TheSixthAxis looks at how the new PSP2 will be getting its games.
wait wait wait. So it'll follow the same style as the DS? Was kinda hoping for a mini blu-ray disc. hehe (Note: I didn't say it will do the exact same thing as the DS. The DS uses cards too)
I must admit, i figured that would use Pro hg duo hx since they can hold so much space and are designed to transfer HD content quickly. Rumours had the PSp2 at being abel to hold HD content. but yeah, this may be better for battery life.
MiniBDs would be nice but I didn't like the idea of discs in handheld. Nintendo managed it better with cards. Some flash or solid state technology would be awesome in PSP2.
this should help the battery life a lot.
This is stupid since Sony wouldnt use SD cards but their own M2 sticks. I want those high capacity sticks soon and hopefully they'll become cheap fast. Yup, the ones that have up to 2TB capacities.
Sony are moving away from their own memory sticks now and using SD cards more in things like their DSLRs.
If that's true, i sure hope so since Mini SD cards are cheaper than M2 sticks.
Whatever the format, I think it's safe to say UMD is DEAD.
I believe so too. RIP.
Physical media is dead, it's just being dragged along by those with poor internet and those who find sentimental value in physical entities created by the million.
Physical media is not dead, nor is it for people with poor internet connections. i dont know about you, but iv had hard drives crash on me. iv lost tons of data, luckily i made backups on to dvds. so yeah, maybe its dead for you but the rest of the planet has the need/use for it. also- i dont see myself ever downloading 50gigs for a game/movie. i dont have that kind of patience. it will take me 10 mins to get to the store, buy the game, and get back home.
Digital download is ok for smaller priced items, but I'll never pay full price for a game I couldn't sell on
there is no reason for games to be 50GB, absolutely none. apart from the limited hardware, if good PC rigs can play games that look better than Uncharted from a DVD, its pointless to have BluRay.
I was kinda hoping for something like USB sticks but whatever.
gonna buy it anyway!
This is just an opinion article, not fact as some of the comments above seem to suggest.
I doubt it how would they sell games at retail, it needs some kind of disc format. @galgor The DS has cartridges though.
The DS says hello. Anyway I hope this is true. Less moving parts = more battery life.
Plus SD cards are cheaper and are faster, plus offer plentiful capacity.
True, latest offer around 30 GB capacity, why bluray mini stuff anyway?
Biggest SD card Amazon stock is 64GB, more than enough for any game, heck it's bigger than Blu-ray discs used on PS3 at present! http://www.amazon.co.uk/San... Does carry quite the hefty price tag though lol
UMDS are out but the psp2 will be using some kind of physical medium sold in stores. We dont know what that is yet And yes, now with a physical medium the psp2 can now compete with the 3ds. Without it, it would of been a bloodbath. Now at least they can achieve the same high level of success as the psp.
I cant see the PSP 2 outselling the 3DS. Although I Might buy the 3DS for Ocarina of Time in 3D. I know for sure that I will buy the PS Phone to replace my iPhone 4. Having actual buttons to game on my phone with is just Perfect for me. I can only imagine playing my SNES, Nes, Genesis, N64 etc emulators on this device. It almost brings a tear to my eye. Seeing as this PS Phone is on Android all those emulators are ready for download! :)
@spinalc0rd That is what I thought, but whenever something appears to be a sure win in the video game industry, often the roles are reversed. Look at the shift in market leaders in this gen. Nintendo can not keep winning with its portables forever.
I agree. But i take somet things into factor. Such as the Fan base the DS has developed and which out of Nintendo and Sony is the most popular Handheld Brand. Then I take a look at history Sony products always priced higher than Nintendo products An i'm 100% sure that will not change. Then I take a look at the 'WOW' factor. The 3DS is bringing Autostereoscopic 3D to those screens. Its a big deal. I cant judge the PSP 2 its not been announced yet but they have 3 choices either to copy Nintendo glass-less 3D screen or go with glasses required 3D (which wud bomb hard) or have neither which would definitely hurt sales more. So I think 3DS will outsell PSP 2. Thats my thoughts on it but who Really knows til the PSP 2 is officially announced. Personally I just want the PS Phone to be released.
You make some good points, but I believe, contrary to popular belief, that brand name has very little impact on the games industry's sales. You can look at how Nintendo became the leader this gen despite being last last gen. You can also look at Sony, which dropped to 3rd place, and will soon be 2nd, but no where near what they were. Casual users(which are sadly larger than the core users) will go get whatever is the shiniest and sometimes cheapest. If the psp2 can get one of those down, they will be good.
Nah it want be a pirates friendly handheld like Ngage Maybe it's card based medium but not SD or MS
Well we all can agree that it was expected PSP2 to be UMD less but it will be lame if you can't play the PSN version of PSP1 games.. I think Sony should somehow allow users to covert their UMD games via PS3 onto their new PSP2. $$1-5 for each game? I think this idea will help PSP owners to jump quickly to PSP2 and improved PS3 sales. Its a long shot though.
probably will go with flash based media cause the UMDs ate a ton of battery life.
well, they could go for Mini Blu-ray disc, after all it can hold up to 9GB(even more than a Dual-layer DVD)
Sony already abandoned the UMD format on the PSP GO. I don't think sony would ever considered that again.
Exactly but the PSP GO was pretty much a failure, and the UMD not being a part of this I believe was the reason. You had people buy the first iteration of psp's, along came the GO, without UMD. 1st iteration people who wanted to upgrade had to buy the games all over again, which is a fail. I hope with the PSP2 they give out vouchers or something to compensate the people who bought games on UMD, or the PSP2 is going to be a failure also.
Won't games be more easy to pirate on SD's? Hmm.
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