Kotaku editor and readers ranting about the PSP. These are hard-core gamers and they are so sad about Sony and the PSP.
Let’s look at the score card:
Location Free TV is overpriced and not fully supported.
Web browsing is a hellish pain in the ass thanks to the telephone-style text entry.
Music is essentially in the same boat as video support.
Hollywood has given up on UMD.
The video games are still very hit or miss.
And images… well, at least they got that right.
Well.. yeah.. the PSP is a lot of broken promises and such… but.. it’s Sony.. shouldn’t we be used to this by now?
Unfortunately, the PSP has a lot of potential that’s wasted by Sony’s apparent need to turn every piece of plastic and metal they churn out into the newest expensive, gee-whiz, multimedia devices. Overpriced UMD movies, a library with titles that are mostly stale, and the fact that it’s still getting raped in U.S. sales by the Nintendo DS (even more so once the DS Lite arrives here in June) are the least of it’s problems. I’m beginning to wonder whether Sony even considered making their PSP a simple gaming handheld during it’s development.
Sony has screwed up everything there is about the PSP, they have great graphics capabilities but no good games to use them, they have good features which are all crippled due to poor management and functionality. I think Sony couldn’t have done worse if they were actually trying to make the PSP fail.
This comment is brilliantly funny:
Good luck finding a studio that’s willing to chuck the cash to convert an entire season of any TV series over to UMD. You’ll probably find them next to the studio that’s including hours of must-have bonus features with their UMD movies.