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The PSP Go & PS Vita Failed, but I LOVE Them! Handhelds in 2018

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Text Comments (507)
Giovanni Malagon (4 hours ago)
Can I have the psp go
ThaLazyG (16 hours ago)
@randomfrankp the model of psp vita you have don't have the oled screen btw
Dayko (19 hours ago)
1:15 why do you compare the psp to the 3ds and not to the ds which it was actually competing against? Great video though.
Seton 4 (1 day ago)
The PSP didn’t fail....
don tran (1 day ago)
Just an FYI the Vita is still striving in Japan since handheld gaming is HUGE there 😊 so it didn't bomb as hard as ppl think
kian26master (1 day ago)
I remember downloading Persona 3 portable, Final Fantasy Type 0, Valkyrie Profile, Crysis Core:Ff7 and Jeanne D'arc on my psp go, for free. They were so enjoyable that I will purchase some on my Vita on the PSN store. I'm mad that I can't get Crysis Core and Valkyrie Profile though.
Bao Duong (1 day ago)
Even though I haven’t touched my vita for a while... I will always love that I can play ps1 games on the go. Especially the final fantasy games!
William Booth (1 day ago)
Custom firmware psp and henkaku psvita with sd2vita enough said. Fuck Sony 😂
NL0Gwenster (1 day ago)
Great to know about the D-brand skins being re-released, because ever since last year they did bring out skins but they quickly pulled them from the store as they had issues. WHen you removed the skin it would totally destroy the material of the Switch. Guess that's fixed. And yeah, PSP Go is my ALWAYS in my bag pocket emulator. I know i can emulate on a phone but i dont like "touch-screen controls" at all. I have a 2nd gen Vita since its JP launch and its still more compact than my Switch is. So it just depends on how long i travel/where i go which device i bring. Versatility :-) I wish Sony did more with the Vita. They didn't realize it to its full potential sadly.
The Cooper Tech Kid (1 day ago)
I had the go and while I love my PSP 3000th. The go had the buttons a little 2 close for comfort. The Vita was a great console but the buttons while better were still 2 close and made it uncomfortable after half an hour of play. The switch on the other hand is what the Vita should have been. Fits perfectly in the hand and over long play it doesn't give you sore fingers.
John Doe (1 day ago)
I'd buy a Switch only if it didn't have such shit games and was made from good material. I think I might buy a PSVITA and mod it.
Skywave (1 day ago)
Psp Go will break easily.Had One.Broken coz if the slider Don't really like the mechanism although i enjoyed the compactness of the PsP
TheCamagee (1 day ago)
Remote play is worth getting a vita alone...love mine.
Acer Njie (2 days ago)
the PS Vita is not dead
sor3999 (2 days ago)
The problem with the Vita was Nintendo. Their systems are cheaper and are the likely GO TO for parents to give to their kids to keep them occupied. However, parents are more likely to just hand their kids some cheapo Android tablet. What with all the free games on there parents don't even have to buy games for them. The Vita and Switch is entirely geared towards the hardcore gaming crowd and instead of bought as a baby sitting device.
Clav3l (2 days ago)
I’m still rocking both the psvita is a nice piece of hardware and the go is my favorite I still play it more than my switch
Saidul Alam (2 days ago)
lol back isn't touch screen.
Terminator T-X3 (2 days ago)
I’m surprised how many people call the rear touch pad a touch screen.
MAIcrosoft (2 days ago)
You should check out the Xperia Play (also known as the Playstation Phone), I'm pretty sure you'll like it! It's the same form factor as the PSP Go but is an Android phone. The slide out controller was made by the same guys who made the PSP go, and it has dual analog "touch" sticks. You can do emulation without any effort on Android, just get them from the Play store. There is also an official Sony PS1 emulator (you could buy PS1 games in the past but those were essentially the game packaged in an emulator) which you can hack and inject your own backups. They can be easily found for super cheap nowadays on ebay.
Legend i5 (2 days ago)
I prefer the original PSP because of the memory card. As it uses memory stick, you can get an adapter and put the microSD in it and enjoy.
Lee Keenan (2 days ago)
psp has to be to ultimate handheld dirt cheap games Like Gta , God Of War , Metal Gear Solid i could pick them up for under 15 Pound all 3 ,, just wish it had 2 analogues for FPS games
Derichel Roque (2 days ago)
my psp go is still working i dont know why
Knoob Gamers (2 days ago)
PS Vita isn’t dead in Japan
Sagar L Patil (2 days ago)
PSP Go is great choice for cfw only users. It's one of the coolest looking handheld i have ever seen. UMD slot could have made system quite popular.
CyberDasherXD (2 days ago)
PSP 3000 for the win!!!
YTBrowny (2 days ago)
I bought a GPD XD after modding my PSP to be a gaming emulation machine and I haven't touched the PSP since
Kesateria Matahari (3 days ago)
fun fact: you can put the vita on sleep for months and still resume your game right where you left it before.
Naif Al Jahimi (3 days ago)
Can Anyone Tell me what’s the name of the rear white bookshelf speakers??
Wassup Doc? (3 days ago)
I personally love psp go....its my all time favourite psp of all time
Samir Ali (3 days ago)
Thanks for the vid, can you please do a setup video on how to run ps vita link to ps4 smoothly, mine is so lacky and unusable.
Christian Van Iten (3 days ago)
Love my Go. My first one was stolen, but I've had my second since I was 11 and it's still going strong!
Ecke (3 days ago)
ALL N64 games dont work properly and are not really playable. But PSX is perfect.
Ayyds (3 days ago)
I wanted to buy a PSP Go after this video but there are hardly any available on eBay and they’re all in terrible condition
louis vivas (3 days ago)
I have the psvita 1000
ben zahra Saifeddine (3 days ago)
ps vita slim with lcd not oled ;) just original one with oled
Emppu T. (3 days ago)
Undertale.. ? Undertale is on vita!? .. why didnt i take my vita to this train trip! How big is the download? Someone please
justin garza (3 days ago)
Sony always messing up was a great system but of course overpriced memory cards and lack of games for it could think of tons of games that could have been made
James Jiao (3 days ago)
I love my Vita...always carry it with me when I am out and about.
derek stark (3 days ago)
So odd not mentioning how sick a hacked Vita is.
Sasha (3 days ago)
Handhelds have always been special to me, from the Game Boy Color I still have, to my PSP GO(never had an original PSP) my PS Vita, all of my DSs over the years as well as my GBA and now my switch.
Sokolov1964 (3 days ago)
I've been toying with the idea of picking up a Vita. The modding scene exists for it, too.
Jake Davis (3 days ago)
Modded 3ds is the way to go for handhelds haha
Jake Davis (3 days ago)
Holt Hazel sorry son, that's just wrong lol
Holt Hazel (3 days ago)
3ds is boring
Great 2&T (3 days ago)
Psp is my memory
Boredom Junkie (3 days ago)
Why are PSP Go consoles so expensive over there? £49.99 average on ebay.co.uk
Sinan Anayurt (3 days ago)
if you hack the psp go, that will be best in thing you can get in your hands!
Ramón González (3 days ago)
This guy plays emulated non-widescreen games stretched to 16:9 ruining the aspect ratio of the game. How can I falsify somebody's birth certificate to get him deported?
Classicos Nostalgicos (3 days ago)
Ramón González I dont care
Ramón González (3 days ago)
Classicos Nostalgicos Just because you enjoy doing something in a dumb way doesn't mean it's not dumb.
Classicos Nostalgicos (3 days ago)
Seriously, you whining over such a dumb thing like the way he prefers the screen when playing a game? Its him who is playing the game that way, what diference will this do on your life? Btw I too prefer playing games fullscreen over the original aspect ratio on my handhelds since their screen are small it doesnt affect the graphics and games still look very good.
Ramón González (3 days ago)
randomfrankp I just read the comments of your subscribers and I can tell you don't really have the brightest or most tech literate bunch in here, most probably don't even understand what an aspect ratio is or don't know how to change it like you. I guess my words fall on dead ears. You should still stop eating soup with a fork tho, for yourself.
randomfrankp (3 days ago)
salty
Daniel Despres (3 days ago)
PSP Via was an excellent handheld well ahead of its time. The problem is its game library is stuck in Japan! So many good, great games didn't get localized. If they did, it would have sold much better. We didn't fail the PSP Vita. Sony and it's publishers did.
Blaž Perme (3 days ago)
Since when did PS Vita fail? In Japan it's currently more popular than xbox and selling great!
Harbbe (3 days ago)
only in japan but the rest of the world? meh even for me id rather choose 3ds over vita and im a sony fanboy
風見雄二 (3 days ago)
I can't wait for the next sony handheld. 👍
Kevin Parker (3 days ago)
Dude, you still have pt?lol
Outsider (3 days ago)
A hacked 1000 Vita it’s the best, you get all the PS1 and PSP tittles via Adrenaline, also the Retroarch native vita app it’s great.
josh heredia (3 days ago)
“Failed” yes maybe but hacking scene saves these consoles
Man Dude (3 days ago)
That edition of PS Vita had a qhd Ips panel to my knowledge , it was the original that had an oled screen which is vivid af , at least from my experience
Neoku 84 (3 days ago)
The PSP go was awesome
Robot boyawesome (3 days ago)
I thought I was the only who still owns and uses a psp go and still love Vita for its remote play function
Shock N Awe (3 days ago)
2:30 - Bloody hell, you forgot to say that it is compatible with a PS3 controller AND can be connected to the telly.
Ankit Sen (3 days ago)
owning the psp go was the dream in my childhood
L Powell (3 days ago)
I think the vita is great and was just underappreciated
C. M. (3 days ago)
The psp go wasn’t a fail for hackers.
Your Nightmare (3 days ago)
Waiting for crying people about overpriced memory card But they dont cry to spend money for rare games 🖕
Samer Khatib (3 days ago)
I've own every psp model. From 1000 to Vita and I absolutely love every single one of them. I got the original 1000 on launch day and it was the coolest thing ever to me. Since then, I would go crazy for every new revision/ new model of the psp. Sony has created my favorite portable gaming devices ever. The psp GO model was also my favorite model from the psp series. And then the Vita came out and I played gravity rush and portable gaming became even more amazing for me. It's a shame the psp series and Vita failed. They are amazing consoles and I believe the Sony was way ahead of their time. The world wasn't ready yet for these kinds of systems. I feel if the vita was released today and just annoucned at this years E3, with slightly better specs than the original vita of course (to rival the switch at least) People would have gone crazy for it and it would of been a bigger success than what it was when it original came out. Also, if PlayStation had better support for their handhelds, especially the Vita, I don't think it would be a dead system today. I truly hope Sony returns to portable gaming in the futre.
KYY (3 days ago)
Who still play ps vita lol, is time to Switch!..Don't worry, my psvita is still chilling in my trash bin :)
KYY (2 days ago)
did i say i have an aversion to the vita? yes it was a great console back then but now it is clearly dead.. im trying to manifest that switch is a better console and is time to move on you homosexual
Ankit Sen (3 days ago)
KYY there are many who owns one.... ur just a hater... i can bet u dont even own a ps vita...
The Real Truth (3 days ago)
I love them too, I play them more than my switch, my switch has been collecting dust for months.
Grey Goose (3 days ago)
I modded my ps vita and it's my favorite way to play GBA games with its wonderful D pad and amoled screen
adoring fan (3 days ago)
Fan101 download henkaku
Fan101 (3 days ago)
Grey Goose yes how do u do it?
randomfrankp (3 days ago)
You should tell me how to do that lol I can't find a solid updated tutorial on how
rhouy22 (3 days ago)
lol hes got pokemon on a sony handheld lol you shouldve shown psp games instead of nintendo games when your talking about sony stuffs lol but seriously though i think i played more gba and gbc games on my psp more than psp games lol
Cesar Alvarez (3 days ago)
There's an accessory for the PSP Go which is a dock that allow you you connect the PSP Go to a TV and you can use the PS3 controller since the PSP Go has Bluetooth, so basically you have like a PS2/PS3 kinda experience. So a Switch before the Switch.
Jesus Perez (3 days ago)
The switch is more of a home console.
Zeroguard10 (3 days ago)
PSP GO IS THE WORST SYSTEM I OWN HATE THOSE FREAKING BUTTONS They are too small UGH!!! Ps vita Slim is the BEST
Zeroguard10 (3 days ago)
I still got my AQUA BLUE PSVITA it is Still Beautiful and Werks very well I love all the old games that I played there such FINAL FANTASY X, METAL GEAR SOLID HD, NINJA GAIDEN, DEAD OR ALIVE 5, ICONOLASTS I recently download that game is DAMN GOOD, and etc. I think Sony need to make NEW PS VITA 2 with big screen
sonicblast19 (3 days ago)
You can play PS4 wherever you are through Wi-Fi using your vita.. what a load of BS. The fucking thing can keep a stable connection 2 feet away from the PS4 even using direct connection.
Michael (3 days ago)
You can hook a PSPGo up to your TV with the right cables (component), and even sync your PS3 controller to it to essentially make a Switch almost 8 years before it came out. Also, the RPG library for PSPGo is pretty impressive. PGo is great.
alexisxg (3 days ago)
Wow this fucking YouTubers can’t let those console die for once!!!!!! Those consoles are FUCKING DEAD!!! GO BUY A FUCKING SWITCH!!!!!!!!
randomfrankp (3 days ago)
Watch the video dumbass, I have a switch.
Robot_ Gamer (3 days ago)
I have a PSP 3000 slim is 9 years old and is till working
Jaden Abed (3 days ago)
I've always wanted a psp go ...it's Soo cool. I ended up getting the Vita and I'm glad I made that decision. It's alot bigger today than it was at release. Freaking love it and has many cool games (I mostly play RPGs). I plan on getting the switch after a year or so ...
Patrick Wilmes (3 days ago)
I have to disagree on the Go. I worked on psps for years. The design of the Go is awful. Everything is so cramped!
Ecks™ (3 days ago)
Just some corrections to your video for the Vita part the back was always referred at a touch pad not a touch screen and the model that you are holding on to has a LCD not the OLED screen like the first gens.
Blumpkin the Priest (3 days ago)
What's the point in a PSP if you can't collect rare umd releases for it? The PSP Go was the most pointless endeavor in the history of handheld gaming.
The Liddler (3 days ago)
Extremely surprised that you're speaking about the Go but not the Nintendo DS or 3DS
The Persian Gamer (3 days ago)
I loved me psp go. I’m an idiot for trading it towards the Vita
Le Hazerd (3 days ago)
Playing Pokémon on PSP GO??
XIII P Ɔ H Λ N (3 days ago)
PSP GO is my baby
Kjartan The Viking (4 days ago)
Hey, what 64 emulator did you use on the PSP Go? I couldn't get 64 games to work well with the PSP 3000. Is the go more powerful?
熊夢魔 (4 days ago)
I love my ps vita, I got it fairly recently.. perhaps a year or two? I knew it wasn’t popular but I have loved it omai. And I’ve never played the psp go but I do have a psp 1000 that was passed down to me from my dad. It has no analog stick but it’s still functioning and I still buy games for it even today. Jesus, This video is great! For once somebody said that the vita wasn’t popular without saying it dead. Imo a dead system would be something that has been forgotten and doesn’t have a functioning store or doesn’t receive updates for the console and well.. the thing is EXTREMELY popular in japan, it does have a functioning store still (unlike the psp, but you can still buy digital games for the psp from the ps3 store so it’s okay) and the system itself is receiving updates to this day! Also, new games are added more frequently than people think.
熊夢魔 (2 days ago)
The Legendary Ravioli Like I said, Its not dead.. but it is not that popular in the Us lol
The Legendary Ravioli (2 days ago)
熊夢魔 I meant that most releases are of J-RPGs and indie titles.The main,big companies aren't makimg AAA games for it,it's the fault of devs that vita is kinda dead🙁
熊夢魔 (3 days ago)
The Legendary Ravioli Uhm no.. thats wrong...
The Legendary Ravioli (3 days ago)
No main titles are being released on the vita except for J-RPGs. And my gosh that psp is ancient xD
bigbonedaddy6 (4 days ago)
i love my vita we need new fps
Tres572 (4 days ago)
All the games in the ASSHOLE! 3:53 LOL
Zan Garunite (4 days ago)
I love my PS Vita! When I first got it, my mind was only on Persona 4 Golden. But now with the additional of really new games, I'm still in love with it! Can't wait for Catherine Full Body next year!!
Bloody Bubble (4 days ago)
Its more like Sony is. Sort of letting the Vita die but people are trying to keep it alive.
Balde TGX (4 days ago)
The psp wasent a failure it just coudent compare to the ds the pspgo thats failure!!
VivaLaBam916 xx (4 days ago)
I Just Recently got The Vita And It's Pretty Awesome! It has Its Flaws But The Graphics Are Great.
Christian Krautwald (4 days ago)
PSPGo's biggest issue was downloading off Sony's Services. It took hours to download games from PSN.
Arnel Samson (4 days ago)
vita and psp go is so good they compared it a generation above nintendo. where psp is comapred to 3ds and vita compared to switch w/c i think is crazy coz its 6 ahead thier counterpart
mentor (4 days ago)
Vita was the biggest disappointment in PlayStation history
Rob Ash (4 days ago)
You should check out the GPD XD and GPD Win 2 for handhelds. The XD is great for nostalgia gaming and the Win 2 is a 3DS sized Windows 10 computer that can run alot of 7th gen games and even some brand new titles like RE7 and State of Decay 2. The downside is they are Niche machines and the win 2 is rather costly.
Andrew Tank (4 days ago)
Dope menzingers shirt
mahendra kusuma (4 days ago)
I still have psp cfw,ps vita ofw,3ds cfw
kmphysics (4 days ago)
2:58 I hate when people make that "but smart phones" excuse, the 3DS was selling like hot cakes after they reduced the price and the Switch is booming right now. I'm not gonna waste the battery on my touch screen phone to play Fortnite when it's coming to the Switch (that also has it's own exclusives). Sony got greedy with their overpriced memory cards, gave up early on the Vita and focused on PS4.......that's it.
Gregg Congleton (4 days ago)
Crispy, smooth video and no overly generic music constantly looping in the background? Noice
It's Akile (4 days ago)
Bad press on the vita around the expensive memory cards killed the Vita at launch but it got good impressions from everyone overall, I wished sony went with regular SD Cards F!
Zube Eresia-Eke (4 days ago)
how do you play nintendo games on psp go?
The Real Truth (3 days ago)
Zube Eresia-Eke you hack it, its called emulation
ninjad3 (4 days ago)
i dont know why the ps vita failed. psp is one of the greatest handheld gaming iv ever played.

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