plan, ive seen the prices of the paltry selection of PSP games on PSN.


Shame, becuase it could potentially be a great machine.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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banned#2
And you won't be buying it because you have to pay for the games :whistling:
#3
whatsThePoint;8679618
And you won't be buying it because you have to pay for the games :whistling:


Anti-competitive pricing and no resale value on purchases are the real issues with download only software.
Reducing piracy is fair enough.
#4
Not jus about piracy m8... You cant borrow games from friends as well and as said above they can charge what they want for a game and knowing Sony you will be paying good money for it.

Why the hell would they want 2 mke a PSP2 when they have the PSP GO if its going to be the same thing apart from a bit of better graphic detail. You can just see it PSP2 - EPIC FAIL
#5
MBeeching
Anti-competitive pricing and no resale value on purchases are the real issues with download only software.
Reducing piracy is fair enough.


Indeed, Ive got no problem paying for games, I own about 40 psp games and havent even got custom firmware!

I just want physical media and not at rip off prices. The day Sony can dictate how much a game sells for is a sad day. Look at the PSPgo
#6
they have seen how popular the ipod touch is, and figure the idea of no actual physical media is what people want i expect.
#7
shanecr
they have seen how popular the ipod touch is, and figure the idea of no actual physical media is what people want i expect.


I dont mind paying a couple of quid for an app, do I want to pay £40 for a potentially cack PSP game I cant get rid of ?

No.
#8
iNSOMANiAC
I dont mind paying a couple of quid for an app, do I want to pay £40 for a potentially cack PSP game I cant get rid of ?

No.


i agree with you, its not a great idea. unless they plan to drastically reduce prices of games, or at least a try before you buy scheme would maybe help. personally, i wont bother.
#9
shanecr;8679737
they have seen how popular the ipod touch is, and figure the idea of no actual physical media is what people want i expect.


As long as Sony understands that the popularity of this is due to the throw away pricing on many apps/games.

I would not be happy spending more than £20 (max) on a digital only title regardless of AAA status. I would definitely expect a trial amounting to at least a couple of hours before committing to a purchase if I'm going to be stuck with it.

(Edit: ^looks like we're mostly in agreement^)
#10
MBeeching
As long as Sony understands that the popularity of this is due to the throw away pricing on many apps/games.

I would not be happy spending more than £20 (max) on a digital only title regardless of AAA status. I would definitely expect a trial amounting to at least a couple of hours before committing to a purchase if I'm going to be stuck with it.


The trouble is they have proven they dont understand, the same games on PSPgo a 4x the price of the Ipod versions at least.

The only possible chance the new PSP will have is if it cost £100 - £150 with a couple of free games from launch. Sadly, Sony and their 'premium pricing' will no doubt mean £200 - £250 launch price, new type of expensive memory card and 1 cack game
#11
iNSOMANiAC
Indeed, Ive got no problem paying for games, I own about 40 psp games and havent even got custom firmware!

I just want physical media and not at rip off prices. The day Sony can dictate how much a game sells for is a sad day. Look at the PSPgo


How many of the 40 games are published by Sony?

If the answer is more than zero then they have already dictated the Recommended Retail Price for that/those.

BFN,

fp.
banned#12
I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's the second hand market they're going after, not to deter piracy. Pirates will get round this, they don't use any physical form of media for a CFW PSP so the PSP2 will get hacked and people will download games for nothing.
#13
They can dictate the RRP however that is not what the game will retail at, you will see that most games these days on 360 etc have an rrp of £44.99 and sell @ £39.99 or less, when Sony control their own market this wont be the case

Cheerio for now

iNSOMANiAC
#14
iNSOMANiAC
They can dictate the RRP however that is not what the game will retail at, you will see that most games these days on 360 etc have an rrp of £44.99 and sell @ £39.99 or less, when Sony control their own market this wont be the case

Cheerio for now

iNSOMANiAC


In any market the "RRP" (Recommended Retail Price) or "SRP" (Suggested Retail Price) is not the price any of us will pay anyway.

My point was/is that you said "The day Sony can dictate how much a game sells for is a sad day".

They already do this.

BFN,

fp.
#15
fanpages
In any market the "RRP" (Recommended Retail Price) or "SRP" (Suggested Retail Price) is not the price any of us will pay anyway.

My point was/is that you said "The day Sony can dictate how much a game sells for is a sad day".

They already do this.

BFN,

fp.


But they dont ! they try to but ultimately it is the retailer who decides how much to sell something for,

Cheerio until the next time

iNSOMANiAC
#16
iNSOMANiAC
But they dont ! they try to but ultimately it is the retailer who decides how much to sell something for,

Cheerio until the next time

iNSOMANiAC


Tell that to Asda Stores (Corinth Services Limited) & the dispute they have with Rockstar's owners Take-Two Interactive.

BFN,

fp.
#17
fanpages
Tell that to Asda Stores (Corinth Services Limited) & the dispute they have with Rockstar's owners Take-Two Interactive.

BFN,

fp.


That is the exception rather than the rule, and look what happened, the game was boycotted by Asda

tatty bye until we chat again,

iNSOMANiAC
#18
iNSOMANiAC
That is the exception rather than the rule, and look what happened, the game was boycotted by Asda


...and sales did not suffer; as you informed us all yesterday the game isn't worth buying at full price anyway.

Back to the point of the thread...

The PSP 3000 series is not being withdrawn from sale, so you are not being forced to buy the "PSP2" (or whatever it is going to be called).

One advantage of the PSPGo console, though, is the inclusion of Bluetooth connectivity; meaning that interaction with a SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK 3 controller is possible whilst playing with the handheld device.

Do you see any advantages (for you as a consumer) with the rumoured specification of the "PSP2"?

BFN,

fp.
#19
Not really, it has a touchscreen is all I know, unless it has dual analogue sticks then its going to be a pointless purchase.

Youd imagine the absolute first thing theyd put in is dual analogues.... but then this is Sony, the same company that tried telling us we didnt want rumble in our Joypads anymore

Toodly pipski,

iNSOMANiAC
#20
iNSOMANiAC
Not really, it has a touchscreen is all I know, unless it has dual analogue sticks then its going to be a pointless purchase.

Youd imagine the absolute first thing theyd put in is dual analogues.... but then this is Sony, the same company that tried telling us we didnt want rumble in our Joypads anymore

Toodly pipski,

iNSOMANiAC


They said you didn't want 'rumble' until the legal proceedings for the use of the technology had been cleared.

I purposely play with a SIXAXIS as I do not use the rumble (vibration) feature of the DUALSHOCK 3 as I do not like it, plus a DUALSHOCK 3 makes my hands ache after a prolonged gaming session because of the additional weight of the motor.

You're right though, the lack of two analogue controls does hamper the use of some games on the portable console, especially as the shoulder/trigger buttons are just not comfortable to a) use & b) find quickly.

I find the "Tekken" series particular difficult to play (against a real opponent) because of this.

As a portable version of "Resident Evil (5)" is due later this year I cannot begin to comprehend how that can be played with just one analogue control; so fingers (literally) crossed in anticipation of the additional input control here too.

BFN,

fp.

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