A journalist opinion about the already included multifunctionalities of the Sony Portable game console and a future somewhat polemic new utility.
that pic doesnt look nice, and if its going to look like that then haha! i will stay with my Sony Ericsson K800i thank you lol
I hope it comes with an old school rotary dialer. :)
haha nice Razzy, i just dont see the point in using it as a phone.
yeh i know its a nice feature, but as it is a gaming machine, it needs the big screen (which it has) so there are loads of tiny mobile, and they come with alot of features, like i doubt the PSP will be able to send messages.... will it?
Doesnt evryone know the the real psp phone is sonys new ecrission
i havnt been following it closely, but i am sure when this is approved someone will be able to tell you.
that's the ugliest hook-up i've seen on the psp
Thats not really it, that picture is a joke...
The PSP is great at games and has additional features. One of those is now the ability to make phone and VIDEO calls on it with this BT venture. What is wrong with that? If a certain other handheld came out with this agreement you'd all be sh1tting yourselves. (Yes, I know they 'announced' but they didn't deliver).
i dont know what you mean by
"If a certain other handheld came out with this agreement you'd all be sh1tting yourselves"
because i have a PSP, had it for a year and a half now, but i dont think i would use it for the cell phone features.
i like using my PSP for gaming, watching movies (on long trips etc) and for using Hombrew, so yeh i think the PSP is excellent, but i wouldnt use it for cell phone features, i have my Sony Ericsson K800i for that.
lets see here, lets see here. Oh yeah N-Gage.... need I say anymore
Why ruin a perfectly good handheld by trying to stuff more features no one wants on it. Unless for some reason you don't have a phone already, or for some reason you want 2 of everything. Also if DS suddenly came out with a video phone I would say the same thing. Quit trying to make your handheld into something it's not. It's a dang gaming machine! If you don't want to make games for it then call it something else and don't try to sell me something I don't want. Give me the games you announced and something revolving around gaming.
Where's the desperation? 24 million PSP owners, still going strong, and they mention the ngane and gizmodo as if to compare like with like. Even the fairly popular n-gage didn't hit 1 million.
Add the latest firmware update that allows remote play of PS3 media, and Sony are far from needing acts of desperation. And what's wrong with new features?
new features distracting us from lack of games. That's what's wrong with it. Stop trying to figure out what the PSP is suppose to be and make it was it is.. a gaming platform. I'm all for features sure but only if they stick to the original theme which of coarse gaming not 'but hey it can do this too'
But no it's not desperation more like I don't know what to do with this thing
"Stop trying to figure out what the PSP is suppose to be and make it was it is.. a gaming platform."
Why are you getting all pissy with him? The PSP is a fine gamming platform. A quick glance at IGN will show the PSP has as many game's (a few more actually) rated in the 8's and 9's as the DS has.
PSP knows what it's doing and real gamers know that. This just gives us advanced users more to love.
.....Kind like how i'm sitting in my office on a Saturday streaming all of the content from my home network to my PSP. ;)
The future is fun.
"PSP knows what it's doing and real gamers know that"
uh-huh that's why software sold on psp is hardly as good as the other un-named handhelds out there and why Homebrew is really where real gamers go to fill there psp up with good games. Also when did this site care about review scores?! Homebrew is the foundation of psp's success. If you can't admit that then you're not following up on the news of psp. Just look at the fact that firmware 3.50 is already cracked for the homebrew world. They don't like what sony is offering and they are making it there own handheld, because most feel that sony doesn't know what the psp is right now.
"uh-huh that's why software sold on psp is hardly as good as the other un-named handhelds out there..."
...says you. Go look around, fact is the PSP has as good if not better games than any other portable out there. FYI, Sales don't makes games good. Pokemon spinoff's and the countless multi million selling movie/game titles will tell you that. In my opinion i find the whole DS line-up pretty childish and shallow, basically being designed around the 6-16 year old user base it has, or rehashing their old titles and gameplay concepts (great/classic concepts, but old regardless) to a new generation of kids (Mario DS anyone).
"Homebrew is really where real gamers go to fill there psp up with good games..."
...once again, says you. Its silly to assume the reason homebrew exists is because the PSP isn't any good. I guess people make homebrew projects on PC because there's nothing else to do on them? *rolls eyes*
Either way, "I" support homebrew so you're preaching to the Choir bro.
The reason Sony (just like MS and Nintendo) can't is because it has to assure it's third parties that they will do everything they can to protect their intellectual properties. Unfortunately allot of the time, homebrew goes beyond recreational software and into piracy so they can't support it in any way.
...it's unfortunate that you don't understand the logistics of the situation.
Sorry about the long winded post, i've got some time since i'm rendering at work ;)
They kind of do matter according to publishers and developers of the games they are making. DS has 25 titles past a million for a total of 91 mil while the PSP has 11 titles for 16 million. That's what matters to them. Does it make it a good game? Only the one playing it can tell you that for certain and seems that 75 million people out there are having a good time on it.
Don't get me wrong I have and play my PSP a lot and will never get rid of it. I enjoy the games I have for it but I'm tired of most of them I've played on the PS2 which is why they have good scores because they got good scores when on the PS2.
I'm not sure Ninja Gaiden, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Castlevania are considered kiddy. Sure those were only 3 listed but it does show it has more than just kids games.
Sorry for the long winded retort as well ^.- hope your rendering is going smoothly enough. As far as it all goes PSP is great stuff but I don't think tacking on a phone feature for it is the best thing for it that's all.
No~way I'd buy that attachment to equip it with my psp. I'd rather buy a phone~card!
that it will work with the Go!Cam to provide voice and video calling right? The whole BT announcement ties in to the launch of the Go!Cam in the EU/UK market.
As for 'lack of games'...whatever dude...you have 250+ games to choose from and a higher percentage of those are rated 80% or higher compared to a certain other current handheld. If you can't find a game to play that would be incredible. This year you could already have chosen from these (plus many more this is a sample) games rated 80% or better:
Crush, Ratchet & Clank, Puzzle Quest, MLB 07, Pirates, The Warriors, Test Drive Unlimited, Winning Eleven and PS1 downloadables if you have a PS3 (or unlock the PSP and play whatever the heck you want from the back catalog).
kspraydad - lack of games and that high rated titles... Okay when they came out on the ps2 they got good reviews. So therefor, once they came out on the psp they also got those good reviews. PSP is a great way to port all the goodies from the ps2, which is why they have so many high rated titles on the psp. Only problem is I kind of played those games on the ps2. If psp made more games like portable ops, loco roco, and every extended extra I'd be more in your mind set of the high rated titles.
Now phone, go!cam, gps are not what I want from a handheld. I want that FF:Crisis Core that's coming out, or the psn network that was rumored to be in the works for the psp. Perhaps portable hunter 2 that did so well in Japan be brought to the US. You know games made fresh for the device it's played on.
So - if Ms releases a similar device it is expanding, innovating. If Sony does, then it is an act of "desperation". Urghhh come on - get a life.
I don't have a PSP, but if it becomes a phone, PDA, GPS receiver - then count me in. I am all for all-in-one devices. Why carry a round 4 if you can have one.
Streaming video from your PS3, remote gaming, street navigation from GPS, PDA functionality, iPod music and media player functionality - what is not to like? And also a number of great games while traveling. Sheesh - release this already - I want one.
wow, the new lows that Sony has reached ! lol
PSP is making Sony Millions apon Millions in raw profit.
Pretty harsh title there--unnecessary, really.
I agree, tho, that this is a bad idea. Cell phones are so ubiquitous as to make something like this completely redundant. Bad idea, Sony: That's money far better spent on longer battery life, better games, etc--the things the PSP really needs instead of an awkward phone interface.
the title says it all new unit coming out not an add on feature plus 128% increase in psp games says mobile gaming not dead
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