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Sony Ericsson PSP2 Could Push Apple Out of Gaming

Sherry Baldwin: "We’re always hearing rumors about Microsoft entering the handheld gaming market, but obviously that won’t ever happen because the portable market has proven for over twenty years now that Nintendo is a force to be reckoned with. Microsoft is already in a situation where its investors are frustrated over the low profits of the Entertainment and Devices Division. (Must be nice to complain about low profits instead of losses in the middle of a recession)."

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VG_Releaser2614d ago

I would pick it up day 1. I thought Ericsson went out of business. no1 in Michigan has an Ericsson anymore. A PSP2 though? Score

GunShotEddy2614d ago

Ericsson recoiled a bit here in the US, but they're still huge everywhere else. Remember, it's a big world outside the US. This would be a big step to getting a foothold back in the US phone market and logically makes sense against the iPhone.

Kleptic2614d ago

Ericsson struggles in the US because of how retarded ATT is with proprietary phone OS's...plus Verizon, which i believe is the biggest carrier in the US currently, uses a non-GSM network...and SE only makes GSM phones iirc...

I got a SE t637 back in 2003 or so...through ATT...loved the phone, but hated all the gimmicky crap ATT loads on there...a year or two later I bought an unlocked W850i and it was the best cell phone I have ever had...when its not loaded with bs from the carrier, its as intuitive as a phone can get (at least at the time)...still use it from time to time...got a free LG xenon (read: LG Shitter) recently...phone sucks but it has a keyboard which is nice...

when I get around to it i will buy another unlocked SE of some sort...great phones imo...

kennykramer2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

That's almost exactly what it said. Verizon uses CDMA and so does Sprint. That's #1 and #3 in the US. ATT is #2 and losing customers because of GSM. GSM is still big in Europe, but GSM is quickly becoming last-gen.

BattersUp2614d ago

An American who realizes there's a world outside of America or that the word logic was used in the N4G comment section.

Comet2614d ago

PSP2? Since when was the first PSP a phone?

I call trademarks on PlayStation Mobile® by Sony Ericsson

iforgotmylogin2614d ago

bubbles too battersUp

#Ontopic
Sony should just quit while they are ahead
Stick to ps3 and 3d market

Phones isnt for sony
to beat apple they need
apps
a 3g network
and a system that can be expanded

but a system like that leads to hacking.

Hideo_Kojima2614d ago

EU is the main playing field of the mobile phone companies...

Lodes and lodes of phones that are released in the EU and Asia never come to the US.

DaTruth2614d ago

Is it gonna last as long as my PSP1000? I can't get through 3 years with a phone, the damned things break like dancing! My PSP1000 is almost launch and still works to this day!

They should make it backwards compatible with digital PSP games and PSone classics. They'd have my money!

Wrathman2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

hell yes indeedy.that would be a phone id buy.all fanboyism aside.a ps2 must be old enough to go to the size of a n90 by now.stick in a camera,phone(obviously) and wifi internet access..o and music for the chavs to play while walking down the street..et voila..we have a winner.

seriously..that phone would be the nuts.

and fvuk 200,000 apps.maybe im old but who whats to make their phone into a spirit level?

also..apple fanboys are just special. as in they go to special schools..know wot im saying?!

sikbeta2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

@GunShotEddy

I get what you're saying but Sony Ericcson is a Joint Venture, Ericcson is probably the cause of Why we still don't see a PSP2-Phone, but Both can Split and take different routes, seeing How pretty Much Sony Push The Tech in the Sony Ericcson Phones adding Cybershot lens + the Walkman Brand and such, Sony can make a Gaming Device with Cellphone Features that Can Stand Out and get Major Success in the Oversaturated Mobile Phone Industry...

Tomdc2614d ago

I LOVE ACRONYMS!

do you love acronyms...?

..I love accronyms..

Conloles2614d ago

This articles so dumb SE are putting Android and Windows Phone 7 on phonse now so why they would just chop off their market supply of hte PSP2 by featuring phones such as Windows Phone 7 which will have Xbox Live on it is beyond me.

Ahmay2614d ago

had it for three years now... somethings wrong, can't take pics and videos any more.... can anyone help me?

anyways its 2.o mega pixels... i think the 3gs is only 1.3 mp... i felt sony was always high in this area.....

FarEastOrient2614d ago

@Comet

The first PSP was a phone when you could use Skype on it, it worked on the battlefields of Iraq and wi-fi rich Europe.

PS3istheshit2614d ago

I doubt it but i would totally buy it if Sony did this

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dangert122614d ago

Sony Ericsson PSP2 Could Push Apple Out of Gaming

O_O ill buy 2 lol nah i can't stand apple at all i really can't i hope sony does

kennykramer2614d ago

Apple is borderline a cult. A Sony gaming phone would eliminate Apple from the gaming market. Just don't pull a Nokia.

silvacrest2614d ago

it would be impossible for sony to pull a nokia

everything that would go into a PSP2 is nothing new for sony unlike nokia, its just a combination of different sony divisions coming together to make one device

sikbeta2614d ago

A Sony PlayStation Portable Device with Cellphone Features will be Huge, It'll be a Total Success...

WhatARump2614d ago

What about Nintendo's 3DS... if that had phone capabilities wouldn't that easily destroy apple?

supersonicsaga2614d ago

It has two screens and is blocky. Good for gaming, but not necessarily good for a phone.

WhatARump2614d ago

Yeah but the additional feature wouldn't be a bad idea ;)

basicsameh5142614d ago

when did apple enter gaming? was the iphone intended for gaming?

Raf1k12614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

No it wasn't but Apple started pushing gaming on iPhone which seems to be doing pretty well when it comes to gaming on the go.

edit: TBH I'd prefer PSP2 to just be a proper handheld console instead of a phone hybrid. The iPhone works well due to it's lack of physical buttons and size but the PSP2 would need to have buttons for gaming which would increase it's size making it less suited for phone use.

If the PSP2 is BC I'd buy it day one else I'd wait.

CobraKai2614d ago

I would also prefer a phoneless PSP2. Kinda like how I want an ipod touch. I feel I just don't need the phone part.

How are the games on the Ipod/pad anyway?

skip2mylou2614d ago

u can turn the ipod touch into a cell phone anywaysu just need a certain app and a headset compatible with the ipod touch :) games are pretty good on the ipod touch also they made a world at war zombies edition for it theirs SSF4 on the ipod NFS and Fast and the furious split/second crash bandicout racing and then theirs emulators for the iphone i got pokemon and FF and Legend of Dragoon on it

RealityCheck2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

That would be a huge mistake from Sony. Cellphones are being dominated by iPhone and Android versions, they change often and that is what people want. A portable gaming console needs to be stable for a little while for developers to have time to make more than just mini-games. The cell phone market is just too crowded, it would be a worse mistake than the PSP Go.

Sony is better off catering to the part of the market that they have been able to maintain in parallel with the Nintendo portables. That market being actual gamers that want good graphics, multimedia capabilities, and console-like games.

darx2614d ago

Sony has no chance and should not get involved.

silvacrest2614d ago

the fact that the PSP2 could be running a customized android OS, samsung motorola, HTC, acer, dell all have customized android OS on their phones

instantly the android fans (including me) would be interested in this device, kinda like apple fans buying literally anything apple make

anyway, im sure some business man told MS not to enter the gaming market, at the time the PS2 was dominating like nothing before but they took the plunge and it worked out

karl2614d ago

but the psp2 needs to keep being a handheld .. and not a phone with gaming capabilitys...

soo the problem would be this name "Sony Ericsson PSP2"

its just needs to be the PSP2... if it has a cellphone integrated.. well thats going to be great and will make many more ppl buy it..

sikbeta2614d ago

It would not be a Cellphone with gaming capabilities, It'd be a Portable Gaming Device with Phone Capabilities, that's the problem here cos Ericcson need to get out, IF Ericcson is out of the Picture, Sony can make a PSP2 and add phone features, but the "Main" Device or the Core being a PSP...

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ImmortalLegend2614d ago

Like it or not Apple is already pretty well established in the mobile games department. Of course all of the games might not be that great, but I've seen some of the most simple games be very successful on the App Store. I really don't see them being threatened at all to be honest.

StanLee2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

The article's a joke.