GPS sells out in Japan
Japan is certainly excited for the new GPS peripheral. amazon.co.jp is reporting that its first shipment for the device is already sold out. The customers that are buying the tool are also buying Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, most likely because the Kojima stealth game happens to support the device. They're also picking up Chotto Shot (the PSP camera), because as you know, once you start buying peripherals for a system, you want to buy them all. The hardcore Japanese PSP fans appreciate the PSP's Swiss Army knife-like functionality... how about you? Will you be picking up the GPS system when it comes out?
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10-15-2006 @ 9:52AM
I wont be picking up the Camera, but I might consider the GPS system, if it works well and its at the right price. Could come in very handy.
10-15-2006 @ 10:23AM
10-15-2006 @ 10:38AM
I probably wont pick up the GPS system but i probably pick up the camera if it works good and has a good price. Can be very useful.
10-15-2006 @ 11:28AM
lol. The previous two posts look kinda faked if you read them both :P
Well, if there'll be a navigation system for German for the GPS, I will DEFINITELY pick it up.
But I fear that it'll be released as soon as 2010...
10-15-2006 @ 11:36AM
I still don't get the GPS peripheral: what does it do? Can anybody help me?
10-15-2006 @ 11:58AM
Silver R. Wolfe said...
It's a GPS! Global Positioning type stuff. It's what some people use in their cars as onboard navigation. It gets your global position via satellite.
Some games will take advantage of the GPS like MGS:PO, which will allow you to locate other players of MGS:PO nearby by using the GPS peripheral.
And in Japan, the GPS unit unlocks a mode in Hot Shots Golf, that will serve as a complete map and guide of the golf course you're on IRL.
Other than that, I assume some traditional GPS software will become available that will allow you to use it as a navigational device.
10-15-2006 @ 2:01PM
I will be buying both the EyetoyPSP and GPS. I cant wait til they come Stateside. Any word on exact dates?
10-15-2006 @ 3:26PM
Give me Stars or Give me Death! said...
I just found out about a bunch of planned Sony peripherals! Here they are in no particualr order.
SonySuds Washer: Use PSP software to program a load of wash. Dishwasher coming soon!
SonySnacks Microwave: Tired of pushing buttons on your microwave? With SonySnacks you can use the PSP's OS to program your meal's cook time. Bing!
SonyShox Defibrillator: No paramedics in sight? No problem! Revive friends and loved ones with the push of a button. Comes in Sterile Silver, Heart-Attack Red and Not-Breathing Blue.
SonySkates: Use this simple kit to transform your PSP into a rollerblade! (Requires two PSPs for maximum efficiency. SCE is not responsible for serious injury or death resulting from use of this product. Skate responsibly.)
The PSP is so worth it.
10-15-2006 @ 6:39PM
You bet,so when theres going to be more gps and cameras again i just pre order mgs ops from EB games.
To 7. if the ds had it "OMG teh teh inovation11111."But in the PSP is not inovation,take your bs somewhere else death and you Piece of "Nintendo Dual 5h1t" with you.
What a [email protected] expect nintendo to copy this any time soon.
"Nintendo Dual 5h1t gps,is here!!!! all the gps only with less functions and more cheap since we builded poorly!!,you can use it with pokemon to be a true master 'cause it has teh pikachu,if you dont have it you are not a nintendo fan and no one will love you,'cause we r teh nintendo.
10-15-2006 @ 7:05PM
I can't quite understand the demand, here. These capabilities don't seem particularly mainstream, and they certainly won't fair as well as their specialized counterparts (or possible even some of the new cameraphones). There'll be some demand, but we largely aren't a country with the same Wi-Fi access and confusing roads as some parts of Japan, so it doesn't retain the same utility.
I'm more looking forward to the announced keyboard and mouse technology, since that should add to the multimedia capabilities. The PSP doesn't really need gimick games that require you to purchase an add-on just to play.
10-16-2006 @ 3:41AM
Woo Elephant Yeah said...
I can't believe nobody has realised what the exciting thing about the GPS peripheral is.
It will turn your PSP into a Sat-Nav system such as TomTom
What does this mean? Well basically for about £40 you could buy a PSP cradle with charger to stick in your car, and the GPS accessory.
I don't know how much the Sat-Nav software is going to be, but I expect it will be reasonable and you can update your maps by downloading them through the PSP website or something like that.
All the "play other players in your area" is only secondary stuff where games developers want to play with something new.
The actual point of the GPS is to turn your PSP into a sat nav, a damn site cheaper than going out and buying a sat-nav unit.
Stop all the anti fanboy comments and discuss things with some sort of sense please, it makes reading comments here shite otherwise
10-16-2006 @ 8:47AM
#10 What does wifi access have to do with the GPS add-on? And what does "confusing roads" have to do with using a GPS? You never use mapquest or any online program to give you directions to get somewhere? If you know how to get to every destination anywhere in America then sure the GPS is definitely is a waste...