Dualshockers: The PSP is the portable console of choice for hardcore gamers and the only thing that would change my opinion on that is the announcement of the PSP2 at this years E3. …except there is no PSP2.
The rumor is gone. It will not be at this year's E3 people, do you really think Sony would unveil that while we are all there to see the Nintendo 3D? As the author put, that idea is "insanely stupid". I say good day!!!!!!
I'm hoping Sony takes a good year to come out with the next model, at the least. But, most importantly, they need to focus on improving the software and getting more games on the system. It's amazing that the attachment rate isn't that far from the NDS, but the list of games coming out each month for it isn't as many as it should have this late in its age.
The PSP2 would only help in the game release department, not many devs want to make a game for the most pirated console on the market. A new PSP would take time to hack
I think a New PSP is possible and a great thing. And as D4RkNIKON said below me, it would be good for developers too. I wouldn't call it the most pirated console because they are still selling PlayStation 2. But in any effect, I honestly do not see PSP2 coming to light at this year's E3. I mean anything is POSSIBLE but probable? Definitely Not. Check out the article if you haven't already for reasoning which is very sound. And for PSP2 it might be one of those things that won't release before the world goes into oblivion. I guess we will see which happens first.
I see the point with PSP2 for solving piracy issues, but you create others with it in regards to those who have a UMD devices and now have to stay digital w/overpriced memory cards or upgrade to the next and maintain two handheld devices. But, this isn't a decision I can honestly make. It takes Sony's expert team of marketing and analyzing monkeys to do that.
I would like to see a new PSP but it would probably have to outdo what a PS2 could do and considering we are still seeing incredible games coming out on the PSP I think it's not yet time for a PSP2. Perhaps the same time next year but right now it seems a bit to early.
How is the rumor gone? cause some guy who writes an article decides that they can't possibly keep it a secret therefore it can't possibly exist? "insanely stupid" indeed. Like most rumors there is very little evidence for proof, if you get proof it's no longer a rumor, hence why people are calling it a rumor. I still believe sony will reveal it at this years E3, why do i think that? firstly is because i want it to happen, secondly because the PSP (despite what all the naysayers say) has been a success and i can't see why sony would let nintendo get the jump on them releasing the next generation of handhelds. My third point is because the PSP western sales are in the dumps and no game/s will be able to reinvigorate it, the only thing that can do that is a new PSP. Lastly, the psp has recently turned 5 years old, if they don't announce it this year it may be too late for them to try and compete with nintendo. Of course these are just my opinions, unlike this author i don't think that my opinions should be taken as facts.
OK, so thats your opinion and the author wrote his opinion in an article - so whats your problem ? When people talk about rumours in the gaming world then they are usually talking about some kind of leaked unnamed source. The PSP2 rumour has absolutely zero foundation so i agree with the author - its not a rumour, its bullshit. HOT NEW RUMOUR ! Nintendo are going to release a successor to the N64 called the N65 !!! Go discuss.
My third point is because the PSP western sales are in the dumps and no game/s will be able to reinvigorate it. A new psp is not needed for that, it is only because of the pirate out there with the psp nowadays, what is only needed is, sony to comes with a good upgrade to prevent thief and those who...(I'll buy later and download now) kind of people, to kill them and let it gets what is suppose to be releasing good games - pirate = good sales + pirates = no sales and that is commonly around USA..., simple! Sure thing is, next psp won't suffer for this, HOPE SO.
couldn't agree more, nothing more needs to be said
thats like saying, "microsoft are showing natal at E3, do you really think sony will show move while we are all there to see natal?" first of all i doubt everyone is there to see 3Ds, natal or move, i no some people who are there to see actual games, strange i no..... there have been plenty of rumours for years now, i doubt that will change
All Sony needs to do is add a cell phone to the PS2 and BOOM! Sales will rocket.
No company is gonna announce a new piece of hardware during a world wide financial recession. It just aint gonna happen. Period.
3DS. That is all.
if the rumor is gone, then why is Sony Ericsson working on a phone that is made to play games and powerful enough to put the PSP to shame...? Playstation Phone (PSP 2)
I don't think anyone said it was coming, most people just said it's a possibility. But there's a comment about people hating the PSP GO. I don't think people hate the PSP GO. I think there's no reason upgrade if you own an original PSP. If you could have brought your old games over with the upgrade and if the PSP Go wasn't almost as much as a PS3 then it would have done well. It can still do well, but they need to drop the price to at least $199 if not lower, and make the games cheaper. Games that are over 4 years old are still $19.99 and up on PSN that's an awful pricing strategy.
no PSP2 = good
LOL, awesome article. I agree 100%.
I know right, hey here's metal gear peace walker, gran turismo, lil big planet, modnation racers, assassins creed, resistance, god of war again, oh wait don't you want to buy a psp2 now? I don't understand why didn't we sell any psp2's? hrmmmm...... @Below LOL, Or better yet cancel portable and regular 5-8 because when they release PS9 it will not need the P at the end cuz it will be portable AND home console at the same time and I mean like KAPOW!!!!!!
Scrap the PSP2, next out is the PSP5. The beauty of it is, it's so awesome, there doesn't even need to be a PSP2-4.
Probably in a year or two.
Actually, I have a hard time seeing a PSP2... ever. If we do see one, it will have to seriously butt heads with iPhone. I'm actually happy with PSP the way it is.
I am sick of people saying PSP is fine the way it is. Piracy kills the amount of games that are released because no one wants to develop a game that will be stolen. Dual analog has been an issue for how long now? I have owned PSP since day ONE and recently traded it in because I no longer use it and will wait for PSP2
bubble pal...this guy just sound like one of them, dude hate people who ignoring-ly steal the hard work form developers, and it just seem it only do happen in america for bad, since japan is what maintain this little jewel alive for good...anyway pirates just need to extinguish with the psp, just see the ps3, need a solution to this. On topic, I have mine and hardly play it, cus of better games in the ps3 and so on, but would lovely expect for a good upgrade with a better format than the tedious mini disc, something like DS with cartridge would do for me.
Honestly I half expect a PSP 4000. Wouldn't surprise me at all. Maybe a PSP Go with a UMD drive, or something along those lines.
Why would you make a second one when the first one has been so unsuccessful. DannyVenom....true but there is a much larger investment in the PSP then there was in Killzone. I don't know the numbers but I guarantee you that the PSP has cost Sony way more money than Killzone cost the developers. With the Ipone and the DS I don't know if it's wise for Sony to jump back into the portable market. Eddy Raja...you have us confused, you are the troll. I didn't say whether the PSP was good or not I'm just saying that is hasn't been all that successful when compared to expectations.
Well, perhaps if that was the case, to improve it? Killzone wasn't a success, but Killzone 2 is one of the best games ever released. You can't just stop after an initial 'failure'.
The first of anything usually shows off where and what improvements need to be made. This includes consoles and games. I, however, doubt that at this year's E3, Sony is going to unveil a PSP2. I'm looking more forward to sequels and what not, personally.
Looks like nowadays people think that either you're number 1 in sales or you're are "unsuccesful". The PSP is a very widespread machine and sold 50 million units. That's nowhere near "unsuccessful", mate.
I agree, I play games not sales.
You just love trolling aren't ya. 50-60 milion psp sold is unsuccessful? then 40 million 360 is a failure/s (well 2/5 of it(360) are failures) Again explain how selling 60 millions is unsuccessful? and to what expectations? 60 million for a first entry in the handheld when people thought that it would crash before it takes off because Big N already had that part of the market byt its throat unsuccessful?
How am I trolling when you bring up the 360's failure rates completely out of context?
again, tell how is it unsuccessful ?
BeaArthur goes in for the kill while Eddy Raja, who I swore I kicked off a cliff in Drakes Fortune, rounds off with an assumption of 360 fanboyism of Mr. Arthur... Nah, seriously, 50 million units sold is very impressive!
the psp has sold over 50 million!!! so im guessing you think 40million+ 360's is unsuccessful as well as 35million+ ps3's hey??
"Why would you make a second one when the first one has been so unsuccessful" your logic fails so hard, both the original xbox and gamecube were "unsucessful", really, nothing else needs to be said but i'll continue the PSP has sold more then the gamecube and xbox1 (almost combined) and continues to sell (not very well but it sells) as others have said, piracy is killing the PSP software wise. as a dev why would you make a game that will be pirated to hell and back
Case and point. You admit it doesn't sell very well, and as you said piracy is killing it. Again, I never said it was crappy or anything, I just said it hasn't been successful. The point is to make money and as far as I know it hasn't been very profitable. Maybe I'm wrong but this is what I'm hearing everywhere. Especially with the PSP GO being a virtual bust (again from what I hear). Everyone can disagree all they want but the fact is, it doesn't matter how many units you sell if it's not making money.
PSP2 = PS2 graphics I can't wait to see a portable PS2 console at E3 2010 this maybe one of Sony's big announcement playing game that look like high quality PS2 game with HD that would be amazing.
have you cleaned your cleaned your psp's screen? cus im seeing ps2 graphics on my psp; GOWCOO, monsterhunter, Ridge Racer,tekken dark resurrection,GTpsp, have you seen Peace walker and Yakuza psp ? both looks unreal for a handheld.
Are you serious ? PSP already has PS2 graphics ! God Of War: Chains of Olympus is on a par with either of the PS2 GOW games and Wipeout Pulse looks as good as Wipeout HD on the PS3. You is loco.
PS2 CPU --> 300 MHz MIPS processor, with two vector co-processors, running at 180 Hz (and 150 Hz? I forget) PSP CPU --> 333 MHz MIPS processor, with built in Vector processor for speedy vector math. PS2 GPU --> 147 MHz programmable GPU core, ~20M tris/sec, 2.35 Gpix/sec fill (lots of pixel pipes) PSP GPU --> 166 MHz fixed-function GPU core, ~33M tris/sec, 0.66 Gpix/sec fill (fewer pixel pipes.. much smaller screen) PS2 RAM --> 32 MB RAM, plus 4 MB eDRAM for GPU PSP RAM --> 32 MB RAM, plus 2 MB eDRAM for GPU (PSP OS uses more of the RAM than PS2, though, I think) The PSP is damn near as powerful as a PS2 -- in some ways, its even faster (main core & tris/sec). It destroys the DS and DSi, when it comes to handheld performance. Early on, the CPU clock was held back at 222 MHz, to preserve battery on the PSP-1000, which was way ahead of its time (and power hungry). Thus, earlier PSP titles (pre-2007? I think they unlocked the full CPU when the PSP-2000 was released) don't look as good as modern ones.
I gotta say thats one awesome article with great points.
That article is just as stupid as the ones hoping it will happen. It's purely his opinion, not to be taken seriously. He only added some common sense to the article, you could apply the same to any other article claiming the opposite. Then again, this is the Sony Fanboyish side of me typing, ergo, i shouldn't be taken seriously aswell.
Did you pretty much just call yourself stupid?
Seriously? PSP is getting old now, PSP Go was a "no go", and Nintendo is set to drop its second DS model this year(well second for everywhere except JP) and Sony is going to stand there and say hi to them? Please, if not PSP 2, def PSP-4000 with bluetooth, the pause and save feature, maybe the HD res HHG was talking about, and hopefully wifi N, hell I'd settle for G. But you can expect another PSP model.
How is the handheld with the best graphics, best games, best handheld online, shitloads of features like skype, digital comics, internet radio - getting old ? Seriously fire up the demo for MGS: Peace Walker and then try and argue that its "getting old".
The PSP and DS contrast each other even more starkly then the Wii and X360/PS3 do. They're not meant for the same audience. Sony doesn't give a crap what Nintendo does, unless Nintendo moves into the more hardcore turf. I doubt they feel threatened by the 3DS, because unless it covers a few of the PSP bases, like working as a MP3 and MP4 player, and also gets some hardcore game support (which it won't, until it's sold enough units), its not a concern.
the 3ds says hell no too! so does psp go, what an epic fail that was...
it just does not make sense, give the PSP a little more profit time and then deliver the ultimate hardcore HD portable experience. Not just a minor upgrade but a PS2 to PS3 type of upgrade, groundbraking
Exactly! Nintendo keep making minor tweaks to the hardware and releasing it like its something new and amazing when in relaity its the same old shit but with a camera. A PSP2 needs to be something technically outstanding just like the original PSP was when it was released.
The PSP2 will surely be revealed at E3 and it'll most likely be 30x's more powerful than the original XBOX. The PSP's been out for too long now and right now it's suffering like anything. I'd say it's about time a new PSP comes out because it's seriously outdated. Reveal it this year & release it next year DO IT SONY!
I think the PSP still has untapped potential.If Sony marketing could get its head out of its arse, and the PSPgo had been priced lower than the PSP-3000 because it's smaller and has fewer features, the PSP would be catching up on the DS imo.
All the PSP needs is some software love, and its getting it. If the Go gets a price cut, it may start to appeal to some (not too many, IMO) of the casual handheld audience as well. The fact that its not for kids and casuals doesn't bother me in the slightest, as a gamer. I couldn't care less that it only has like 30-40% of the sales of the DS, just like I couldn't care less that the Wii outsells the X360 and PS3.
I think that PSPGO actually confirmed PSP 2 IS coming soon, why, well. 1. Sony needed to stop the piracy issues, DD, only on PSP go check. 2. a MAJOR new design for the same hardware, why? come on people, we're not talking the minor revamps of the other 4 modles. 3. Sony are/were testing the waters, they want to go digital, here's their chance to work out their stratagy, make some adjustments in what ever aspect. 4. Sony want to turn PSP around, they want to be able to say, 'ok, we had a bad start, but now we have a strong fan base to work from who own our product. 5. who's not to say that the PSP 1 tiltes won't be their at a massave discont (£5 per title). 6. Is the size of the hard drive enough, don't get burnt again, remember the 20GB PS3? If you use Logic, you can see PSPGO= test for PSP 2.
I have been trying to not get myself to hype up over anything PSP2 related because quite honestly, the PSP2 could just as easily be announced at E3 as to not being announced at all. The only sure fire way is to take a neutral stance. Don't expect anything, but also don't rule anything out.
Do you honestly think Sony will sit around with its thumb up is ass while Ninty launches a new 3DS and Apple launches the next-gen iphone in June along with the iPad?
we all know that there will be a PSP2. but theres no way to know if it'll happen at e3. we'll have to wait and see.
It will happen at this E3....trust me.
How much would you like to stake? Seriously. I will bet £100, over Paypal, that it doesn't get released. I will take anybody up on this offer.
but it is true I doubt there will be any hint of a psp2 for much until next year. not gona even poke into wut else is wrong with the article but otherwise its nice to see someone state the obvious. if there was gonna be a psp2 in e3 we wud have heard it by now. That and having a psp2 announcement when peace walker got released in japan already and GoW:GoS is in the works for the incumbent psp its rather stupid to reveal it in e3. just wait they wont reveal ditto on the psp2 come e3 and ya can bookmark this comment i am 99.9% sure this wont come to pass. that and im pretty sure wat they are working on psp2 right now is making it unhackable and ignoring the other stuff. cant begin to start wut piracy has done to the psp.
Whats fanboyish about explaining why there is no PSP2 ? The word Fanboy gets thrown around on this site far too easily to the point were it hardly has any meaning anymore. Anyone who comments in favour of one thing is instantly labelled a fanboy - its pathetic.
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