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Old Sep 10, 2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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This is pretty neat for a historical view of handheld sales:
http://pspupdates.qj.net/uploads/art...05gafchart.png

From the Pspudates.qj.net news article:

Game Boy Color - 17,050,000
Game Boy Advance ~ 13,730,000 (numbers not counted in recent months)
Game Boy Advance SP + Game Boy Micro - 18,340,000
All Game Boy Advance models combined: 32,027,000
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Nintendo DS - 5,837,000
PlayStation Portable - 5,022,000
N-Gage ~ 60,000


So wow the N-Gage was a total failure.

The other thing would be the figures lie a bit. I walked into a Gamestop over the weekend and they had 20 (freaking 20) used PSP's in the counter. They only give $80 credit for them.... On the other hand there were no DS's in the case. I thought at least they'd have a couple from people trading up to DS Lite's.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 09:29 PM   #2
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I thought at least they'd have a couple from people trading up to DS Lite's.
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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PSP sales are a lot higher than i expected
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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PSP sales are a lot higher than i expected
because its the "cool" thing to have, think the ipod
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because its the "cool" thing to have, think the ipod


that and the fact that it can be used as a gps,a wireless remote for your tv,cable box,ps2,xbox,garage door(provided you have the right pronto code for it of course),it will be a remote for the playstation 3 and the ps3 will be able to stream media wether music/video DIRECTLY to the psp,remote for windows media player through wi-fi,Emulate & play roms for systems such as ,snes,sega,nes,cps-cps2,hell even ps1(officially through sony and non officially through homebrew),plays mp3/atrac & video files not to mention its a net browser as well(although not the greatest),emulate sony's "required firmwares" for newer games,gamesharing(meaning 2 people can play the same game with 1 disc provided the game supports gamesharing),the psp can be Used to make text to voice phone calls and will end up being a full fledged voip phone in the very near future, The psp can be used as a universal language translator for people that travel alot,it can be used as a pdf viewer,it can also be used for ALL types of RSS feeds,hell the psp is even capable of booting up windows 98(although at the moment its useless of course)and the list goes on and on and expands EVERY SINGLE day...So believe me when I tell you that the ipod simply CANNOT compare to the psp and believe me when I tell you that the people that buy a psp thinking its the "cool" thing to have usually are not even aware of all the things the psp is cable of and WILL be capable of and the ones that do are the noobs in forums asking how to install homebrew and asking a million and one questions..Sure the things the psp is capable of are similar to that of a pocket pc but for those that just wanted a good portable gaming device/console (like myself) certaintly got alot more than they paid for.
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Nintendo has also caused competition with themselves by continuing to sell the Game Boy Advance. not that it's a bad strategy, because the price difference is so great between the Advance and DS, and because the Advance owners are building up a library of games that will work on the DS, and so may upgrade at any time.
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Two things I noticed:

Games don't seem to have any effect on sales.
Total Nintendo handheld sales are practically static year on year. No wonder why Nintendo covets that market. Pretty much guaranteed sales year after year.
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PSP sales are a lot higher than i expected
What do you expect, it is a PSP site afterall.
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 11:39 AM   #9
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Man, I thought the DS creamed the PSP.. but the sales are so freakin close.. wow, I did not realise this.

You know, I really don't play my DS that much anymore.. since the 360, and the PC.. well I just don't. Have not bought any new games for it in awhile neither, not to say there arent any good ones QUITE the contrary infact.

I just have no drive to play it.. the PSP looks very sexy, part of me wants one.. but then the other part of me says.. no.. you have a DS.

The post above mentioning the features of the PSP, half of that sounds like you were kidding @_@.. but some of it is probably true, either way.. damn.
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Man, I thought the DS creamed the PSP.. but the sales are so freakin close.. wow, I did not realise this.

You know, I really don't play my DS that much anymore.. since the 360, and the PC.. well I just don't. Have not bought any new games for it in awhile neither, not to say there arent any good ones QUITE the contrary infact.

I just have no drive to play it.. the PSP looks very sexy, part of me wants one.. but then the other part of me says.. no.. you have a DS.

The post above mentioning the features of the PSP, half of that sounds like you were kidding @_@.. but some of it is probably true, either way.. damn.
Remember, that's only US sales. The Japan charts would look quite different...
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Man, I thought the DS creamed the PSP.. but the sales are so freakin close.. wow, I did not realise this.

You know, I really don't play my DS that much anymore.. since the 360, and the PC.. well I just don't. Have not bought any new games for it in awhile neither, not to say there arent any good ones QUITE the contrary infact.

I just have no drive to play it.. the PSP looks very sexy, part of me wants one.. but then the other part of me says.. no.. you have a DS.

The post above mentioning the features of the PSP, half of that sounds like you were kidding @_@.. but some of it is probably true, either way.. damn.


Believe me I wasnt kidding,EVERYTHING I mentioned above with the psp IS possible and I have done ALL(if not most of it) myself with my psp..See most versions of the psp have an exploit which allow developers to release hacks and/or homebrew which basically allows one to run their own code while making use of the psp's hardware this is turn results in the psp being much more than a handheld gaming device but more of a pocket pc. This is ONE of the reasons for the psp's sales(the ones that know about it of course) but the majority of those people are using it to pirate games LOL which in my opinion is NOT what certain homebrew applications were intended to be used for but what else is new? You basically get yourself a version 1.5 psp, get yourself two, 2 gig pro duo sticks or one 4gig pro duo stick and voila,you never have to buy another psp game again(until sony comes up with a way to prevent this which lately they have NOT been very successful in doing).
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I'm kinda surprised about this. For every 3 DS I see, I see maybe 1 PSP.
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PSP is cool and all, but after going out and getting an onyx DS lite (ridding myself of the uncool fat chick who has a great personality, gives good well you know.. but is still a fat chick you dont want anyone to know your dateing.. cuz like you know it's bad for your rep, and it's like when you go out in pu.. you know what im off subject here.) and ordering a G6.. all I can say is, I have the best of both worlds.

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What do you expect, it is a PSP site afterall.
Care to prove the "right" numbers?
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what about the sales in software comparison?
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