VG247 has learned that PSP-4000 does have a sliding front-screen, with a highly-trusted source confirming fresh details on the unannounced machine this morning.
I'd really like a clam shell design instead but I'd be OK with a design like the one pictured above.
maaan i just want another analogue stick man. how many times is one gunna upgrade a damn psp, just bring out the psp2 instead of wasting peopls money (casue you know stupid people will keep on buying the "newer" version when the truth is they could of included most of these features in with the first one) its just a damn marketing scheme. hence why i haven't bought one yet because then the "newer" one would come out right after and i would be stuck feeling like i got cheated out of my money or like i have the "dumbed down" version of something. its bull man, like i dont know when to buy a damn psp. if i get the 3000 now then the 4000 will be here with better everything and i would want that instead. i feel like someone is gunna prove me wrong, then i would have wasted typing this pointless rant... #%&@ i couldnt care less though, f*** im going to bed... : /
PSP. I soooo wanted the white one, but it never came out, except with the lame star wars picture on it. I then wanted the red one, but was over the PSP for the most part. Clam shell is a horrible idea. All my cellphones break the same way....getting bent the wrong way.
@horny melon I think he meant "DS" clamshell-style. on topic/ If this is true, why not just call it PSP 2?
That concept doesnt look as portable and it seems too cumbersome to hold. No shoulder buttons either.
SSD is still too expensive, it would be nice to use that for storing and it makes the battery last longer by not using as much energy. @Horny Melon There was a white PSP, they were released as a Special Edition FFVII and in the states it was released as a Special Edition Darth Vader.
another one? Why buy 4000 series when 5000 is right around the corner. why buy 6000 ... etc. I gave up on PSP after I eBayed my Vader PSP. It's good for emu's, but that's it. DS is still the best handheld. I love my Japanese Coach on DS ...
Hell yeah ! The one in the picture looks awesome. Uhhh what media its going to use? I dont own a PSP because its... ugly and ridiculous. Im not interested. Trow that sh!t to somebody and he is going to pull out a gun. That sh!t its dangerous and can kill somebody!
I dunno bout this. Kinda looks clunky. I guess they wana make it more portable, but hmmm not too sure if this was a good idea. But hey time will tell, too hard to judge properly off a few screens.
also add a second analog stick, because that is more important then a sliding screen. wait, a second analog stick isn't more important than a sliding screen? while it is a slick design i would just rather a second analog stick more.
second analog stick would make so much difference. a lot better for fps. Touch screen would be a nice feature as well. I hope they make it a lot ligher and smaller/thinner cause the current psps aren't pocket friendly enough.
man this psp 4000 looks so awesome if they do make this i might actually buy this its seriously better looking than anything its one of those things you whip out of your pocket so other ppl can see and feel jealous as $h!t i cant believe how nice it looks man wat a unique design yup im buying it
That isn't an official design, it's a fan made concept. Sony haven't officially added anything.
You'll have to wait until the psp2. The main reason for that, is then any games coming out that require the second stick, won't be playable on any of the other psp's.
More games and a new design. The year of the PSP? I think so...
I'm kinda sick of the redesigns to be honest. This would be what - the 4th one? Give me the PSP2 with backwards compatibility, please.
Yeah I'm totally agreed with you, they will be the next GBA :\ (GBA, GBA SP, GBA Micro, and the are all the same :\ ) with the PSP-3000 are just fine, i now the psp are a great handle console but a second with backward comp. will be a lot more, with 2 analog and better graphic support and a UMD mini blue-ray Disc maybe? :-P
I hate it when people call it Blue-Ray.. It's spelled Blu-ray Effing n00bz i swear!!
This game will be on my "to buy" list for sure. Looks simply amazing, although simply is not a word I should use. More like decked-out amazing.
I hope that design is (near) the final design. I really like it.
OMG not that design all i can think of when i c it is broken screens i h8 shiping stuff 2 repair lol think of the retailers! lol
its not a PSP2, its already too late to add a 2nd analog stick to the PSP. Edit: if theres one thing I would complain about prior versions of the PSP that they should fix on this version, its a better internet browser. if they can add more ram and dedicate it to the browser, I would have no problem buying this. If it does have a sliding screen, chances are its coming with a keyboard as well. Something tells me that they are "adding" the Mylo to the PSP, which is what should of been the PSP in the first place with the gaming functionality, integrated PSN, and of course a multimedia machine. They might add some new apps because of this.
be touch screen. If it does indeed have a sliding screen it will most likely contain a keyboard much like the current controller attachment and the keys will have a touch feature similar to that.
Touch screens are overrated. Give me a good hardware button layout with nice graphics, and call it a day.
I hope it's actually priced less than £199.
Anyway the DS has gone through lots of re-designs, so why can't the psp. i still own a fat psp, dont believe in upgrading every time a new model comes out lol. It will get all the consumers interested again, because for now everyone is DSi mad, even though the PSP is still better than it lol.
Just release the PSP2 if the next psp is doing a overhaul of its design...
sounds like a sidekick lx or atleast thats what im thinking i highly doubt the psp2 will be coming out on lame notices like this psp2 and"ds2" are going to be announced at some type of event and show sony i think wont make a psp2 unless the ds is announced and i think its the sam e for ninntendo sony will copy and nintendo wants to top sony but if anything apple is the real culprit they can sneak in with a 100$ dedicated gaming ipod with subscription 10$ = unlimited game downloads and nintendo and sony will be screwed like who could resist a 100$ itouch. but this psp4000 if anything is competition for the dsi, sony fanboys should be mad that they just keep making new psp's . and its pissin me off i would like the next generation of handhelds to come out in 2010 not 2012. i think the dsi will do just fine against everything sony has to put out. especially now that i think about it the dsi is technically more powerful than the ds lite and the ds is getting good graphics now so the dsi might beablle to make better graphics. lol
I'm more interested in additional features. I can't hack my PSP because there isn't yet a hack for it, my sole reason for wanting to do so is to have more functionality for music playback. As it is now I cannot create playlists on the go or even use a shuffle feature. A homebrew app can do that (I've looked into it previously). I'm not interested in hacking it to pirate games, just for some functionality that doesn't exist which imo should have been standard via a FW update. Honestly if Sony added this functionality just the same as is on the PS3's XMB via a FW update I'd be perfectly happy with my existing PSP Slim & Lite. Adding another analog stick would be a silly idea for a hardware upgrade imo, simply because it'll gimp potentially 50 million PSP owners for games developed with a control scheme with 2 analog sticks and creates more work for developers (they'd have to take 2 separate hardware standards into consideration) who don't support it a great deal anyway. Any addition of another analog stick should be reserved for a full PSP2 release which will also be rid of UMD as it's media.
Ive always liked that that concept shown. ooooh imagine sony popping in a sweet OLED screen this time around. Pocketable HD! <drools>
I have no doubt that the PSP2 when released will feature an OLED screen, wuite possibly incorporating a touch screen interface also. The reason for this is that if you look at their new X series walkman coming out this spring/summer which was announced at this year's CES it features a 3 inch OLED touch screen. There's no way Sony won't incorporate that tech into their next PSP imo.
That is a very good observation. Good eye. Touch isnt a huge deal for me. but i can see it helping in the casual gamer side of things. As long as it has good games and battery life Im there. BTW a SSHD wouldnt hurt either.
To be honest, what makes the Gameboy a top seller is that it's constantly upgrading its functionality. Every so many upgrades however, lose their backwards compatibility. This has not really been a bad thing as it gives the system a fresh new start. Its time for the PSP2 with a right analog stick. It'd be backwards compatible although the games might now be. It would give ps2 devs a similar platform to work on if they are not ready to step up to the PS3. The PSP2 could also be used as a platform for Indie game development. Sony might as well embrace the Homebrew fans who have already embraced the PSP. Instead of fighting them, make them partners in the PSP2's software development, and one day some of them could become major studios under the Sony banner.
reminds me too much of the Game Boy Advance SP
two analog sticks? can anyone else see that? Am i going crazy!? Otherwise its kind of a terrible design, why can't people figure out that the screen is the part you shoudl protect... not the fricken buttons. If they are gonna overhaul the design they could at least make it more portable as in I am not constantly afraid I am going to scratch my screen
I hope this PSP 4000 has features from the Mylo. I could see that being great. If it was to be like a Mylo PSP it would have great online features plus it would come with a built in keyboard so I could see a Mylo PSP being a big hit and could come in handy for gaming. So I hope that is what the PSP 4000 will be like.
looks cool but very fragile.
The current PSP design is light, but still a bit too big in terms of portability. This sliding design would be awesome! Dual analog sticks for PS1 game compatibility wouldn't hurt either.
Maybe the tech that makes screens flat as paper. I can't remember where i read it from.
I just bought a PSP-3000 wtf?!
The image for this post is a fan-concept. It's been around for years... I think when I used to work on pspfanboy/joystiq the image first appeared as the concept people expected from the PSP-2000. Of course, it looked nothing like that. This being said, I'm not really going to trust this information, "credible solid anonymous source" or not. I just got my 3000, it does its job and I'm satisfied. Another rushed redesign isn't in my checkbook, nor should it be in Sony's. They ought to concentrate on one thing at a time and another PSP redesign is not where they need to focus their attention.
Someone made this mock-up of what they saw could be the PSP2 months ago. This is NOT official.
Do I see TWO analog sticks in that picture!!!
Yes.. you all see two analog sticks! thing is, it doesnt matter =( as other people have stated this was made by a sony fan using photoshop. it was on engadget about 2 months ago. sony has nothing to do with this picture. even if the slider rumor is accurate this picture has nothing to do with it. on a side note i love the design. theres enough room for 4 shoulder buttons on the back behind the slider screen. im can almost guarantee sony wont make the same mistake with the psp2 and not add another analog stick. i still have my launch psp. its great but i dont use it much. Ive been ready for a psp2 for quite a while now. theres too many other gadgets that do what the psp does but better. a psp2 with everything in one would be awesome!
I won't believe a single thing until Sony says so BUT, I do think Sony is going to possibly announce/show something this year, but the system would maybe still be a couple of years away, 1 at the least
Look, I love the PSP and what it does, but Sony...STOP redesigning the PSP, enough! I have a PSP-1000 and everytime I just about CONSIDER getting a new model of PSP to take advantage of new features...a bloody new one is released with even more damn features I can't take advantage of. Make a NEW PSP, the PSP2. Either make lots of new games for people to play the PSP FOR, or make the damn PSP2.
i have a PSP 1000 and just now i was considering getting the 3000 due to good reviews, but now i think i will wait. Is the 3000 worth the upgrade????
Now that would be something...
that prototype looks slick. i haven't bought a psp yet, might buy the psp2.
I'm fine with Dualshock3-PSP connection.
ive been holding out forever getting the psp cause i want to mate it with all the crazy cool stuff on my PS3.now im gonna get one of these when this hits the market!
But it's costing me a fortune to just upgrade the same hardware but with different software built in, but i really like it cool i must have it.
There are two control sticks... So it's concepts for a psp2 or FAAAAAAKE.
It's an old photoshop work done long before the psp was release.
but that photo is fake.Seen it last April 1st.
wont be out here for a long time.
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