There's a lot of talk about the PSP2, what it can do, who has and hasn't seen it, and what it looks like. But there are a few key points that could make the PSP2 a much more attractive proposition.
Finally someone something i can agree with !
to be a DualShock3 controller with a HD screen
To be perfect ebook reader with multiple formats supported, also cbr/cbz file support aka native comic book reader, I don't know about original PSP and comics, I don't have it.
It should have nearly everything PS3 has (feature wise) and more. Extended media support for MKV files and subtitle support, maybe vibration (if it's not gonna ruin the experience by shaking the screen a lot) support, Trophy support for games from day 1. And yes, please leave that phone stuff out of the PSP2. In the future, when smaller and slimmer version of it releases, they can consider adding phone support but now, it'd be unnecessary for most of us. A clever thing to do would be releasing a PSP Phone that supports PSP library and after that, PSP2 (without waiting too much of course).
I've been saying that for a while. It snice to have someone agree. Just take your playstation controller and slap a screen on there sony.
Make available PS2 Classics on PSN from Day 1, and ensure they come out more frequently then PS1 games have.
If only there was a simple answer to this. Personally, I believe that no matter what they do they won't do enough. If I had to say the #1 thing they should do, it would be to let go of proprietary formats and peripherals. Anything that allows a person to openly use a cheaper, third-party media or peripheral will only aid them in considering the purchase and reducing long-term costs.
Yeh no point wasting battery life on a gsm signal...
I believe it is a gaming device first and foremost I want to it be a dual shock 3 controller in my hand meaning 2 analog sticks and figure out some way to add L2 and R2 buttons that way the amount of games that are possible to play on the psp will sky rocket. The divx file support should be enough to take care of all our codec needs. Oh yes I almost forgot I would love for it to be 32 Gb right out of the box with the option to extend it further.
Pretent 3DS isn't coming out
2 sticks ! oh and ps2 compatibility
Games, lots of games. Make it cheap and not cost a fortune.
Dual sticks, L2 and R2 buttons, hd screen, as powerful or more powerful than PS2, touch screen, 3g or 4g internet wi-fi provider(like at-t, sprint, etc...). I also needs at least 4 games that will probably be bought on release. Like call of duty, socom, granturismo, god of war, etc...
The worry i have for the psp2 is that if it's not going to include a phone then i feel like the market for a heavy duty mobile gaming machine is the ages of like say 15 to 21 due to the fact that parents love Nietendo for their kids and really if you're older then 21 then you're either just a drive away from you're console at home or you don't have the time to be playing god of war at the bus stop. So i worry that Sony won't be as profitable as they could be if they have such a narrow consumer demographic. I think the PSP2 for the record, will be incredible, just hope it gets the support it deserves.
isnt just exciting kids, its exciting ALL gamers regardless of age the games lined up for it are already impressive and regardless of price i am buying that beastly ass ds on day... with the psp2 i cant rlly 100% agree with this article heres things sony could do to make the system amazing 1.Ps2 library of games - this is sony's best weapon they need to use it accordingly 2.Some kind of remake that fans have been clamoring for - Nintendo has several remakes lined up sony needs to counter that with some of its own 3.Cheaper than the 3ds - This isnt gonna happen but if it did it'd give sony a major leap over nintendo 4.Small form factor - This thing cant be bulky the bulkier it is the less it shall appeal to the masses 5.Drop memory stick pro duo and umd -SD card is better 6.Strong network connection -Make it free and see how fast ur system sells 7. Cheap digital downloads - sony jus think why would i buy a game online for the same price of the real game get smart
It's an opinion piece, you don't need to agree :) Tell you something though, your point about an SD card being standard is a great one. Memory Sticks are too uncommon and expensive as a result. Releasing another console now with a Memory Card only slot would be like releasing a laptop with only Firewire and no USB.
But in my opinion thats what makes opinions pieces my favorite u can agree, disagree, and explain why you feel some way about something and when people are able to respect eachothers opinions without bashing, it makes for great discussion and i believe the author did have great points i just felt i'd throw out some of my own :) as a response to your response to my response to the article (lol i did that on purpose) thats exactly why i listed the sd card being standard :D
Bring back the UMD, and also offer the digital downloads. Also you gotta lower the price. The PSPgo was $250 and the PS3 was $300, now why would I buy a psp knowing $50 more I can get a blu ray player and play on a hi def television,makes no sense, and a dual sticks and I think you will sell alot.
Because its a portable device that can do what a console can just not as poweful..come on bro be reasonable.
$179.99 that sounds reasonable.
keep the price ~ 200 USD.... leave the phone crap out and of course increase performance and battery life
Sony has it's work cut out for them. Nintendo has had a stranglehold on the handheld market, soundly defeating anything in it's path. The PSP2 could benefit by having a lower price than the 3DS. Another thing that would help is to have more PSP exclusive experiences, and hold off on the console ports. Personally, I think they should simplify the games a bit. I don't think complex, console level games fit very well for a portable system. Make the games more "Pick up and play" friendly. That's just my opinion, though. A second analog stick would do wonders. I think the PSP2 will fare better than the first, but it's going to need one hell of a run to threaten nintendo.
All it needs is to be cheap and a couple of fancy features to impress the masses and then they will jump in herds to buy the damn thing. Something like touch screen, tilt control like the Iphones and... I don't know, maybe another gimmick. The DS was pretty crappy, the tiny dual-screen is retarded as heck, it was underpowered compared to the PsP and the touch-screen is useless if you ask me. DS = a cheap gimmick just like the Wii.
2 joysticks Mini blu ray Uncharted portable launch title Lots of new IPs Leave touch screen alone leave 3d alone to the tech has evolved a bit more and it will have good life
Nobody can guarantee success ask SEGA.
Just give it a bunch of Ratchet and God of War spin-offs.
Make a PSP 2 version with a built in phone. An i'm sold! The 3DS will win this battle if Sony doesn't pick up the slack and stop trying to sell people turds wrapped in promises.
I think that Nintendo dominates the handheld market because their handhelds are used for, you know, playing games. Not as a phone, not with console features, just a simple get up and go device. All the PSP2 needs to be successful is long battery life, decent audio, and a whole mess of games that aren't expensive like the PSP's games were initially. That will make it sell. The DS's success wasn't because it had 3G phone capabilities was it? No? Didn't think so. So, going over the points. Unified Online Gaming: Sounds good on paper, unnecessary in practice. People don't normally want handhelds for extensive gaming sessions. It's something to do when you're not at home with your console and have a bit of time to kill. Would be nice, but probably won't see much use. Comfort: Relative. I have no problem with playing on my PSP and never have. It all depends on how you choose to hold it, and whether or not your hands are symmetrical. If they aren't you should be worried. Lol. But it's all relative to the user. An FPS: No. Just no. The market is over saturated with FPS's on consoles, we do not need them to over saturate handhelds too. Especially not CoD. The less money Bobby Kotick gets, the better. As a gaming device: Agreed. Fully. Online friends and Trophies: Why? It's not the PS3 and you probably have a cellphone to actually TALK to your friends anyway. As for trophies, sure I guess that's alright but that's more a PSN function than a PSP function. Sony can implement that through firmware at any time.
Psp2 will be a instant success being the only competition Nintendo has. Not everyone wants a 3DS and that includes me.
It'll be an instant success if it has a lot of great games at launch.
I wonder if they'll overdo it and overshadow the PS3 "feature" wise. It seems it can be have more features than a PS3 except for BluRay and Graphics. I guess they'll make sure it's features aren't too much as it might eat the PS3's market share? If both systems can be incorporated together well then it might even boost the PS3's sales. Hmm.. 2011 CES/E3/TGS can't come soon enough even though I just bought a PSP xD