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"Multiple Sources" Say PSP2 Is All Over The Industry

The PSP2 rumor has been prevalent throughout most of the year, and it's most recently come to a fever pitch. Basically, the thing is coming...it's only a matter of when.

We've heard from one source that a few developers already have the PSP follow-up in their possession, and they're currently working on software for the new piece of portable hardware. Now, according to Develop, it seems the PSP2 is an inevitability and Sony is merely waiting to compile "a significant launch window lineup." This is based on information taken from "multiple industry sources;" the implication is that Sony "is spreading its PSP2 tech widely" so as to have a big impact when it hits retail shelves. By the way, if you're wondering, it probably won't be all-digital like the PSP Go; Sony boss Kazuo Hirai has since said they would not entirely abandon physical media in the near future. For the record, Netherrealm Studios' executive producer Shaun Himmerick told Industry Gamers that they have a "PSP 2 in house and we're looking at the engine."

At this point, it might be a good guess to say the PSP2 is set for a holiday 2011 launch, or perhaps even earlier.

Tags: psp, psp2, psp2 news, sony psp2, psp2 release

9/28/2010 9:09:05 PM John Shepard

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Comments (90 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:38:15 PM
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I too see it as a Holiday 2011 release. I don't doubt it will still have physical media but this time no moving parts. The UMD is a huge constraint on the battery.

Day1 for me.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:43:10 PM

I'm inclined to agree about not having moving parts, but doesn't a proprietary disc format like UMB seriously negate piracy?

Also, there's been major evolutionary breakthroughs in mobile battery technology over the last few years.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:51:17 PM

The mobile battery breakthroughs you're mentioning don't validate the use of UMD or a similar movable device for reading media.

As far as pirating I only hope Sony has found the right balance of protection and storage medium for the PSP2.

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Kevadu
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 2:38:31 PM

"...but doesn't a proprietary disc format like UMB seriously negate piracy?"

Given that the PSP is probably the most heavily pirated video game console ever...no.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:46:39 PM

Personally I think they will go for a read only version of the memory stick format that uses heavy encryption to protect the content. I think that Sony will use all the lessons of the PSP and PS3 and bake the security into the lowest level of the hardware to prevent hacking. I also expect that all content will be available for download as well as on media. No more spinning discs, they eat the battery up.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:41:29 PM
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I'm really hoping the PSP2 delivers big, and I have to say the PSP-2000 is the first handheld I've ever owned that I didn't turn around and sell within the first year of owning it.. No Nintendo handheld has managed to do that.

I'm somewhat surprised that the PSP2 isn't sporting the 3D screen like the 3DS(for now). It would seem to me that a 3D component would help stimulate overall consumer demand for 3D based content in general: consoles, tvs, handhelds etc.

Oh well, I'd imagine it's not too late to still implement it. Even during the PSP2's lifecycle, sort of like PS3.

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Shams
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:51:23 PM

i remember while i was waiting for Wipeout HD for the ps3, I picked up a psp just for Wipeout Pure and Pulse. Pulse was my first multiplayer addiction, and through it, my psp consumed the majority of my gameplay time early in the ps3/360 gen. I remember playing that, Tekken 5, and later GOW:COO on my bed with headphones, and completely forgetting i was playing on a handheld. PSP2 will be a sure purchase for me.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:58:49 PM

Awesome, Master Shams, yeah, Tekken 5 was incredible. First time ever did I play a handheld fighter that didn't feel compromised on the transition to handheld play.

ANd yeah, I loved the first WipEout PSP game. I have every intention of getting the sequel. Same thing goes for Motorstorm: Arctic Edge. Actually, I did see it selling for $14.99 new at Target a couple weeks ago... I'm playing FF9 and I know I can't spread myself out too thin on handheld games. I play my consoles about 5x more than handhelds. Plus, I already have Suikoden waiting to be played, too.



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Shams
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:05:27 PM

Imagine playing vs online on a 4G network, or 16 player race or team death match with chat, or a co-op in the next LBP on the go? Imagine checking your emails and invitations cross network on your ps3/ps4 account from your psp2? Maybe too soon, but the future has exciting possiblities, doesn't it, Sensei Temjin?

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:35:12 PM

I wouldn't care for cellular network connectivity, but how about a retina display yes? for full 720p display, better processor, bluetooth connectivity (for headsets, keyboards, and I don't know what else...), wifi goes without saying, of course a second analog stick, the ability to butter my toast...(jk) and I don't know what else, but I am thinking it'd be awesome if they used blu-ray for games, flash memory, and of course it has to have the capability to kick some handheld bootay...

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 4:53:55 PM

720p seems unlikely: the pixels would be extremely small and I doubt you would get much benefit. People say 1080p isn't necessary on TVs smaller than 42"; they're wrong, but I doubt 720p is necessary on a 4.2" screen.

That's not even considering the GPU processing power needed for 720p X 30 FPS rendering.

A native 480p screen would be entirely adequate and would allow any PS1/PS2 game (or DVD) to be displayed at its native resolution.

Also, I have to say it...no second nub, no buy. ;)

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:40:44 PM

@fane1024, yeah I suppose, but what would benefit from the resolution would be when connected to a tv, just like you can connect this generation psp, and it wouldn't just be for gaming, also tv shows, it would be nice to have them on your memory stick and take them anywhere and when you have a hdtv available just whip out the component cable and enjoy a good hd movie or tv show, you know just like with the apple products but with high def...if that made sense

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Highlander
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 1:40:55 AM

@Fane,

I wonder whether they might go for something like a 540p resolution? half of the vertical and horizontal resolution of 1080p so only 500Kpixels, but still quite nice on a 4.2-inch sized screen.

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Fane1024
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 4:52:38 PM

@ Cesar

Good point, but it would still require a very powerful (and therefore expensive and hot) GPU to render at 720p. Pre-rendered video output at 720p (e.g., HD movies) could maybe work, but likely not in-game graphics.

@ Highlander,

Or possibly even 576p, to support native PAL resolutions. But then everyone would complain about the black bars at the edges of the screen when it displays 480p.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:02:32 PM

Hehe Im with you man.


Oh! new Resistance 3 in game screens have just popped up. NICE!

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godsman
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:50:01 PM

Touch screen, higher specs, dual analog sticks. I'm happy with that.

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CONTRABAND
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 9:51:15 PM
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A second analog stick, BIG HDD, and the ability to store the games on my PC and add them whenever i feel the need to play. i only say PC instead of my PS3 due to the fact that i need all the room i can get on my PS3 HDD, its only 300gb while my PC is 2TB

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:09:26 PM

Do you have Media Go? you can already manage your PSP downloads with your PC. Syncs your PSP to your PC like iTunes and an iPod.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:06:31 PM
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I hope it incorporates a new game disc that holds more data, something like UMD2.

That and the obvious second analog stick

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TheIllusiveMan
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:36:40 PM

Old news, but you never know:
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/08/02/mini-blu-ray-discs-show-off-wider-adoption-of-hd-format/

Just let them incorporate that into the new PSP.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:13:33 PM
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Wonder if it will be b/c. If not i will have to buy a PSP-3000 before i buy this.

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SSRGohan
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:49:58 AM

I ended getting psp3000 i coulnt stay away from that Metal Gear Bundle, too bad they're talking about psp2 but i wouldnt mind some kind of backwards compatible, i'd hate to see all the psp umds just wasted.

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Stabs88
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:10:49 PM

I just got the 3000, I couldnt stay away from the KH: BbS. And if they dont do backwards compatible ill be just as upset just like when i heard they didnt have it for the PS3. Heart breaker but not a deal breaker, its a good thing i kept my PS2 and take care of all my systems

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:16:11 PM
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I hope they make a phone model (with touchscreen) a big bigger than psp go and no UMD. I'd get it.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:27:25 PM

bit bigger*

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StangMan80
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:31:36 PM
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I am really looking forward to the new PSP, I am diffidently considering a purchase. I hope sony delivers big. I hope this devise will slow down the DS's sells. I hate those things, I guess there are to many people who like touching things...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:40:11 PM
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I'll hafta break down and get a PSP1.

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:46:22 PM

Not to mention play though MGS4!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:48:53 PM

::applause::

So I take it you'll be getting a PSP2 in 2016?

That is if my dream of complete world domination doesn't come about by 2015.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:51:27 AM

Yeah the PS1 classics look too bad on the big screen. Maybe I can get a job where I sit on my ass all day.

And yeah, I gotta play MGS4 too. My must have list this year is pretty slim so it should be doable.

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main_event05
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 7:21:37 AM

World? you haven't played MGS4??

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:57:14 PM

Played it, not beat it. Stealth isn't my thing, but great stories are... and I have newer games, so you see my issue.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:16:48 PM

Thats the great thing about MGS4 World. Just put it on a easier setting and go in guns blazing. No need to be stealthy at that point.

When you attempt Boss Extreme mode thats when you need to be stealthy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:34:38 PM

I'll get to it for certain, though it might be in the dead of winter so I can hunker down and really take it on. Right now I'm kind of spreading my time among a bunch of games and look here comes New Vegas and Castlevania.

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:48:15 PM
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I can't wait for the PSPII. It would be nice to get some official specs on the hardware and maybe some pictures to. Just having dual analog sticks could do wonders.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:50:28 PM

Well just look at what the Nintdeno 3DS is capable of and think 3 times better.

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sticklife
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:28:55 PM

I kinda hope we don't get any pictures, at least until they want to show it off. Poor Sony can never keep their secrets, someone always seems to ruin the fun. I'd like to be blown away at E3.

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GuardianMode
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:10:28 PM
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I am glad they are taking their time on it. A large launch line-up will be a big plus. I just hope they bring over more of those niche games that are all the rage in JP.

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:15:26 PM
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This guy at Netherrealm Studios opens his mouth and starts talking PSP2 before Sony can announce anything? Smooth move ex-lax. I'll wave the next time I drive by the unemployment office.

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godsman
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:48:00 PM
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The PSP2 will have to have more improvements on gameplay rather than JUST upgraded specs. One thing about PSP is that it's trying too hard to be a portable console. It has similar games as a PS3 but with lower graphics. If the game is that long and same gameplay, why would I not buy the PS3 version?

I see no reason to get Modnation racer or LBP, when the PS3 big brother version is so much more powerful and rich.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 8:08:21 AM

I see your point, but I think you've actually stated both sides of this argument here. The PSP has games that play similar to their PS3 counterparts. I think that's great! You can take those games with you. I can't play my PS3 on my lunch break, or at the bus stop, or on the airplane. I can't even play it at home till everyone else is in bed because the TV is monopolized by my wife and/or kids.

Having quality games that play just like console games is what makes the PSP great for me, it's why I got it.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:58:33 AM

I agree with gumbi. l like having the option to play LBP or GT where ever I want. it's a good thing the PSP has smaller interations of PS3 titles.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 5:04:37 PM

The only thing that ever attracted me to the PSP (I got a 1000) was that it could play "full" (console-style) games. Except that it couldn't, because it only had one analog nub. :(

I will agree with godsman that I would buy a PS3 version of a game rather than a PSP version (and not both), but that's because I mostly game at home. Almost all of my PSP games are offshoots of console franchises.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:53:44 PM
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Two analogue nubs would necessitate four trigger buttons. Otherwise Sony would just open up a new can of control worms.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:24:41 AM

Now that you mention it those would be nice too. Though second nub is really for all those games that require you to use the dpad for camera controls. Which after playing some monster hunter or portable ops would leave my finger seriously hurting

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:58:22 AM
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Yes! I hope it comes with the ability to piggyback phone networks for online capabilities. As others have stated, a second analogue nub is almost a necessity, and an awesome launch line-up. I'd like to see them use a new type of Memory Stick as the format for games, just so that they are small and can have almost limitless space.

If it does come out around Christmas next year, that should be just about in time for my second attempt at my round-Aus trip, so I'll definitely be packing it. Make it happen Sony!
Peace.

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___________
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:45:41 AM
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i was going to buy a PSP at the end of the year so i could play GOW GoS, but this has really made me reluctant!
nothing worse than spending 300+ bucks on a system, than a few weeks later a newer better one is announced for slightly more.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:51:57 AM
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They wouldn't be fool enough to make it non-backward compatible would they?

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 4:21:21 AM

My bet is that they will not re-use the UMD format, which logically follows that it will not be fully backwards compatible. It would be an incredible oversight on the part of Sony to not have at least the PSP games available on the network able to be played on the newer unit though. Yeah.
Peace.

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Cavan1
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:17:07 AM

well they could not use umd, but be able to make it play psp games from the store, therefore advertising it as backwards compatabile, even though its not really, as no one buys games off the store lol

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 7:01:00 AM

I do?!? I have a umd collection and digital collection. US and Australian digitally. I have a 32 gig stick in my 3000 model. PSN is great for buying psp games digitally.

I see no reason whatsoever why it couldn't be backwards compatible with current games off the store.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:49:57 AM
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All these ppl saying huge hhd, big specs, dual analog, wireless N, big battery life, hd screen... All I can say is, expensive.

Thankfully with the PSPgo released Sony will most likely keep the current psp on the market for quite awhile I guess. All the while the same people who wanted the world, will get the world and then complain about the price. Just like the PS3.

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main_event05
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 7:24:19 AM

The PS3 was completely justified in it's price. IMO I say you payed for the Blu Ray. When the cost of BR tech fell so did the price of the PS3. But you also go Sooooo much more than that.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:13:30 AM

Yes, it was justified. Complaining about it wasn't. We got stripped away features because of the complaining.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 8:16:18 AM
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I'm really excited for PSP2. I'm quite anxious to see what Sony has in store for us, and if they've taken note of what WE want. Dual analogs is a must, no way around it. I hope they drop disc media for something more space/power friendly. I'm all for games on small cartridges or signed memory sticks. And I hope it comes with GOBS of internal storage. At the very least 16Gb.

Another thing I would really love, since I suspect it'll support HD resolutions, would be an HDMI out for playing games and media on your HDTV. I store a lot of home video's and photos on my PSP. If I could just hook it up to the big screen and play a slide show, with some mp3's playing in the background, that'd be super slick. I know you can do this now with the PSP, but you need a special cable, that you have to lug around with you anywhere you go. HDMI is a standard, anyone with an HDTV should have one.

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 8:16:21 AM
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what i hope mostly that it will have a phone including within but im sure that it will have a 3g connectivity for on the go online playing which it will be a great privilege over the the new Nintendo 3DS but i think including a phone system within the new psp will highly increase its price still im willing to buy it at day one if it was within 500$ but still everything about that will be just speculations the other thing im sure about that this hand held machine will be very powerful game and multimedia device with high connectivity and it will be so gorgeous ,
im already in love with it

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:04:10 PM

Meh, I'd rather Sony just stick to gaming with the PSP. if they want to dip into the cell phone gaming market, Sony Ericson should just develop a phone to compete with the iPhone.

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:52:56 PM

i think most probably it will be 3G connectivity like an ipad as i have indicated the psp2 will be such an expensive device when they include a phone and that price will be such a draw back for the device for its marketing ,and i done think that they will fall in the same old problem ,the one happened 4 years ago with the price of the ps3

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:23:29 PM

Yea but i don't see how making it into a phone will do them any good. Adding a phone into the mix just increases the price and gamers aren't going to want to sign up with some cell phone company and get locked into a contract just to buy the new PSP2. Sony is better of keeping the focus on gaming and not cell phones with the PSP. They already have a cell phone division. If they really want to dip into that market Sony Erickson needs to come up with something. Those who own an iPad still have to pay ATT a monthly subscription fee for 3G use. Not a good idea for the PSP. By going that route they potentially alienate people like me who already pay too much money for cell phone use.

Besides, a phone is a phone, not a gaming device. Sure people try to turn phones into portable gaming devices but they are not even close to being as entertaining or as good as the PSP or DSi. I love my iPhone for many reason but gaming isn't one of them.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 5:09:07 PM

If there is a phone version, there had better be a non-phone version (a la the iPod Touch) as well or the price will be prohibitive.

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 8:32:12 AM
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I hope it doesn't come out till holiday 2011, because I just upgraded from the PSP1000 to the PSP3000 Metal Gear Solid bundle. That would suck too turn around and buy another portable gaming device in the next couple months.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:01:52 PM

You don't have to buy it right away. I'm sure it wont release with a stockpile of must have games.

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JPBooch
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:24:17 AM
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A friend of mine has actually seen the PSP2. He said it looks like a DS controller with the wings and dual analog sticks. The person who had it, who works for Sony, was field testing it and had it strapped to his belt like a phone. He also said that it can be used as a PS3 controller if you want.

That will be cool, games could utilize it as a mini HUD. Kind of like the touch screen on the DS.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:26:28 AM
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Definitely waiting for the PSP2 for my portable gaming needs, I was interested in the 3DS until I discovered it is $300!!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:00:07 PM

$300? Really? Nintendo can't be serious. If that's the case I'll be waiting for a while before I pick up a 3DS. Possibly until the Zelda titles start rolling out.

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GuardianMode
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:07:28 PM

300USD maybe a tad expensive. The nentendo faithful will buy it. Just look at the sales in JPN. Everyone and their pet must have a DS system by now. I doubt 300$ will hold them back for a new one.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:57:20 PM

Not only is it going to be $300, now it's release date has also being delayed till March 2011.

So no Holiday soup for them.

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TheIllusiveMan
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:43:27 PM
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My idea for the PSP2 is to make it like a DualShock 3 controller, with a touch screen that has a higher resolution than the current PSP, full PSN access, including friends lists, messaging, and Trophy support. That's more than enough for me to buy it.

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CharlesD
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:46:40 PM
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I did use my PSP quite a bit when I first got it, but use declined after a while. Anyways, I am all sorts of excited for a PSP2, and a guaranteed purchase if it is halfway decent. Maybe it'll rival the crazy nonsensical rush for the iPhone.. except this might actually have some real use :)

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Zorigo
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 12:58:27 PM
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well i'd take this into seeerious consideration

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:27:56 PM
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Roger Moore(SmokeyPSD) has a point. Adding more to the PSP2 like a touch screen, bigger internal memory etc is only going to push the cost of this thing into iPhone(before the rebate)territory. Then people are going to complain it cost $400 plus at launch.

I want to see an improved PSP as much as anyone but i still want it to be a reasonable price at launch.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 5:13:21 PM

Jawk,

That's the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) from The X-Files. Hence Smokey's nom de plume.

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 5:35:18 PM

There are cheaper touch phones with similar/better specs than the iphone but much cheaper price tag.
Its just the fact its an iphone that makes it a few hundred more than the rest.
But i see your point

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:15:05 PM

ooooh.....he looks like Roger Moore in his Bond get up.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:15:05 PM

ooooh.....he looks like Roger Moore in his Bond get up.

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Fane1024
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 5:02:20 PM

@ PAKINIPS

Aren't the phones mostly cheaper because you are locked into a service contract (i.e., the cost of the hardware is subsidized by the service provider)?

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:28:37 PM
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PSP GO can piggyback on to a phone that is capable of doing such a task. I think the only thing the psp is missing is the two analog nubs and a better lineup of games. Peacewalker is really awesome. So is GOW. And lets not forget Patapon. LOL. I think it would be sweet if it included an "AMOLED" screen though.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 1:45:30 PM

They could up the graphics and add another analog nub and i would be happy.

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TheIllusiveMan
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 2:04:27 PM

And then small additions would be nice, like pressure sensitive buttons, possibly have R2/L2 buttons (PSP has at least proved that to be unnecessary, but it would be nice), and like I've previously said, full PSN access.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 5:18:37 PM

I'd be fine with roughly the same CPU, as long as it has a native 480p screen (and the corresponding GPU) and as many of the control elements of a DS3/Sixaxis as they can jam onto it.

Rumble, baby!

;)

(The author recognizes that rumble would be a horrid waste of battery life and does not endorse its inclusion in a handheld device.)

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:16:43 PM

PSN access through a 3G or Wireless ethernet connection - of course.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:39:55 PM
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No discs with PSP2 - I hope. I'm hoping that Sony decides to go with a heavily encrypted read only version of the Memory Stick for retail games, and a download option for everything. That will use less battery and be just as secure, if not more.

I'd definitely expect that the hardware will be hardened at a low level against intrusion much in the same way as the PS3 is. Sony's learned a lot from both the PSP and PS3 regarding preventing hacks. Expect all those lessons to be evident in the new PSP2 whenever it arrives.

Other than that, wireless n, bluetooth, all the usual motion sensors, a magnetometer, microphone, camera, twin analog sticks, and a touch interface of some kind. All with an OLED screen of some kind.

Sorted.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:17:20 PM

Read Only Memory stick? So instead of UMDs we would buy a Memory Sticks with the game on it?

Couldn't Sony create something all new and go the way Nintendo did with cartridges but something more original?

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 6:42:45 PM

it would be like the iphone for handheld videogame devices

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:13:53 PM

Why bother with something new Jawknee? MemoryStick capacity goes up to 16/32GB and higher (I believe) so there is no space issue. You can already get MemoryStick products in the micro format, so they don't have to be huge. Why spend money on a whole new media or cartridge standard if you can simply put games on Flash Memory chips and blow out an efuse to prevent anyone from re-writing the memory.

To me it seems a less expensive and perfectly viable route. I have no idea if they'll go this way, but I'd love the to do so, it'd make carrying games a lot easier.

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 3:18:11 PM

Wouldn't it be easy to pirate games from a Memory Stick? Even if its only in Read only.

I only mentioned a cartridge like format because it seems you cant pirate those. If Sony can come up with a way to stop piracy and use the memory sticks, im all for it. I agree that it would be a great option for PSP consumers.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:06:57 PM
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Hmmm, at first thought....

If they go with games on memory sticks, lets hope they set a standard GB for these sticks.
And that I'll also be able to erase a bad game off of it, just so I won't waste too much money, & I can have a few more re-usable memory sticks.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:15:49 PM

Well, let's double the capacity from the 1.8GB of a UMD to 4GB. 4GB flash devices are extremely cheap to make, and if you include efuses that can be physically burned out to prevent rewriting, it's permanent.

Heck, let's quadruple all the way to 8GB, 8GB is cheap to manufacture too.

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Amazingskillz
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 8:32:20 AM
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What about a phone on the damn thing. That would make it the most super power tech gadget in my opinion. If they dont put a phone on it I will be thoroughly disappointed.

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 3:18:54 PM

It would also make it cost a lot and then you will likely complain about the price.

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