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Sony Comments On PSP2 Rumors, No New Hardware Dev Kits Out There

Yesterday's claim by Shiny founder Dave Perry -- he knows someone who knows all about the new PSP and it doesn't have a UMD drive -- has been presented to and waffled at by Sony itself.

Interviewed by MTV Multiplayer, John Koller, who heads up SCEA's marketing of PSP, said that he "Can't comment either way," but did add, "I will reiterate that the digital component is very important to us. That's all we can say at this point."

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Megaton3582d ago (Edited 3582d ago )

No UMD plz. Digital downloads are perfect for portables, just look at the iPhone/iPod Touch. Replace the UMD drive with a hard drive, and sell PSN cards in every online/offline retailer you can shake a stick at. You'll save assloads from everything being sold virtually, and you'll positively advertise the PSN in the process, as long as you keep the games coming. The only real speed bump for that are people who don't have internet access.

BlackIceJoe3582d ago (Edited 3582d ago )

I agree with you in some ways but not totally. I say take out UMDs and make a lot of games to be bought off of PSN for the PSP2 but I don't want total downloads. Why for me I don't want to have to wait for long downloads and I like to own a hard disk copy of my game. Plus not every county has great down loads speeds yet. Sony may market there products to North America, Europe and Japan. But not every other place they bring there systems out is as good as those places.

I think having more games on PSN will be a big plus but if you want to sell more PSP2's you need to think about other places in the world and think if they can handle a download only PSP2.

Plus I think with taking out the UMDs and switching them with the Mini Blu Ray discs Sony uses in there camcorders you could see some really great PSP2 games. Because a duel layer Mini Blu Ray drive can hold up to 15 gigs. So think what kind of games could come out of that.

So again I agree with you in some ways and this is only my opinion so we can agree to disagree.

jrsenkbe3581d ago

I am all for a touch screen PSP that still maintains the tradiotional controls, and had a HDD, ONLY if Sony is going to report games that came out on the UMD format for download. There are a lot of good games coming out and already out. The pic thats floating around is a great concept.

pwnsause3582d ago

they're obviously not going to say anything. you want them to confirm it so no one buys PSPs?

Acquiesc33582d ago (Edited 3582d ago )

Actually, I agree that they should take out the UMD on the inevitable "psp2." Though to be honest, it's not that bad of a format. I like the mini blu-ray disc idea, but I doubt Sony is even considering that right now due to the extra production cost something like that would bring to the table. (Atleast, I think they cost more than UMDs, but correct me if I'm wrong)

I think we're heading in the direction where digital distribution of software will become the norm as opposed to having hard copies of it. Though a recent study still revealed that most gamers prefer to have hard copies of their games if I remember correctly. It will be interesting to see what direction Sony will choose to head to.

Close_Second3582d ago

...but won't get a PSP2 as Sony has failed to support the current PSP. Games are what matter and there are all too few good ones on the PSP.

INehalemEXI3582d ago (Edited 3582d ago )

I have plenty good psp games and never have enough time to play them.

Acquiesc33581d ago

I disagree. While I admit that initial support for the psp was anything but great, the recent big announcement at Destination Playstation (LBP, Assassin's Creed, Motorstorm for the psp) is reportedly only half what they have planned for the portable this fiscal year.

That and the fact that big third party games from Square Enix are coming this year like Dissidia and possibly KH: Birth by Sleep means there's still a lot left to the original psp (series).

I'm especially excited for persona psp. :)

fatstarr3581d ago (Edited 3581d ago )

the psp2 wont come out untill Nintendos next Handheld project is announced

believe it
ds fat vs psp fat
ds lite vs psp2000/3000
dsi vs iphone psp 4000/5000
dsi vs psp2
Nintendo handheld = winner

they just wanna copy and makesomething better

but all im saying is someone needs to make a move b4 a 99$ videogame dedicated iphone/itouch igame? comes out and its all over

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