PSPMinis.com Is Closing

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Like the Minis program before us, PSPminis.com is wrapping up. The site will remain online, the reviews won’t get removed, nothing will be deleted. The forums will continue to be around. However, all future updates, news, and PlayStation Mobile reviews will cease. I would like to personally thank everyone, all of the readers (here and gone), the wonderful community. Also, thanks to our previous community writers, wherever you are.

The reason for our shutdown is that both the Minis and PlayStation Mobile programs didn’t take off as much as we would like them to have. Though there is an audience, a great audience, the niche is not big enough for us to continue this endeavor. Nevertheless, the four years have been a great experience for everyone, the community, the PSPminis.com writing team, the forum software and site maintenance crew (they exist), the developers, the publishers and their PR teams, and the dwellers whose voices we will never hear.

Special shout-out to O, and his videos, and all of his contributions as a reviewer and the forum fire-starter.

onmode-ky, our resident editor, I learned many things from you, as a person and as a video game reviewer.

JeremyR, my review buddy for years, I was never alone here.

Chris, the site owner, would also like to thank all of you for your great contribution.

I prepared some kind of an elegy. Not much of a poem, but this emanates from my heart.

Minis Be Great

These are the last letters sent

Not many hearts shall torment

Those who will, we bid farewell

Minis, be great, seldom sell.

Second chance came in Mobile

Traffic, still, an empty aisle

The Gods had spoken, listen

“You have fought well, be restin’.”

Developers, came and went

Readers of the past, present

We may not have forever,

But we have had each other.

[See the next few posts below for farewell posts from other members of the staff. - ed.]

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33 Responses to “PSPMinis.com Is Closing”
  1. Rockgamer says:

    I can’t really think of anything fitting to say, except thanks to everybody for all of their hard work over the years. I’ll definitely miss the site, but I’m glad everything that’s here already will still remain online.

  2. onmode-ky says:

    I’d like to thank Chris, Jasper, JeremyR, and Ofaliss for tolerating my compulsion to fix grammar for all these years. :) It’s been fun. Even cleaning out spammer comments has had its moments. And hey, I even published a review once.

    I’m glad to see the existing content and the forum will both remain. The forum is a nice community, and I’ll be sticking around there. Good luck to all in your future endeavors! And try not to be eaten by a grue.

  3. Angel.9 Rakou Cobra says:

    I’ve always been pretty quiet about commenting, but I loved reading all the reviews here. Thanks to all of you for keeping the site going as long as you did, especially with so few reviewers willing to give Minis a fair try. :)

  4. Freelance says:

    I am sad!!! Oh well, at least there’s still PSNstores.com for mobile news. I’ll still be here in the forums though. Thanks for making such a good website.

  5. AxelMill98 says:

    I loved this site since 2010. I will miss you guys. :’(

  6. JeremyR says:

    Great poem Jasper, I can just imagine you sitting on a stool, playing a guitar and singing it.

  7. Aaron Jean says:

    I know I haven’t been showing my presence of late(still lurking!), but this news does sadden me. I bought a replacement Vita just a few weeks ago, and was planning to start reviewing again soon.

    I’ll always remember PSPMinis as the first site that accepted me into a team, rather than simply published my articles and forgot about me.

    Thanks to onmode-ky for being such a meticulous editor, and to all the others for writing in such honest and distinct voices.

    Despite my absence toward the end, it’s been a great ride. I’m proud to have been a part of this team, even if only briefly.

  8. Jasper Nikki says:

    Thank you guys, and hi Aaron Jean! Yeah, we could have continued but the market won’t allow us!

  9. O says:

    This is just got dang depressing. It has been a helluva ride. I guess I’ll give onmode-ky one last epic job and type up something tear jerking..

  10. richicon says:

    All the best for the future guys – pspminis.com was my favourite site for Minis/PSM info (by a long way) – such a good crowd and friendly atmosphere.

    You were great :)

    Take care guys.

  11. Bryant says:

    Sad to hear no future content. But I enjoyed reading the previews and reviews. Plus all the giveaways made it even better. Gonna miss new content but life goes on. Good luck on future endeavors!!

  12. Freelance says:

    Will you devs still be here to chat in the forums?

  13. LJ_Ross says:

    :( Thank you for running such a wonderful site.

    I haven’t been able to come around as much as I would have liked of late but I always appreciated having a place where we could talk about minis with such a friendly crowed.

    Good luck to all of you in the future.

  14. If the staff here is looking for a PlayStation-related home, PlayStation LifeStyle is always taking on new volunteer writers.

    Shoot Sebastian or I an email with some writing examples and we’ll get the ball rolling.

    I believe I worked with Chris in the past; many years ago.

  15. Bertodecosta says:

    Noooooo.. I love this site :(
    Still..
    May you guys have a wonderful life after this.
    Thanks for great articles you’ve shared till this very moment.

  16. Spanish Bread (pjva) says:

    i had a great time browsing this site for (of course) best psminis reviews available, and even posting in the forums for simple game comments and high score sharing XD… so let me take this simple opportunity to thank you guys, it’s quite a grateful experience to be in an online community with people with the same interests… I’m pretty still interested with minis, unfortunately this is the end for minis’ era i guess… to the people behind this site, thank you! and good luck on your endeavors in life :D

  17. Huicho says:

    Best. Community. Ever.

    Hands down. This place is great.

  18. Jay-R says:

    Simply put, THANK YOU! By chance I came upon this site a few years back and was so glad I did. I even won a contest for “Wizorb” from you guys, something I never seem to have the luck for anywhere else (which I’ll never forget). Your news and reviews were wonderfully written, easy to read, and very informative. The community was great too! I’ll continue to come back… Best to all of you, you will be missed:)

  19. creonte says:

    goodbye, foruma appasionate italian player

    creonte_x

  20. Wombat says:

    To all of you I wish you to find other areas with fun as well as success :-)

    Thanks for your reviews and the contests!

    Kind regards
    Wombat, Germany

  21. pspgamer01 says:

    Had a great time on this website :D .

  22. thumbbandit says:

    The end of an era.

    MEGA SAD FACE
    :(

  23. Craig says:

    And I’d just discovered the site as well…

    Thanks for all your effort in reviewing the oft forgotten, frequently brilliant minis. In doing so you helped to raise their profile and introduce them to gamers like me.

    There’ll be a not so mini shaped hole in games journalism with your passing.

    Craig.

  24. Setting Up Wordpress says:

    Sad to see you guys go, you had a good run. I’ve been checking the site every so often for a few years now. Any plans to start up a new site, maybe focused on the vita or ps4?

  25. Wow, it’s been an eternity I didn’t wander here, as we had stopped publishing Minis games ages ago.

    I’d like to give a big thanks to the team for giving exposure to our games back then. Best of luck to your future endeavors, whatever they are!

    Yan

  26. wanderingwaste says:

    Why, have are you closing down? I have been playing with my Vita for the past couple of months, it was just now that I have decided to check on the PSP scene on what’s new and upcoming. Part of that was checking here, if there are any new Minis that will be worth playing on my PSP. Sadly, I read this news that you are closing. Only consolation is that all previous postings would remain here..

    Personally I would like to extend my thanks for the people who have been contributing here, all the time and effort. this is my first time posting here, I would like to wish you good luck in all your future endeavors. May God bless you!

  27. MickD says:

    Too bad, really liked the place! Will still try to hang out in the forum from time to time!

  28. someone says:

    OK so the minis/ psmobile psp thing is dead, why not retune this site to be a VITA exclusive site? VITA is getting many of these types of small/independant games. y u not adapt and survive like nature does do not just give up like a darwinian dead end ADAPT GROW AND LIVE in the ever changing wildly undulating landscape that is gaming. ADAPT DONT JUST GIVE UP. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELVES AND YOUR READERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Michael says:

    Dang. I was away for the summer, and I just found out. This announcement was posted on my birthday too. Well, it was fun while it lasted. Too bad I never entered one of those giveaways while they were going on.

  30. Shazbots says:

    Wow, just came by to visit and realize that is done for. Is been 4 years! Im was a reader since the beginning way before the Vita was announced. Man time goes by fast. Great thanks goes for everyone that contributed to the site, it was a great run. =))

  31. marco says:

    thx for all the great reviews. there was qality here. marco from italy

  32. Lance says:

    I would like to say, thanks for everything. I visit this site almost every week and after coming back from a long endeavor, I wanted to visit again, and I am sad to see this site go.
    This site was pretty much in the hands of PSP mini’s success.
    Also, thank you a lot for the PSP Go. I still play it a lot. I could not have enjoyed so much great PSP mini games without this website. Hope you find your next niche.

    -Lance

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