Submitted by PoisonedMonkey 1631d ago | rumor

PSP2 to be Released Before the 3DS?

An interview from a couple of weeks ago, coupled with recent speculation, has made TheGamingReview wonder if Sony are keeping a big secret... (Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PSP)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 124
Cloudberry  +   1631d ago
I don't mind it if it's true, though.
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360RRODFIX  +   1631d ago
No way! Any gaming gadget need a bit of hype around it, to build it up. That is why they usually get shown, 6 month to 1 year prior to release, so no freaking way. But it won't be too far behind
Game-ur  +   1631d ago
I don’t think so, and Sega tried this trick with the Dreamcast and it back fired.
darthv72  +   1631d ago
talk about a rush job
Nintendo makes their big announcement of a new 3DS and people wait to hear from Sony....nothing.

Now we get snippets of info about a PSP2 and the possible release before the 3DS. Talk about rushing the market. If true then I would hope it doesnt offer consumers technical issues because of that quick sale.

We all know what happend last time something was rushed to market...
thehitman  +   1631d ago
@ darth
Sony dont rush the market. This is the same Sony that delayed the ps3 just for blu-ray and to make sure things were as good as they can. PSP2 been in develeopment for years probably now just because we are officially just getting wind of it doesn't mean it has had any less of a development time.
Theonik  +   1631d ago
It was actually the Saturn not the Dreamcast. They basically went out and said. "The Saturn is out in stores right now BUY IT!" trying to release before the Playstation. Basically sent it out to die at 399$
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kneon  +   1631d ago
Showing that early is a good way to kill sales of the current gen.


From what we've been hearing it's actually late, not early, and all because the Nvidia chips are running too hot and hungry. If they fix that then it may be out much earlier than people expect.
FragGen  +   1631d ago
Agreed. Doing a "stealth release" of a new technology product with such a huge R&D cost and no pre-release hype would be utterly moronic. Blogs are so stupid.
Hideo_Kojima  +   1631d ago
yeah some people need time to save up money... ask for a delayed present if they are still children...
ryuzu  +   1631d ago
Nah - especially not with Sony who aren't the fastest at getting things out the door.

Earliest will be next Christmas, but I'd anticipate 2012 before it is available in reasonable numbers - it'll take that long to get the games ready.

On that point though, I think Sony should look to achieve 100% backwards compatibility. That was a big stumbling point for PS3 out the blocks - that will at least give people a library of (old) games to play on their new toy.

PoisonedMonkey  +   1631d ago
Good point on BC, I think that's a fairly crucial thing to include...
smashman98  +   1631d ago
actually im gonna have to disagree
dont get me wrong i hear what ur saying and trust me i would love bc but the consumer market in has proven to sony that the average consumer cares more about price than things of that nature. Remember the slim came out with no b/c at all but no one cared in the end it was all about the massive price drop still though plus bubbles and while i do dissagre i promise i wont click on that disagree button
JayD-1K  +   1631d ago
Sony had 100% BC when the PS3 came out the blocks but,
not that many people bought it! After they started taking it out then, it became a problem for the "late" buyers. I have full BC on my PS3 but then again, I got it when it launched!
kneon  +   1631d ago
They will most likely drop UMD, if that's the case then BC is mostly only of interest to developers, as long as there are enough games available at launch.
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avengers1978  +   1631d ago
I believe that the PSP2 is still in development and the final design hasn't even been decided yet; so I doubt that it will be out before 3DS... unless of course the 3DS is further out then we have been lead to believe.
TheLeprachaun  +   1631d ago
I seriously doubt the PSP2 will be released before February.
avengers1978  +   1631d ago
I doubt that the 3DS will be out by Feb. I'd lay money on May.
JosiahB  +   1631d ago
Actually it is coming out in Japan in February (26th), and in NA in March. Nintendo announced that about a month ago...
avengers1978  +   1630d ago
and nothing ever gets pushed back from it's orginal release date. That just doesn't happen.
jay2  +   1631d ago
Nah, way too short a time period it's November (more or less, and 3DS is coming out in Feb-March). May Sony want games to blow us away, thats why Devs have already had them for so long.
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Cloudberry  +   1631d ago
The early months of 2011 already packed for PS3 games; exclusives & multi-platforms.
BigDan80  +   1631d ago
Wouldn't it be clever tho to ride on a successful PS3 wave when releasing the PSP2? It does seem unlikely.
Motorola  +   1631d ago
please dont rush it sony
saint_john_paul_ii  +   1631d ago
no. not happening.
Stealth20k  +   1631d ago
No way the things over heating and they arent sure what physical medium they are using yet? Media sticks are what they are using for now as a physical medium.
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The Hillman  +   1631d ago
Very much doubt it
I don't think so, in such a busy market who would be mad enough to release a product now without a sustained marketing push before launch?

If this was coming before the 3DS we would have heard about it now.
Bass_fisherman  +   1631d ago
Sony didnt rushed with the PS3 why they would rush with an handheld
offdawall  +   1631d ago
Sony is smater then that ... Their gonna make sure they can blow the 3DS away in terms of fratures . Quality . And Power before they release..
Trroy  +   1631d ago
So.. Sony would just release it with no advertising campaign then?

I think not.
smashman98  +   1631d ago
lol yea it would be stupid
almost like what sega did and then some places refused to sell it now thats hilarious
alojuanjo  +   1631d ago
I think not :/
SuperStrokey1123  +   1631d ago
no chance, there has been no word of mouth and no hype. Just no way they would ever do this. THat would be worse than the Sega Saturn Launch and we all know how that went.
SSKILLZ  +   1631d ago
It would be better if it came as a fall 2011 releas , after being shown at e3 and Tokyo game show , with a a nice list of games to back it up.
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tweet75  +   1631d ago
wouldnt we have heard more about it by now?
1 year from now will be the earliest practical release window probably will get a proper reveal at E3 2011
Js2Kings  +   1631d ago
What is with all the ignorant headlines recently. (then again they been here since I joined, but it got worse a week later) Seeing that there is only rumors now, it will be a while before a true announcement, and right now there is only a 4-5 month window for that to happen. That's def not enough time to take consumer's criticism and fix it.
Adolph Fitler  +   1631d ago
All BS aside....This is the 1st Playstation product I have MAJOR doubts on selling well. I think without 3d that this little wonder will be buried under the hype of the 3DS....3D is all the rage at present, and will become more so...and considering most families and people in general either can't afford a 3D tv, 3D dvd/blu ray player/and or most have already recently upgraded to hd tv's and standard blu ray players and do not wish to spend another motza on upgrading the home cinema for thousands......then a 3D handheld would be the logical, financially viable alternative.

Sony are crazy if they don't allow the PSP2 to be 3D in some form or another. I hope it succeeds, but PSP had the obvious advantages over all nintendo's gameboys due to the fact it ran with better, newer more powerful and intriguing hardware...In short it was the better machine. But yet, due to Nintendo's concrete rep in the handheld market, it was the sales king by a long shot.

So that said, with not only the already great reputation and stronghold in the handheld market that Ninty managed to hold with outdated specs and techs with previous GB/DS machines, it is a no brainer that now Ninty have the tech advantage over Sony by going with 3D, that Sony will be left waaaay behind, and the PSP2 will die a horrible, embarassing death.

Add 3D capability with any future PSP products Sony, although I don't care for it that much, the masses will, and casuals will be bedazzled by the gimmick as they were with motion tech on Wii. So 2 anologue sticks and 3D sony. Forget touchscreen, as it's old hat, and everyone has or is doing it.
Flashwave_UK  +   1630d ago
we need an announcement wtf? im shure sony will do this well

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