While I personally have a sneaking suspicion that the mass media helped to create a recession where one didn't really exist simply in order to generate an excuse to bail out American car companies, some people are still a little light in the pockets.
And this sort of came through in our recent poll; either that, or we've got some smart, selective gamers who aren't about to spend their hard-earned money on every last good title that comes down the pike. Perhaps available time is a bit of an issue, too. The majority of PSXE readers polled said they'd buy 3-5 games during the holiday rush, which may seem like a good chunk, but over 1,100 of the 1,500 or so individuals won't buy any more than five games over the next three months. Of course, I imagine many of you are hoping you won't have to buy a few of the games you desperately want; maybe you're just overloading your holiday wish list. But either way, this poll suggests that it'll be an ultra-competitive marketplace as many big games strive to stand out in the crowd. The consumers are only going to shell out for the best of the best, so developers and publishers had best deliver their best efforts possible!
This week, we'd like to know how many of you are planning on a PSP Go purchase. It launches on Thursday, October 1, and we'd like to think there are plenty of excited people out there. But with a $250 price tag and a lack of a UMD-to-digital conversion program right now, some of you are likely to wait a bit…and don't worry, that's one of the options. Vote now! 🙂
Yeah media has a HUGE bearing on how people acted after the recession. My GF parents were talking about how tight they are on money even though her step father makes enough to support 7 person family, ON HIS PAY ALONE. But times are hard you know.
Sadly, that's why they try to make the internet look like the devil's creation
Once people start educating themselves and start not depending on what the media feed them, people will actually start to make decisions on their own.
Freedom of choice is very important
I will get one!
For my ps1 games 😛
They look SOOOOOO good on the psp!
And GT psp's sweet, not perfect, but it's still GT
oops, saw the PSP Go topic and apparently failed to read the last paragraph…I am dumb.
oh for sure, i know some ppl will beat me up on this one but…
im actually considering demons souls instead of uncharted 2… because i've played the demo so much.
You buy what you want. No one else should influence your decision. If anyone does, then they need to stay out of other people's business, and you need to grow a spine.
I don't mean that to be demeaning toward you in any way. 😉
ill go ahead and admit that im not going to get Uncharted 2. the gameplay in the first one just wasnt for me. i mean i understand how epic it is and all for the genre and for the ps3, but still not my cup of tea. like FF. i hate turn base, its boring. but id being lying if i said i wasnt excited about FF13 or the announcement of FF14.
Though I like the PSP Go! I'm gonna try and see what deals I can get on the 3000 model.
As someone who's only a little over a year out of high school, I am fairly surprised that I actually have enough money to purchase not only the six titles I will pick up on day one during Q4, but also the four other titles I plan to wait on.
Of course, I need to save some money to ensure I don't miss out on all that early 2010 greatness, so I won't splurge.
Honestly, I wouldn't be picking up a PSP Go, except my housemate broke our PSP and I simply MUST play 'Peace Walker.'
And personally, I will likely always prefer my media physically represented, but I'll only be chipping in for a portion of another PSP as opposed to my housemate who will be paying for the majority of it, so I have little say in what model we get, unfortunately.
nope, 250 is a lot for psp-go, maybe when sony cut the price by 50-100$.
As stated before many times; people should try to run a balanced budget… the games will always be there… the PS3 will be around for another 5-7 years… you will have a great catalog of games to pick up in the future at a 1/3rd of the price. Then there is always the second hand market…
If you are clever with spotting deals, buying at the right time… you will have money for what you need… your life and your entertainment…
"i am home"
thats true, but if the game has online multiplayer then getting it late would be a problem because people already moved on to a different game and all thats left are cheaters like in COD4. douchebags actually posted how to cheat videos on youtube because and i quote "it makes the game funner because it gets boring". dunno if the guy it just high or retarded. I would be bored even more if theres no challenge to the games i play.
True to some extent… however I believe, with the longevity of this generation I am assuming the EVIL second hand market will have a long and healthy life… I think that most AAA exclusives, the top line games that is, if bought 1 or even 2 years from now, will still have a healthy collection of online players who are catching up with the games they have missed… why not…
There are people who are going to buy the GoW collection, and how long ago did those games come out. There are people only now moving from PS2 to PS3… I am sure some of them will go back and buy Metal Gear Solid 4 and maybe some of the previous CoD titles, Little Big Planet etc etc… who are only getting into the online action now…
It is all to play for I think, and nothing would have changed two years from now. I am still playing online CoD III !!!
"i am home"
Mainly for this season I plan on buying exclusives that look really really good, I'm pretty interested in a few multiplats like, Borderlands, Assassins Creed2, and MW2. Good call Quebex, I have snagged great games at the right time it seems like, either the last day of the deal or the last one in stock. The PSP Go looks pretty cool, I just don't have money for one, I probly have to send my PS3 in >:/ so moneys will be even tighter.
what i will buy in the next three month:
1. Demon's Souls Collector's Edition
2. GOW Collection
3. Magna Carta II (360)
4. Assassin's Creed 2
5. Ninja Gaiden Sigma II
That is about it before 2010. (partially due to many big titles are released in the first half year of 2010, not within 2009)
2010 must buy for me so far:
3. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
4. Metal Gear Solid Rising
5. The Last Guardian
6. Dante's Inferno
9. Castlevania Lords of Shadow
11. Resonance of Fate
13. FF Versus 13 (if done in 2010)
15. Star Ocean 4 International Edition
not in any priority order, all are awesome to me. and yes I am very selective, you can see NO FPS, NO SPORTS GAMES, NO RACING GAMES… JUST JRPG AND Action/Adventure
P.S. Definitely not going to get the PSP Go, cuz I dont want formless digital games, I want game with a physical shape with box art lol. Instead, I will save the money and pre-order the pink sexy and sleek FF13 PS3 Slim bundle.
That is the plan so far and I will not hesitate to spoil myself with all the goodies :O
Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 9/27/2009 11:24:01 PM
Gee Boss… your total game spend will be about $1500 USD all inclusive… that is some serious spending…
"i am home"
Nice list man. I only have three games listed for Q4 2009:
1 – Uncharted 2
2 – Borderlands
3 – Modern Warfare 2
And I haven't even begun thinking about 2010. 😛
yea, i know, but i cant help with probably the greatest gaming period in life with the line-ups in 2010. 😀
Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 9/29/2009 12:30:07 AM
With games going for usually $69.99 so …about $85 or something, I'll only be picking up 1 or 2 …I can't even think of a 2nd game I really want to pick up before the holidays. I just want a new Dualshock3 and Borderlands next month. Then it's all Christmas spending time until the new year, then maybe Uncharted 2 or something. But THEN the big games hit that I wanna buy. Final Fantasy XIII/XIV, GoWIII, WKC, Heavy Rain, etc…
Well, no matter what caused the recession, it still ate my job. Got a new one though so it's ok.
your lucky to have a job. I worked my ass off for 5 years to get a degree and i still cant find one.
I feel for you. I'm working on a degree. Hopefully the economy will stabilize before I graduate.
I'm will only be getting a couple a games in the next 3 months, eyepet, GOW collection, MW2, Smackdown Vs Raw 2010, and hopefully if there's is any money left I will give Uncharted 2 a try. Looks like I'm ganna need a couple hours of over-time if I want to get anyone else gifts( beside me).
I was considering getting a psp go after the rumors of a pre-mature price cut to the GO, but now that we are so close to launch it seems unlikely, so I'm ganna have to skip. $250 dollers for a psp go is just wrong and it sucks becuase I really want one.
Last edited by Charger7302 on 9/28/2009 12:56:56 AM
where is the no I already have a psp option in the new poll?
im buying all of them.
but only because i can take them back and get a full refund and move on to the next.
as for the poll, im predicting 20% or less of people will buy a psp go.
70% because of its price.
seriously 450 AUD?
you have to be insane in the membrane.
50 bucks more and you have a bluray player!!
and the last 30% because you have to download your games.
it took me 96 hours to download the mag beta.
what if there is 4 PSP games that i want to buy?
there normally 1GB each so thats 4 GBs.
if 2.66GBs takes 96 hours than 4GBs would take roughly 192 hours.
no thanks, i could probably swim to america buy the games and get back by then.
it would be less stressful to.
I've said it before and I'll say it again (since you asked): no second nub, no buy.
(echoes of a Bob Marley song)
No two-nub, no buy.
Last edited by Fane1024 on 9/28/2009 1:47:07 AM
Said, said, said – I still remember when-a we used to sit… playing PSP's all day in Georgia(????)
I already made down a list this december:
5)Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time
6)God of war collection
All these will definitely burn a hole in my pocket but hey, whatever it takes for a gamer.
I'm not that interested in buying multiplats because I can get them cheaper for the 360.
Here's why, Assasin's Creed:
PS3 version cost RM100+
360 version cost RM10 ONLY.
See? The difference between Blu-ray and pirated DVD XD.
Thinks it's only going to be GoW collection and Uncharted 2 until next year.
no!! get uncharted! god of war does rock though
Hopefully, I'll have enough money to buy my top 3 this year. Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, and God of War Collection. Also R&C: A Crack in Time, if I got any cash left. :]
Just checked the poll, 57% aren't interested…shoulda added a stick and power for a psp2! They shot 'em selves in the foot. Debacles like this make me wonder if Sony like losing money…
Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 9/28/2009 6:25:20 AM
I'm not really sure yet, i have 400 bucks to spend (my birthday money) and i plan on getting Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank Future A Crack In Time and Assasins Creed 2. But i also make $40 a week of spendable money. And i want to get an Ipod Touch third generation because mine got stolen. The ipod touch is $300-$320. So if i buy this Ipod i will have $80 left over. And then by the time October 13'th comes along I will have $160, a new iPod touch and Money to buy Uncharted, the only wuestion is when does Ratchet and Clank come out?
I'll probably buy about 3 games before the end of the year. I've already got 5 games I haven't even started on yet, and this year I bought an HDTV, a PS3, $500 worth of surround sound speakers – and now my wife thinks it's her turn to buy some stuff!
As far as the PSP Go, forget about it. Way too expensive. I thought it was kind of cute until they announced the price – then I just laughed.
I really don't have many to get by the end of the year it's early next year that I'm afraid of lets hope to gift cards for christmas plus I have preordered a lot of them so I'm slowly paying them off 10 bucks to 5 bucks a week.
The only games I have to get before the end of the year is Katamari forever,Demons souls,FF crystal chronicals the ring bearer,Eyepet,GOW collection. 3 of them are gifts for my hubby and son so ya we'll see what happens.
I think the PSPGO is cool but I just can't afford that at this time plus would I actually even use it? that is the question I have a DS and never really use it at all.
all I can say is the fact those developers looking for merry christmas is going to have a un-merry one thanks in part of the $60 rip-off price.
Can't resist a dig on the US automakers can you? lol
I'll MAYBE buy 1-3 more games this year for multiple reasons( not including UC2 since its paid for already), none of which is economy related. GT5 and MAG are out next year, those would have been bought this year. I will probably get Dirt2, hopefully my brothers will be done with Shift soon so I can borrow that one once MW2 comes and they are fixated on that game.
Last edited by G8GTdriver on 9/28/2009 12:54:20 PM
Well I have been out of work for a while now, so hopefully Santa Claus picks up the slack this year.
I'm buying Uncharted 2 and either Demon's Souls or Ninja Gaiden 2.
i will wait for psp2…
I will be buying Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare 2,Borderlands,Lost Planet 2,NBA 2K10,Demons Souls,Dragon Age:Origins,Gran Turismo5,Ratchet & Clank Future:A Crack In Time,UNCHARTED 2 YEEAH!!,God Of War Collection & Assassins Creed 2,I am still Iffy about Alpha Protocol(If it makes it to store shelves this year like it was supposed to)I love Action RPG's but this one looks like the gameplay will be a huge fault on this otherwise great concept for a game.I hope a review will help me before the release date.Ben maybe you can help me with my dilemma,if you have had hands on time with the game,but ALL of that is only the end of '09,when 2010 comes PS3 will take another broad jump in the software column,God Of War 3,& MAG are 2 definite buys I can name off the top of the dome.I love videogames and hope to make a career out of it,so all this money is toward "Research"
Last edited by Shellshock92 on 9/28/2009 7:59:53 PM
do u really think the media could have such a grip over us as to drive the economy
when i see things like ppl buying clothes and ipods that r "in" cuz others have it or they see a famous person doing it i could understand how the "media" could drives these things
i was just wondering about what u have to say on the topic i am calling for a blog really about ur thoughts lol
Last edited by HAMCHUNKS on 9/29/2009 7:46:00 PM