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Takao
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Have you heard the good news about Medabots?!
(06-03-2014, 06:41 AM)
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June 2014 will be the last month PSP units are shipped to Japan. The platform launched on December 12, 2004.



Sony will offer discounts towards PS Vita products if you trade in your PSP. Additionally, the company will launch the PS Vita Super Value Pack in Japan.

Source: http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/861/861723/
Silky
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(06-03-2014, 06:46 AM)
RIP.
EightBitNate
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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You were barely ever living, but RIP.
darkside31337
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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RIP to the greatest handheld ever made. I'll miss you buddy. So many good times. So close to making it a full 10 years in Japan too.
Daigoro
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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*salutes*

nice avatar hah.
Tohsaka
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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It's really unfortunate that it didn't do as well as it should've in the west, it has a ton of great games.
I-hate-u
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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Never again will a dedicated handheld hold out against Nintendo.
Sharpeye
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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Always remember the 10 year plan. Rip.
jeffrockz312
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(06-03-2014, 06:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

RIP to the greatest handheld ever made. I'll miss you buddy. So many good times. So close to making it a full 10 years in Japan too.

.
Colonel Nasty
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(06-03-2014, 06:48 AM)
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PSP >>>>>>> Vita.

By a mile.
darkwing-buck
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(06-03-2014, 06:48 AM)
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Psp fought so hard in Japan and held it's own against Nintendo ;_;
Coolhandleek
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(06-03-2014, 06:48 AM)
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At last. Now the Vita can have a new lease on life.

...Right?
TheRealTalker
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(06-03-2014, 06:48 AM)
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good bye strong one
KalBalboa
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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RIP, you amazing handheld you.

I'll always remember buying my copy of Twisted Metal: Head On before the PSP hardware itself was even on sale.
Ridley327
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by I-hate-u

Never again will a dedicated handheld hold out against Nintendo.

And almost entirely because of one region, too. If only Sony gave a shit about it outside of Japan.
CronoShot
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by EightBitNate

You were barely ever living, but RIP.

Over 70 million was "barely living?"
ShaneDude
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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suppadoopa
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Sad.

Easily the 3rd best handheld behind the GBA and Vita.
zeopower6
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Good night, sweet PlayStation Prince...
Basileus777
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Goodbye PSP. I wonder if we'll ever see another dedicated handheld with a software library as good.
jeffrockz312
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Thanks PSP for making my boring classes and allowing me to play Dissidia and Gundam Vs. Gundam Next Plus with my friends.
fedexpeon
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

RIP to the greatest handheld ever made. I'll miss you buddy. So many good times. So close to making it a full 10 years in Japan too.

I hope the Vita will carry on the PSP's legacy for the next couple of years (lol, /cry).
ignata
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(06-03-2014, 06:49 AM)
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Should never have sold mine. Might try to get a new one before those all go away.
SwiftDeath
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(06-03-2014, 06:50 AM)
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Goodbye the only really relevant dedicated handheld that was not made by Nintendo
aly
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(06-03-2014, 06:50 AM)
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I will always remember the joy you've brought me PSP :( .
Cosmo Clock 21
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(06-03-2014, 06:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

And almost entirely because of one game, too.

ftfy
Phoenician_Viking
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(06-03-2014, 06:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by EightBitNate

You were barely ever living, but RIP.

80 million PSP sold WW and 20 million in Japan is barely living?
zeopower6
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(06-03-2014, 06:51 AM)
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I wonder just how many PSP games are going to continue being released after the shipments stop lol
zerokoolpsx
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(06-03-2014, 06:52 AM)
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RIP the only good handheld that wasn't made by Nintendo. That 10 year plan.
shidoshi
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(06-03-2014, 06:52 AM)
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For the moment I got my PSP and first played Ridge Racer, I loved the system—and I always will. It's a system that spoke directly to my heart.
BeforeU
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(06-03-2014, 06:52 AM)
Wow its been 10 years. Not bad. it was a great system. I used it for 2 year, played too much GTA Vice City lol. Was so much fun, and one day some asshole stole. Didn't buy it again.
Rinaldimanc
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(06-03-2014, 06:52 AM)
I will never forget you my Monster Hunter Freedom Unite machine *salutes
iLLmaticV3
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(06-03-2014, 06:52 AM)
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PSP my shit, hate it had to be ceased.
nhlducks35
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(06-03-2014, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by CronoShot

Over 70 million was "barely living?"

Originally Posted by Phoenician_Viking

80 million PSP sold WW and 20 million in Japan is barely living?

Those software sales tho
I-hate-u
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(06-03-2014, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

Those software sales tho

dat piracy doe.
OuterLimits
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(06-03-2014, 06:53 AM)
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Probably half of my gaming library consists of SRPGs. The PSP was a must buy for me because it had so many good games in that genre.
Ridley327
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(06-03-2014, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by zeopower6

I wonder just how many PSP games are going to continue being released after the shipments stop lol

Between the otome games and the occasional cross-platform game like Toukiden G or whatever the hell it's called, it's got about a year left, at most.
darkside31337
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(06-03-2014, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

And almost entirely because of one region, too. If only Sony gave a shit about it outside of Japan.

I wish SCEA and SCEE could give that same level of shit for the Vita that they gave the PSP. So many great games for the PSP came from the West. They literally don't even exist anymore for the Vita, the only support for the system internally is coming from Japan and its pretty sporadic there.

Bought my PSP at launch. Like the only system I ever bought at launch that I had zero regrets for doing so with. Spent so much time goofing around in high school classes playing Wipeout and Lumines
Psycho Powaa
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(06-03-2014, 06:53 AM)
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Salute to one of the best handhelds ever, it was the first handheld I bought after having owned the original Game Boy for a short time.

Still rocking my 2000, still have not upgraded to a Vita.
IncandescentPrecept
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(06-03-2014, 06:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

Those software sales tho

What about them?
zeopower6
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(06-03-2014, 06:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by I-hate-u

dat piracy doe.

:(

We'd probably still have Memory Sticks tbh if that was not so rampant lol
Phoenician_Viking
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(06-03-2014, 06:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmo Clock 21

ftfy

You did not fix anything because it´s not true.
Hip Hop
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(06-03-2014, 06:55 AM)
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Why doesn't the PSP ever get the props it deserves? 70 million (more than that as nkted above) sold is insane.

Was it not a good investment for Sony or something?
B.O.O.M
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(06-03-2014, 06:55 AM)
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Farewell! One of my all time favorite consoles/gaming systems.
coolasj19
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(06-03-2014, 06:55 AM)
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So basically, I need to Amazon a PSP sooner rather than later. Y'know, for archiving. And playing all my games. I already have one but the screen is dust city. The one super major flaw with the PSP T_T. I bought 3 of those things. 1 stolen. The 2nd water damaged. The 3rd to replace them. Still has a pair of the best Handheld IP ever in LocoRoco and Patapon.
darkwing
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(06-03-2014, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hip Hop

Why doesn't the PSP ever get the props it deserves? 70 million sold is insane.

Was it not a good investment for Sony or something?

Software sales were not so good
$h@d0w
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(06-03-2014, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

Additionally, the company will launch the PS Vita Super Value Pack in Japan.

Amazing that they still have/are producing 3G units of the Vita.
TheSeks
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(06-03-2014, 06:56 AM)
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Shame that green one never came out besides a limited edition in the US. Would've been all over that.

Rest in Peace you beautiful bastard. If only your younger brother was half the man you were in software. :(
nhlducks35
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(06-03-2014, 06:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by IncandescentPrecept

What about them?

Wow, it actually turns out the PSP had around 300 million in software sales in 2011. I actually thought it was much lower than that...

I mean, it's higher than the attach ratio for the 3DS.
RyougaSaotome
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(06-03-2014, 06:57 AM)
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I bought my first PSP on launch day, many a moon ago.

Sleep well, little one. You did good.

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