Delays Being Predicted
a recent article
at Gamespot.com, some news on the future of the PSP is coming
out...well, not from Sony but rather from a game industry analyst.
According to PJ McNealy, the game industry analyst in question, the
PSP may be delayed beyond the previously expected March 2005 release
timeframe. The reasons they give are, more or less, two-fold.
one hand, you have the fact that the specs and all that fun stuff
has not been sent out to the potential content developers yet. This
mean that there may not be any UMD movies or music disks available
at launch. In turn, this could have (my opinion here) a similar
affect on the PSP as it did on the PS2. For those who don't remember
the PS2 release, it was plagued with two problems; not enough of the
console was available (so only a few dozen people would get it in
each market...I was one of them, hehehe), and more importantly, for
those who had the console, there were no quality titles for it. This
lack of titles being available could serve to further tarnish Sony's
record with system launches.
the other hand, it seems that there may be some internal issues at
Sony in regard to the PSP. This is all a bunch of business
mumbo-jumbo, so I won't bore you here (if you want, click the link
to Gamespot's article). Needless to say, this isn't too big of a
shock to me since Sony, like any big corporation that handles far
too many product lines to even being to list, is bound to have some
internal strife from time to time.
it's being guessed that the PSP will be delayed, I am hoping Sony is
smart enough to push things forward with increased gusto. While Sony
and Nintendo both argue that their new portables are not competition
for each other, they are. And with every lost step that either
company makes, the gaming world will feel it ten-fold as the
competition becomes ugly and chaotic...plus, I like things to meet
their expected release dates...after dealing with Halo 2, Half-Life
2, Doom 3, Fable, Star Ocean 3 and all the other delayed crap in the
last year, I just want something to come out on time for once...I'm
not asking all that much...