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The PSP and most handheld devices were made redundant by ever more powerful mobile phone graphics.
I agree that is why the GPD XD is nothing more than a android running tablet with a controller attached to it really.
Phones lack a good controller and they are currently not really powerful enough to play GC and PS2 games though I think it won't be long. GC games might be playable in less than a year due to Dolphin being made DX12 capable.

I still think the PSP was an incredible feat at the time.
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I agree that is why the GPD XD is nothing more than a android running tablet with a controller attached to it really.
Phones lack a good controller and they are currently not really powerful enough to play GC and PS2 games though I think it won't be long. GC games might be playable in less than a year due to Dolphin being made DX12 capable.

I still think the PSP was an incredible feat at the time.
I remeber back then i wanted to get the Nvidia Shield, then Apple put out a really powerful iPhone 6s or whatever and I lost interest in the Shield.
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Their PSP is considered by many to be the best portable gaming device in history. The reason their Vita failed was because there were too little titles and too little support it was closed to the community mostly. The GPD XD in my eyes took the spot from the PSP rather than the Vita did as best device. Sony got stomped by a Chinese company that simply put together an android tablet with good physical controls.

They can still turn the tide if they want to.

Not quite. The Vita failed because portable gaming moved onto smartphones 3-4 years before it was released. Even if there was a bunch of good exclusive games on the Vita, it still would have failed. Even the Nintendo portable consoles (which are doing very well, 60 million 3DS units sold as of May 2016) aren't doing as well as they were before 2008. The GBA sold over 80 million units. 

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Sony is in a unique position to do what Nintendo wants to do, combine console and mobile gaming. Sony Z phones, imo, are top notch, and if you are able to play PSP quality games through your PSplus account on mobile, thats a huge win for mobile gaming imo...

...and remake me an Xperia Play 2 phone plz Sony.
post #35 of 95
PSP a failure? doh.gif


Anyone that had a PSP and didn't use a custom firmware was a failure. tongue.gif


It really was what made the handheld great. It could play music, play any emulator you wanted. It could play old PSX games.

The PSP's titles were pretty slow coming at first and picked up later in life, kinda like the PS3. In the End the PSP had a pretty solid lineup for what it was, a side project.


Add in the fact that loading a custom firmware was pretty much the key reason into owning one, and you will see that this little device was ahead of its time.


I still have mine, with a 64gb sd card packing all the great games and emulators.





Sony Electronics (not the sony pictures, which is another company all together) has been making crap for years. And really I don't feel any remorse, as the stuff they make can be compared to the likes of RCA.


Sure they still make a couple of nice things like cameras, TV, and the playstation. But pretty much all of their consumer audio products should be destroyed. Their Phones are over priced and riddled with Playstation themed icons and whatnot. Among other countless examples.

What they really need to do is stop making everything that is losing them money, and stick to the few things they are good at. Maybe this way the can start healing their brand name, as every day people are finding out that the Sony band is the next Cheap-O brand on the market.
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^ pretty much agree. Sony IMO was a company that really floated on brand equity for the most part. that equity ran out pretty fast post 2005, mostly coinciding with the meteoric rise of Apple's ipod and related products as well as Samsung's LCD TV's. now instead of just trimming the fat they are trying spread the Playstation brand over other products like seasoning. it's not working at all.
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I am most sorry to see their VAIO line gone.
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I am most sorry to see their VAIO line gone.

+1

Always well made, although a little pricey.
 
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Sony is dominating the console market. Scorpio is not going to change this. Microsoft is targeting people who doesn't like computers but want to play with higher graphics. Scorpio is a console shaped PC, while Sony is opting for console people with all those exclusive games.
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what about their camera line? They're dominating the mirrorless game and practically everyone from Samsung and Apple are using their mobile backlit sensors.
     
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