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EA Mentions PSP2, Compares Power To PlayStation 3

As most analysts and journalists will tell you, the PSP2 is basically an inevitability. And based on recent rumors, it might be quite the impressive little device.

But just how impressive...? Well, first of all, EA boss John Riccitiello openly referred to the PSP2 and said that Sony shouldn't have to worry about Apple in regards to the portable gaming kingdom. Then he made a statement that has already spread across the Internet at lightning speed: "Having something as powerful as a PlayStation 3 in your pocket is a pretty compelling idea." He then talked a bit about how Blu-Ray is far more appealing these days, and then elaborated on that previous comment:

"Sometimes the competitive advantage requires games to show it off to prove its compelling. So reading in a press release that it’s as powerful as a high-end console in your pocket is sort of a little flat. Look at it [PSP2] the first time; when you actually see it happening it can be awfully compelling."

Okay, so wait, that implies two things. First, it says Sony sent a release to game makers informing them about the PSP2, and actually compared the new handheld's power to the PS3 or at least a "high-end console." Secondly, it sort of implies that Riccitiello has already seen games on the unit, or perhaps believes that when we do, it'll be mind-blowing. All this PSP2 news is really starting to heat up and this latest tidbit has really amped up our excitement level.

Hey Sony, how's about an official press release for those who write the news...?

Tags: psp2, ps3, ea, handheld gaming, playstation

12/7/2010 9:06:23 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (78 posts)

Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:49:58 PM
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PSP2 sure sounds like it'll be my 1st PSP!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:59:35 PM
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So can they make little blu rays the size of the UMDs and a reader to play them? Since the PSP can nearly reach the juice of the PS2 and the cell keeps shrinking this isn't all that surprising that it might approach the power of the PS3.

So when will MS be entering the portable market with a piece of cheap plastic?

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:11:11 PM

let me add a little something to suit the season...

a cheap piece of plastic that'll light up like a christmas tree when it overheats

lol XD

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:30:07 PM

if M$ does, we all know what will be the story.

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Inception
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 2:30:25 AM

Plastic? Don't you think you're giving Microsh*t a bit too much credit. It'll probably be molded out of petrified crap (petrified because everyone will be in awe and wonder of why they made and bothered to release such a piece of sh*t)

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spiderboi
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 5:17:59 AM

awwww how cute, its a lil ol' red circle...
LRROD for the new tech

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Neo_Aeon666
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 9:03:58 AM

MS already launched the Windows 7 phones linked to your gamerscore and XBL access for mini-games :D.

Well basically they gave high specs restriction to companies so they make phones for them because we all know what happens when MS does hardware lol.

Still Win7 phones are pretty sweet and even though I don't think there will be any GRAND games on them... its a fun way to up your gamerscore :D So I don't think they will go in a handheld battle. I think they took the apple approach.

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dctravis
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 2:58:29 PM

One thing everyone has to realize about xbox 360s... It is not a one time purchase system... I know people who have bought 8 of the damn things and keep buying em... Either they get banned from modding or just light up like a christmas tree, whatever the reason the microsoft idiots just keep getting new ones...This has inflated the sales more than you would think... Look at the COD MW2 ban wave, after that there were so many banned consoles flooding ebay and craigslist and so many people buying new consoles.

One thing I love about sony, even if someone attempts to downgrade the new firmware, It will allow them to go into factory service mode, but it will not allow them to downgrade. so basically you can go into service mode and then back to normal, instead of being stuck or bricked. It just says something about sony when they try to settle their systems security viw FW updates and legal battles, instead of just making the console useless by banning it so that even the hdd wont be recognized.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 3:08:06 PM

@Neo-Aeon666
I would love the PSP2 to contribute to trophies. That would be amazing.

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Black_Doom
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:13:33 PM
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I wonder what will kill me first?
The anticipation or when I die after seeing the most EPIC item finally held in my hands...I think it will go as the great deity said "BOOM!"

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:17:43 PM
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This is why I think Pachter's recent comment that swept so many media sites is going to be wrong. You know, the one about PSP2 being DOA?
Sony's angle in the market has been premium gaming. No matter how you cut it, the Apple games are not going to compete with the kind of content the PSP/PSP2 games will deliver. It's not so much about processing as it is production. Games like GoW: GoS and MGS: PW aren't found on other handhelds. There's a market for this kind of gamer that Sony will continue to pinpoint. The software sales will be strong for PSP2 with these types of games because there'll no longer be a generational gap in quality. It will now be about as compelling to pick up a PSP2 premium game as it will be a PS3 game. Imagine if Sony adds even trophies and PS2/PSN content. It'll be profitable and successful for Sony.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:28:18 PM

Pachter said the same thing about the Wii's arrival and many other recent successes.

His analysis is DOA.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:02:02 PM

Pachter is one of those that would have you believe that the PSP has been an epic fail. Considering it was Sony's first hand held gaming unit and entered a market saturated and completely ruled by Nintendo, the PSP has done incredibly well to take (IIRC) about a 1/3 share of the handheld video game console market.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 6:56:29 AM

Pacther's also the one that thinks the Kinect is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

(Yup, I hope it's with lots of moldy penicillin for whatever ails him)

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Orvisman
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 8:35:17 AM

Yep. Pachter will tell anyone who will listen the PSP2 will be DOA just like the PSP was DOA.

Sometimes I wonder if that douche is on M$ft’s payroll... you know, getting a nice big kickback.

Slightly off topic, does anyone find it slightly odd that the NPD decided to not post sale numbers anymore just as the PS3's momentum continues to climb and the Wii's and 360's momentum stagnates, as well as just before the Kinect releases.

Now, all we have to go on is what the companies tell us; and I'm sure it is not beneath M$ft to lie to us about the number of consoles and Kinects it sells.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:17:48 AM

It's suspicious indeed. However, they are actually continuing to collect the data, they are simply no longer publishing it as they were before. I believe that industry Analysts who pay NPD can still gain access to the raw data.

Either way, it's an opportune moment from a couple of angles. You could take the view that this masks the declining interest in Wii and 360 in the US. You could also argue that it removes a distraction from the Global picture. Now there will no longer be the NPD sales numbers of consoles sold in the US, being reported by many as if they represent the Global picture.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:32:49 PM
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thank god, that sounds so much better than a phone

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FatherSun
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:56:01 PM

If it can do all that.. And also be a phone..no one loses.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:39:42 PM

except for those who are locked into a contract, or have a phone they like already, or are too young for a phone, or can't afford the expensive contract that more than likely comes with the phone, or if your provider doesn't carry it, or many reasons

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:37:45 PM
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cool, looking forward to it.

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DemonNeno
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:07:45 PM
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Wow.. Although it isn't that inconceivable to have something so powerful in a small package, this would be one hell off a tiny machine!

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:28:12 PM
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it's going to cost alot that's for sure.

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gumbi
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:45:10 PM
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I must admit, I am really... really excited about PSP2. I got in on the PSP when the 2000 (slim) came out and I haven't regretted it for an instant. Not only have I played some of the best portable games ever made, but this little beast is an ultra reliable device. I love my PSP, and I can't wait for PSP2.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:24:53 AM
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I HOPE SONY ANNOUNCES IT ON VGA'S

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Milonakis
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:25:44 AM
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If it can play doom it is worth purchasing.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:47:50 PM

I think that it ought to be mandatory to include an open implementation of the Doom game engine in the firmware of every smartphone/media player/handheld gaming device. Actually, it ought to be mandatory in everything with a screen.

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Spore_777
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:50:31 AM
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PSP2 would be great, but do we need one so soon? Why not release at the same time as the PS4 and here's my reasoning.

If it's as powerful as the PS3, then we wouldn't need backwards compatibility on the PS4, and that means SONY would concentrate on whatever new feature that would make the PS4 the console of its time.

PS3 games could be downloaded for free on the PSN. SONY would cash in on the portable device because the games would have been classics, not to mention the library would have been huge.

PSP2 will be cheaper than PS3 IMHO, and if you never owned a PS3, you wouldn't miss out greatly.

In the meantime, let me get the most outta my lite, 2000 and go! Delay the release.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:04:40 AM

unfortunately there will never be an option to download the games you bought in disk form for free, just like there are tons of ps1 games on the store yet you can't redem the old disk for a download.

and the psp2 kind of has to launch soon in order to be competitive with the 3ds

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:08:57 AM
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IGN has a similar article up, only they're using an unnamed source. They go into some detail about the unit itself, and mention that it is apparently half as powerful as the PS3, and capable of games that look equal to first gen PS3 games. From everything that is floating out there about the PSP, it could wind up taking a huge chunk out the 3DS dominance, especially if the 3DS is targetting the hardcore market, which has always been Sony's goal.

The PSP2 sounds as though it is going to be an insane little device, and I would love to see Sony lift the lid on it just before the 3DS launches to try to steal some of that thunder. But, regardless of the power and potential of the system, it needs to hit with the games. Seriously.

Speaking of the games, IGN also said that it will not have a UMD, but will run downloadable games, and expandable memory-based games, which I'm not sure I understand, but am hoping to mean M2 sticks, or something of that ilk. The PSP2, if it really does have these specs, is going to be ridiculous... And a have a price to match, of course.
Peace.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:46:25 AM
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I utterly *loved* (well, still do) my PSP, and it has been a sad sight to see how the releases has shrunk to almost nill the recent years.

I still remember the thrill of experiencing GTA running in that little handheld, it is one of the timeless Magical Gaming Moments for me. To re-visit Vice City, exploring what it was like a few years earlier, oh man what an absolute dream come true.

If they can create such magical moments again, then I will be first in line getting that new psp.

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JJJames
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:48:27 AM
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Hope this to be true, It just sounds to good. Hopefully it will be ps2 compatible.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 2:37:51 AM

That's when PS2 games will hit PSN.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:46:17 PM

I don't know about that. It will only be capable of doing that if Sony makes a custom GPU for it. None of the mobile GPUs can move data with the same bandwidth as the GPU in the PS2. Hell, even the PS3 can't. You might see ports of PS2 games - much like the HD ports we are seeing coming to the PS3, but unless Sony does some custom design work, a portable device is going to be no more capable of running a PS2 game than a current PS3 slim is.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:44:28 PM

We are going to be getting the Neo-Geo games on the PSN for the PSP & the PS3 too.

And the PSP games will be cheaper than it's counterpart on the PS3.

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bloody_rootz
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:14:45 AM
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this will def be my first psp. and "WorldEndsWithMe" i hope ur prediction is right about ps2 games hittin psn, that will be so awesome!

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FatherSun
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:34:59 AM
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A PS3P? Playstation3 Portable? Imagine if it could play full PS3 games. PS1 and PS2 games too. It would have the biggest library at launch than any device. It could be the Playstation experience on the go. Who wouldn't be interested. Full PSN and Trophies. NETFLIX. Music Unlimited. HOME? Ect......

I just hope all this is not preemptive corporate sabotage and these people are generating a buzz for a device that will not be as powerful as we hope for. Come on Sony. Don't make.beleive. Make it happen!

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:23:15 AM

Somehow I doubt that there will be a handheld that is quite that powerful. There are no processors or GPUs in the mobile arena that have that level of computational power. Of course an enhanced version of PS3 remote play could help with a lot of that. As could a device that can manage 720p/1080i display. We'll have to wait and see how they do this, but I have a coupe of ideas.

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halebound00
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 4:50:47 AM
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Hello Ben and everyone else. Long time reader, first time commenter here.

It would seem to me that Sony would really be dropping the ball on this thing if they didn't take full advantage of the remote play capabilites currently available. Reports say this thing will have an "always on" connection. If this is the case, they should just make it be able to hook up with your PS3 and play anything you have in or saved on it.

If they did this, it wouldn't have to be horribly powerful or expensive and could play all your PSN games. Developers would probably dig this too; it would end product fragmentation and all games could be developed for the PSN and you could play them at home or on the go. If it worked from like this from launch, who would not want one?

Anyway, that's just my .02. You can keep it if you want.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:18:23 AM

Welcome. :)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:45:02 PM

Welcome!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 7:11:27 AM
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The first thing that POPPED OUT of the article to me, was...
"He then talked a bit about how Blu-Ray is far more appealing these days"

I hope that was a hint, & not just some kind of comparison. with the times today.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:21:09 AM

I think the comment about BluRay is a recognition that BluRay has become mainstream. I don't believe for a moment that the PSP2 will contain a bluRay drive. I'm not sure if there is even a mini-BluRay, I just haven't paid sufficient attention to that.

However, I think this may refer more to the high definition video standard than anything else.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:34:52 PM

The minute I bought my first blu ray game with my launch PS3 (RIP) I imagined BLUMD. Blu Ray UMD.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:00:39 PM

Highlander,
Yeah, I think he meant it in that context too,

But it's a lot like me & those damned Powerball & MegaMillions lotteries....
an ole fart can always dream! LOL

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Imagi
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 7:31:43 AM
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I am sure I will be interested in getting one, right up to to point when I hear how much it will cost!

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Nynja
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 9:29:46 AM
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Can't wait to see the specs on the PSP2.

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Nynja
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:35:41 AM

Ok, so IGN claims the the PSP2 will have roughly half the power of the PS3. If I remember correctly I believe it actually is about on par with the Nintendo 3DS.

Still want to see those specs...

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:43:54 PM

IGN is talking through it's arse. There's no low power architecture available that can provide half the computer power of a PS3 for less than 1 watt of power consumption. It just doesn't exist, not even close.

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Nynja
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 4:02:13 PM

Sorry, I should have been more specific. I meant processing power, not power consumption. Found some sources that claim the PSP2 will use the Nvidia Tegra 2 BUT this GPU has created a problem with power consumption - part of reason for delays. It's said that a mere 5% overage is unacceptable and the Tegra 2 is clocking at 20%+!

Further strengthening your statement regarding power consumption.

http://www.otakultura.com/psp2-power-causes-delays.html

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 9:20:50 PM

Yeah, I read about the Tegra and it's power problem. What's odd to me is that despite 'knowing' that the GPU will be the Tegra 2, we don't have any solid information on the CPU. I wonder whether we are all barking up the wrong tree...

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Nynja
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 9:45:51 AM

Well the rumor is the PSP2 is going to be using a quad-core CPU. Basically a smaller version of the CELL BE used in the PS3.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=246981

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Highlander
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 11:58:12 AM

Thanks Nynja, I'd read something about that, another link is always helpful. The thing is, the closest actual processor I can find to a cut down version of the cell uses 30 watts of power which is impossible in a handheld. I'm not saying it can't be done, it's just that there is no commercially available processor that I can find that matches that description and has a power requirement that is a possibility for a hand held. IBM or another design partner would have to have built a custom version of the Cell from the ground up to meet the power requirement. Not impossible. I just can't find even a whisper of that happening.

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Nynja
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 4:38:31 PM

Are you saying that 30 watts alone is too much or combined with other components such as GPU, LCD/LED screen, etc?

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Highlander
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 9:25:00 PM

30 watts alone is too much. Even combined with the other components it's too much. a 2000mAh battery, like the one in the original PSP, running at 3.6 volts can supply 7.2 Watts for about an hour, or 1 watt for about 7 hours, or some combination in between.

The CPU in the PSP2 will need to sip a tiny amount of energy. I'd say no more than 1.5 watts for the CPU/GPU combination. Anything more, and there won't be enough for any battery duration, and that's assuming a bigger battery.

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Nynja
Friday, December 10, 2010 @ 11:30:44 AM

Ahh, thank you for the explanation.

Btw, I found a link that shows a new patent that Sony is applying for and it has a chart showcasing a multicore processor that resembles the CELL B.E. but with only 4 SPUs.

Could this be the CPU we have been hearing about? There's a link to the actual patent on the news page.

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/12/09/ps3-5-sony-patent-shows-plans-to-increase-ps3s-power-with-external-processor/

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Nynja
Friday, December 10, 2010 @ 12:31:10 PM

I was just thinking...

What if this new external device is the PSP2.

Imagine, connect your PSP2 and it will help boost the processing power of the PS3.

Oh My God... that would be fracking insane! Please let this theory be true!

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:00:24 AM
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The specs on this should be interesting, I just hope it doesn't cost as much as what the PS3 did when it first launched...But with the PSPhone coming to, it will be interesting to see how many people will be interested in the PSP2 or the phone....The phone has peeked my interest a little bit, but when I think of how little I actually use my PSP...I don't think I can justify the price tag for a PSP2...but we'll see...I do like gadgets.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:19:30 AM

The Specs will be very interesting, however there are a few things that I am fairly sure of in this device...

Battery life is a very important factor and the more pixels your screen has, and the more pixels your GPU pushes, the more battery it eats. So whatever else the device has, there will be a balancing act between the screen resolution/GPU capability vs the battery consumption of the device.

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Fane1024
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 3:39:12 PM

...which is why I would prefer a less powerful device than Sony seem to be building.

Aside from the limited controls (making true PS1/2-style gaming awkward), the biggest issues with the PSP at were bulkiness, battery life, and price, all of which are due to the fact that the system was a beast of a handheld.

If the PSP2 is also pushing the envelope, I don't see how it avoids the same problems (though sans UMD, it may not be bulky despite the beefed-up hardware).

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Zorigo
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:07:50 PM
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sounds like this is the ting for me...

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swapnilgyani
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:07:54 PM
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Did anybody hear about the tool Pachter saying PSP2 will be "dead on arrival"?

http://www.vg247.com/2010/12/06/pachter-psp2-will-be-dead-on-arrival/

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Amazingskillz
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:21:31 PM
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Pardon my ignorance but I didn't know you could play a Blu Ray movie without a blue ray disc. How is that possible?

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:34:52 PM

Obviously you can't, unless there is a physically smaller mobile BluRay disc standard, or you're simply using BluRay as a catch-all term for HD video.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:51:39 PM

Blu Ray is simply the name chosen due to the Blue laser in the Blu Ray drive. HD Resolutions can put on almost any media. For instance... You can put 2160 HD resolution on a DVD. It would probably only fit 2 minutes of video though.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:42:45 PM
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Man, there are so many options and wrinkles to this. I spent a little while researching some more of the CPU/GPU options (Power Architecture, ARM and MIPS based), the different screen technologies and backlights and....now my head is spinning.

I think that the PSP2 will be all solid state. I think that games will come physically on read only memory cards of some kind, probably Memory Stick or something like it. I think that the CPU/GPU will include security features similar to those in the PS3. I think it will retain the same fundamental layout as the PSP. I think it will be compatible with all PSP downloadable titles (no UMD, so it has to be downloads). I think that we may see the concept of PSP mini's extended to make PSN games a specific category of game that can run on either the PS3 or the PSP2. I think that the thing will come with all the usual interfaces including BlueTooth capability, and sixaxis technology. I think it will be 3G/4G capable.

Considering the sheer number of options and the problems of balancing performance and batter consumption, I would not like to be charged with designing these units. Sony will want their hand held gaming/media device to be somehow distinct from the mass of smart phones. So I expect that the device's performance will be comparatively high. We'll see though.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:46:04 PM

Yeah.. What Highlander said.

Seriously, I do not think it is impossible to create a Portable PS3 but it is improbable. It would be quite a project. Also one would have to question if it is financially viable. Too much technology will equate to too high a price range. Sony is always looking to advance technology. I wonder how they are making out with the tera byte sized memory stick. If they can pull that off can they somehow get PS2 games on a handheld. I haven't thought of the possibilities entirely but would it benefit Sony to have such a powerful portable machine. Developers would only need to develope one game to run on both systems but the that may cannibalize sales.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 5:31:44 PM

I should have added, the battery in this thing should be two or more times the capacity of the one in the existing PSP. This is because a) the PSP has always needed better battery live, and b) whatever CPU/GPU they use, it's pretty clear it will be a power hog (relatively speaking).

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:50:09 PM
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hail to the king baby

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dctravis
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 2:59:16 PM

@ Gregory Freeman off topic... I love your name and pic :D

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 8:13:40 PM
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I think one of the reasons why we have had to wait so long for a PSP2 is because of this difficult battery versus performance issue.

I hope Sony do not release a system that is so powerful they need to curtail it software wise, i.e. under clock the system to save juice etc.

I also hope they don't take features away from the system as they have done with the PS3.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 9:15:20 PM

What if they go with a fuel cell instead of a battery? That would take care of the power issue...

I agree about removing features, that would be a mistake.

Regarding the power/performance thing. There is/was a rumor about them using some kind of derivative of the CellBE that has one PPC core and three SPEs. Considering the process improvements and design advances that have been made, I could see them managing to make a low power version of that, expecially with a lower clock in the 1-1.5 GHz range. But even so, the closest thing I can find to that is the Freescale e5500 processor core, and that thing consumes up to 30 watts of power. Granted that's 30 watts at 2.5 GHz, so clocked lower it should drop the power requirmnet. Even so, that's not nearly frugal enough for a handheld device.

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 11:24:50 AM
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I think this will probably be really expensive at first.

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dctravis
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 3:05:27 PM
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I can imagine roughly the power of the ps2 or xbox (original). I cannot imagine as powerful as a ps3 or a xbox 360 (notice I dont even mention the POS Wii). If it is powerful enough to play full ps2 games with a small amount of Eram as the ps2 had they could put the ps2 library online and immediately have such and extensive and awesome library that most people would buy it. Also I do not see this running any type of discs or cartridges. It would be nice however for people with low bandwith limits or slow speeds, to have kiosks of some sort or at least have a way to have gamestop install the game for you from a predownloaded source...

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 3:14:20 PM

The PSP1 is already nearly as powerful as a PS2 or XBOX. PSP is sort of between the PS2 and PSX. (But closer to PS2). I would imagine the PSP2 is likely to be somewhere between the PS2 and PS3. It would be VERY easy at this point in time to relatively inexpensively create a handheld well above the quality of a PS2. But you're probably right as well in saying it likely won't be as good as a PS3.

Maybe a XBOX360...

I kid I kid! It would be WAY better than that. (lol i kid again!.... sorta)

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dctravis
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 3:13:05 PM
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I just hope that sony does not make it a touch screen and hopefully they will drop the cameras... I do not see a need for either of them especially if the screen will look so nice. Just give me a portable that is powerful as hell and has ps3 like quality games and tell me where i can buy it :D

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 3:15:31 PM

I think Sony is a firm believer in buttons. ie. PSMove Hopefully we're safe in that department. I agree with you on that too. lol

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Underdog15
Friday, December 10, 2010 @ 10:41:31 AM

That's fine, but the iPhone won't play games of anywhere near the quality of PSP2.

Nor does iphone have buttons.

Basically, do you want a phone, or a gaming device? If you want both, the iphone won't give you anything as high quality in gaming like the PSP2 will. It's a matter of preference, but the PSP2 will likely be very much worth the price given the technology inside it.

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AnonWTF
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 4:20:00 PM
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I don't think microsoft would be able to compete in the video game handheld market. Competition is going to get real tough after psp2 and 3ds comes out. Not to mention that nintendo has done one hell of a good job with the handheld market.

Huge fan of sony's home consoles and huge fan of nintendos handhelds. Now I guess this makes it handheld and home consoles for sony.

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