View Full Version : PSP is more expensive in the states than i thought!!1
Here is a link too the announcment of the PSP, dates and pricing is revealed here. I think the PSP will be cheaper here in Europe, mainly because just about all hardware that is sold here is cheaper, PC chips,TV's,DVD,s(not the disc though)) my DVD costed about 50 USD and is top notch Sony quality.
But hey, i'm happy for you Americans, it didnt reach the hights of 400-600 like the professionals said it would....well i never doubted it would have a low price :)
Here is a link too the announcment of the PSP, dates and pricing is revealed here...
where is the link?
$250 is alot. i dont even really want alot of the crap that comes in the bundle. i just want the standard pack like the japanese got. Oh and yeah they put in region codes, so all those ppl who got an import are screwed.
way to go sony. :evil:
$250 seems like quite a lot to me. How lame could they get? [apparently very] I'll still be buying one anyway regardless of the price.
Even though I am very excited about getting my very own PSP as soon as it comes out, that price is just too high for my budget. So I guess I will have to wait a few months until the price drops. :( this is a real sad thing for me...its gonna take a while before ill get back to normal :cry: but then again, when the price drops ill be saving the difference between the two prices...
i am, unfortunately, in the same boat. Seeing that price announcement made my heart sink, but there is a good side.
Reasonably, the price will drop in 6 months (at least for now, but we shall see about how microsoft changes that in the generation of consoles)
6 moths + Febuary = August
e3 = may
i plan on being so involved with the PS3 that hopefully ill be able to get the psp neaer the ps3 release, and be content with that until the ps3 has also dropped in price
no no no..you don't get it, the whole reason why it's that high is because there's a chance they'll run out too soon and what a better way to do it then have a value pack only to buy? So until they can get more units faster I bet a 199.99 system will come back...the vaule pack is good though
Why are people complaining for? Its not that bad of a price, look at the Ipod, for a mini its 240 and it only plays music. Even more for the regular and pic ipods. I can handle the 250.
Yes, of course they'll eventually release the PSP as a stand-alone unit. But like you said, they're probably going though a shortage right now. I still don't mind buying the Value Pack. Sounds like a good deal to me. =)
Okay just got off the phone with ebgames, i pre-ordered the PSP awhile back in my store and it includes a mini bundle. It doesn't include games or accessories. But what i was wondering is this the whole movie of spider man 2? This is the mini bundle itself. Also talking to the guy said that if you and a friend wanted to play a game and the other guy didn't have the guy you can send him a demo of it and then you can play, i asked if this was for all games and he said from what he seen from the DVD they give their employes it will do this for all games.
Sony PSP system which includes: ($249.99)
32 MB Memory Stick Duo
Headphones with remote control
Soft case and cleaning cloth
Movie/music/game video sampler UMD disc including multiple non-interactive game demo
And for the first one million PSP Value Packs shipped, a special UMD video release of the feature film Spider-Man 2 from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Yes, they were showing off Spider-Man 2 with the PSP on a few occasions. It's definitely the full-length film. The Value Pack looks pretty good. =)
Just preordered Need For Speed Underground Rivals, MVP Baseball, NFL Street 2, Metal Gear Acid, now all i can do is just wait some more, but now i'm even more pumped then ever before.
Oh, I must have read it too fast because I thought it was $250 for only the system. But if itís for a bundle, I agree with you (well, some of you) it isn't that much. I wished they didnít include the memory card because I would have liked to save the money for the 32MB, and buy the 512MB. The bundle seems pretty good and that extra Spider man 2 film is like the icing on the cake.
Yea i know what you mean, but look at it this way, your getting the headphones with remote control, Battery pack, AC adaptor, Soft case and cleaning cloth,
Movie/music/game video sampler UMD disc including multiple non-interactive game demo, and Spider-Man 2 all for 250. The case and cloth prolly 10 bucks, movie, 20, headphones and remote 20. So the 32mb you can consider free.
No the only put an Region code on the UMD movies, as they said from the beginning, the games are region freee :)
Im not to hot on the bundle pac. All the stuff you can get for cheaper or better versions, ie the memory stick, and the headphone are no doubt going to be pretty bad, though do look cool.
A lot of people I talk to who pre-ordered their PSP say the headphones are junk. And I wouldn't want to pay for a 32MB memory card when I can put the money toward a 512MB or 1GB card. But I can't wait any longer for the PSP, so I'm going to buy the Value Pack anyway upon its release. =)
IGN said otherwise i believe somewhere that it had regions for all media
The American version is region-coded for games, the Japanese version is not.
heh well looking at some of the games that are japan only i dont think i really care lol
man, why would they do that though? I can see how it gaurentees that they make the money, but it's just a pain in the ass for the users if they decide to try a different area's game.
Well...if you order a Japanese PSP, then you'll have no problems playing different games, but you'll only be able to play Japanese media for everything else [movies, music, etc.]. I don't understand why they had to region-code it for the American release.
thats what I was trying to say, if anything it seems like it would just isolate everyone even more so people would lose intrest of the japanese side of things(movies and games)
I guess they have some sort of stratagy to achive something, although I dont know what that something is. I dont have a problem with the PSP being region-coded because I'm 99.99% sure I wont order a game from anywhere other than North-America.
Me and my friend orderd two PSP,s from japan when it was released, he orderd the Value pack and i the ordinary one, the Headsets in the Value paack are ok, they arent as bad they want it too be, the memstick is worthless for other things than saves(glad i bought a separate 512mb memstick :)). The carryinh case is ok, it wouldnt rescue your PSP from everything, but that too is better than people say. And the system, it is the most beatifull thing oin the planet, though i am still getting used to using the Circle button instead of X
lol that happens in a lot of games,but is the memory stick really that bad if all you want to do is save?and do you plan on buying a US version as well?
It's pretty obvious why the PSP is more expensive here in the states than Japan. All the facts suggest that Sony is dismissing Nintendo as a direct competitor in the handheld market.
I think that Sony's delay of the actual US price was to survey the actual response to the DS launch here in the states and to be able to react to it accordingly. Take in mind that the DS and PSP were launched around the same time in Japan so Sony had to compete with the initial price of under $200. Now that the dust has settled, Sony does not view the DS as a big competitor, there for Sony is doing business on there own terms. I think that the initial look of the PSP is more sexy and sleek witch appeals more to the eye than the DS. I think it's still a reasonable price for what it has to offer, even though it jumped more than $50.
I'm not sure i agree with your interreptation that the Sony doesn't consider the DS as competition, but besides that point, there is another handheld made by Nintedo that Sony has to worry about called the Gameboy. The gameboy is firmly entrenched, MUCH cheaper, and considered commonplace by most of America.
So i don't think Sony is just considering the DS as competition. If they manage to know off the DS in terms of selling, they still have to convince everyone who owns a Gameboy Advance that they need to buy this cause it is so much better, despite the fact that it cost 3-4 times s much.
If they manage to know off the DS in terms of selling, they still have to convince everyone who owns a Gameboy Advance that they need to buy this cause it is so much better, despite the fact that it cost 3-4 times s much.
Ohhh Don't worry cyrusmg, Sony does not have to convince any of the Gameboy Advanced fanboys to buy a PSP. The majority of people that play Gamboy's are mostly adolescents and can't afford a PSP anyway :lol:.
I mean come on, the only adults that I have seen that play GBA's are 30 year olds that are still single and still ride the bus. I used to own a gameboy back way when, the games were fun and you could play them anywhere. I also purchased a GBA but it thought the games were much to kiddy, I felt like I was back in the SNES days, so I just gave it to my little sister. I mean going from a PS2 to a GBA is not a very easy transition to take. I know what you are thinking, but you can't play a PS2 anywere like a GBA, well guess what now you can :P.
t the fact still remains that gameboys are in most houses, and parents are not going to want to buy a new handheld system for there kids plus one that costs so much. but with PSP by far superior qualities it will work its way to #1 in no time.
Granted the adult child thing, but the problem is that the audience gets older and doesn't fit your demographic placement anymore.
Handhelds came out a long time ago, for little kids. Those little kids have grown up considerably now, and they want toys like the PSP. However, there is a new little kid market and if Sony were just trying to get the 20somethings there is more (IMO) that they could do to specialize the machine.
They need to take on the GBA in the child market in order to really take over the market. Of course, i think that they may have to wait until their next Handheld to really do that, Nintendo is just to fortified.
well the price of the system is their really only enemy. the high price is going to keep many kids below 13, what i think of an apropriate age, from getting one, seeing how they rely totaly on there parents.
Japanese company, SEGA has just announced that the PlayStation 3 will be getting a new launch title this November, Miyazato San Kyoudai Naizou Sega Golf Club, which literally translates to "Sega Golf Club, with the Miyazato Siblings Built In". The game appears to be named after 3 sibling professional golfers: Kiyoshi Miyazato, Ai Miyazato and Yusaku Miyazato.
SEGA has revealed that the game will have minimal differences from the arcade version, and will also feature some new modes, including Round, Putter Golf, Challenge and 3 Hole Match modes.
At the moment, only four courses have been confirmed for the PlayStation 3 version: Taiheiyo Club, Phoenix Country Club, Bali Hai Golf Club and St. Andrews Links. Although all four are based on real life courses, SEGA has promised courses which will be made especially for the game.
The PlayStation 3 is set to release on November the 11th in japan. At the moment, it is unclear if the golf title will also be a launch title in North America.