Did not type all this shit to not have it posted
I find this thread insanely funny since the second I ordered my iPod Touch I posted in the Shoutbox it was the end of the majority of my time with the PSP.
It’s silly to expect Sony to become Digital Distro Jesus and part the seas of Gamestop stores across the country and MAGICALLY change what Valve, Apple, and many other DD stores couldn’t.
Theses are the inherent flaws of all DD services(Wiiware, PSN, XBL, iTunes) and I have no idea why PSP Go was expected to change that and it’s silly to bitch about it.
But you are wrong on the publisher side of things b/c the marketplace will still determine the price. I’ve seen this happen first hand with iPhone games and right now there are no used games but if you release a $10 game on the App Store it had better either carry a high brand name (Like the Sims 3) you will not have mass market sales.
As a result Gameloft is pricing their knocks off at a max of $7 and found that they can have success at that price.
And MANY DD services (including PSN) have sales just like retailer stores.
As to PSP development barriers yes the barrier is higher than the $99 dev kit Apple sells but at the same time you saw many SMALL iPhone and Cell phone devs pick up PSP Mini development so while it’s higher it doesn’t seem out of reach.
Also remember PSP development costs have been slashed from 80% what they were when the system launched and all support fees have been removed and have been for well over a year.
What you saw from that was not only attracting PSP Mini devs but also more PSP development in general. While it’s higher than iPhone it’s way lower than say Wii which is why Dante’s Inferno, Soul Cailbur Broken Destiny, Army of Two 40th Day, Valkryia Chronicles 2 and many other games will be coming to PSP and not Wii giving it better 3rd party support than the leader of this generation of consoles.
Overall I’m not happy with DD plans from Sony so far. I’ve been saying they needed to switch from UMD to Memory Stick for the past year and a half but I know they are moving in the right direction even if they are moving slowly.