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Source: PSP2 Unveiled Next Week, PS Phone Will Follow

It seems all the rumor and speculation for both the PSP2 and PlayStation Phone will be at an end very soon.

According to Bloomberg, Sony will unveil their new portable gaming unit - the PSP2 - on January 27; this had been previously reported by European source, MCV. It also seems as if Sony's new smartphone will be revealed next month, "according to two people with knowledge of the plans." At the same time, Sony plans to lift the lid on a new business strategy, one that is designed to "use its networked entertainment devices to share games, movies and music among handheld products, TVs and other devices." The new phone should be shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, as Sony tries to grab a piece of the market dominated by Nintendo and Apple. The PSP was never as popular as the DS here in the US but in terms of worldwide numbers, Sony's handheld has been tracking down Nintendo's portable. In fact, the PSP has seen weekly and even monthly victories in Japan recently.

As for the phone, that's a wait-and-see situation for most fans of PlayStation, especially if the rumored specs - which aren't exactly impressive - ring true. But we're certainly interested in the PSP2; the unit that's supposedly "as powerful as the PS3." ...hmm...

Tags: psp, psp2, ps phone, playstation phone, playstation portable

1/19/2011 10:50:13 AM Ben Dutka

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IronFace2
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:38:21 AM
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I'm really lookin forward to that ps phone.
Definitely gonna buy it. Dont care about the price tag.
Theres so much things I'm planing to buy from Sony this year. Hope I get that much money.

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Cavan1
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:55:44 AM

me too, getting the ps phone as soon as it comes out ( not bothered about what games it plays, am looking forward to using that keyboard with all the emulators android has ) Then i'l get the psp2 for christmas, sorted!

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ColTater
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:58:32 AM

Your part of the blind sheeple who buy it just because its Sony? Although no concrete specs have been released for the smart phone, there are better phones on the market based on the supposed facts. Pisses me off and reminds me of all the sheeple who buy the Iphone, then Iphone 2, 3, and 4 when they come out in there yearly cycle. Iphone launched 2007, and still doesn't support what 80% of the internet runs on. Whats that? Oh just a little something called FLASH.
People just go off of name and don't bother doing research. I wanna slap all the Iphones out of the users hand who think their phone is so cool, or the "best"

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:50:01 PM

@Tater,

Gee you're a negative one.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:57:23 PM

ColTater -

You forgot the sheep who buy Live.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 1:58:46 PM

And COD.

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Cavan1
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 2:12:56 PM

Coltater
the specs of the phone have been leaked, all pretty standard, but pretty good, comparing me to an iphone fan is stupid, i already have a htc desire, i love android and think its the best mobile os in my opinion (i know alot of people on here like iphone) i use the emulators on android alot to play all the old school nintendo and megadrive games, along with all the gameboy and GBA games, however touch screen controls suck, so the sony phone gives me android 2.3 - with a nice screen, plenty of ram, all the niceities of android and android apps, yet to play just android games i get a proper control system, am sold just for that, am not even bothered what kind of sony games come to this device as they will just be a bonus.

spec wise the only phones better than this will be the new tegra 2 devices which yeah sure its a shame this dosnt pack a tegra 2, but am not too fussed about it, android supports the unreal engine (ive got dungeon defenders on my htc desire looks really good) so i know the new snapdragon processors are pretty decent and better than my last gen snap dragon, along with overclocking it will be good enough. I'l bash my 32gig sd card in there and have plenty of room for my gaming, so yeah as you can see, am an android fan, and since this is the only real gaming phone available on any platform am well happy with this.

so yeah dont have a rant calling people a sheep assuming they haven't researched there next phone, just because your not interested in the phone doesn't mean other people aren't.


ps btw in your opinion what phone is better than this phone going on the rumoured specs of the xperia play?

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 2:32:50 PM

I like my iPhone. It does everything I need it to do, and it does it quickly. I need it mostly for professional reasons, so it's not like I need a multi-media device. It's an older iPhone, and at the time I got it, it was a better choice for me than Blackberry. At the time, I'd never even HEARD of Android.

As an added bonus, I have Final Fantasies 1 and 2 on it!

It also came in handy on my trip last year to Boston. From where I live in Canada, it's a 10 hour drive. I had tonnes of music and an entire season of Family Guy and a movie.

For gaming, I have my PSP. So... yeah. I don't care if it's top notch or not. It serves my needs. And if that makes me a Sheeple... that makes you a f$&%*(ng douche. lol ;) no offence. (I'm sure you aren't referring to people like me)

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telly
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 2:39:56 PM

@ColTater, iPhones are awesome, don't know what you're smoking :) And who are YOU to downtalk the PS Phone when you don't have the specs either?

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IronFace2
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 3:00:59 PM

I dont like iphones cos they look like a freakin fridge. And they're soo complicated... its more like a pda than a phone. And because its Apple, its heavily over priced. But the quality's good tho.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 3:20:55 PM

@ironfaced
I got mine the last time I had to renew my service plan. Ended up costing me $40 since I got it with a newly established contract.

Brand new though? Yeah... most phones are WAY overpriced for their technology. >.< It's all just to encourage you to start up a new contract with them.

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ColTater
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 4:27:05 PM

I'm usually not so negative, just something about the Iphone faithful that irks me. Won't lose sleep over it though. I just get annoyed that the proof is out there based on specs and features, that there are the same or better phones than the Iphone. My Sprint 4G Evo, is a better more capable machine, and when I try to show an apple hound it matches theirs and then some, they still say "I don't care mine is better because it is Apple." Now if they could actually prove to me why it is better then I wouldn't have a problem. Thing is, they can't, because FACT, its not.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 5:50:31 PM

There are pros and cons with every smart phone once you get to a certain level. A friend has the Evo and it has IMO better software but my DroidX has better hardware and sure as hell has a much longer battery life.

You shouldn't dog on someone for liking a particular brand if its a brand they've had a great history with. Hell a lot of us on here are Sony boys.

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ColTater
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 6:38:57 PM

Heck, I'm a Sony boy too. I know I've put someones kid through college with just the Playstation brand alone. I am curious in the phone itself too, but all I meant was I am not just blind and buying it because it is SONY.

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 12:50:38 AM

Damn. Can you guys write my english essays.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 9:52:26 AM

@Coltater
I think you're sort of preaching to the choir now, though. I never buy anything just because it has a certain brand. I think often I'll buy Sony because they are often ahead of the technological curve. And you pay for it. :(

I think most people here are capable of evaluating things for what they are. I, for one, am well aware that there are a number of phones better than the iphone. However, I'm comfortable with my phone, it serves all my needs, and I love that I only have to charge it every couple days.

Aside from that, I know it looks like a fridge and all, but it's got a big screen. So when I'm in a meeting, I can open up an entire document or spreadsheet from an email quickly, and I can read and navigate through it quickly with a flick of my finger. Some people say it's just a gimmick, but it's incredibly handy for my needs. It's an easy multitask tool that doesn't 'click' when I want to press buttons. So it doesn't interrupt people in meetings, either.

I don't think that's makes me some sort of Apple-kid. I'm just happy with my phone. It does everything I need and want it to do. Hard to justify investing in a "better" phone with that kind of experience, no?

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A2K78
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:44:10 AM
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personally I don't care when the PSP2 is unveild, but I know for a fact that it will not come cheap. As I have said before, I expect it to be priced above $400+

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StangMan80
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 8:29:15 PM

I can't see that happening, It would be a HUGE mistake by Sony. I can't see it costing more then $300. 300 is where the home leading entertainment gaming console is at.
It might cost as much as $250 but even then it is a bit much, look at the PSP Go.

It will not cost more then $300.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:45:51 AM
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More interested in the phone than the PSP2. After seeing the insane price for the 3DS I'm thinking the PSP2 will be out of my price range for sure. Especially for something as simplistic as a portable gaming system. As powerful as the PS3... Pffft Never.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:58:50 AM

That is what I thought when they said the psp was going to be as powerfull as the ps2, and while it isn't quite as powerfull it is damned close. Plus have you seen that game infinity blade on the iphone? If they can do that on a phone imagine what sony can pump out with a dedicated gaming platform

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 5:51:19 PM

I don't care how expensive the PSP2 will be. I will find a way to afford it.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:56:30 AM
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will definitely be buying the psp2, and have no interest at all in a psp phone because my current phone is good enough for me and I don't plan on breaking my contract so that i can play psp1 games on my phone. That is what my psp is for

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:03:10 PM
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Unfortunately, Australian retailers recently gave up all hope on selling the PSP. That is not at all encouraging when it comes to future iterations of the handheld here. :(

These sources could be blowing hot air, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're legitimate. Even if the PSP2 is announced first, I think that the phone will release first, as the purported specs, as mentioned before, seem quite dated. The time for speculation is almost over. Time for the waiting game.
Peace.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:25:45 PM

Umm, the PSP is still selling in Canberra. If that's the case I don't see why it wouldn't elsewhere.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:47:03 PM

It is still selling, but they've apparently toned back severely on the amount they're ordering as there is almost no demand for the device. Around here, you almost never see the SKUs in store. More often than not they have to be ordered if you want one.
Sad, really.
Peace.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:50:21 PM

Aren't most retailers in Australia under water now? How's it going there?

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:59:32 PM

The PSP has suffered two key problems in western markets. The impact of piracy and a widely held misconception that it has no games, or that the games are crap, or that they are somehow far too expensive, or that the PSP itself is far too expensive.

I'd hesitate to say that there was a coordinated campaign of disinformation aimed at the PSP, but there are times when it sure seems like it. The PSP at launch was more expensive that the DS, but considering just what you got for your money compared to the DS, it was a bargain. Even now the systems are not that different in price, and the PSP is still light years ahead of the DS in terms of what it can do out of the box. PSPs games are good, certainly a lot better than 90% of the crap available on the DS. PSP games range in price from $19.99 to $39.99 (USD), they are full games and so merit full game prices. The whole no games argument has been BS for years now.

Still people continue to deride the PSP as if it was an abject failure for Sony. Fn fact they've sold over 60 million of the things competing against Nintendo who previously had a complete lock on the hand held gaming market - hardly an abject failure.

I'm heartily sick and tired of the knee-jerk anti-Sony rhetoric and vitriol that many a fanboy spews. You'd think Sony killed their favorite puppy or something. I guess the price for huge success is envy and hatred and Sony is paying that price.

</rant>

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 3:13:29 PM

The PSP has hosted some of my favorite gaming experiences for sure!

Crisis Core remains my favorite. (And oh MAN is it ever crazy freakin' awesome!!!!) It's story is EXACTLY the kind of character development needed for each character within the story. It is a plain and simple masterpiece in terms of story. I wish the side missions weren't so repetitive, but that's the only complaint I have.

I also love what was added to the PSP version of FFTactics. Peace Walker is stellar, and the GOW game is too. Throw in the fact that it can play movies, music, run the internet, play multiplayer over the internet or locally all via a wi-fi connection, AND play PSmini's and PS1 classics (not to mention that it plays host to a variety of opportunities via the PSN) and you've got an absolute 100% bonafide uncontested winner in terms of quality! And all with great POWER!

It is simply the BEST handheld device on the market. I'm sorry, but with over 60 million units sold, it is anything but a failure.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 12:59:51 AM

Alienange,
Well... Australia is HUGE! Seriously, what's underwater is equal to about three United Kingdoms, and it's really only a small amount of the country. I'm in north Queensland, so dodged the floods, but it's still bloody raining.

Highlander,
You're dead right. I too feel that a lot of what is said about the PSP is ridiculous, although there has been a problem with consistency. There was a large surge of good games at the beginning of the lifecycle, and a surge of great games now that it seems to be dying, but the middle was pretty bare. The good/great games it has are enough to rival anything on the home systems, IMO.

And anyone who says that it is a sales failure is delusional. To cut a market share roughly equivalent to what Nintendo has, with a first-generation device no less, is remarkable (second if you want to count the PocketStation, which I do not).

Underdog,
The extra features available on the PSP are an awesome bonus. It can be used as a portable multimedia device, and I personally used to use it as a MP3/MP4 player when I was excessively occupied by the PS3. I've gone back to using it more as a gaming device ever since my PS3 YLOD'd at the start of the year. It's such a great difference in terms of what is available.

Now, does anyone think, that with the creation of a PSPhone and PSP2, that the third generation PSP will combine the two and become a super-powerful smartphone/portable gaming device/multimedia device?
Peace.

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Sir Dan
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:12:52 PM
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I'm hoping this phone is good. I'm ripe for something better than my 2 year old LG. I can barely see what I'm texting these days. I have confidence Sony will do it right. Classy stuff is usually what Sony makes. Just look at the PS3 then the Xbox 360.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:13:39 PM
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HA!

While rumored specs on the phone "ring true".

*Snicker*

I see what you did there, Ben, you sly dog, you!

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:44:17 PM
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I'm curious to see the hardware specifics on the new hand-held. Not having a psp at the moment, I will most likely purchase this next iteration given there's plenty of titles I've been missing out on.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 1:05:20 PM
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*turns on anticipation*

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 1:28:31 PM
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I think I should consider to save up to buy a PSP2. Never had a PSP before, only owned a Gameboy for my portable game system.

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telly
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 2:43:28 PM
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I'm glad new consoles aren't around the corner -- PS3 continues to amaze every six months or so, it seems. The games are simply gorgeous. Why rush onto something new when the technology in place now shows no signs of slowing down? But I'm happy PSP2 is coming soon. PSP has some awesome games, but it's definitely showing it's age. When you start to notice the "seams tearing," so to speak, on a system's hardware, it's time for the next thing. Looking forward to seeing the details...

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 6:23:10 PM

I agree. The handhelds were due for a reboot even though the PSP is still cranking out gems and w/ Type-0 right around the corner (we're finally getting info about it!), the PSP probably still had some juice left in it.

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 6:12:59 PM
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After seeing what Nintendo showed off today (and copying the words of Bart Scott after the Jets/Pats game sunday), "CAN'T WAIT!" With several impressionalist saying that the 3DS gave a few of the headaches, I will definitely be looking forward to what Sony'll be showing. And I'll skip on that Playstation Phone due to the early announcement of the Droid Bionic (unless the PSPhone is a beast w/ a dual core processor as well)

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dkmrules
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 8:05:12 PM
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Hm PSP phone looks promising, I really wanna upgrade from my palm pre..... Just hope it finds its way to sprint!

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AnonWTF
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 8:31:17 PM
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Still pissed that they are not combining them together instead of making 2 different things... That is what made it awesome in the first place (just as long it doesn't turn out like the ngage).

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Temjin001
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 9:26:17 PM
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Good, I want to finally see what the PSP2 is capable of. THe 3DS looks pretty cool, like near-Xbox quality. But I'm expecting technology and visuals from the PSP2 that will look more on par with the PS3. But I do think the 3DS screen technology is very cool. I just don't think I'm willing to sacrifice frames and detail for it just yet when games are still evolving in very foundational ways because of hardware limitations. I think once we start moving into gaming experiences that don't feel confined by technological limitations I'll be more open to 3D.

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___________
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 12:59:45 AM
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really looking forward to see what this is like.
i hope the rumors are true that its a real powerful beast!
it needs to at least make the iphone 4 and 3Ds look like ancient history!
i just hope sony dont charge too much for it, and hopefully they have heaps of good launch titles for it.
AKA the complete opposite of what they have been doing since the ps2 launched!

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spiderboi
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 2:17:55 AM
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Good. Hope both gadgets are relatively affordable. For the PSP2, I may be late to jump on the bandwagon for the reason of early batches have a tendency to be high on defect % (not saying would be the same for Sony, but just saying in general). For the PSP phone, I may get it right away, provided the reviews are OK since I'm not much of a phone junkie (bad example: I'm stuck with my Samsung B7610 which is a reaaalllly slow WinMo phone) and not really confident in flashing ROMs, so the phone out of the box should be a good performer.

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sha4dowknight05
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 6:08:06 PM
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LMAO one big convo over one statement!

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