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New Lilac PSP Coming Bundled With Hannah Montana

On My Soapbox About the New PSP Lilac Bundle

Honestly, I kind of hate the way game companies categorize women. Take this new lilac-colored PSP bundle for example. According to Sony, it's being released later this year "as part of a new focus on expanding the PSP market to female gamers" and is coming packed with the latest installment of the Hannah Montana PSP game. Okay, so what's so wrong with Hannah Montana? Nothing really, except for the fact that Sony is also releasing Assassins Creed as a bundle, as well as bringing Little Big Planet to the PSP later this year. So why the Hannah Montana bundle? Oh right, cause women must not like to play the same games guys do.

For me to drop my $200 dollars on a game bundle, you better be packing my PSP with LBP, or even the recently announced Rock Band Unplugged. I know gamers are still going to pick up this bundle just for the console color, but come summertime, I'm betting on seeing quite a few copies of Hannah Montana for the PSP in the bargain bin, causing "women" to spend more money on a game they'll actually play. Am I the only one frustrated with this bundle announcement?

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pinkmystic pinkmystic 7 years
I brought a light blue DS, that came bundled with brain age. I like the color of this PSP. I was drooling over it myself, too bad I already own one. Though since HM is attached to it, I probably would feel foolish for buying one.
misogi misogi 7 years
This is one of those rare moments where I wish I was a guy - I would buy one of these in an instant if I weren't a girl, just because this whole promotion is so ridiculous & funny. "Lilac goes so well with my skin tone!" :)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
my ds is dark blue and black and i love it. but purple is my fav color (and green) and i would totally snatch this up. in fact, i was planning to get a psp this summer and i think this seals the deal. so that's a lilac psp and a red xbox. nice. haha
macgirl macgirl 7 years
I am a serious gamer. 2 Ps3's, 2 Xbox 360's, 2 of most games that we own due to co-op gaming whether it be system link or over the interweb. I just finished playing Resistance 2 online with my husband and my brother where I am a medic and responsible for all my fellow teammates lives. THIS little lilac beauty made me drool a little. If I didn't already have a red PSP it would be mine. The Hanna Montana game that came with it would never be played. If it came with LBP though, I might have to sell my red one and get it. I don't need my games to be manly colored to prove myself. I think I actually like to go the girly route in a shock and awe routine. I am a tech in a mostly male field so I already stick out like a sore thumb, why not make it obvious.
aeschere aeschere 7 years
whoaaaaaaaaa that sucks. i love love looove the lilac color. almost enough to have me consider buying it. but i'm quite offended with the attached game choice. hannah montana is clearly for one certain age group, and even then those girls deserve better! they could have at least bundled it with Crisis Core... arghhhh...
em1223 em1223 7 years
This is ridiculous, I would prefer a black or red one any day. And NEW'S FLASH EVERY 14 YEAR OLD GIRL HATES HANNAH MONTANA! Only 7 and 8 year old's like her poor excuse for a career. =D
krissycake krissycake 7 years
blah, it's cute, sexism will always exist, and if i had a disposable income, you betcha i would buy this and throw away the HM game.
iLauren iLauren 7 years
I have to admit I'm a total "girly" girl--I have the pink DS and I was drooling when I saw the lilac PSP but yeah it ticks me off when companies assume they have to make it pastel in order to sell it to women. As for HM, not going to lie I do have it for DS (and I'm 24) but seriously? A bundle? Give us credit Sony! Women like gore and fighting as much as a man. I never wanted a PSP until I saw this one....and the fact that LBP will be released just assured a purchase from me.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 7 years
I'd love the lavendar color but HM is not even remotely a possibility for me. I can't stand her. She's a horrible role model and just incredibly annoying. I got my DS as a mothers day gift last year - cobalt blue. LOVE it. :)
noodledoodle noodledoodle 7 years
Ooh, i want. I'll throw away hannah montana, however. Or burn it in a ritualistic cleansing ceremony. Whichever fits. Will Little Big Planet be released as a bundle or seperately?? I want this game so bad!
margokhal margokhal 7 years
That lilac kind of makes me want to vomit. The Sony PSP group needs to fire their marketing people - because obviously they don't get it. Women aren't more likely to buy a product if it's made more "feminine" looking. That's like the Guitar Hero wireless consoles by Aly & AJ - PINK skulls and khaki on baby pink?! Gross. Like I would pay money for that. I'd rather see just a wider range of colors - red, yellow, orange, green. If you're going to go with purple, at least go with a strong deep metallic kind instead of this lavender pastel crap!
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 7 years
All those Teenie Tweenies who get their Mommies and Daddies to buy the bundle because of the Hannah Montana game are going to be sad little campers once they find out that it's pretty much the only 'girly' game of its kind on the PSP.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Actually, I like the lilac, but I like purple. But I do agree that it is silly to feel the need to market to women this way. Heck, I bought my DS in that lovely blue color and not the girly rose color. I know game companies are trying to market to women and that's great. I'm glad they are recognizing that women are gamers too, but making a lilac colored PSP for women? That's just goofy. And I wish Hannah Montana would just go away.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 7 years
Well the good news is that they still make non-gender-specific-colored games & accessories for gals like us. Although I've been planning on blinging out my red DS with some Swarovski crystals... I agree with Leila that unfortunately this trend will continue... especially since there is a HUGE market out there for girly games & accessories. But what I'm happy about is that there are games out there for girls; it's not just a boy thing anymore! Isn't it rad that an 8-year-old now has the choice of a Hannah Montana bundle? I can tell you that certainly wasn't the case when Game Boys came out when I was a kiddo.
heatherhas heatherhas 7 years
I agree this is REALLY lame, and I fear it won't be ending anytime soon. It reminds me of how I was little I always wanted the "boy" happy meal because their toys were a lot better than the ones in the "girl" happy meals.
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