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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Kelor wrote: »
    Its definitely starting to build up a solid library. I think maybe one more price drop and the titles dropping this year should really get it rolling.

    It might start having more software titles that don't drop off the charts after a few weeks, but I doubt anything can get even close to the popularity of the DS in Japan.

    Oh. Yeah, I agree on that point. If RPGs are your thing its rapidly becoming a great platform for them.

    Now if only the damn battery didn't start to die every 3-4 stages....

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Amazing. Who would have ever thought that a consoles sales would temporarily increase when one of the few guaranteed sellers for the game is released while the competitor is in the middle of the summer lull.

    I'd say it's pretty significant since this is the first time any system has overtaken the DS's sales since the freaking Wii launched last year and the last time the PSP beat the DS in weekly sales was a year and a half ago...

    cloudeagle: Pfft, yeah right. Famitsu numbers usually aren't important enough to post, I just felt like stirring. I'm allowed to be bitter since people were predicting the PSP was doomed just six or so months ago.

    And besides, the discussion has been pretty boring lately, it needed a boost. I nearly fell asleep during slash's post (sorry slash).

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Amazing. Who would have ever thought that a consoles sales would temporarily increase when one of the few guaranteed sellers for the game is released while the competitor is in the middle of the summer lull.

    Not to mention that the DS is probably somewhere close to market saturation in Japan.

    It is close to reaching the number of PS2s sold in Japan.

    Nintendo is going to have to use the WiFi connection to start to have the launch ones break to continue to sell new ones.

    Or put out a new color. :D

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    HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The PSP sales are based on Crisis Core, period.

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    RonenRonen Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Htown wrote: »
    The PSP sales are based on Crisis Core, period.

    Was the PSPee released over there? I'm assuming so. The hardware revision could also be a small factor, but probably not as much.

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Ronen wrote: »
    Htown wrote: »
    The PSP sales are based on Crisis Core, period.

    Was the PSPee released over there? I'm assuming so. The hardware revision could also be a small factor, but probably not as much.

    Kind of. Sony and Square Enix released 77,777 copies of a FFVII:CC bundle pack. It included a special edition PSP Slim as well as Crisis Core and (I think) a couple of other tidbits. Though the PSP would've received a similar boost anyway, just like when Monster Hunter 2 came out (which was the last time PSP sales hit 100k in Japan).

    The stand alone PSP Slim doesn't come out until today... Or tomorrow for all you people with weird time zones.

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    GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    interesting. good for them :)

    i wonder when sony is going to announce the psp2...it almost seems like we should be getting close to that time, though maybe not this year and rather the next.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wii shipments in Japan have been like, half or a third of what they normally are over the last couple weeks. Are Nintendo hoarding units for the holiday season or focusing on shipping more to North America or what?

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Wii shipments in Japan have been like, half or a third of what they normally are over the last couple weeks. Are Nintendo hoarding units for the holiday season or focusing on shipping more to North America or what?

    Hate to say it but they might be hoarding. For what?

    Well....Galaxies is coming out soon.

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    wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Definitely hoarding. Reggie said they were stockpiling in anticipation of the holidays but they expect it to still not be enough. I think NA is getting more units now, though.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    Weird
    Hell yeah, HD is long overdue on consoles, fuck SD, it sucks now.

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    GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Definitely hoarding. Reggie said they were stockpiling in anticipation of the holidays but they expect it to still not be enough. I think NA is getting more units now, though.

    wii's are in great abundance here in the states at the moment. for the past 2 weeks or so I haven't been able to walk into a store that sells video games and not see at least one wii on the shelf

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Guek wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Definitely hoarding. Reggie said they were stockpiling in anticipation of the holidays but they expect it to still not be enough. I think NA is getting more units now, though.

    wii's are in great abundance here in the states at the moment. for the past 2 weeks or so I haven't been able to walk into a store that sells video games and not see at least one wii on the shelf

    Same here. I wandered into a Best Buy that got tons of Wiis yesterday, so maybe Nintendo opened the floodgates.

    Or maybe it's just a wacky coincidence.

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    GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    too bad they don't have a killer app in September...

    doesn't battalion wars come out this month? that quaint little game ninty is pretending doesn't exists? i always have low expectations whenever they do that...and they're usually validated :(

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Guek wrote: »
    too bad they don't have a killer app in September...

    doesn't battalion wars come out this month? that quaint little game ninty is pretending doesn't exists? i always have low expectations whenever they do that...and they're usually validated :(

    Nintendo's ad department is weird. They really don't do much advance advertising for games until the week before they came out. Metroid 3 was almost completely ignored too, and it turned out damn fine. So there's hope.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Not to mention metroid prime 3 was released at the end of August so that could be a killer app for them.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Has the FFT remake for PSP come out yet?

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    Glenn565Glenn565 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Has the FFT remake for PSP come out yet?

    October.

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    EarthenEarthen Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Preacher wrote: »
    Not to mention metroid prime 3 was released at the end of August so that could be a killer app for them.

    Regardless of how well it sells, Metroid Prime 3 is a killer app.

    Picked up my copy 2 days ago, and it drew me in immediately.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    man what the hell is up with all the PSP hate

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    man what the hell is up with all the PSP hate

    ...what PSP hate?

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    ok maybe hate was too strong of a word

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    PSP killed my mother, and raped my father. Also, I was tricked into buying one at launch.

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    TubaFrogTubaFrog Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This thread needs some kind of force to come in and defend the PSP against all the hate.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    TubaFrog wrote: »
    This thread needs some kind of force to come in and defend the PSP against all the hate.

    God knows they have the time... Since they aren't playing any good games!! HAR HAR HAR!!

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    ArdeArde Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I think most people don't hate PSP - they've just kinda forgot or ignored it.

    Kinda like the uglier/dumber sister of the cute/smart/interesting gal you're currently seeing.
    After you got the cute gal, you kinda forgot or ignore that she even had an uglier/dumber sister in the first place.

    That's why everytime people get asked about PSP, they say "PSP?? Oh yeah, that one - yeah, I think it's got some good games or something. No clue, haven't had anything to do with it for a while."

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    For this Christmas I have to decide between getting a DS(I've been playing up the Micro love for my handheld fix recently) or a PSP.


    Yeah, it's not really a decision that will keep me up at night.

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Thats a good analogy. In this case though, the more interesting of the sisters is a total slut, had by everyone.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Lulz!

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Thats a good analogy. In this case though, the more interesting of the sisters is a total slut, had by everyone.

    The sister would also be a hermaphrodite. I hear she has two set of genitalia!

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    ArdeArde Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    That's the thing though - all the core guys know that she's a slut - a very good slut who's toned up, slim, and even got some operation to enhance herself, and she's so good she can even do different positions for almost all kinds of stuffs - and yet, she's still the girl you want to invite to your parents and families.

    Of course, the fact that girls dig her is also a plus for any guy.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
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    I'm kidding! I've actually been playing my PSP a hell of a lot more than my DS in the past few months, due to DJ Max Portable 2 and a batch of rentals.

    PSP hardware sales have been very, very consistent both in the U.S. and in Japan; most of the System Warzz soldiers in the trenches have moved on to the bloodier battlefields of Wii/PS3/360, and the PSP has been getting a lot of good games this year. But you don't hear about them a lot because -- as with any gaming system ever -- once a certain public perception has settled around a system it's hard to shake that off. Purple lunchboxes and $599 ololz included.

    Now that most of the fanboys have moved on to slagging the next-gen systems, I find a lot less resistance to talking about upcoming PSP games. This fall I think only FFT and Dracula X Chronicles will remotely chart in the U.S., but next year has a lot of big names (God of War, the new Wipeout and, IIRC, Echochrome are the only ones I can think of right now). It's just really rough that the system's software sells like crap, and I'm sure it's in no small part due to piracy. A fair number of die-hard gamers likely bought the system solely for emu, and even though Sony fights FW cracks tooth and nail it's going to be a problem for the system's entire life.

    At this stage in their lives, DS and PSP operate in two separate spheres of influence.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I should get a psp. Maybe I'll do that over christmas.

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    ArdeArde Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Thats a good analogy. In this case though, the more interesting of the sisters is a total slut, had by everyone.

    The sister would also be a hermaphrodite. I hear she has two set of genitalia!

    For some people, it's a dream come true of getting two things for the price of one.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    (sorry slash).


    It's all good man. :P

    I start yacking a lot more when I'm either bored or putting off work that I have to get done.






    Oh, so, PSP. Good stuff there. I'm tempted to get one just for the Metal Gear stuff.

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    mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Guek wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Definitely hoarding. Reggie said they were stockpiling in anticipation of the holidays but they expect it to still not be enough. I think NA is getting more units now, though.

    wii's are in great abundance here in the states at the moment. for the past 2 weeks or so I haven't been able to walk into a store that sells video games and not see at least one wii on the shelf

    Consider yourself lucky then. We had 72 Wii's for a special event, sold 50 on that Sunday and then sold the rest the next day. And even having sold that many, I had 8-10 people come in today asking about them.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I see so many more PSPs on the subways of NY than DSes. Like more than twice as many. I think it's like a manly man kind of thing or something. Note I am not slagging on the PSP here.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    august wrote: »
    I see so many more PSPs on the subways of NY than DSes. Like more than twice as many. I think it's like a manly man kind of thing or something. Note I am not slagging on the PSP here.

    I find anecdotal evidence interesting even if it's not proof of anything, of course.

    I tend to see nothing but DSs out in the public... just about everywhere I go. I've seen a few PSPs here and there; seen a girl watching a movie here, a guy playing GTA there.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Every other asshole also has a Scarface t-shirt on as well.

    So yeah it's not really representative of anything out here. Still: PSPs everywhere. And they're all playing GTA or EA SPORTS IT'S IN THE GAME.

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    bullshit, they're all playing emulated Nintendo games!

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