Despite vehement – if mixed – denials from Sony, it’s hard to believe the long-rumored, much sought-after Playstation Phone is anything but a reality.
oh dear lord ! kratosgirl is nothing i expected to be OT : what a misleading title . i thought sony confirmed it , not some editorial piece . but the success of the ps phone is very uncertain . if sony indeed deliever the phone as a fantastic all in one ( and that the battery hold longer than 30 min) , then it will succeed . people upgrade phone almost everyday , just because one person dont want to pay 2 bills mean nobody will buy it . iphone update every year ( and it comes with 2 year plan) , you dont see people whine about it.the fact that it has mobile network ,a real OS for everyday use , and a contract to lower the initial price should means that it's full of potential for the ps phone . the only downsize i see are : battery /hardware limitation ( you can only have 1 , not both ) and that kids cant buy this easily , which is a territory belong to nintendo .
PSP has sold over 67 million units. Yet some people seem to consider it a failure that doesn't deserve a proper sequel..... It must be the most successful 'flop' of all time. Anyway the PSP has secured its own place in the handheld market and i'll expect a PSP2 announcement in the next few months.
Truthfully... The PSP was modded like crazy! To most, that was the biggest selling point! Look at the sales of the games if you need proof! Or more recently, the newest Kingdom Hearts game, which sold very low numbers. Sony tried their best to combat the piracy with different revisions, but they all got hacked! Their best effort was the PSP Go, and you see how that turned out!
But with the same technology of course with the ability to run the same things, except obviously one would have phone and phone network support. The reason is because Sony shouldn't have consumers having to decide between there current cell phone and a PSP. I know many people who aren't going to give up their Droid or iPhone, and spend a couple hundred dollars for a PSP. But there are going to be some people that do want the PSP Phone. Thats why they should have two seperate devices, so consumers can pick freely on the device they want. Otherwise they'll be limiting their userbase. That's worse than "splitting it", but even still the split wouldn't be significant. It'll still be a PSP 2 in its core.
Sony still have made a massive amount of money from the PSP console sales alone. You could also argue that a considerable percentage of 360 hardware sales have been purchased to play pirated games. And even though 3rd party dev support on the system has dwindled in the past few years. I'm sure Sony will reassure devs for the PSP2 that their new handheld will be as difficult to crack as the PS3, and that they have learned a lot about system protection since 2004. Hell, the only reason the PS3 was hacked recently was because some scumbags stole a debug usb key from a PS3 repair centre, and Sony patched it with an update within days of the leak.
People here know am not a massive Sony supporter but if the PSP2 is in fact a phone then consider my Iphone 4 traded in towards it.
I actually think the PSP phone & PSP2 will be separate products and that will play the same games and a great way to expand the psn. SONY has long wanted an IPHONE killer and a slice of APPLE'S pie. This is the best way to do it and will replace the walkman phones they put out now.I would so buy both and the psn & mini developers would love this!
That would be an absolutely terrible idea, and would split the PSP userbase down the middle. That's why I don't think Sony would do that.
It SHOULD split the user base down the middle. Cause I know right now, if it aint like the first PSP but improved I aint buyin no fuckin video game phone. Shit would have to be cut away to balance the "PSP" and the "Phone" side. And that aint what Im lookin for. I'm lookin for all game or nothin. Leave the phone for people who want it, leave the gaming machine for people who want it.
I hope not. If so, I wont be getting it unless they have a non phone version as well. I don't want to spend the extra money for phone components when I already have a better phone.
The PSPphone is NOT the PSP2! This article is stupid
@jony_dols It's called piracy. Google it.
If it is also a phone, I swear to god I'll would buy a 3DS. I can only afford one, so what's it going to be Sony? Leave the phone shit out! I already have a phone, we all do. We just want a gaming device.
i just dont get it
Price. I could buy an iPod if I didn't want to pay extra for the same thing with phone capabilities by buying the iPhone, but if the PSP2 and PSPhone are the same, there would be no alternative for people not wanting a phone and paying extra.
The phone could also just be an option. Quit crying like a little baby.
because people who already have phones or expensive phones are most likely, if in the united states, under contract. it wouldnt be profitable to catch a large market if it were a phone. for instance no parent is going to buy their kids a 200$ phone and pay a 80$ a month contract just to have the features. they would, however, buy a 200 gaming system and a game here and there because there isnt any other fees included. personally i dont think it would make sense for them to make the next handheld a phone, and that be it.
u must be a kid, only reason i can think ppl dont want a phone is they cant afford a contract. edit: or are apple fanatics.
Or some of us dont want to pay 2 bills, or some of us already have superior phones...
or think they have superior phones, lol.
I have an iPhone 4 and I would buy the PSP2 phone day 1...and I love my iPhone
2 bills? You only pay for the device once. Your only bill would be the phone one.
or you can buy the phone without contracts...
I have an Iphone 4 aswell, but instantly jump on a psphone. I love my iphone 4
yea guess its impossible for them to do like apple and have a "PSP2" phone and a standalone "PSP2" lol. imo having a kickass gaming multimedia and phone all in one device is what sony will need to simultaneously compete with nintendo and apple in the mobile gaming market. also as far as the price i mean $150-$200 is the going rate on all the smart phones with a contract. so sony go ahead and make that all in one device i've been waiting for
i read the whole articke and agree pretty much 100% sony have more incentive to just release a PSPhone rather then a standalone psp2 the potential appeal for a PSPhone could be massive and this is coming from a guy who is always looking for the latest android phones
indeed it makes more sense for sony to come out with just 1 handheld gaming device . having the ps phone and psp2 out battling over essentially the same market is a recipe for disaster . why ? confusion caused by having multiple platform makes developers reluctant to support either platform . spreading fanbase across 2 platforms that have different hardware also spell disaster as neither will experience the complete experience they should have had if it was just 1 device . and no one would ever want to spend a grand on 2 weakly supported platforms . i think sony knows this , that's why they're still not making anything definite and weighing their options.
Its not the psp 2 thats very well established The phone only has the graphics of the original psp (maybe less) the psp 2 is a beast. this guy is a butthurt loser companies already have the psp2 to work with. Its made.
did you read the article? @ below, dedicated gaming device should be more powerful by defualt, if they are not then someone failed somewhere sony have not even officially announced the PSP2/phone, what developers have are prototypes, even they are probably unsure, afterall the prototypes they have could be lacking the phone feature because it was not needed for their development im just guessing but a psphone makes more sense financially then a PSP2, the target audience would be far greater and there could always be a phone-less psphone "companies already have the psp2 to work with. Its made" you have no proof of this, devs have a prototype, whether that will be a PSP phone or PSP2 is still unknown
yeah he said there is no psp 2 which makes him a moron Companies already have the psp 2 and say its as powerful as a 360. The phone and psp 2 are seperate devices dedicated gaming devices are always better and always will be the phone is codenamed zeus and the psp 2 is codenamed something completely different. They are different I dont need a phone with my gaming device
you must be a dipshit; a lot of people already have phones and don't need another one
And a lot of people don't have phones, and they need one. ¿?
I don't have one. I don't need one. Also, I hate getting one. Getting spam on your phone is worse than getting email spam. You have to delete them individually instead of deleting them all at once. @ALFAxD_CENTAURO It is not directed towards you.
by your logic most people have phones so no reason to make new ones, right? lol no reason to combine all these features into one device because i already have a phone, that only makes phone calls.....
lol are u as inbred as you sound? like a failed red neck abortion :)
If this is true, well, makes sense because Sony always evolves with the hardware. Going to be a little pricey. I wonder if this will have 3D Technology also.
This psphone is made by sony ericsson so i werry much doubt it will be the psp2. That said with sonys current stance on 3d i would be really surprised if the psp2 didnt use it.
That mock up is great, probably the best design I've seen
Wanna know what gave you away ? No dual analog sticks.
I just meant the look of the thing, of course analog sticks would be a must
NGage 3.0 here we come.
looks like a very nice piece of hardware. Next phone? I wouln't say no. Hell, this i think i may get. I don't have a PSP, but if this also supports psp games then it'd be a really good deal. At least for me. I'd really like to try a few psp titles but i got out of the handheld gig after GBA. Phone functionality really adds to the whole package. Plus i'm down with Sony Erricson, they never made a phone i didn't like. It'd be the best if it featured Walkman functionality too.
I've never had a PSP. Why. Because mobile gaming to me is just a side thing. If I'm going to carry a device around with me everywhere, everyday, I want to make phone calls on it. I want the PSP to be a phone from the start, but alas. I can understand some of the points about people have phones already, bla bla bla, but they need to get new ones eventually dont they. Hell, eveyone gets a new one every couple of years. It never seemed to hurt Apple at all that people had phones when iPhone came out. I'm looking for a new phone in the new year. I'm sick of iTunes crap, I'm leaning to HTC, but Windows phone 7 and now PSP2 has given me pause. If PSP2 is a reality I would probably have to go for that. And what all the b*tching about price? Dont you people get phones when you go on a contract? PS It absolutely, possitivly has to have twin analouge sticks and a large touch screen Sony. If it doesnt to can jamb it. If it does you can port every PS2 classic in your catalouge.
Don't forget 4 shoulder buttons ;) I agree though, I'd love the new PSP to also be a phone. Super powerful gaming device with phone capabilities = win!
No, The PS Phone will come out next spring, the PSP 2 will be unveiled on 26th Feb to kick Nintendo in the pants for a Fall release date, devs have said they HAVE PSP 2 DEVKITS, and they are working on games such as Mortal kombat. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but Mortal combat (On PS3/360 ect) DOESN'T run on Android, right? They're two seperate devices coming in 6-8 Months apart, and I'm buying both (and 3DS).
And your source is...?
the brown stuff he pulled out of his ass but seriously, if there is a PSPhone AND and PSP2 the psp phone will come first, with leaked pics and specs all over the internet it looks more likely to show up before a PSP2 on the other hand we know devs have a psp2 but thats all we no and nothing more @pedrami91, has that device been confirmed as a PSP2? from the looks of the source, it hasn't, devs can assume its a PSP2 but until sony confirm it, its just a prototype
I'll give you hot-sauce ! http://www.engadget.com/201...
What I care is the upcoming titles for the device. I just don't want the psp2 or psphone etc. to focus too much on casual shit. Just stick to hardcore games + provide needed features then I'm good.
IMO, the PSP2 might be the first handheld device to do FPS and TPS the "right" way due to dual analogue nubs . That IMO can be an edge over its competition like the iPod series and the DS. Sure Apple has FPS games but real buttons for those games would really seem better. Imagine playing MGS, Vanquish, GoW, CoD, Fallout, RE, and a lot of those AAA games for the home consoles with the "on the spot" controls in the palm of your hands on the go! A decent web browser would also be great on a this device. Want to target the kiddies and seniors? Slap a touchscreen. I think it doesn't take much effort to make good games for those compared to making those home console titles. We'll see.
Could it be that the PSP Phone and PSP2 will be like the iPod Touch and iPhone? They function and appear exactly the same, one just has phone tech in it.
lol title fail, what the hell is a playsation
plus nights & weekends
psp, movies, comics ps1 classics and more. If the device could play ps2 content and be a phone that would be the teets.
You can't just make a statement, capitalize a word and make believe that it's true. You should have your asses sued for pulling crap like this. At least put it under Rumor.
What if its a phone+PSP2, but you can decide to buy a contract or not. With the contract, you can call, 3g, REAL games(God of war etc) etc. But if you buy the PSP2+Phone w/o a contract, you can play the games such as Gran Turismo etc. So you have 1 system and 2 choices. The only difference with the 2 choices is that one, you can get a contract. Or 2, you buy the system w/o a contract. Its basically the real PSP combined with a Phone. Because most likely, if Sony has a PSPhone and PSP2, the PSP2 would have the real games such as God of War while the PSPhone has the type of games found in the Iphone.
2 models are coming. . PSP2 . PSP2 Phone. (Probably not the name.)
I see two possible things happening. First the most likely, like the article says, there will be no psp2. The PSP phone will be the psp2. The second is that there is a psp2 and sony loses a ton of money. Sure they will sell a bunch up front, everything always does. But it won't be enough to cover the R and D money so it won't be done. If sony makes a psp2 that doesn't integrate with android and act as a phone they may as well take a pile of money and set it on fire. If my droid had a decent control for gaming I would play games on it all the time.
Others will say making the PSP2 a phone would make it dead on arrival. We should all just agree to disagree.
one is a phone and one is pure gaming/ multinedia device. Its like the itouch and iphone but sonys itouch equivalent will be much more then just stripped down phone like Itouch is. I dont get why people dont get there is a psp2 and a psp phone...
the psp2 and the playstation phone are 2 different products. they will not b splitting markets. there will be a psp2. a successor to the psp. answer to DS .which will focus on gaming n do all the stuff a psp did and more.gaming first and the playstation phone is a phone. sonys answer to the iphone that incorporates the playstation brand into a phone. and also brings real gaming to the android platform..phone first think of it like apple. iphone is their phone.. while if they were to make a dedicated gamesystem it will play the same games similar to a psp why is it hard for people to get it idk. no brains maybe a phone wit the power comparable to the 360 jus doesnt make sense when its battery will die out in 30mins
Incorrect. 2 individual devices. Common knowledge in the industry.
I don't know why so many are crying about a PSP Phone like it will hurt them somehow? 'dont bring a psp phone, people already have phones!' So all companies should stop maknig new phones cause people already have phones?? That is just Stupid and Retarded. Yes it would be awesome if there was a PSP2 Phone and A PSP2. But I believe there will be a PSP Phone and a seperate PSP2 only gaming/multimedia device. I love my iPhone 4 but it would go straight onto Ebay if sony brought me a PSP phone with the backward compatibility to play Old playstation games and PSP games.
Right. 3DS for me then.
I Hope PSP2 Is A PSP2 & Not A Phone Built In, Please Sony I BEG You
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