PSP2 to emulate PSP games

Sources within IGN have confirmed that the PSP2 will emulate PSP games plus it will drop any kind of physical media drive. If the source can be believed, the PSP2 will only play downloadable games from memory or through similar methods.

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Organization XII2925d ago

thats the first thing its supposed to do,emulating psp,ps1 and ps2 is a must for me to get it.

sinncross2925d ago

PS2 classics on the PSN would be epic. Even with Sony doing their HD Classics for PS3, downloadable PS2 titles would still be viable for PS3 and PSP2 owners. Heck, playing MGS2 or FF10 on the go would be truly awesome.

Red_Orange_Juice2925d ago

PSP2 games should be sold on memory cards. Download only will suck

ComboBreaker2924d ago

Then take it a with a spoonful of salt. It fact, don't even take it at all.

blumatt2925d ago

GTA San Andreas playable on PSP2 will have me saying 3DS what? lol PS2 games on PSP2 will be a huge advantage.

ThanatosDMC2925d ago

Drool worthy if possible. I'd buy MGS3 immediately on PSN if it worked.

pedrami912925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

.....But that would kill it off, much like the PSPGo.

Kaz even confirmed that the next future PS hardware wont go DD only for atleast another 10 years or more.


"The recently leaked development kit images were also confirmed as real by the source. The PSP2 is apparently similar to the PSPgo in that it slides up, but is larger and features dual analog sticks that are concave rather than convex."

Isn't this info old ? VG24/7 even said that the model was changed to something more similar to the PSP1000 because of over-heating issues.

sinncross2925d ago

If Sony were clever they would adopt their Pro duo HG HX memory cards, give them some form of copy protection with a file usage that is unrecognizable by windows (like the PS3 HDD) and use that as a form of physical media. It negates the use of a UMD drive thus being less taxing on the battery and we still get physical media without any hassles.

rrw2925d ago

there is chance that they make 3rd version which is about size of original psp but with slider

but i agree, you need some of media storage to store the game other than digital download.

Red_Orange_Juice2925d ago

Kaz confirmed it for PS4, I doubt he ment psp2

Sexius Maximus2925d ago

I think what hurt the PSPgo was the lack of downloadable games/content. If every PSP2 game is download only, nobody will be missing any of the content they desire to have, unlike the PSPgo. So DD only wouldn't be that bad.

The Memory card idea is good, aside from adding to the price of the games. If they don't gouge us another $10 just to get the physical media, then that would work too.

ThanatosDMC2925d ago

It wouldnt be a problem if they announce that the new console will just be DD. HX cards would be awesome besides they all ready have 64gb ipod touch out so something bigger capacity tech shouldnt be a problem later on.

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Stealth20k2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

ign didnt say anything about dd only............

expandable memory based games or downloadable games

memory sticks are the next physical medium and will be sold in stores

If it was dd only they would of said it only supports downloadable games. Bad reporting yet again

Without a physical medium the psp 2 would be crushed in less than a week by the 3ds. Also the psp2 wouldnt even be sold in games stores, the 3ds would get all the space

Not to mention the president of sony said that any system for the next 10-20 years would have a physical medium. Its a requirement.

What a poorly sourced,written, and misquoted article

multipayer2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

They already made psp go, and those disc drives are pretty noisy. I'm pretty sure umd is a goner... Too bad when I sold my psp, I held onto metal slug anthology and castlevania chronicles. Aw heck, no I'm not, those games still amaze me that they exist.

PSP2 is totally going to be destroyed by 3DS though, its backing is too strong. PSP2 is probably going to start with gimped versions of ps3 games, while 3DS gets all the original new games that are fun on portables. Professor Layton and battery life FTW!

pedrami912925d ago

DJ Hero 3D

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

EA FIFA Soccer

Madden NFL

The Sims 3

Asphalt DS

Bomberman franchise

Deca Sports franchise

Kororinpa franchise

Baseball franchise

Contra franchise

Frogger franchise

Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D "The Naked Sample"

Pro Evolution Soccer franchise / Winning Eleven franchise

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle

BloodRayne: The Shroud

A Boy and His Blob

Martha Stewart (Oh lawls)

Harvest Moon 3D

Dragon Ball franchise

Gundam franchise


Ridge Racer

Super Robot franchise

Animal Crossing

Mario Kart

Paper Mario

Star Fox 64 3D


Super Monkey Ball

3D Dragon Quest franchise

Final Fantasy franchise

Kingdom Hearts franchise

Dead or Alive 3D

Dynasty Warriors

Samurai Warriors 3D

Naruto Shippuden Action

de Blob 2

Kung Fu Panda

Marvel Super Hero Squad

The Penguins of Madagascar

Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

That's about half of the Launch lineup for the 3DS.

Dont get me wrong, i intend to buy the 3DS myself but it's a little too early to say the PSP2 is going to be destroyed, when the PSP got 60+ million in sales worldwide which is by no means a small feat.

multipayer2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

There is a possibility, but all those 3rd party cash-ins you mentioned take time to make. Even if they lack originality, it going to be on a 2 screen 3d touch system that inspires originality. These games can't simply be ported to a vastly different system like PSP2 and I highly doubt the developers will dedicate that kind of time to each portable... It is just nintendo being the favored handheld with a flawless 20 year track record, and sony trying to build steam with their franchises again IMO.

Quite frankly, nintendo franchises are better portable games. I don't think any "hardcore" call of duty/killzone players are willing to stop playing their console for a portable, this is nintendo's market.

bananlol2925d ago

How do you know it will have superior battery life?

jp_footy22925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

i think for a portable device i prefer downloaded titles so i don't have to trudge games around, but for my ps3, i love having the blu-rays.

Trunkz Jr2925d ago

I like owning the actual game... going DD only is something that is a put off for me...

UltimateIdiot9112925d ago

Same here. I still have some games on UMD and will still buy UMD over DD. I hate to not be able to play those when and if I decide to get a PSP2. I also am very fond of new game smell along with admiring the box art/instruction manual as well as the disc art.

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