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GCN Exclusive: Say hello to the PSP Go

Gaming Console Network's Sean Foster checked out his June episode of Qore and made a huge discovery. The "PSP Go". Check out the first pictures of the system.

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My server is getting killed. Here is a link to a video I made to show this story is 100% true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykJFpWzj7eY

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Skyyo2645d ago

Looks pretty legit to me.

But it needs to be a phone for me to carry it around everywhere.

GCNSeanFoster2645d ago

If any of you are Qore yearly members go onto the PSN shop and go to your "downloaded" Que. The June issue says 'coming soon" but you can download it. That is how I got these pix. I nearly pooped my pants when I saw this. I apologize about the crappy quality, but I am sure within the next few days we will have high res images. But this thing is real...

La Chance2645d ago

to be a touch screen cuz I dont see why the had to put a slide up design.

wisso182645d ago

Is that sackboy in the first screen?

pharmd2645d ago

where's the analog stick(s)???

looks pretty tight though, im impressed, not at all what i was expecting

solideagle12645d ago

no dual analog??? what is it??

thanks

Downtown boogey2645d ago

where the other thumbstick is! Would've been logical to anyone but Japanese morons on the PSP department. It would have just been impicated into some games and great times would have greeted new buyers.

Ninver2645d ago

if real then this is looking quite nice. can't wait to get my hand on it.

aceitman2645d ago

downloading now at 54 percent i will comback with some answers and to back up will take pic if i can

CrazzyMan2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

Though, the original PSP was a little pain for my hands, i wonder, how this one will hold in my hands... not sure, if it`s more comfortable...

And NO 2nd stick, come on....
Of`course, Sony don`t wanna screw those 50 mln. current PSP owners, but still, 2nd stick would be great, however no 2nd stick until PSP2.

Anyway, what the point of this model? Just a little smaller? And that design, looks kinda cheap...

snaz272645d ago

to be honest it looks pretty nasty, i dont like the colour it looks like some old handheld from the 70s lol (minus the slide, and the awesome lbp on the screen), well i was waiting to see which to get the psp3000 or the pspgo, but looks like its gonna be the 3000 now, the analog stick looks like its in an awkward place, well on the upside atleast the psp3000 might come down in price now so thats good for me lol, oh btw does anyone know if it has any extra power or anything? or is it the exact same specs as the psp?

sack_boi2645d ago

I hope that's fake. looks way too ugly to be real. sony is better at industrial design than that.

plus, that analog nub is in the worst damn location

Cwalat2645d ago

My honest opinion:

It looks ugly, the design and the colour choice.

=/

Expected alot more, designwise.

leila012645d ago

Yeah that's...really ugly. Just make the PSP even slimmer and you have another winner on your hands.

Fox012645d ago

First the PS3 Slim, now this!? Somebody needs to get fired

shane0252645d ago

Such an ugly redesign if real. it's like they let a monkey design it.

snaz272645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

i thought i was gonna get loads of hate messages but looks like my opinion is quite a popular one... shame really.

edit: seven axis... im sorry mate but if i see something that looks awesome ill say "wow thats awsome" but if it looks like poo im gonna say that too, what, should i lie and say it looks great just to please you?... i say it how it is imo.

Sev2645d ago

That is 100% real.

I have pics of it as well. Since the cat is out of the bag. I am going to release pics of the box.

theEnemy2645d ago

Why you guys didn't add a second analog stick so that PSP Devs can make PSP games with better controls specially FPS ?

Is that a huge request ? It's not like current PSP games won't work if there's a second analog stick. Not to mention devs can update their game for it to work.

sniper-squeak2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

this is it...

@Sev, now's ur time to shine :D

PeterGriffinSays2645d ago

Do you N4G'ers have to complain about everything? It's like ya'll big babies throwing all your food back at ya mom.

Dannagar2645d ago

Looks fantastic! Where's the second analog nub?

xwabbit2645d ago

Y the hell do i keep getting account suspended LOL, cant see the pics!!

Tsar4ever012645d ago

This pic is pure BULLS**T!!!!

theEnemy2645d ago

the site keeps crashing due to traffic!

He said it has 16GB internal memory and a memory slot for expansion/

aceitman2645d ago

and confirmed metal gear grandturismo and lbp http://www.youtube.com/watc...

40cal2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

Daaaaaaaaaammmn, this PSP looks very nice, compact and portable compared to the 1000-3000 models. I wonder if there where any changes to the screen this time around.

I am going to want one of these bad boys but I have a ton of UMD content, so? I don't know yet, I guess I'll wait until I have all of the facts.

It needs to be piano black.

40cal2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

At 20 seconds did he just say that this was going to have 60 gigs? My bad, he said 16 gigs, that's more than enough though.

Gran Turismo and a new Metal Gear for PSP, oh hell yeah! And LBP is looking very nice also.

Bluetooth support is going to be a deciding factor for me on this one.

Omega42645d ago

Woah!!! that info deserves its own story lol

Grand Turismo just got confirmed for E3 as well as Kojima's puzzle being revealed

jcgamer2645d ago

Thanks for posting the link of the video footage...it looks better in the video...

:)

sack_boi2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

WOW just so many AAA games for the PSP

hazeblaze2645d ago

I think the slide design is slick as hell... not really feeling the controller portion of it though, looks kind of plain.

whoelse2645d ago

Wow Sony must be pissed off right now.

whoelse2645d ago

I am 99% certain I heard John mention Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid there, as well as game rentals.

BTW, surely is there was a PS3 Slim announced at E3 it would be in Qore too no?

Dir_en_grey2645d ago

Redesigning the PSP and making it smaller is great (even though I think PSP 2000 is already perfect), but my only problem w/ PSP Go is the the placement of the analog and D-pad is horrible.

I personally use my index finger for the d-pad while using my thumb for the analog for a lot of games. Due to the success of Monster Hunter Japanese developers are copying that control scheme which is, analog for movement, and d-pad for camera. The new design just would not work if you want to move the d-pad and analog simultaneously.

It's a good thing that they are not phasing out PSP slims and seems like they are just testing the market w/ this PSP-Go by having both SKUs. No need to upgrade (IMO downgrade) if you already have a PSP IMO.

Sev2645d ago

@ whoelse,

The PS3 slim doesn't do anything new. It's just a new look. Not really worthy of a video.

ChozenWoan2645d ago

Wow!

/sarcasm

No built in camera(s), no 3G, no second analog... no need for me to get one.

I was really hoping Sony would step it up with this product and take the lead in Handheld technology. Instead they choose to further isolate this product from one of the fastest growing markets in the world, just to make it smaller as if that's the reason IPhone is kicking down the PSP's door.

Not to mention I've got big hands so this just further prevents me getting a PSP-GO. AHhhahhhhhh! Ohh well, back to LBP on the PS3... got some ideas for a level I need to get worked out.

Sarcasm2645d ago

I don't know what you guys are talking about, but I want one! Now!

And hopefully nobody didn't forget about how he mentioned a new Metal Gear Solid, LBP, and Gran Turismo!

So the teasers are true, Sean Foster, Sony is probably hunting you down right now. lol

I'd say 3 things are confirmed because of this video.

1. PSP Go (obviously)
2. PS3 Slim will NOT be announced at E3
3. New PSP MGS game

Jaces2645d ago

Yes!!

Now that's what I'm talking about Sony. Looks slick, I'm digging it.
Not to worried about the second analog nub not being there, never had any problems with just the one anyway.

Tomdc2645d ago

sorry but... how could anyone think there was gunna be 2 analog sticks?! Its simply a different version of the same console! They cant change controls or its ability to play better graphics or anything on that side of things! Obvious much?

Face Palm2644d ago

I hope the screen is GLASS like the iPhone and iPod touch so it doesn't scratch. I love how I don't have to worry about my iPod touch scratching when I put it into my pocket and since the PSP Go looks so pocket-friendly, it seems like a logical addition. Looks like a neat redesign but I'm disappointed that it still only has one analog stick though >:(

Fall of this year... damn suddenly that seems really far :/

PS3 FanBaby2644d ago

That POS is ugly than the DSi! The graphics appear to be that of the Sega GameGear ROFL! Sony should stop making systems and turn into a developer like Sega since they clearly don't know how to make attractive devices.

AAACE52644d ago

It looks good and all, but why is there still only 1 stick? That's the only thing I didn't like about the Psp in the first place. I thought with this redesign they would have changed it, but I guess not yet!

PS3 FanBaby2644d ago

It's Sony what did you expect? The last time they put out quality hardware was the PS2 in 2000 and even those broke after a year! And people say Microsoft puts out shoddy hardware :/

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PS3ROCKS2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

ITS the PSP GO,but no 2nd analog stick. Also June Qore can no be downloaded at lest for me.

Beg For Mercy2645d ago

go check the forums i said it was gonna look like this almost a month ago but people were saying that i was wrong.

http://forums.n4g.com/Early...

MAR-TYR-DOM2645d ago

That thing looks pretty ugly **IMO**, i really don't like the button placement, i don't know why the analog stick in on the insider, i think its too tight, ill stick to my original psp 1000.

Milky2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

even if they did put two analogue sticks on it all the psp games you have atm won't control with them.

theEnemy2645d ago

But it gives PSP devs to make better controls on their next game.

Did I mention that they can also update the game for the 2nd analog to work ?

D4RkNIKON2645d ago

Wrong... It is called button mapping.. Acidmods have created second analog sticks for all of the psp models and they do work for games that are already out.

raztad2645d ago

But then you'd screw up all the current psp owners. Forget about second analog, it wont happen anytime soon. This design is like a PSP1.5.

DaTruth2645d ago

The crappy one analog stick controls is the reason I don't own Resistance right now! FPS is horrible on PSP and the thing is almost worthless for anything but PS1 classics, because few of those games actually used two analog sticks. But GOW COO worked well!

Also, what's with the crappy placement of the analog stick.

D4RkNIKON2645d ago

thinks that a second analog stick is not possible. For any reason, look at the video I posted ^. It is button mapping, the second analog stick acts as the Triangle, Square, Circle, and X. It would only make FPS on the psp easier for owners of the newest psp. It would NOT make new games unplayable on current models. I really think I am going to stick with my PSP slim and have acid mods add my second analog stick for me. Sony didn't want to segregate their own market by adding the stick, and thus.. They didn't create the best product they could, they crippled it instead.

Sarcasm2645d ago

Honestly, the placement of the analog stick looks more ergonomic to me.

Try placing your fingers on the current PSP stick and see how your hands hurt. Although of course if you're used to it then that's the reason why you think the new placement is stupid.

hatchimatchi2645d ago

button mapping is not the same as dual analog control. Whats the point of a second analog if all it does is replace the triangle, circle, square and x. Thats pointless imo and wouldn't be as accurate as simply pressing a button.

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Sony Rep2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

Hot. looks like a touch- slide.

Going buy one of these for me and my girl.

terrandragon2645d ago

Your dog does not count. Neither does your blow-up doll.

mikesira2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

if true than this is a downgrade from the original PSP, in my opinion at least.
This is one ugly piece and the placement of that analog stick doesn't seam right at all but in all fairness I do like the fact that it's slimmer and more portable.

DELTABOY042645d ago

i disagree i think it looks a lot better then the current model..i dont buy fps on the psp so a second analog stick doesnt bother me...and i'm pretty sure its touch screen!!! with blue tooth skype is going to be the shiznet on the psp go!!!!

DaTruth2645d ago

I also like the slimmer and smaller size! Can't stand that huge PSP-1000 in my pocket taking up huge amounts of space.

Is that a PSP-1000 in your pocket or are you really glad to see me and hung like an elephant!