Sony's Kaz Hirai Talks PSP2 Touch Screen

The PSP2 might not officially be unveiled, but that has not stopped Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai from speculating on the immersion aspects that touch screens provide.

Speaking with the New York Times, Hirai talked up touch screens, stating that they would be the key to competing in a world owned by Nintendo and Apple.

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donniebaseball2581d ago

Will Sony ever learn? They're late to the party with their motion wand, and now they're going to add touch controls to a handheld. Yippee!

Batzi2581d ago ShowReplies(5)
Organization XII2581d ago

Yeah I think I'll wait for the PSP3

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morganfell2581d ago (Edited 2581d ago )

" they're going to add touch controls to a handheld. Yippee!"

So adding a feature that is common to every modern phone, numerous mp3 players and handheld electronics is wrong?

Then when it doesn't have things like the ability to swipe through songs or photos they will be called outdated and accused of having failed to have put in a feature that is common to a lot more than just Nintendo. Do you even own a smartphone?

You can't have it both ways if you are looking for something to dig on Sony and/or the PSP2.

Lyr1c2581d ago

That's like bashing a new console because it's controller has joysticks.........Or even the fact that it uses a controller at all.

fatstarr2581d ago

check the comments
even way back i said it.

Sony laughed at Nintendo called them fools.
look who the fool is now.

RememberThe3572581d ago

I'm bubbling you up because some butt hurt fanboy seems to have bubbled to down for a "personal attack" twice.

Parapraxis2581d ago

How about " they're going to add built in Wi-Fi to a console. Yippee!"

Lykon2581d ago

ffs all we need is a more powerful psp with two sticks. i DON'T want to rub the screen or rub the back of it or have little plastic pens or 3d or a phone or any of that crap thats just waiting to go wrong and will take developers years to master. JUST give me a psp with two sticks , a bigger processor , some extra ram , an upgraded screen and a larger capacity disk format ....jesus are these guys sniffing too much coke or something?

Shadow02581d ago

Lol, I kind of agree. The disagreements are mostly from the hard psp/sony fans, and its kinda hard to admit for some people but Sony is kind of behind on tends and more classical gaming which i love the most

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scar202581d ago

*Will Sony ever learn? They're late to the party with their motion wand, and now they're going to add touch controls to a handheld.*

But no other handheld will have as good as graphics as the psp2 although the 3ds has pretty good graphics.

ZeldaForever2581d ago

bullshit stop thinking sony will alwas win in the graphic department 3DS isn't even out yet either but it will be here way sooner then the psp2 if there is one and it will be far to late for it to stop the unbeatable 3DS psp=fail..

RememberThe3572581d ago

Yeah, the first handheld to legitimately compete with a Nintendo handheld is complete fail...


arjman2581d ago

It's as powerful (relatively) as a 360! Sony know how to create godly devices!

Shadow02581d ago

I guarentee that it is not even close to the power of a true console (maybe wii lol). It would simply be to small to contain a screen, controls, and the motherboard and still remain portable.

liveActionLeveler2578d ago

But the PSP was pretty much performed on par with ps2, so why shouldn't the same thing happen. PSP came out 5 years after ps2, and it will be the same amount of time for PSP2. Also tech progresses REALLY FAST, so I don't see why not. Plus, PS3 and 360 are in true HD, while the psp is just a small screened lower resolution version of that. I am sure that the PSP2 will have graphics on par with early ps3 titles, like Resistance, which would be more than enough of what I asked for!

Hozi892581d ago

You might say the are only copying Nintendo, but I believe SONY Does what Nitendo did 10x better.

eagle212581d ago

I own both DS and PSP...I don't even believe that lie!

Stealth20k2581d ago (Edited 2581d ago )

It doesnt matter how much power the psp 2 has.

If it doesnt have a good physical medium (memory sticks) and in turn a store precense, it will fail immediately to the 3ds.

Thankfully sony hasnt lost its mind entirely and memory sticks should be as good as nintendos carts.

This gen should of taught sony, on handhelds graphics are irrelevant. Pretty much same with consoles in terms of sales.

@ disagrees, dont be childish. You know graphics have no relevance on handhelds or consoles. The wii outsold everything, and last gen the ps2 did, and the snes before that which were all less impressive graphically.

jwk942581d ago

Graphics matter for some people, for me they matter, it helps with the immersion. I'd rather have good graphics instead of godly sales with some garbage graphics.

trevonn952581d ago

ps1 took the gen before ps2 btw

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