Today I sat down and looked at my poor, abused PSP, the fatty PSP too. And I thought why don’t I ever play my games on this console? I know it is not because I don’t like the system, because I do. Maybe I don’t play it because I am to lazy to even check if it has a charge. But why am I this lazy, why don’t I have any motivation to even try to turn it on. Well probably because I am afraid it will turn on.
Though I love the PSP in concept, there is nothing really wonderfully attractive about it. It really now has no propose in my life. The PSP has always kinda in the back of my mind felt like a mistake, not Sony’s but mine why would I lay down the dough to get a fancy game-boy?
Well I know why I laid down the dough, it was because of the wonderful Ideas of PS3-PSP integration. Well that integration was fairly nonexistent from the start. When you plugged your PSP into your brand new PS3 you were fairly disappointed that it behaved much like when you plugged it into your computer. It was a little clunky and only let you use it as a external hard drive really. You could even plug your GBA into your Game-cube and get some cool features (GBA on your TV primarily).
Now times are finally changing and Sony is starting to offer some integration. You can now download games on your PS3 and transfer them to your PSP, and they are coming out with games like Resistance Retribution that give you extra interaction when plugged into your Playstation. But I still want more, I want to play a racing game on my PS3 and use my PSP as a controller and a rear view mirror, or be playing Fallout 3 and have my PSP be my Pip-Boy. That is what I consider full integration, and Sony really needs to open that box to developers. It would really give me a reason to actually turn on my PSP.