The new 3DS features are what alot of us have been asking for, Nintendo seemingly has listened to what their fans wanted, Something which seems to be a problem for Sony with the subsequent iterations of the PSP. Also, PSP2 "Mock-Ups".
In the end all they could do is make a 3d handheld too. It's a shame they have probably been r&ding a 2d handheld system for years now and they can't simply scrap it at this point to copy nintendo. 3ds will offer the full package at likely less then psp2 will cost. I sincerely hope those mockups are nothing like what it will be like. Every single one looks atrocious. A touchscreen that has to be folded down to use?!? That's just retarded.
Reminds me of the Sega Game Gear. Best handheld ever! Not really, but I loved that thing. TV tuner was awesome too!
now that was a nice handheld. Played the same games as the console (sans cd games). Or...the sega nomad. It is the genesis worth owning except it cant support the 32x (oh well). No doubt the psp2 will be more powerful but we have seen in the past (and present). It isnt so much about hardware power as it is the simplicity and availability of cost effective titles. Not only that...its nintendo. Challenged by many (Atari, sega, snk, nec, namco/bandai, sony) and still the clear cut winner in handheld skirmishes.
The PSP2 will be better and offer a lot more than the 3DS, but it still won't outsell the 3DS, unless it's priced competitively, and build games specifically for the PSP2.
I want the PSP2 to be exactly like that picture. I want a Dualshock with a screen. I want it to be able to play PS2 classics available throught the PS Store (and be able to play those PS2 classics on my PS3 too). And I want it to have cell phone functionality through a major carrier so it can play online anywhere through a 3G service.
they were thinkin of it for the psp 2 since e3 09 then they announced the GO..... go = fail psp + 2 anaolog stix + resistance retribution online = epik win
the psp2 is going to be a 3DS with a colorful plastic ball on top of it.
sony has been working on 3d for years now, do you not think its possible that they would implement something they are trying to push into there flagship handheld, like how they are pushing 3d movies and ps3 games?
I agree. Sony has been pushing 3D more than anybody, I think it's highly doubtful that they didn't have 3D in mind for the PSP2.
SOny does have the tech to do 3d on a handheld but you can not possibly afford it right now and it would be bulky. The PSP2 is going to have less battery life than the 3ds and it's going to cost more.
but again how do you know it wont be affordable?, or bulky or have a shorter battery life than the 3ds when we know nothing about the psp2 or the battery life of the 3ds?
Who cares if they do a 3D handheld? PS3 does 3D and it's a console, a lot, if not most phones have touch features already too. Who cares who has what as long as they both offer any experience to justifies both purchases. I have a Kratos PSP, and a black DSI, both with a nice library to boot. I didn't like GO cause all did was offer limited digital downloads and no physical media. I wished the XL came out instead of the SI, cause I like the big screen, but it's not worth it and I knew the 3DS was gonna hit anyway. You might be impressed by PSP2, but don't knock it until we get an official rundown.
that the PSP2 stays 2D, has amazing graphics that rival the home consoles and outshine the 3DS, has bluetooth, dual sticks, fully-integrated PSN, some sort of 3G that doesn't require a subscription (a la Amazon's Kindle), and amazing third party support. Imagine how well a portable edition of Call of Duty would sell if the players had dual sticks and amazing graphics.
unfortunately sony made 4 versiond of the psp and still cant add another stik
3D seems lame to me, since it requires a steady hand... or in my case a steady busride. Not for me. That's not gonna happen, so I think I'll pass on the 3DS until it gets under $200 US. 3D pictures will be fun, at that price.
I agree it really makes no since really. A handheld that you have to sit still with.. How many kids do you know that sit still? Even with adults most handhelds are used on bus rides and the such and that is not even close to being steady.
Sony is going to have a hard time with the PSP2. The main problem with the PSP was the lack of third party support and it looks like all 3rd parties are already putting their biggest franchises on the 3DS. Sony will have to do something mind boggling if they want to get noticed.
true but nintendo's problem with the ds was minus like 5 titles it was all 3rd party sony needs to 1) put a screen protector on the system like the ds has and 2)they need to actually support it....it felt like they didn't support enough till last year when the psp go failed before it launched
"minus like 5 titles it was all 3rd party" WTF?! Have you ever played a DS or even looked at the games for it? I will never be able to value anything you say on this site after such moronic statement. LMAO.
They don't get any 3rd party support on the PSP? Are you insane man? We'll ignore the PSP's entire library for argument's sake.
Why couldn't those same third parties just put those games on the PSP2 when it comes out? Third parties are looking to make money every way possible and all Sony has to do to get alot of support is make the PSP2 unhackable, for a while anyways.
What would be funny is if the PSP2 is a downgrade from the PSP and more like the DS. The 3DS at this point is more advanced and more costly than the Wii. Basically use Nintendos Wii tactic on the 3DS. I'd laugh.
No, what is so funny is how fast Nintendo can bring like 4 new handhelds to the market in 3 years while Sony's psp been in the market since the ps2 days. Sony isn't as bright and brilliant as one might think when it comes to the handheld market.
psp 1000, 2000,3000, go that makes 4
Don't forget the new monster hunter model thats releasing in Japan, I don't know if theyll call it a 4000 but it has a better analog stick and a longer lasting battery so to me it's a new model.
I dont count slim models. And if you wanna talk about the psp go, the smaller, obsolete version of the psp,, then go ahead, knock yourselves out.
So now you're just being a snob and not counting slim models? Also, since when is the PSPGo obsolete? Last I checked, the only obsolete models are the 1000 and 2000. I understand that it hasn't sold that well and Kingdom Hearts BBS isn't on it, but the Go is far from obsolete.
smaller screen, no umd slot, and still and no Kratos or Star Wars editions. Yeah, fuck the psp imho.
I think online is gonna be sony's secret weapon. Imagine callin up your buddies to deathmatch from anywhere with a 3G service.
Sony will copy-paste everything Nintendo does. I love both Sony and Nintendo`s franchises, but Nintendo will always be the mastermind no matter how you look at it.
wii was a master mind? They are great at handheld devices but home consoles? Nah sony outdoes them with home consoles.
on what qualifies them to be masterminds. Nintendo obviously did a fantastic job with the Wii, because here we are 4 years later and it has outsold the 360 and PS3, and both Microsoft and Sony are playing copycats in order to catch up.
@butterfinger Mastermind for me in gaming is pretty much which company gives the hardcore gamer what they want. Giving gamers great games, awesome graphics, great gameplay, and bang for your buck.
Yea online will make or break the psp2. Microsoft coulve killed the psp if they tried. All they needed was a portable xbox with wifi touch and instead of a live subscription a 3g plan for halo/cod online anywhere. They only care about keeping a limited console in the livingroom. By limited i mean no browser exc because they want you to use windows for that. If the psp2 has a great 3g for online it will be killer. I believe consoles will fade compared to handhelds on the rise. The graphics on handhels are getting so good with wifi/3g you can play the same games anywhere. Consoles will always be here but i will use them less after 3ds/psp2. I love portability.
PSP 2 sells good 3DS brakes all records not bad in any way, but i think the handheld market is Ninty territory (im not counting the Wii as direct competitor for the PS3, but if i were then Ninty just dominates the gaming industry ;)
can you suggest that the Wii isn't a direct competitor to the PS3?! The fact is, it IS a direct competitor and Nintendo HAS been dominating the industry this gen. You may not like the Wii over your PS3, and it may have far fewer features, but I see Sony copying Nintendo's controls now and not the other way around.
But over time most features will be removed and downgraded. Eventually people will be buying HD re-releases of psp games even though psp2 initially shipped with BC. You can bookmark this and come back after 3 years
There is the list of what sony NEEDS. 2 analog sticks R2 and L2 buttons trophy support hd screen 3ds graphics or better(preferably better) launch with granturismo, god of war, ridge racer*jk*,SOCOM, resistance,a naruto game like storm, and a call of duty(if it has dual analog sticks) use htmL5 or update the adobe flash player for internet browser optional 4g or 3g network from a cell phone company for on the go wi-fi(PS plus members get a monthly $10 on the go wi-fi discount) built in mic skype support or something else built in 10gb of space sd card slot
Looking at Sony's history with the PlayStation brand, the "PSP2" will no doubt be a beast in terms of the hardware. Sony just needs to provide an impressive launch line-up of games and a competitive price for the device...
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