I don't the PSP scene will die. This is my 'IMO' and I'll tell you why I think this.
A: I don't think the PSP2/Vita will ever be hacked to death like the PSP has been. Yar, yar, I'm aware everyone
else here would claim the opposite. Myself, I believe after the PSN farce, the signing keys for PSP farce, the PS3 jailbreaks well, I think Sony will up their game considerably with the PSP 2 /Vita. If this turns out to be the case the original PSP will have an advantage over the PSP 2/Vita. Aside from the retro SNES/MD/GBAN64/etc... emulators, what other machine in the portable world can you every PSX game ever released? And guess what? It happens to play PS2 standard PSP games too!
B: You may laugh. I believe the PSP GO will become a modern day classic. Please, if you have one don't flog it. keep it nice, look after it, put it somewhere safe if need be, secure all the hens and homebrew for it and stick it on ebay in twenty years time.
C: Yes, the new games will dry up. How many games games can one man get through in his lifetime anyway. I'm not sure of the precise figues but I'd imagine there is about 400 games released out there and over a 1000 PSX games. I agree with the 'DisturbedOne'; it's about the homebrew. I maybe wrong about this (I'm usually wrong about everything else.
), but what other gaming machine has as much, and as varied, amount of homebrew available to it. There's PSP homebrew for everything. If I want a piece of toast with some nice strawberry jam on it then guess what, yes, yes, that's right, there's a piece of PSP homebrew that can do even that for you.
If someone somewhere devised a way where the PSP GO could get mobile broadband without using mifi, man, I'd be set up for my gaming life. Even so, it is still a PSP game player, a full on retro game player, a MP3 player, a movie player, a mutimedia player, a photo viewer player, an internet player, a homebrew player, a PDF/text file reader player, a TV remote player, a google map player, an alarm clock.
Gee, if I was in a spaceship in space and someone let the spaceship door open and I got sucked out into space then I'd ask one of the other astronauts to throw my PSP to me on the way out, I'd do that because I'd be really bored in space, because you probably drift away from the spaceship really fast and forever, and my PSP would keep me entertained. I've always wanted to finish Final Fantasy Crisis Core and I've never had the time.
I'm the PSP GO's biggest fan btw. PSP GO FTW, um.....................yay.