Allow me to respond to this video. (If you don’t see it in your reader, come to the site.)
I will admit this video is funny with the whole texting grandma bit. However, this video does not logically make sense. First, some disclaimers:
- I like my PSP. I pull it out once every three months and play it.
- I love my iPod touch. I use it every day for email, surfing, checking weather, and an occasional game.
Sony’s major argument is that you can play high-quality games for only $9.99. I can play three maybe four games on the iPod for that amount.
Second, this doesn’t make sense because there’s hardly anything there for $9.99. Let’s see, I can get GTA: Chinatown Wars for $10 on the App Store or $20 on PSN. Sure.
Certainly the argument can be made that there is a lot of trash on the App Store. I agree, but usually amongst the trash there is a gem or two. Before PSP fanboys get up in arms, I do have some PSN games on it, but I only ever bought them on sale (God of War, Savage Moon, Thexder Neo, Pixel Junk Monsters Deluxe, and a few other unimpressive titles).
The PSPgo had so much potential to be awesome, but there was nothing available for it but full-retail priced titles and a few small games. If the thing had been “opened” up like the App Store they’d be swimming in cash, but no, they had to keep a lid on it and so it’s a loss–for everyone.
This video does not work for me. Curiously, who does it work for? The few 13-30 somethings that are not socially connected and know better?