Is the PSP retro?

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Is the PSP a retro system?

Yes
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No
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Maybe, but I can't quite decide.
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On the cusp of retro greatness.
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Is the PSP retro?

Post by crusto » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:24 pm

I dug mine out tonight to get it ready for its annual excursion, and to try out Jeanne d'arc. And tonight was the first time I looked at it and thought "wow, you're looking old, tired etc”. And then I realised I've owned it for around 9 years. The Vita has replaced it now and that has been out for a while. But I still can't decide if it's a retro system or not.

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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:37 pm

Ooh, there will be flames :lol:

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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by noobish hat » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:01 am

No.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:53 am

Not even close. Its just a little bit old, barely past its prime.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:00 am

Dear God.... Can't you still buy them in Argos??
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by thompson9980 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:06 am

Surely the post of a crazy man!
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:18 am

Recently discontinued ≠ retro.

Wait until the Vita is superceded and pulled from shelves, then it might be worth asking this question. The PSP is a fantastic retro tool once hacked but of itself - nah.

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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:43 am

Technically it falls within our 10-year remit and we may well do a one-off feature looking at its retro-based games (there are a lot) to celebrate the anniversary in December, but again, that doesn't mean we'll be covering it on a regular basis. There's certainly a lot of requests for it though.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Roo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:20 am

What makes this difficult more me to decide is that, despite it being ten years old, when I think of retro gaming I think this:

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...and not this:

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Yet I suppose it does fit a criteria. I wouldn't object to seeing PSP stuff in the magazine.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:47 am

The DS will be 10 in November too.... and the 360 will be 10 next year.

With longer life spans of consoles, I don't think the 10 year "rule" is appropriate any longer.

You know, RG is thinking of buying a console that I can still buy in Argos.

That's not retro...its still a great console, but no way retro.

An article in GamesTM would be appropriate though.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:19 am

slacey1070 wrote:The DS will be 10 in November too.... and the 360 will be 10 next year.

With longer life spans of consoles, I don't think the 10 year "rule" is appropriate any longer.

You know, RG is thinking of buying a console that I can still buy in Argos.

That's not retro...its still a great console, but no way retro.

An article in GamesTM would be appropriate though.
And yet if we covered it you could pick it up cheap in Argos.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:32 am

I already have one! Its was my primary retro gaming source (until I got a JXD) thanks to the brilliant emulators... its a cracking device...

... just not retro :)
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:34 am

I'm amazed that you can still buy them new in a high street store. I had no idea.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by shiftytigger » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:00 am

I guess im with Roo in that Traditionally I think of retro as what I played as a child and teenager , pigeon holing time frames doesnt really work as we all think differently on where our retro limit lies..

I didnt know anyone was still selling new PSP consoles , maybe I should invest in a new one just in case.
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Re: Is the PSP retro?

Post by gman72 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:07 am

Yes it is.
I have no problem seeing coverage in RG. :D
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