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E3 Preview: Sony Shows their Cards Early, Microsoft Stays Silent

The Power Review: Some big news items have come up recently related to Sony and announcements that are going to be made by them at their E3 press conference. By far the biggest on so far is the information about the PSP-4000 or PSP2 that is surfacing. According to sources, it is going to be debuted at E3 and is slated for release in December of this calendar year.

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TheHater3541d ago

The PSP2 is still just a rumor and I don't think Sony confirmed that it was going to be showed at E3. Sony still probable have more games to reveal at E3 that the public isn't aware of.

UNCyrus3541d ago

PSP2 has been essentially "confirmed" for release in December of this year

snaz273541d ago

not that im doubting the psp2 will be revealed at e3 but can i just ask when did sony annouce it then? and i dont mean some guy who has a source from inside sony who they wont name etc... cos we all have heard that before havent we... just asking cos i havent seen anything released by sony.

fishd3541d ago

E3 2009
.......TRICO
............BELIVE!
*Dies*

gaffyh3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

I still think the PSP2 thing is fake. How in the hell can Sony afford to release a NEW system, when they've only just started making a profit on the PS3? It may be PSP-4000, but that is still PSP1, PSP2 suggests a whole new system, with new game, new processor/GPU etc.

Edit - Xbox handheld = megaton for MS

- Ghost of Sparta -3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

Random website announces the PSP2 for 2009. Result? Another random website claims that Sony has shown their cards early.

It's not confirmed until Sony says so. Until then this article is trash and fake.

Bnet3433541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

Like the article says, Microsoft is silent, but I can guarantee you that it will be better then Nintendo's conference. Let's make an entire conference about our sales everyone!

Ha! Ravis' a phuckin' tool.

Kaneda3541d ago

I am still waiting intergration PSP and PS3 games...

gaffyh3541d ago

@Kigmal - Also...Look how happy these people are playing the Wii and DS, then Ravi hits the drums like an ass. I actually kinda wish Ravi is there again, he was probably the best thing about last year's conference.

ThanatosDMC3541d ago

I'll buy a PSP2 if a Monster Hunter game comes along with its release.

Anon19743541d ago

Seriously. Last year they were silent up until E3, then at E3 at was "OMG! A multiconsole release not due out for 2 years, Lips, You're in a crappy B movie, and Netflix, a service only available in the US that was already available to anyone who had a computer. Neat-o!"

I'm not holding out for anything earth shaking from MS this year. Gameplay for the Halo expansion? You know what I bet it looks like? Halo. Alan Wake? Maybe the PC version will show.
Believe me, I want to be surprised. I want a reason to turn on my 360 again now that Fable 2 and Gears 2 are done, I'm just not going to be holding my breath.

joydestroy3541d ago

yeah, i tend to believe it's coming this year. but i still want a real source/Sony announcing this. guess we shall see in june.

gaffyh3541d ago

@darkride66 - Normally I'd agree with you, but this year MS hasn't announced ANYTHING, which means whatever they have they will announce at E3. So this year's conference for MS will probably be really good. I don't doubt though that there'll probably be a few casual titles mixed in their conference.

Jinxstar3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

like I said before. Everyone kept saying "Wait for GDC wait for GDC!!!!" I replied. "And after nothing is shown there everyone will be shouting 'Wait for E3 Wait for E3'" and guess what. I was right. After E3 it will be leipzig and TGS and 2010 and so on. How about you stop waiting. Sell your 360 and get a console with Decent games.

@ GEC I had a 360. I sold it. I have a blog on here that I even go into why I sold it. They will announce something but with everything sony has out right now they would have shown something already... We have been waiting and they have nothing. Even if they have something it... Doesn't matter.

I am a proud fanboy. I think sony has innovated and offered more to the gaming community a whole lot more then MS has this or last gen. I feel they are great for giving me free online. Giving me games I want to play. The Only thing the 360 has currently I care even the slightest about is Fable 2... but thats a very very minor thing to me when compared to everything else I have.... I also feel at E3 it will be announced for PC... If not oh well. Hopefully Diablo 3 will be out soon and I wont even bother with Fable 2.

Truth is they may announce something. A Halo RPG or something... It doesn't matter now because unless they announce like 15 new IP's that look amazing they wont even be close to what Sony is CURRENTLY even pre E3 themselves offering in the near future or already... I am a Fanboy and don't care who knows it. The PS3 is where games are and I support anyone who switches.

DragonWarrior_43541d ago

Sony shows its cards early because they have so many cards that it doesn't even matter anymore. Sony has this gen on lock down, all they need is cross game voice chat and the ps3 will be the best console ever created,, it already is if you ask me. Ratchet, Uncharted, God of War, MAG, Motorstorm 3, The Show, Wipeout, Gran Turismo, WKC, Tears of Blood, Infamous, Warhawk 2, and so many more that I cant even think of right now. Sony litterally has to show all its cards because there are people out there that really think the ps3 doesn't have any games. Its not Sony's fault that most people are ignorant and dont know any better.

GiantEnemyCrab3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

"Sell your 360 and get a console with Decent games."

What a fanboy statement.. I've spent the last 3 years playing amazing games on my 360.

GDC does sometime provide some game announcements but it is primarily a developer conference. Last year Epic/MS did show Gears 2 but that was mainly due to the engine. I was disappointed no new game announcements came from MS but E3 is where they take place. MS has stated they have big things coming at E3 so I say let's wait and see. If they don't announce anything or announce a bunch of casual/multiplatform titles I will be there right with you complaining.

EDIT: @Jinxster Yes I read your blog and I think you made a mistake selling your Xbox 360 but you had your reasons. I own both and I will enjoy the best of everything and I don't have to worry about not getting something.

beans3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

MS has already delivered and should be given a fair chance to show up at E3 and do it again. Sure last year wasn't there biggest year but in a way it was. They had a ton of stuff they put out and held down (rpg's)as well as nabbing a few Sony exclusives. When Sony released the PS3 all you could hear was wait wait wait, and now that MS is trying to put together some good realistic news it's a problem. I really hope they have a great show just to shut up the people that act as if MS can do no right and Sony no wrong. SOny has shown way to much if you ask me and have a tendency to push back half there games by at least a year or two.The good thing about MS is the fact that they only announce things that will make it within a certain time frame, and don't hype there stuff knowing it's years away.

Edit below jinxstar:

"On what beans? "

on many things that I don't think need to be repeated.

"Yeah a Glitchy game SO4 and they are getting a multiplat... Awesome... Tell me what RPG they have thats not on PC thats AAA. I am only interested in Fable as I said above but is there something I am missing that scores anywhere worth buying?"

Well maybe after E3 they can sway you opinion some. It's been slow after Fable but even still there's dlc on the way and some fallout3 content I believe.

"Not from me. I liked a ton of their early games including lair(I had never played anything like it) Heavenly sword(Still don't see anything like it on 360) and Resistance(Decent FPS. Not a fan of the story but it was ok) as well as games like Ratchet and Clank TOD."

Well It's good you enjoyed those games but sad they were not that great. The funny thing is that if any of those games went to 360 they wouldn't be so great to you anymore. And if any 360 game was exclusive to PS3 it would be great to you. It's hard to really take you serious jinx because you are the truest fanboy on this site. I'm not calling you one but you sound as bad as an extreme racist.

"Fair enough. However I'll take a good product that needed more time over a half done one that got rushed out *Cough Gears 2 Cough* and needs tons of patch work... I'm sorry "Title updates" or whatever PR [email protected] term they use. if they say God of War 3 needs another year. I'll gladly say "Take all the time you need just promise me I can play it one day". Also They have not shown "too much" as I anything on top of what they already offer will only add to the mountain of joy out now and coming soon."

Yeah it had some issues but they fixed it for the most part which was great. Speaking of Gears2 you gotta admit the game looked freaking incredible on some of the later stages. I wish somebody would put together a video of the best moments in gears2 and kz2 side by side. For a game that took only 2 years to make it's crazy what could of happened in 5.

"What are you talking about? Really just curious"

They want to put actual release dates on there announcements and not make empty promises that will not happen. This is good for gamers and lets us know what's coming.

"Like Alan Wake "

Good try but they announced Alan Wake long before there "we announce them when there ready" comment. The game has been in complete silence so I don't get your point.

Jinxstar3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

@ GEC

Very fair point. Too me it's just that PC gaming after the initial investment is so much better for me personally. All games are cheaper when released on PC by like 10 bucks usually and have free online(Except Blizzard games... Bastages) I truly do feel I am only missing out on 1 game and thats not worth it to me... to each his own and bubs for you. That was a very fair point.

I am a fanboy but I have a PSP, DS, PS3, Wii, Gaming PC and a ton of classic systems. The only thing I don't have is a 360 and I just sold my Original Xbox as well but... Yeah...

@ Beans

"MS has already delivered"

On what beans?

" They had a ton of stuff they put out and held down (rpg's)as well as nabbing a few Sony exclusives. "

Yeah a Glitchy game SO4 and they are getting a multiplat... Awesome... Tell me what RPG they have thats not on PC thats AAA. I am only interested in Fable as I said above but is there something I am missing that scores anywhere worth buying?

"When Sony released the PS3 all you could hear was wait wait wait"

Not from me. I liked a ton of their early games including lair(I had never played anything like it) Heavenly sword(Still don't see anything like it on 360) and Resistance(Decent FPS. Not a fan of the story but it was ok) as well as games like Ratchet and Clank TOD.

" and now that MS is trying to put together some good realistic news it's a problem."

What are you talking about? Really just curious

"I really hope they have a great show just to shut up the people that act as if MS can do no right and Sony no wrong. "

Of the 2 evils I'll take the one that doesn't make you pay to play and offers things free without the nickle and diming. As well as allows user generated content and many many many other things... As far as their E3 show. I would like to see something honestly... I wouldn't mind being proven wrong. Really I wouldn't. It wont happen though. If I am right will you go buy a PS3?

"SOny has shown way to much if you ask me and have a tendency to push back half there games by at least a year or two."

Fair enough. However I'll take a good product that needed more time over a half done one that got rushed out *Cough Gears 2 Cough* and needs tons of patch work... I'm sorry "Title updates" or whatever PR [email protected] term they use. if they say God of War 3 needs another year. I'll gladly say "Take all the time you need just promise me I can play it one day". Also They have not shown "too much" as I for one feel anything on top of what they already offer will only add to the mountain of joy out now and coming soon.

"The good thing about MS is the fact that they only announce things that will make it within a certain time frame"

Like Alan Wake

"and don't hype there stuff knowing it's years away."

They only hype it half a year in advance with Mountain dew and Lunch boxes and everything else under the sun.

DragonWarrior_43541d ago

I forgot about another big one,, Wardevil, and lets not forget that Take 2 still has 3 exclusive games to make for the Sony platform. I seriously could go on but you guys get the point.

XLiveGamer3541d ago

You all keep falling on the stupid thing of PS3 vs X360 on E3

"Ohh Microsoft have this xclusive"

"Ohh PS3 have this other Xclusive"

JUST WAIT for E3 and enjoy it.

Milky3541d ago

PSP 2 will not come out this year. They JUST announced LittleBIGPlanet, motorstorm AND Jak and Daxter for PSP due to come out this year, aswell as hearing in an interview that 50 to 60% of psp titles due to release this year haven't even been announced yet and will be at E3.

It would be a terrible business decision to announce a whole new handheld console for the end of the year too. If you think it will your just hyping yourself for a big dissapointment.

Trollimite3541d ago

microsoft not announcing anything is a bigger problem than any thing to me.

they call it "keeping quiet"

i call it "not having anything to announce."

@ the people about to disagree. sense when is announcing lots of games and products a bad thing?

Jinxstar3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

Beans.

Really you can call me a fanboy. I am man. I am kind of extreme as well it's fine.

DLC is most of what MS is announcing and even if they say "We get an exclusive character for FF13" I still feel potential buyers will look at more then that. To MS it seems tat DLC is their big deal while Sony is more about overall package. DLC is all paid for. Essentially with Fallout 3 for example you get the whole game on wither system but for a price you can get more on 360... So it is kind of pointless to argue as well. Especially when most everything is on PC too... What I mean by this is the game is 65$. The MS package is 90+ or so for everything... So essentially for 6 hours more you gotta pay a premium of 25+ dollars...

i had issues with gears 2. I played it at at my Girlfriends parents with her brother... I was not impressed for a long list of reasons I wont go into. Thats NOT the fanboy in me. I really wont even buy it when it comes to PC because I didn't feel it was anything special.

As far as PS3 exclusives in the early times. Games like Warhawk for example were just cool. Getting in a plane and fighting a tank and riding in a jeep and all that was so much more fun then anything I had played before it. Massive maps with tons of options and just pure fun... I have yet to find that anywhere else bro. Also I really do like the games for the games. If Banjo was Exclusive to the PS3 it would still be a POS I would not have played... Gears maybe because of the hype behind it but thats it... Just being honest. If Lair came out today I probably wouldn't buy it but for an early on title it was pretty cool man... The key word being "fun"

What "Empty promises" has the PS3 made? Killzone is out and is bar none the best looking FPS or game on consoles by far. other aspects like balance may need work but thats it plain and simple...

If E3 sways me then I will truly apologize but all I expect is DLC announcements, Live updates, Maybe a game or 2 that probably wont be all that great and a whole bunch of Power point charts that have skewed numbers on sales...

Dude try reading my old blog. i had a 360. It was pointless and I hope maybe after E3 you will see that as well and take your blinders off but the truth is they will announce some games that will probably be on PC as well and/or on PS3/wii...

XLiveGamer3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

"the media has to do what ever they can to stop the ps3's momentum"

WTF???!!!

The media is against SONY PS3 NOW?! XD LOL!!!

This place is full of kids WTF!!!

beans3541d ago

Your comment was pretty fair and didn't come across fanboyish at all this time. I have my doubts and worries about the future of 360 games but will still give MS a chance to prove me wrong at E3 and lepzig. One thing that would be nice is if MS would give us some info on there up coming line up like Sony does.

raztad3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

It is not TEH MEDIA, but some sites are clearly anti-sony, that is something to be expected, it is called favouritism.

Hey guys, have you seen the list of games for the PSP planned for this year? oh man, it almost make me regret my PS3 purchase. you know, little to none free time to play both :D. Sony is really on a roll, the PSP has so many games coming, that it can be easily a primary game system. I am pretty happy with my GoW psp-2000, I only care about GAMES, and they ARE coming.

evrfighter3541d ago

"the media has to do what ever they can to stop the ps3's momentum"

holy wow this made my day.

SiLeNt KNighT3541d ago

they cant talk about something they dont have.

and sony didnt reveal everything. none of those cards said "price drop" which we all know is coming.

pain777pas3541d ago

Microsoft has the money to compete but they need good ideas. Live was good, FF13 was good but how many discs swaps to play that behemoth. In reality I think that there specs are going to limit what they can do and rely on DLC to bolster games that would otherwise fit if they had went HDDVD in the beginning. Had xbox done that they could have had this generation. Something interesting may be shown at E3 just no more game rip offs like Lips and Ninja Blade bring some originality. No More Halo please something new for once.

DeadlyFire3540d ago

PSP 2 isn't just a rumor. It fits so well into the 5/10 year plan for them to have PSP 2 ready at E3 this year. Although Launch is probally going to be next year.

Microsoft has plenty of cards including the Xbox 720 which might show up this year as it is rumored to launch in 2010.

Sony and Nintendo have plenty of cards left to show as well. There are at least 3-10 unknown games coming from each side this E3.

Why dis3540d ago (Edited 3540d ago )

Sony always show their cards their lineup has been known for years.

Don't you kids ever take a day off doesn't sitting on this site bubbling each other up bashing 24/7 get old?

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UNCyrus3541d ago

Granted that it was an inside source... hence me saying that it's been "confirmed". But all of these leaks always happen from Sony EU... It just always happens to work out that way. It's probably about 95% confirmed right now

TheHater3541d ago

95% confirmed doesn't equal 100%. It still a rumor

tdogchristy903541d ago

I'm curious as to what microsoft has to offer, given sony's record since GDC microsoft has some ground to make up or they may be in BIG trouble.

table3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

Even without any major games being shown at E3. The 360 has done fine so far with a lack of console exclusives and still manage to get away with charging for live. Just a long as they keep up their strong advertising strategy and continue to bribe developers for games, the people will be convinced.

solidt123541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

They will announce Michael Jackson MoonWalker remake, for this year. Just kidding! but as a kid i kinda liked that game.

raztad3541d ago

IMO MS's strategy for the whole year is all about multiplat games. They dont expect Sony to drop PS3 price any time soon, and they know that Sony exclusives are pushing consoles but not to the level to outstrip the xbox360. Beyond that, MS gaming division took a heavy blow last year cause the xbox price drop, and MS needs to keep the spending at the bare minimum. Expect no more than one or two new titles in E3 from MS, and then probably TBA 2010.

Gambit073541d ago

None, the new PSP is hologram projected, a source told me.

xabmol3541d ago

To make the PSP2 the worlds first everlasting handheld.

That's what my source has confirmed.

WhittO3541d ago

Well, i have a friend who works for sony (cant name any details) and he told me you would never have to charge the battery ! that it recharges itself when not in use, honest.

Jinxstar3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

it will have a OLED Screen that can fold up to make it smaller and a 4 core SPU Processor. Granted the price tag may be a little hefty but with 3G WiFi and the fact that any PS3 game you link to it can be played is a big plus. It's like a Portable PS3 with a 12 inch folding screen =D A source from my dream told me Also it has contact info for God in it. So whenever you feel like trying something new he can whip it right up for you.

UNCyrus3540d ago

why are you unveiling spoilers in a comment box?!?!?

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Socomer 19793541d ago

im telling you, theres no such thing.
its fake and in all my 30 years of gaming the psp has got to be the most lied on device on the planet.

how many times must sony come out to debunk every new rumor about the psp? so many people are confused now and will wait for a announcement that will never come.

UNCyrus3541d ago

PSP-4000 then, whatever you want to call it.... the info have been confirmed from sony licensing..