Why I won’t buy the NGP

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140 Responses

  1. Ioan says:

    Hehe same here… I’m just happy with my psp go and I might consider getting a 3DS… Metal Gear Solid 3DS!!! :O

  2. reapersmist says:

    i will c how it goes but u got some good points wololo

  3. mud says:

    No Wagic on PSP2 then..?.. :(

  4. bluesora98 says:

    hmmm… Maybe a some plugins would fix this. :)

  5. Caio says:

    Well, honestly I’d rather have a NGP than a 3DS… Casual gaming is destroying the hardcore game market, to the point where a big company president saying that the future of PC gaming is on Facebook. And Nintendo is helping this catastrophe by making “videogames” (I’d rather call them toys) aimed at soccer moms and kids. Thankfully we have Sony to at least support the Real Gamers’ market.

    • bluesora98 says:

      I agree… The games for Sony’s consoles are a lot more epic!

    • wololo says:

      True, but then the question is: why would you need a portable device for hardcore gaming? I’m all for hardcore games, but I’d rather play them on my couch or in front of my computer… especially since for the same price, a non portable console is much more powerful!

      • Caio says:

        Well, even when I can’t play on my couch or in front of my computer I still want to play hardcore gaming, and for that I always rely on my PSP.

        Anyway, is it really THAT easy to port from Cell to ARM? If true, then let’s hope Sony will port all PS3 games to NGP, although that’s very naive of me, considering Sony’s past behavior.

    • By_Fantasy says:

      I disagree Casual gaming helps Hardcore gaming…
      We all started as Casual gamers remember those Tetris and Super Mario we played when we we’re kids? So don’t give the *** that Casual gaming is killing Hardcore gaming. And last time I looked “Casual Gaming” is just as hardcore as “Hardcore gaming”

      • ZeroSbr says:

        Super Mario (at least back in the day) wasn’t casual. It actually took skill. Casual gaming is indeed killing hardcore gaming, with all the sports games, the educational games, and BS like Guitar Hero. Last time you look, casual gaming was hardcore? Maybe you need your eyes checked, or maybe glasses or a new prescription. If casual gaming were hardcore, it wouldn’t be called casual.

  6. joejoejoe says:

    I hate how it’s an oval, but I’m still gonna get one, I love PSP’s and I wanna be here and be here if there’s ever an era of CFW :)
    I remember those good old days where CFW was possible

  7. aceofspace says:

    AT THE END OF THE YEAR!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  8. aceofspace says:

    @Wololo, since this is the first PSP2 console, it will have flaws and downsides to it just like the older PSP models. If possible, Sony will release updates to fix glitches and improve the systems features.

    • DarkLion says:

      you’re missing the point

    • Wantspsp3k5.50downgrade says:

      INTERNET: Lacks flash support (can be fixed with “unapproved software”), memory is restricted (again can be fixed with “unapproved software”), is used, with restrictions, for any other application that isn’t eboot based i.e. radio player making browsing is really dificult esp without fixing the previous isuue
      GENERAL: existence but lack of fully fledged features ex. the inability to delete incompatible files on psp via xmb, inability to have ANYTHING running in the background(exception, music in background of photos), lack of anything resembling an app market(anything resembling this is actively restricted), and lack of support for SO many file formats(cant scale down videos, can’t play wmp files unless u enable it via wifi, can’t play any video file formats except the “popular” mp4 format.

      moral: SONY doesn’t fix anything except the “lock” on the ability to modify their software, in an overeaching attempt to prevent piracy….

  9. E! says:

    psx , psp emulators for the pc.. even before the playstation suite comes out theres already a psx emulator for the Android.

    What i’m trying to say is that the psp2/NGP and all the other consoles are just mediums for the game developers. They will create a game for such console if the demand is enough (to make money)..

    Not putting anyone on a pedestal but to just show an example, Wololo created WAGIC for PC win/linux, PSP (waiting for a mobile mid2p version) to cater to anyone who would put interest in his creation but doesn’t have (can’t afford) the other DEVICE.

    Let me call out to the Heroes of the PSP scene. You brought us CFW, Eloaders, Homebrews. Thank you for saving the PSP community. But there are others out there, Maybe a kid playing with a hand-me down OBSOLETE console with just one game. a 30 something who lost everything in the recession and now trying to make his kid’s PSP work as a PDA and making calls on skype outside a coffeshop hotspot to make a deal. I’ve said before that the PSP is at it’s end. But not for you guys. You’ve proven that defeating the BIG MAN is possble.

    Some may not be grateful, Some may not be worth saving, But thats exactly why we look up to you. I believe that regardless of the console (NGP , 3DS…) You will always be there. We may have not seen you but we know there’s someone behind that HEROES NAME.

    DARK ALEX
    DAVEE
    WOLOLO
    MAGIXIEN
    YOSHIHIRO
    TOTALNOOB
    LIQUIDZIGONG
    COLDBIRD
    VFLAME

    TEAM GEN

    Sorry if I can’t name all

    May you all LIVE FOREVER!

    GTG… Gonna make another phone call.

      • nightcraver says:

        notaz
        m0skit0
        ps2dev.org
        PSPSDK crew
        Zx-81
        laxer3
        kai
        tyler
        mathieu
        a whole host of french,german, chinese and japanese hackers
        obviously way more than these

        i actually think there should be a tribute page for all the hackers involved.

        wololo is rite tho. der shd B minimal need 4 hackers or @ least wat they do shldn’t B illegal. i mean all they need 2 do is find a way to stop piracy while keeping software open . IMO sony deliberately allows piracy i.e . keeps the door open 4 it because lets face it, all their consoles have bn expensive hi end machines, wid correspondingly expensive games. dey will never admit it, but dey need homebrew, 2 sell der consoles. dont get me wrong i love the psp power, but it would B nothing sans all dis hackers 2 unlock its real power. even after de release of de iso loaders, i’m still prefering gba, snes and picodrive games. regarding de issue of hardcore gaming on mobiles, idk abt others, but IMO it feels more personal playing games of whatever type on yo hands, i feel mo connected to the action. so i prefer mobile gaming, even in the living room

  10. Kockainside says:

    So psp will be fault ???

  11. MechZilla says:

    I’m glad someone else doesn’t want the NGP! Thank you, Wololo. Me and my friend were talking about this.

    He wants it, I don’t. I’m not rich, but as of late, I have enough to buy some nice stuff every now and again, but I can’t justify 300-400$ for a new PSP, considering gaming, while I’m versed in the know of it, and am a video game dork so to say, is just a hobby to me.

    And I’m not the type to have to have the latest and greatest things, or be a show off (Granted, I do get enthusiastic about certain products, like I do want the 3DS on launch, but that’s because I want it, not because the hype.)

    And did I mention, in the many years it’s been out, I have maybe touched an iPod touch for a total, of maybe 5 minutes?

    But lastly, I think that this reminds me of the early 2000’s, straight down to the name. Doesn’t it sound like a competitor to the N-Gage or something?

    tl ; dr, I think it’s too expensive, has “Look at me, I have a smartphone, maybe my coworkers will respect me, because I’m cool” written all over it, like the BlackBerrys, and lastly, it looks to much like a fad product.

  12. Osprey says:

    Yeah, the NGP sounds terrible, if you make all sorts of assumption about how bad it is. Hey, I bet the 3DS gives you brain cancer. I’m never buying one of those, either!

    Given the persistent rumors that Sony has a build of Chrome running on PS3, and other rumors that they’ve inked a deal with Opera, I think there’s a fairly good chance the browser will be pretty nice. Why would you think it wouldn’t support multiple orientations? The PSP’s browser sucks because it was built for a web that doesn’t exist anymore and has always been hobbled by a nub driven interface. There’s no reason to think the NGP’s browser will be anything but fully modern, multi-touch driven with an on-screen keyboard. Chances are good for flash, given the hardware will be able to run flash better than anything else in the handheld sector, and if not, at least HTML5 is surely there making it comparable to iOS

    And it’s kinda poor form to assume the media playback will suck based on a 7 year old piece of hardware. Is it that painful to navigate music and videos on that digital walkman with the OLED screen, for example?

    As for the price, it’s a mistake to use unsubsidized smart phone pricing as your barometer. Those things are sold at a huge mark up. From a pure manufacturing perspective, most cost less than $200 to build. It’s not hard to imagine Sony selling the NGP for $250 if they’re willing to break even on the hardware.

    • MechZilla says:

      The PS3 is seven years old? Damn, must have missed that. Oh, and “fully modern touch driven” doesn’t mean jack. My parents’ Samsung Transform meets that description, and everything about it sucks. Including Internet. Oh, and I love how you brought up them planning on Opera and stuff. Cite a source, and even if they were talking, doesn’t mean anything. Look at the PSP web browser, notice how it was released only AFTER gamers found out how to access it through a game. And the whole part about assumptions? I love how you trumped yourself there. Since if a scientist, or heck, a researcher stated that based on previous research, a plastic in the 3DS has been linked to brain cancer, would you believe them? Since that’s what Wololo did, he used past indicators to support his argument. And the whole inking a deal Opera deal is technically the same thing.

    • wololo says:

      @Osprey: good points.

      My argument is that Sony has been repeating the same pattern for almost 30 years now, I don’t see why they would change now.

      Sony made a huge hit with the Walkman, and has been trying to repeat the same thing over and over, without ever really succeeding. The Minidisc, the UMD, the Memory stick, the BluRay(technological failure, but at least a semi marketing success), and now this new card format?

      The SD card has been working fine for 10 years, how comes Sony has to come up with a new physical format every 3 year or so?

      Not only on the physical market (which is slowly dying), they are trying to score on digital content distribution. DLC, Movie distribution with the PSN, Qriocity for Music… they’re basically trying to imitate Apple’s success by controlling all steps of the distributing chain: Hardware, software, distribution, content. I hate Apple for succeeding with that, and I’m convinced Sony will not get a user base big enough to reproduce what Apple did.

      If the browsing and Media functionality of the NGP is better than what I stated, I’ll probably change my mind.

      You are right that I based my comments more on Sony’s past than what we actually know about the NGP. But to me the strategy of Sony with the PSN, Qriocity, etc… is fairly clear: their plan is to sell their content, not to make the experience better for me as a customer.

      Again, I have very special needs (freedom of using my hardware being one of those) and my point was that Sony will not meet these needs.

  13. anon says:

    @wololo
    This article reads like an advertisement for the 3DS.

    While i’m not too impressed by the NGP either, and may never get one, headings such as

    “THE 3DS WILL BE CHEAPER AND HAVE A LARGER LIBRARY OF GAMES”

    are not necessary.

    • DarkLion says:

      that has nothing to do with advertisement, its just a comparison between them which sure isn’t necessary but helpfull if you want to decide between them

    • wololo says:

      @anon: I’m not advertising for the 3DS. The fact that the 3DS is out 10 months before the NGP (and that it has cheaper hardware) clearly means that it will be cheaper than the NGP on Christmas 2011, will have 10 months of existing games, and a user base. This is not advertising at all, this is facts.

      For the record I never owned any Nintendo device.

      • allion says:

        they might be making games for ngp we might just not know it and i wouldn’t but the 3ds i would just go to the cinema to watch a 3d movie or get a 3d tv with 3d games for ps3 if i had one which i really want

      • james1552 says:

        thats how xbox 360 started out… and we all should assume you wouldn’t be an xbox fan right?

        Just because it will be released earlier won’t make it any better.

        The only thing that will keep the 3DS alive is console buying games like Metal Gear 3DS, Kingdom Hearts 3DS, and the Zelda Ocarina of Time remake, and all the countless pokemon games if you’re one of those…

  14. Rodrigo says:

    We get it you love nintendo, but why would i want to play something in 3d on a smallscreen? –‘

    • wololo says:

      I don’t own any Nintendo device and I’m a proud Mario hater. I actually hate platform games except Little big Planet. Says a lot for nintendo games, of which 50% are platform games, and the rest is Mario Kart :)

      I’m not saying I like the 3D, but from a sales point of view it’s a killer feature. It has been marketed as “awesome” and that will be enough for most people.

      By the way, having seen the same 3D effect on the Galapagos phone (same technology), I wasn’t impressed by the 3D effect at all. After 5 minutes watching it, it hurts the eyes badly, and the effect is not so good if you’re not in very good conditions (good distance from the screen, good angle… I know they provide a way to tweak it, but…)

  15. Shinny says:

    huh im happy whith my psp and now i have a ndsi so who the heck cares… ill pass on this

  16. djtar489 says:

    You just made me not wanna buy a NGP or 3ds sticking with my two psp 2000 and my two DS lights

  17. Death Fish says:

    @Wololo

    I think you forgot that primarily it’s a GAMING console, cuz it really seems that you don’t want, what it’s meant to be for but rather something like a PDA :)

    • wololo says:

      @Death Fish: this is very true, I’m not a gamer.

      But I think very few grown ups are gamers.
      Let me rephrase that: I think the people who are rich enough to buy such a portable gaming device don’t have the time to play hardcore games on it.

      In my world, free time and money don’t go well together.

      I fail to see what the target of such a powerful gaming device is. Kids won’t have them money to buy it. Parents won’t want to spend such an amount of money on a gaming device for their kids (especially compared to the price of the competition), unless they’re spoiled brats.

      Adults will rather get a smartphone, because they don’t have time to play long games, and because smartphones have the excuse to be useful, and not only for gaming, but also happen to have cheap casual games, which is what people are looking for nowadays.

      Maybe Sony’s target audience is unclear only to me?

      • allion says:

        u dont have to be rich to get it there will be a 3g,wi-fi and bluetooth version which will be more expensive and there will be a wi-fi only.

      • Death Fish says:

        Well… it’s not finished yet. Things can change so I guess we’ll see in 10 months if you were right :)

    • allion says:

      i only use my psp for games i dont put any music on it or i dont use the browser
      i only put some movies when i travel a really long distance.

  18. cypriotbro says:

    wololo, i wish for you to know that i hold you in the greatest respect

    now, firstly your pointing out the problems with the current psps, not the ngp. the ngp will surely be improved (to what extent ofcourse in unknown). so if you were to buy the current psp’s (which its kinda obvious you have bought atleast 1, by memory 2) the only reason for you not to buy this psp is because you already have like 3.

  19. allion says:

    i agree with some of the things but its not easy putting so many thing into 1 small portable console.
    in few years they will probalby make a better version of it.

  20. brick_master says:

    Even if the graphics of the 3DS is no were near the NGP but many people would prefer to play hardcore games on a bigger screen then on a small 5 inch one.So why should people buy the NGP instead of a PS3…????

    Me one the other hand is looking forward to both consoles………..

    • VllnHalf says:

      I think one of the core points of the NGP is to get people outside of their house. To many Hardcore Gamers, even extroverted ones, are staying home to play games instead of leaving their homes. Having the ability to play them on the go will get people moving. I think Sony is making a serious push for hardcore gamers who want to enjoy hardcore games everywhere.

  21. Lorz says:

    I probably will not be getting one…. the PSP is everything i need in a portable game device, and when we finally get good PSX support in 6.20 Hen I will be perfectly happy.

    Sony will likely fight tooth and nail to try to kill any attempts at homebrew on the ngp, and they’ve likely learned a few tricks from thier experience with the PSP scene that they will undoubtedly employ, meaning homebrew on the NGP is probably a wish that is never going to happen.

    3G support? Umm bleh, yeah I’m not a big fan of paying a subscription fee simply to use every single device i own….. and everyone knows that mobile internet plan prices are bloated and overpriced = no thankyou, I’m perfectly happy accessing a wifi router with my PSP

    • VllnHalf says:

      Except that SCEA’s Representative has already stated they were looking into third party non-gaming applications. I’d like to think Sony learned from the hacking of the PS3 that people want applications. If they open the market to allow applications to run on the PSP then it’s highly likely most hackers won’t even release (they will still hack) their exploits. This is simply because most hackers don’t advocate piracy.

      This is why the PS3 took forever to hack. No one was trying when it had Other OS. When it was released is when the big boys started playing.

      • Lorz says:

        yeah…. sony has been “looking into” allowing 3rd party code ever since the PSP was first hacked, and it has never happened on an official level, the only reason they even say that is to shut us up. the Truth is that Sony hates Homebrew as much as they hate “piracy”…. why? Because Sony doesnt get any money from Homebrew apps, thier licenses complain “Well we had to shell out 20K for a license, how come this guy gets to make apps for free?”

        Sony will never officially allow homebrew because they dont make any money on it

  22. svenn says:

    I disagree. Sony showed very nice hardware today; The question is if they are gone build the software them self again. I am still hoping there going for an android driven OS + store (for software). I will happily pay a few euro’s for an e-book reader, a better browser, … apps.

    You refer the PSP2 as a hardcore gamer device, I disagree again, I have a laptop that does have a CPU/GPU that is way over what I do need to work. Still I wouldn’t buy a cheaper/lighter one. Cause one day, these features might get used. Same goes for the hardware, if they are gone keep the hardware in for +8 years again, its needed to keep it high.

    There is gone be a 3G model / –3G model its up to you … I don’t know if I will buy this new device, depends on software, price, other possibility’s.

  23. Hud says:

    I don’t really agree with the “It does less than a smartphone” part. You can’t play near-PS3 quality games on a smartphone, And personally, I’m not so interested in 3G and other things as I am in the games. As for the pricing and marketing, I don’t think Sony expects to knock off Nintendo off its top spot yet. They will continue to cater for the hardcore market, while Nintendo retains the more profitable casual gamer market. And it shouldn’t be any other way. I’d hate to see Sony go all Nintendogs on us.

  24. aceofspace says:

    Why is everyone complaining and trying to explain about the NGP and its flaws??? The only thing we have to do is be mature and wait for the NGP to release so we can PROVE what its capable of. Yea, it might have bad things, but at least we can play the PSP in a whole different way. Alot of people kept saying “It’ll be so cool to have a touchscreen PSP.” Now since they have the touchscreen PSP, they want MORE!! This proves that the world is really corrupt.

  25. allion says:

    people if downgrader from 6.3x to 6.20 was made is there any1 doing a downgrader from 6.20 to 5.03??????

  26. asmith906 says:

    this argument confuses because people complain that they dont want high end gaming on the go. why does everyone assume their opinion equals the entire worlds opinion. me personally i cant wait to get this because i have an iphone 4 so if i want to do any of the media stuff you listed i can just use that. also i love the idea of cloud computing.
    another thing why are people excited that mgs3 is coming to the 3ds but not that they were able to get mgs4 running on the ngp in like 2 weeks. we cant know how large of a support the thing will get until it comes out and from what i”ve seen most of 3ds launch seems to be remakes. sometimes i just dont get the sony hate. and my last point the ngp will most likely cost $300 so i dont see what all the whining is about.
    P.s. oled screen are freaking beautiful to look at. and considering i just put 70hrs into persona 3 portable i think there is a base for hardcore gaming.

    Also i have 3 jobs so i can afford LUXURY items that’s right folks despite what people may think gaming is not something you are just entitled to.
    and another thing about the library is the ngp will have all of the psp games on psn and ps1 classics, also if sony is smart psn games and downloadable ps2 classics.

    /end rant

  27. asmith906 says:

    “I think very few grown ups are gamers.”

    @ wololo your definition of gamer is kind of messed you dont haveto spend 30 hours a week playing videogames to be considered a gamer, if you play any video games whether it be on pc, facebook and yes ipod guess what you are a gamer. And that statement kind of offends me considering i work for all of my ***. i dont need anybody telling im not an adult because i enjoy luxury items. You would be surprised on how much us ADULTS tend to waste our money on frivolous things

    • aceofspace says:

      If you were an “adult”, you wouldn’t have posted how you felt about Wololo’s OPINION. An “adult” will ignore anyone that tries to bring them down or insult them, because thats what “adults” do. I’m only 17 years old and just directed you on what adults are. Think about that.

      • asmith906 says:

        im 21 and i have 3 jobs i think i know what it means to be an adult. yeah the world sucks. i dont know how many adults you’ve met but walk up to an older person and insult and see how many people just ignore you.

        • aceofspace says:

          The key word is “think”, but anyway, lets settle this like “adults” even though im a teen. (There never was an argument)

          • aceofspace says:

            Notice everyone starts to turn their back on Wololo since the HBL isn’t needed anymore. Yea I can understand your opinions, but don’t get mad at him just because he stated HIS opinion. If the HEN was never made for 6.XX+, half of these people would agree with Wololo’s opinion. If this topic offended you, well…….it just did. And if it did, that means that this post is directed to you.

      • james1552 says:

        Which is obviously why you don’t know what you are talking about since you aren’t an adult.

        Finish high school kid…

        Tons of adults are gamers. Ever been to a college town gamestop, they are huge and have 1000’s of games compared to regular cities. Plus all the PC gamers you find online are usually adults.

        He can have his opinions just like we can as well. It’s an insult to people who are following this blog, we are entitled to our opinions too. Funny how kids think adults should just ignore anything and everything negative about anything.

      • Lorz says:

        yeah yeah yeah I’m 35 and I WISH I were 21 or 17 again…. nothing special about being an “adult”, and an “adults” opinion holds no more weight than a non-adults….. you don’t get smarter just because you get older, and there are 17 yr olds that put me to shame intelligence wise.

        True “Adults” wish they weren’t!

  28. asmith906 says:

    also wololo and everyone else is entitled to their own opinion. I dont know why this post set me off. meh must be lack of sleep. my bad

  29. sandesh says:

    Wololo, I have read your article and I gotta say I agree with your opinions.
    Every time Sony makes a gaming console, it gets the best hardware available, but they don’t utilize it for a better experience. The psp had excellent hardware, but the amount of “crapwares” and the lack of good games made it really sucky. Here’s what I think: The ps2 had good graphics and had good games that you could enjoy on your living room. The ps3 is the same. The Nintendo Ds’ hardware isn’t as powerful but the gaming experience was unique and extremely fun. We have two worlds of gaming, one consisting of portable games which were fun to play with and the other consisting of games with better graphics on a bigger screen. The psp doesn’t fit in either of those worlds because trying to play hard core “living room games” on a portable is simply hard to enjoy in public. What do you think?

    • asmith906 says:

      this is gonna be my last comment. that problem sounds more like a developer problem. nothing stopping developers from putting those games on the ngp.And from want i see i think we are going to end having a lot of multi platforms titles. So it’s all going to come down to which system + exclusives you prefer. The only thing i dont like about the ngp so far is it’s sive. I would have loved for them to have kept a similar psp go size so it could easily fit in your pocket.

  30. Norml says:

    It looks good and it’s a portable device, saddly I think it’ll be surpassed by other devices in no time. I want console gaming on a handheld, it’s the future. No more just sitting at home wasting hours on end, alone at times, instead being on the go. An easy connection to the T.V. should be provided, but just like their new memory sticks, Sony banks off accessoires(hints the non-removable battery). They have forgot about the consumers needs, I will not be buying it either at first. But in the future, I hope it florishes and we all will enjoy this device(like I did with the psp, after all it’s glory).

  31. Norml says:

    PS. A SAVE FEATURE better than the psp-go, is a must! for this kind of experience. Save-states, SONY, save-states. Console gaming on the go, must have easy SAVES! Learn from emulators, it reaaaaaallllllllllyyyyyyy helps.

    • james1552 says:

      No save states. Thats a cheat. What’s the point of save points in games now, or lives, and health bars, or progress for that matter, when you can just load state until win…

      It makes games boring, games are much more fun without the save states. The pause feature is good enough.

      Sony won’t include save states. No console ever will.

      • Norml says:

        For the appeal of on the go gaming, state what you want but console gaming on the go needs it. With the psp-go, they kinda got the point.

        • aceofspace says:

          “For the appeal of on the go gaming, state what you want but console gaming on the go WANTS it. With the psp-go, they kinda got the point.”

          There, I fixed your post :)

        • james1552 says:

          No they don’t. It’s a cheat, and will always be a cheat. Save stating doesn’t take anyway from gaming. It’s like an undo button, missed a bullet on some guy? Fell through that pit in the ground? oh well just load state right before it 😀 yea no -.- It’s not needed, like aceofspace said it’s wanted.

          Look at all the other portables like GB, GBA, Nintendo DS, these don’t have save states either. Save states are lazy, and make gamers not want to try as hard. It makes games boring.

          The pause feature was MORE than enough. It’s a tool, just like gamesharks are tools, not necessities to gaming.

  32. asmith906 says:

    oh yeah also i dont tend to play handhelds in public settings. also i’m a tech freak that loves powerful gadgets so my opinions my be a little biased.

  33. Norml says:

    asmith906, you’re preaching to the choir, it’s the internet man. Be that adult you claim to be. Have an opinion and remember the TROLLS. XD

    Had to….

  34. Michael says:

    Hi Wololo, i read the entire article you wrote about the NGP, at this time i got a ps2 with mod chip 2 psp (my old FAT from the very beginin on 2006 and a GO but that actually only uses my gf) and my ps3 with OFW 3.56 maybe if the things get good by the nex month i would mod it, im just waiting because of possible ban’s a new way to mod the console or like someones would say “an stupid idea” that sony makes a litttle just a litttle more open the ps3 (hombrew emulators its the priority, i just want to play my old ps1 backups on it godamn!) by finishin the Trial vs Geohot.

    First at all i would like to say just thanks becouse to try to express not only my gratitude but all posible human that knows who you are gratitude would be impossible.

    now that my gratitude has been “displayed” in a way xD. 3 things. first at all i don’t blame you for not…”like” the NGP me neither in a begining but now im actually considering sell my psp Go and the ps2 to buy 1 or 2 (ya i will have to complete the prices of the 2 :S) depending on the price in mexico xD i would not go far in sayin that minimum MINIMUM the price would be 699 bucks…really. not in the world but here xD wellif the ngp hits the 600 im so sc*** it will cost most than the Xperia play or even more than a 52″ LED screen :'( of course one more time i only im considering this. if not i would keep the psp go and wiat …next year end lest say november 2012 that way it will be my auto-birthday-gift xD and i would have a “good” gadget by the end of the worl….year xD.

    second thing is damn i dont think u are a bad buyer or make the bad choices is just the excitment of the moment belive me we all pass trough it take me as an example i wanted an HTC Touch Pro 2 or an Motorola Milestone…and i endend up with my LG optiums i dont regret noo…but i wantend a QWERTY on it not only tocuh i hate use only the stylus xD.

    and final but very disturbing maybe, why do you hate apple so much i mean i hate it too u can say itsonly say to say but naa it’s just that i dont see any advantage on have apple products the only thing i owned from apple was an ipod video 40GB (32 matter of fact) and i like it a little only thing i hated was itunes but igot away to use the ipod with WMP on vista xD that was on old 2008 i think the ipod was second hand xD but does the job good. but since…what 2007-2008 the company has changed from an “exclusive” Pc’s solution to Fancy gadgets to high prices. besides that i make video editing on vegas and After effects in mac they work the same only i thik the pre-render is faster but not as faster as use ati stream on vegas to convert video in such a fast time. besides the fact than mac pwns your wallet for add a couple Gb of ram and by that price i can make another pc maybe low-medium end but a pc xD…or add the triple of ram another vga and maybe another Hardiskto the “hig end” pc by the price xD.

    well it’s just my opinion guy’s xD anyway i would like very very much that you make an article based on why do you hate apple xD…that would be…interesting..in a way xD.

    Grettings from Mexico.

    • allion says:

      lol dont believe in end of the world yet we will see at end of 2012 if its really real but now just enjoy the life u have left.
      i really want the ngp

      • Lorz says:

        Oh the world will end one day, make no mistake about that, but this 2012 *** is pure hogwash….. most likely we humans will bring about our own destruction…. who needs “gods” or meteors when all we gotta do is just keep being our selves….. the earth will be purged of our kind, that is for sure…. unfortunatly there wont be much left behind for anything else to live here either

    • wololo says:

      @Michael, thanks for the detailed reply.
      What I hate from Apple is very hard to express because it is not very logical, but lots of “gut feeling”. Basically I hate the fact that people buy their stuff like sheep, are all very happy to be in a closed system were Apple controls the entire chain (software-hardware-content-distribution), and don’t question the fact that Apple prevents some perfectly fine apps to be distributed on their store. I think in Europe that kind of “content control” gives us bad reminiscences of the post-2nd-war era, and I’m surprised that this doesn’t trigger a dozen anti-trust laws in the US (doesn’t it feel weird that it is now both legal for people to jailbreak their iPhone and for Apple to prevent them doing so?).

      I hate the fact that iPhone/iPod owners don’t know that Apple is THE company that made DRMs “successful” in music players. The fact that after years of people complaining about DRMed music, Apple felt the wind of change and became one of the most “anti-drm on music” company, as if they weren’t the one who made it popular in the first place. The fact that despite removing DRMs on music, they didn’t remove them on video, as if the problem was different.

      I hate the fact that Apple’s motto was “think different”, at a time we thought it was “the” company for geeks who didn’t like Microsoft, to see 20 years later that they are far worse than Microsoft in terms of customer control.

      Basically Apple represents everything I’m afraid of as a software developer and lover of culture-sharing. The fact that the iPhone is the only platform where independent software devs can make money nowadays makes things worse. Look at what’s happening with VLC to see how their business model is tearing apart the world of open source.

      (yes, Sony tries to do the same kind of stuff)

      • james1552 says:

        Here in America though people actually buy their products because they are the most reliable… not because we are sheep.

        My art school requires each student to buy a macbook pro. I have owned many different Windows based machines over the years and 1 mac, and it still functions like it’s brand new. The OS is superior in every way… for my needs. And a lot of others needs as well. In America Windows is cheap, thats why it is the norm and popular here. Windows is good for hackers and business people… thats about it. For students Mac meets our needs much better, plus a lot of the tools you need for art and multimedia things are on Mac OS, not windows, (with adobe creative suite being the exception (though for me CS5 runs amazingly compared to how it did on my Windows machine))

        Plus their customer support is top notch. I agree though, I think some of their products are just useless and overpriced, like the iphone/ipad type devices. Now the iPod classic on the other hand is a bargain. 250 for a 160gb media player?! Thats the best deal I’ve seen so far and would love to be proven wrong.

        A lot of people tend to hate on Apple just because of a few gripes or how much their products are. It’s just how it is though, you get what you pay for, and I have discovered this first hand.

        • james1552 says:

          Though it seems you only have beef on one product of theirs…

          so I guess I ranted a bit, still though to blame a whole company…

        • VllnHalf says:

          “Not because we are sheep”

          You must not have taken a look around because the USA, like most country, is a country that strives on sheep. The difference is that the government uses a different approach. Instead of telling us straight up that we cannot do something they hypnotize us through media with the stuff ‘we can do’ because we’re country based on freedom.

          We do buy products because we’re sheep, not me I hope but most Americans, you’ll hear fanboys from america arguing over their iphones and blackberries. Did you think Americans were excluded from the subliminal mind control.

          Of course I’m biased; This is coming from an American free-thinking activist and libertarian.

      • Lorz says:

        Dont forget the underpowered overpriced pcs they try to peddle under thier “MAC” brand.
        Hmmm gee let me see apple wants $1600 for this MAC when I can buy a PC with the exact specs except running Win7 for $450…….. Which am I gonna buy….. such a hard decision.

        Don’t forget about thier outright refusal to incorperate any removable storage format into thier Ipod/Iphone/Ipad lines.

        Don’t forget that instead of listening to thier customers that they would rather tell thier customers what is best for them “You don’t need removable media”….. anyone remember the Steve Wozniak interview in which he was in utter denial over the Iphones clearly visible flaws and basically called the Iphones critics idiots? Lost any respect I had for him on that day :/

        Apple is a company that wishes you would just throw every ounce of common sense out the window and just blindly buy thier products…… regardless that they are overpriced and underpowered…… PLEASE whatever you do DONT read the system specs and DONT look at the price…. just HAND OVER YOUR CREDIT CARD NOW!

  35. Jorge says:

    If it have the games…..have the gamers.

    I don’t care about the extra’s like GPS,3G OR 10G,or if it make coffee.

    I’m all about the games.

  36. Darkness134 says:

    I think i will buy the NGP, i thought about the 3DS, but after seeing TONS of reports saying that it kills your eyes idk anymore. Also i hate how they bumped the price to 60$ on their games. What the heck is up with that!!!?!

  37. Guest says:

    You have good points. I bought my psp and I didn’t play with it very much outside my house at all. (I take it with me everywhere but I just don’t have an interest in playing with it) I play with it only in my house. Most of these programs on the psp are useless! I only use it for music and playing games thats all. I don’t remember when I last pressed on internet radio, skype……

    I’d rather spend my money on my gaming pc upgrades. I should be more careful with what I spend on. I already wasted a lot of money on my psp in the first place. (I will probably sell my psp go for like 150$ because it is in almost like mint condition and I bought like 60$ worth of psn games)

    • Lorz says:

      TBH I’m MUCH more a pc gamer than a console gamer, the NGP would appeal to me more if it had Intel Inside and ran Windows 7…… playing WOW or Starcraft 2 on a handheld, how epic would that be?

  38. Chris says:

    Well said. I don’t think I’m going to buy it either, and am pretty well done with Sony. I’ve been loyal to them too many years. It will be same story with NGP, powerful system that no one will ever make full use of. Limited selection of games. And severe rules and restrictions Sony will put on it.

  39. OhYeah says:

    I think you guys who stated here that won’t buy the NGP will get yours in later years after its release. I love games I still have the old consoles like atari, NES and 90s stuffs.

  40. akai1987 says:

    I can’t buy NGP because I have no money.

  41. bcdiscman says:

    I have to disagree with most people on this blog (wololo included). First off, I work on a major US railroad and am gone from home alot (on the rails/in hotels/at terminals) and am never with out my PSP. I do not have a DSI (although I did buy one for my four year old) due to the fact that the games seem geared for… well, for four year olds. I love the PSP due to the fact that better (read more adult) games are available for it. I do not have the luxury of playing console games (PS3, Xbox Etc) because I am on the road so often. I own a hacked Phat PSP because I love homebrews like Wagic & I can backup my UMD’s without having to carry them all with me (I have also backed-up old PSX games that I own). I know Sony hates hacked systems and tries to plug the software holes as soon as they know of them… but they have REPEATEDLY lost in the world courts as legally as soon as you buy the system what you do with it (Hack it, don’t hack it, smashing it with a brick) is your business as it is now your property and not leased or loaned to you by Sony. Also in regards to Nintendo’s 3DS – from everything I have read this will be an epic failure as playing it for any period of time seems to cause eye strains and headaches (not to mention if Nintendo does not change from the usual – the games will be severely sub-pare). I do feel that if what i hear is true and the battery is built into the PSP2 ( i refuse to call it the NGP – I guarantee it will not ship with this Horrible name) then that would suck as i carry two spare batteries with me at all times for my PSP so that I can continue to play for extended periods of time. All in all I’m pretty excited about the PSP2 and hope a CFW is available within the first year of its release (I just wish there were a way to CFW without the piracy).

  42. PhoenixV5 says:

    On the day it was posted, I saw the TRO against geohot thought of the odds and decided not to buy the NGP. Then I see Wololo’s analysis and…..
    So I have 3 things to say.

    1) What he said (wololo)
    2) If it doesn’t exist already, someone should create this as a topic (sticky maybe)!
    3) Maybe this is because we were expecting a PSP2 and we get an NGP!!

  43. Alastor says:

    @wololo
    I second you

  44. Macabre says:

    @wololo ok bud, i’m with you, i wont get one either but what will we get?

    i tell you what i bought one of those cheap netbooks with wince on them not too long ago and i would love to see wagic on it “wink wink”, you can buy them from sears outlet for like $50, 300mhz arm, 128mb ram..you could probably have fun messing with it, i know i have. or maybe one of those many cheap android tablets , heck ive seen those everywhere.

    either way thanks for everything you do for us with hbl and wagic, your a good guy and me and my bro look up to you.

    • Lorz says:

      Wololo is giving us his own opinion on why he won’t be getting one, you should form your own opinion, if it interests you you should get one by all means, dont just not get one just because wololo isn’t, this isn’t a lets boycott the NGP article i don’t think.

      I wont be getting one because it really just doesnt pique my interest, nor does the 3DS or any of apples offerings, so I probably will not be getting any of these….. but not because Wololo says i shouldn’t, it’s because they dont interest me and i still see alot of potential in the PSP.

      I don’t think Wololo wants anyone to blindly follow him, form your own opinion.

      • macabre says:

        no no, im sorry I didnt mean I will not get one simpoly beacause he isnt, but rather because his points seem valid and i agree with him.
        In my opinion I wish we could all group together and make our own
        system, not like that gamepark handheld made from usr comments
        but rather we take something like the wm8505 arm netbook wich is dirt cheap and work on porting games and programs to it. with no security we would have no trouble XD. look around and you find alot of people dissing the little wm8505 saying itis useless. but I ave loaded mine with flash games, emulators. heck i even got dosbox working
        and can slowly play warcraft 1. more and more everyday you see these
        cheap electronics coming out and i’m sure its got apple going nuts.
        several sites allow you to install your own os on these things and take complete control, heck thats the gaming rig we need.

        so lets all sit down and start reading up on asm, XD
        sorry for rambling

  45. nego says:

    it dont fix on the pocket and call this portable ? my gameboy color fix in my pocket and it have 12 years

  46. 0M9H4X says:

    the NGP is aid to be released in europe end of 2k12 -.-
    and as usual, its going to be at least 60$ more expensive than in the US, just like everything from Sony (guitar hero, ps3, psp…).
    yeah great, i really DONT look forward to my purchase.

  47. Ricardo Gros says:

    my toughs

    handhelds

    Psp vs ds:

    Nintendo clearly won the fight on this one for 1 Major reason!

    The Ds system had a tech breakthrough that made the system unique. (touch screen) and their unique interactive games. The psp with all the power could not have that.. therefore one very simple thing happens

    the buyers are parents for kids and people from 18 to 40 that have their own money.

    Parents will always prefer to buy the NDS for their more Kid focused animated games.
    And from the others if there are 20 buyers 10 would probably buy BOTH systems…

    for example i did that.. i own both systems…

    the NGP and the 3ds are going the same way.. breakthrough..
    People will want to see the 3d effects and the ones that want NGP will buy it also…

    Same thing happened on Wii…

  48. kirby1997 says:

    Wow people say the 3DS hurts your eyes, try reading all the comments on a PSP just before you go to sleep.

    Night guys.

    • flayer says:

      haha thats what im doing right now on my psp brite, but its still pretty bad even though the brightness is turned all the way down.

  49. iam nice says:

    no “random play all my files” support,
    try shuffle

    • wololo says:

      Shuffle doesn’t work how I want it to work. It only shuffles files within one directory, not my entire library

      • cabbrick1243 says:

        Make a playlist of all your files then,
        any media palyer should be able to do this, but Sony’s Media Go is the best for it (duh)

        • wololo says:

          True, it works that way, but I still don’t think it’s very convenient.

          • lol says:

            i read everything and for the most part everything you said is *** the media works perfect, shuffle goes through all the folders… i rate my media experience on my ps3 and pspgo far higher than my pc which i only use to prot media to my ps3 and go. i expect the ngp will be 300$ at most it’s only logical. btw plz don’t argue it will only make you look like an idiot since i know all of my systems inside and out.

  50. cabbrick1243 says:

    “God knows I hate Apple”
    Apple = Big Brother + Brainwash
    heck Yea!!

  51. cabbrick1243 says:

    Lol this reminds me,
    I was looking for an Xbox 1 with the upgraded ram,
    or one of the friendtech DreamX xboxes
    anyone have one?
    cabbrick1243@gmail.com

  52. flayer says:

    wololo made some really good points about this thing, i agree with some of them, but when i found out about its capabilities the only thing i thought about was the new possibilities for homebrews and emulators. the back touch screen could be used for a ds emulator and the front one for an iphone simulator. it could also easily handle psp, ps1, ps2, ps3, gamecube, wii, xbox, and xbox 360 emulators.

  53. asmith906 says:

    1. no device i know plays every video format face it sometimes you’re going to have to convert something or get vlc on it.

    2. it would be stupid for sony not to have an updated browser plus with a quad core there’s pretty good chance it might support flash.

    3.we dont know the price but my guess is it will be between $300 -$350 i give you this one it will be expensive.

    4.Why cant we have both casual and hardcore games on the system. Just because you dont like something doesnt mean other people dont like it. I dont really see a need to limit it and plus with the playstation suite i can see android games coming to ngp as well as the phone so you could potentially get your cheap games like angry birds played with a proper touch screen.

    5.sony isnt advertising this as a text reader, no one said you had to get 3g, how do you know what the gps is going to be like, and surprise sony is a business that is not doing that well right now. suddenly as they start to break even on the ps3 it gets hacked open (mostly just for piracy using otheros as an excuse) it wouldn’t be unreasonable for them to do something to protect their system from people who want everything for free. People say pirates wouldnt have bought the game any way but if i spent 3 years of my life working on a project i wouldnt want people who have no intention of buying but rather stealing to be able to play it.

    5. the device is still a long ways off why would they show off all their games now and then when e3 comes around show the same games that doesnt make any sense.

    6. 3ds is just and upgraded ds with 3d effect that can be turned off. meaning it wont have any significant impact on the games. it was to be able to run in a “2d” environment Also the 3ds no glasses 3d screen if newer tech so no you wont be finding this thing for $200 most likely you will see the price jacked up by local stores just like the wii was.

    7. the reason the psp doesn’t have as many games is because it is so easy to pirate that devs don’t see any reason to develop for it. why spend money on developing a game for a platform if your not gonna make any retuns on your investment.

    8. i hear a lot about how sony should open up hardware for everybody. but no one makes a suggestion on how they should do that and be able to prevent rampant piracy and online cheating at the same time.

    9. also you forget this thing is going to have a portable version of call of duty with actual good graphics which sells in america and monster hunter which just sold like 4 million in japan and it has analog sticks. Also devs have been able to port games from ps3 to ngp relatively quick so that should cut down on development time.

    you would have been happier getting an ipod for your media needs and psp for your gaming. I guess i’m less bitter because i have the best of both worlds.

    Also off topic i just beat persona 3 portable anybody know any good rpgs i should try next

    • Icsant3 says:

      I think what will “scare” most casual gamers away s the size, OH MY GOD the size, a casual gamer that just wants to have fun in short tim, won’t buy a giant gaming system tha doesn’t fit in his pocket, while a3ds, iphone or smartphone does.
      On the other side i think the ps suite is really a god innovation, not only for phones but also for tablets(but only if they use google checkout too, because it works for a lot of countries)

  54. Michael says:

    YACBM.

    Hi again Wololo, it’s funny that you’r point of view is such as close to mine, except that as you said: You’re a developer i would very much to be that, but my only dev’s are limited to video templates xD (almost good may i say :P) but well im very geeky when to PC’ Hardware reffers to xD i enjoy build riggs and use technology has a hobbie that’s why i hate apple as you said: “evereone buys their product like sheeps” and thats true and the sad thing of this its like if i would go out and buy everything that say’s X or Y on it, the very very bad thing of all this is that a big part of the people that buy “apples” does it only for status its like you’re “out” because you got an 15$ mp3 and i “in” becouse i got my billion Gen. Ipod touch :S, last week i see a couple guys at a store called PCOnline very nice and cheap they only sell ipads and a couple mac’s but more things from HP or Asus, a couple guys like i said where saying that linux it’s for “attemps of hackers that don’t have any knowledge of hacks,software and more” and windows was for “people who give a damn while they have a pc to show off”…damn right and whats whit mac :S just a computer company?, they where sayng about the “faults” of 7 and things like that not that i was on the conversation but i was waiting for an attendent and he was with those guys, then they saw me asking for an Motherboard (im changin of pc xD so yeah im very strict with myself on what to buy.) and they said me, why dont you grab a macbook or an mac AIO in the sotre (dont remember the model) i said to them…well it’s just that
    1: im a windows user most of the thins i do i like to do them on the big W, i have used mac already whit After effrect very nice yeah but…im more like the type of people that like to know what’s inside the pc that know that its a designed pc to “match my requirements” and that not only applys to mac.
    2: im a gamer maybe not the best maybe i suck on some games but i love to play Call of Duty United offensive and black ops on pc i have like 40/50 Games on the pc (of course i got 2 psp 1go and a Fat, a ps2 and a ps3) and i don’t know how is to play (install i know the WASD it’s the Fkin WASD) in mac, neither what game will work.
    3:Some of my fav apps to my work (cyberlink media expresso,vegas 10 and Xilisoft Video converter) use the Ati stream and as far as i know theres no suppor neither from Ati/AMD or Nvidia on mac.
    4: i consider thay buy something from apple it’s like go to buy something and then whn you show it to somebody they will told to you…men…you know…thats very expenssive my pc costed a 1/5 the cost of your’s…and has the triple performance…i would hate if that happens to me…that strange feling of being rape from somebody indirectly.
    and finally 5: i don’t see any advantage on an mac to a pc. Interface..i use windowsblinds and it looks the same as snow leoppard, performance i use an optimizer like tuneup or install an unatended version of windows and so i can continue.

    besides that and as final tought…Pc’s wiith windows may have viruses,errors,BSOD, and other,they are the most used because bla bla and bla…but you can take everything that i said before and the cannot be compare with a sad mac icon…a BSOD it’s a motivational poster compared to a Sad Mac. xD

    well thats just a little opinion once again i said sorry for my very bad english…i will use bing next time…i heard somewhere its a little better than google translate xD…

    greettings Wololo..damn i wrote this on my optimus…DAMN ONSCREEN LITTLE KEYBOARD! xD

    • cabbrick1243 says:

      Hey I agree with your opinion, however I run Linux boxes most of the time due to stability, protection, knowing *** is going on, and speed. I know that its not the best gaming platform, but thats why a Dual boot with Windows and Linux is nice. Mac’s gaming experience is about as crappy as Linux’s, but both have come a long way. I heard that the predecessor to the X server is under development, which is supposed to be able to handle 3d flawlessly.

  55. georgeka says:

    When PSP2 finally comes out, and a big hit, we’ll all gonna droll :p
    But still i’m gonna stick to my psp3000 for a long while.

    I like michael’s post, it’s so meee 😀

  56. Stone Fan says:

    I prefer to buy a 3DS???

  57. crookedmouth says:

    While I agree with much of the article, I’m sure I will still want one, but like every gaming device I’ve bought recently, my purchase will be 4-5 years after it’s release. I’m not paying $399 for a handheld or whatever it will be.

    Also, by then hopefully I will see how the OLED screens are holding up. I want things I buy to last. I still use and enjoy my GBA for instance. A touchscreen OLED no less.

    Why did they have to throw every feature at this thing? For me and the kind of games I like to play, the dual-analogs will be perfect but I think what made the NDS touchscreen work for me is that it is a separate screen. It can be a mouse or a keyboard and so on.

    One of the only gripes I have with the article is the idea that an Atari 2600 doesn’t count as a console! :) The Atari VCS is an elegant machine, yes simplistic but it’s like saying you owned a VW Beetle but that doesn’t count as a car. :)

    Not that I would ever do this but another thing I love about the VCS is that we could most likely line up 100 PS3s and 360s and use the VCS to smash each one then plug it in and play a couple of my all-time favorite games. Heck perhaps I could disable those machines with one of the cartridges and 200 or so well placed blows.

    Perhaps I am old fashioned but I just wish that they built consoles to last, so in 30 years we could play PS3 or 360 games on original hardware. I’m dubious that is going to be possible.

    • wololo says:

      Apologies for bashing the 2600, that was just a joke, I loved this console.

      I still have loads of awesome memories playing games on that console when I was a kid. Just very recently did I learn that the games I enjoyed the most on the 2600 were actually homebrews, or rather “unofficial” games that were sold without Atari’s agreement. Oh the irony :)

      • cabbrick1243 says:

        Lol I have my dad’s old two 2600 sitting in the closet.
        They need new video adapters.
        Wololo, I’m a novice, and do admire all homebrew work (especially the amazing XBMC for the Xbox 1)
        I wanted to learn a good programming language, such as C, but what would be the best way to go about doing this?

  58. IGOR PSP 3001 TN HEN C 6.20 BRASIL says:

    before a read the post “Why I won’t buy the NGP” by wololo i will buy a 3DS

  59. damn why wololo is so smart!!!! ???

  60. cabbrick1243 says:

    I have another question for you wololo
    Suppose that Sony gets it act together,
    makes this device unhackable (or at least for a long time),
    fixes video and mp3 playback, and is around the same price as the 3DS
    would you consider purchasing this? I believe the device does have a
    large amount of potential.

  61. Drew Martell says:

    The NGP seems like a worth-while upgrade in my opinion. A true touch screen along with a high res display, downloadable content only, and dual analog sticks. Sure you may hate apple but I use my iOS devices on a daily basis. I can’t say that about my PSP. Will the NGP replace the iPod/iPad, probably not. But Sony is definitely going in the right direction. I just hope the thing has decent battery life.

    • cabbrick1243 says:

      Its more OSX that I was talking about. The iOS devices are pretty good, but also pricey. I dislike the format of the music storage on the os or the lock ins to iTunes. Apple can make some decent (properitary) hardware, but their software is next to garbage. Safari? ITunes? All optomized for their Macs, which like Micheal said are mostly status symbols. The iPone was amazing when it was new, but many manufacturers have better options. The Ipod Touch Is still the best, and most expensive mp3 player, but for its sofware ways and price, I will stick to my Sansa Fuze v2 with RockBox.

  62. Ultima says:

    The PSP has a ok Media player as well as the PS3 but who the heck cares about region locked DVDs get yourself a Pal-TV and System otherwise don’t have one at all.

    Sure the internet sucks but since when was the PSP a Laptop or PDA?

    how exactly do you know what the Market is going to be like for a System that hasn’t been released yet?
    now being that this new PSP system is said to have Hardware that matches the Ps3 counterpart it may be able to share more games like Assasin’s Creed Gta series(if there are any new ones in the future). ect…

    the 3DS would be a weaker Portable Wii almost especially since it basicly is the same hardware but with the NVidia Graphic Card and 3D camera(useless just like it was a a feature for the PSP).

    The thing is that these newer system are starting to have more and more features each new one is almost as useless as the last hopefully this new psp will bring something new thats worth the money over the older models.

    However Nintendo has alot of catching up to do mainly the Wii and its hardware limits.

  63. i00i says:

    PSP’s battery life sucks :( (that is the only regret I have for buying a PSP) and NGP will only have 3 hrs battery life, same with 3DS.
    I would rather buy a DSi.

  64. kain says:

    @wololo, I believe you are wrong about a few things you say about the PS3. You said the PS3 does not support divx/xvid/mkv. Which it does support. I personally watch movies in these formats all the time ( which I download straight from the PS3 web browser.) I they don’t play on your PS3 I would have to ask did you activate the divx player on your PS3? Also you can set up your PS3 to stream video and music from your computer. I personally use the PS3 to stream video from a number of sites with the PS3 web browser and have no problems. However I do wish Sony would update the browser and flash player as they are out of date. Also a divx web player would be a great addition. I hope you can update your article to reflect this information. P.S. I am writing this comment using my PS3.

    • MonkeyJacket says:

      mkv´s? MKVtoVOB maybe..?
      avi´s yes
      but yeah your right i use my PS3 almost every day if i´m not gaming i´m watching a movie since the ps3 has great Upscaling so watching avi (or DVD) on a 1080p tv isn´t really that bad.
      I use my PS3 as a mediacenter with great gaming capability

  65. NukemHard says:

    Wow 3 years later, this article is so true…
    sony *** me off like EA games does, creating products so they can ditch them…

  66. CosmicTacoCat says:

    Now it’s 2015 and rejuvenate is happening

  67. allion says:

    most of the games suck for ds i dont know how they could of made cod mw for ds
    and the good thing about ngp is that u can get only WI-Fi version which is good cos i only play games on my psp i dont go anywhere with it and i dont really use the broser i have iphone for that.

  68. shien says:

    let me answer to your comment on ds, you’re wrong.
    most games suck on ds, that’s true.
    but there is a list of awesome games like
    the megaman zx series
    3 castlevania games
    kirby games

    .. all kind of games that wololo would hate (platforming) but in terms of gaming those were great.
    it all depends on the decisions of konami, capcom and other game creators… which console will win the contest? that is something only fate knows about

  69. psp 6.3x says:

    thanks for agreeing with me the 3ds is just a dsi in 3D thats all!

  70. Zen says:

    I believe it is also more powerful than DSi. Even so, if people like both consoles, I think its better for them just to get them both no one is stopping them. lol :)

  71. VllnHalf says:

    The 3DS has graphics power rivaling PS2, or so I’ve heard, from what I’ve seen it is strong enough to support high than PS1 quality games but not PS2 quality.

    Also, Pokemon and Zelda are two great series. Zelda OOT is going to be awesome. However, in comparison to the NGP, it’s dead in terms of graphical power. I’m getting both. I don’t console hate.

  72. psp 6.3x says:

    it is nowhere neer ps2 qualty its maby neer n64 quality
    sorry for bad spelling

  73. MechZilla says:

    This is like the first thing I’ve really ever disagreed with you on, haha. But the original DS was on par with high end PS1 games at the end of it’s life, look at Kingdom Hearts : 358/ 2 Days, it matched some of the better PS1 games I have seen (AFAIK, I never really liked the PS1) And on to the 3DS, by judging the Resident Evil, and Metal Gear Solid 3 demos, I say it rivals the PS2 when it was in the middle of it’s life.

  74. asmith906 says:

    i agree with you on most of your points but you probably have a job but if the devs font make any money they cant afford to give their game away. even though i do agree that wagic is an awesome piece of homebrew. just wish it was a little bit more streamlined.

    games are expensive to make because they take so many resources to make them. whether games should cost $60 is another story. at least we’re not paying n64 prices.

    if the part about the linux part is true than someone at sony should get fired for removing that. talk about a screw up. most people dont wouldnt want to format their hard drive to install linux so sony actually made piracy easier.would love to get xbmc on pc

    also iphone and ds pander to the casual crowd which the majority might not know how to jailbreak their device plus you also have to factor in the impulse buys when people sees apps for a dollar.

    as for the ds it’s sold so many that the piracy kinda counters itself out.

    also since the playstation brand is the only thing making money it only makes sense from a business standpoint that they would try hardest to protect it.

    btw i’m actually looking to get in the game industry i just dont know if i wanna do art or code. trying to figure out which one to go to school for. oh if you dont mind me asking i would love to know how you got into coding

  75. wololo says:

    I got into coding through school (engineering school). I am myself not in the Video Game business (not a good place to be for programmers IMO, unless you’re an independent) but lots of my friends are programmers in video game companies.

    By the way, one very important thing, I am not at all against people making money with software (making this precision because I am not especially in favor of “open source and free only”), and I think it is very important that Sony protect their business and have it flourish. I just don’t like the way they are doing it :)

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