NowGamer asks where the PSP2 is, and what it will need to achieve to compete with Nintendo 3DS in a balanced analysis blog.
psp2 will cost around $350 but will offer alot more features...
One of those feature needs to be 2 analog sticks IMO.
thats reason i rarely game on psp...because the lack of two analogs...
...no one thinks you need a second analog on the DS. The 3DS looks like it could be a FPS/TPS handheld beast and yet it only has one analog! Would have thought with all the moaning over the years with the PSP only having a single analog that Nintendo would have put 2 on the 3DS.
pretty much the stylus will act as that second analog that is wat people don't realize, in most FPS games for DS it was used to aim and even move (in COD you can move with dpad and aim with stylus) @below i forgot you have to be steady for 3D to work. You can always turn that option off but still your right that wouldn't work that well. I guess we will have to see how RE plays.
@Nitro You suppose it'll be easy to hold a stylus with one hand, the analog with the other, while holding the unit steady for the 3D effect? With two analogs, you at least get to support the unit with both hands as well. One analog + stylus... no. On top of that, you'd have to replace shoulder button usage with stylus taps, or somesuch, further aggravating the device, when it comes to 3D.
WTF? the info about psp2 dev kits was just leaked, 3ds was announced in June, PSP2 is not announced yet, slow down
One of those features will need to be a BETTER analog stick IMO
If Sony learned anything this gen is that setting their products at a high price is not a good idea to start for example the PSP Go. I'm sure PSP2 will have a right price tag. And with IPad, 3DS taking the scene, I really wonder what Sony will bring with PSP2 besides the rumor of combining it with the Sony Ericsson and it's phone capabilities. Looking for a second analog, Sony!
nah it won't ever be more expensive than the PS3, my guess is same price as pspGo with alot more features and power. Sony will take a loss on each unit but with better protection against pirates they will make up for it with game sales, like the PS3.
well, i think psp2 will cost somewhere between 250 and 300 bucks because sony wouldn't have a touch screen,2 camera and various other things which i don't need in the 3ds so they will save some money there and put most of it in better specs(cpu,gpu,battery life etc.)
Nintendo could have fit a better CPU / GPU combo in the 3DS while still selling the hardware for a hefty profit.
If sony integrates the droid os and enables cell phone functionality then they should gain a carrier partnership with verizon for example and allow customers to get one with a contract.. Look at the iphone, who in their right mind would pay 400 bucks for an iphone on its own? They sold 80 million iphones because people get them for 100 bucks with a signed contract.. If sony pushed this model then I seriously think the psp2 could surpass the 3ds easily... This is a strategic decision that would benefit sony.. Having a carrier would gurantee sales of the units and then once they are in customers hands the sales of sony's minis would skyrocket as well as traditional retail purchases.... I'm saying it now, if this was to become a reality I will ditch my at&t contract and iphone immediately....
This is a poor excuse for an article. Go and ask Sony NowGamer.
You're wrong. 'Hey Bioware, please tell me everything about mass effect 3 now, spoilers, achievements, the plot. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone...promise' Is this how you think the industry works? Haven't you learned now that devs thrive on smoke and mirrors to build hype. I can't vouch for these guys but be reasonable, assuming a website like Nowgamer or even IGN can just ask something like that when even Sony probably don't know all the answers (it's rumoured to be at prototype stage only) is just nuts...
If the PSP2 costs anywhere near $350 it will fail hard and fast.
It's for kids. It's for kids and nostalgic adults wanting to play ANOTHER FUCKING MARIO GAME... *clears throat* Sorry bout that Ninty fanboys. Im just sayin... Did you hear the song they were playin in that 3DS game promo that was released today? Kiddy crap! Now Sony is cool, but needs to get their arses in check with their pricing. Anything higher than $300... And we go back into a fkkin recession. Am i right?
Based on what facts again?
I'd rather play games like Killzone, Resistance, God of War over retreads of Zelda and Mario again...I've been doing that for the past 15 years already. Innovation please Sony!
If the PSP2 is gonna have a great library of games like the 3DS, I'm definitely picking it up!
it will have a great third party games but 3DS has nintendoo so I think ........ 3DS
how do you know... You can read the future?! Tell me about the future! Are the donuts good?!
yeap they are BTW look nintendo games, on Wii fow example: Nintendo games are what is keeping Wii alive ( I own Wii inly because of nintendo Games )
The PSP2 is in a corner crying it's eyes out !
most of the 3rd party games on the 3ds will come to psp2,there will be first party exclusives as well obviously and then some more ,so psp2 is bound to have a killer launch lineup and with a fall 2011 release psp2 will definitely give 3ds some stiff competition in terms of sales
It's playing RIIIIIIDGE RACER! And fighting a giant enemy crab
Why are they so demanding? Let Sony be.....
Why are they so demanding? Let Sony be..... F-U-C-K -ed UP
Sony is taking their time to make a great product as per usual.Why so concerned?
I'm not sure Sony will be able to compete quite honestly
they did well with PSP Selling about 60 million units WW,so they will be able to compete with the 3ds, not beat them.
I know I'm only going to help make this story hotter by commenting, but Nowgamer needs to go away or hire actual journalists. I have seen nothing even remotely useful from them posted here as its all horribly written stupid opinion flamebait pieces, and I refuse to go to their site to see if anything good is there because I don't want to give them any hits for the ABSOLUTE SH#T that they post here.
Sony can't compete with Nintendo in the portable business.
FOR THE LAST TIME STOP CALLING IT PSP2 already. Sony did say their are making a Android type PSP phone coming out. Probably Next year at CES 2011 we will see it then.
Who fuc-ing cares? 3ds aint even out yet and U fu-king trolls are already talking about another pie in the sky system..Like it even matters about sony's next handheld-It got absolutely crushed by the ds(as did every other system in existence)NO ONE will touch nintendo in the handheld arena..PERIOD.
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