Without a doubt, one of the topics that has to talk in forums, sites, magazines and conversations by the coffee machine has been PSP2, the supposed successor to the current Sony PlayStation Portable.
Adding a blu-ray player would be stupid IMO. Handheld games dont require that much of capacity, because all the textures etc are in a low resolution, which saves up alot of disc space. Also, if you want to watch a blu-ray movie on the PSP, You will not even notice a diffrence between Standaard DVD, and Blu-Ray. Because of a smaller screens. (Like watching a Blu-ray on a small SD TV) IMO, this article is a fake
It did say blu-ray mini which could simply mean a HC disk. There's plenty of mini DV- recorder, easy piracy, not one Blu-ray mini.
Why not just use a mini DVD then? unless PSP2 makes use of HUGE games, i dont get the point of a mini-bluray
Awesome, I hope this is true. This is exactly what I wanted for PSP2 games and media. If it's going to rival current gen consoles in power, the games should be on blu ray minis. I can't wait for the PSP2.
I hope it's not any slower than the UMD and that it sucks my battery life.
I think the psp2 needs more space than the 3DS, therefore a minibluray or a high capacity flashdrive are a must!
I hope it uses an SD card, maybe a 8GB or so should be sufficient, but different sizes could be used if the games require it. For example if PD puts a GT game on there, they might need a 16GB SD card. Different games could come on different sizes, thus saving money, and hopefully keeping the games' prices lower. And SD cards would use less power and would have faster load times.
it would be better if they have sd cards or something like that. 1.8gb for umd disc vs sd cards that go up to 16gb or even 32gb if they release that
SD is more expensive
@wicko id pay a few extra buck to play a game thats in my palms that rivals my console at home! by the way sd cant be that expencive if there giving away 4gb sd for free. and what if Sony went with dvd instead of blu-ray? doesnt matter about cost think quality! things of quality have no fear of time
The idea is that it is cheaper for larger capacities, which is why everyone ditched cartridges back in the day (except for the DS, which IMO was a dumb idea). I'm not talking about price for us, but for Sony.
PSP games are already hitting the limit on dual layer UMDs (1.8gb) so I wouldn't be surprised to hear that psp2 games need more. And if its true that PSP2 has 1GB of RAM.. well it would be stupid to have that much RAM if you weren't going to use it. I don't think they're going for playing blurays on your PSP2, considering how much of a failure UMD movies were.
Please no more spinning disk. SD memory is what you should use.
I vote "no way" =)
This is starting to sound expensive. If all this talk about it being almost as strong as a PS3 and having a mini Blu-ray is true this thing would cost at least $400 US
Yes games doesn't need but imagine a hybrid Blu-Ray gamne disc??? Spider Man The Game and Movie in HD??? Tron Game and Movie??? and stuff like that... Imagine in a camp connecting the PSP2 to a projector in HD in the middle of nowere??? ain't that stupid at all and that's why i will always LOVE SONY.
As do I. I hope Sony take the smart option and use SD cards. Cheap, spacious and no moving parts.
Agreed. With a portable, it has to be practicality over performance to some extent. Though Sony will surely try and be the technically superior alternative to DS, they must avoid shooting themselves in the foot with things like UMD, digital games only like PSPgo, and a "blu-ray mini" drives or whatever.
If Sony would've put all the PSP games into downloadable format for the PSP GO, it would've been able to compete with the iPhone and all the other smartphones out there. I think they missed or they're missing a great oppurtunity. Most people say gaming on smart phones like the iPhone sucks, but I enjoy it very much. The main reason? Not having to carry around cartridges and discs!
if sony doesn't go with SD card and commit the outrageous error of going with lector on the go killing the battery and the lifespan of the system twice the time of what a SD card could (cus let be honest, the DS is unbreakable) then, i will fcking hack it, the fact of a hacked psp not needing that stupid mini disc overheating the damn system around half the hour you started playing was what made me have a hacked psp, thank you. Or simply 3DS for me. @Thelast...as always, being last on getting the point, would you rather get a high end handheld system that doesnt last you nor even 2 years needing to change it further, or one that doesn't? cus really, i still have my DS, and im through my third psp being the last a hacked one, so no more, failing lectos. I mean, what is next, the yellow light of the dead on the go? LOL
So, SD cards for PSP2 or you'll buy the 3DS instead? You don't deserve to have that SCE logo as your avatar.
it would just inflate the price, but this looks a distinct possibility as sony as use the PSP 2 to promote their blu ray brand on a smaller format
We all know that the Trojan Horse mentality go hand in hand with Sony. For better or for worse, that is what they do. I just hope that they can keep it relatively inexpensive (around $300) and maintain a decent battery life.
come on,sony need to go the card way,not this disc based stuff,its way old now
Why? WHY? The 3DS game cards have 8GB for crying out loud.
If they need space, then settle it with a 30GB card...sheez
The 3ds has 8 GigaBIT cards which would mean that they can hold up to 1 gigaBYTE. Two completely different things.
Actually its 8GB(Gigabyte) not Gb(Gigabit) capacity cards that the 3ds will use.
Looking at Sony's history of trying to push new formats I wouldn't be surprised at all if they added a blu-ray mini reader to the PSP2.
As long as you can make it affordable Sony, I say go for it.
Blu-rays partly Sonys baby, why wouldn't they take this route in a tech they've spent millions developing?
Because it's largely impractical for this particular use?
SD cards will be the way they choose they could do SDHC cards and have 4-32GBs, or SDXC 32GBs-2TB.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind 100% digital distribution, but there’s no way retailers would go for that.
if this turns out to be true it's gonna hurt the psp2 in the long run IMO.
it will be cool to have psp2 with a mini blue ray disk which means large capacity and as sony said the graphics will be nearly as good ps3 so it will require a good media to support it
if the PSP2 uses media storage and not only digital distribution, I don't want some f**ing disc-based technology ! It as zero advantage for the consumer. Just use cartridges or something
A mini blu-ray eh? I am having concerns with battery life if this proves true. This will be a monster of a handheld.
PSP failed becuase of UMD, the PSP Go failed becuase PSP failed. No optical drive or it will be 100% failure.
just because the DS sold triple it does not mean the PSP failed 60 million units is a lot
sounds fake, if anything the games will be digital and/or on SD cards
it seems like people would like sony to incorporate some media that is easily hacked or copied so they can lose money and scare off third party developers. i dont care what sony does, as long as they provide all the security they need to so people dont steal games and distribute them online for free. im such a hardcore gamer that i wouldnt care if the psp2 used a regular sized blu ray disc as long as i get amazing graphics or a device that is close to the ps3s power or more powerful. if you dont like sonys moto of bigger better technology then you guys should get a lesser device thats cheaper and not as powerful.
Will it come with a way to play your existing UMD game library? No? Then f*** it.
I got a PSP 2000 and the last 15 games I bought for it I got then at the PSN. After you get used to play games from the memory stick it is much better then UMD. It is because the a lot less noise , PSP's battery last longer and less weight. I hope this mini BD is a totally fake rumor and that the games for the PSP2 will come in mini SD/Memory Stick capable to hold up to 32 G.
If you weren't buying UMD games, then this makes perfect sense. If you were, it doesn't. It isn't much simpler than that.
If this is another media on disc.. IDK.. having 2 extra moving parts on the system = lesser battery life. But w/e.
Bluray Mini = Battery life fail which is why no it wont happen sony wont make the same mistakes again
A mini-BR optical drive will spell handheld "DISASTER" for the psp2. The Li-Ion battery that would need to power such a device would have to special & specifically designed be super powerful also meaning exclusively "SUPER EXPENSIVE"!! Also having to much moving parts would also drain the handheld far too quickly. They have to keep it memory Flash drive & memory stick DLOAD ONLY(*ala PsPGO), via Wi-Fi(WiiMax/4G) or USB or both. And let it support the upcoming "SDXC" cards format for super faster speeds and much greater storage capacity. Yeah I know the card format will be expensive at launch but that's the way it is for ALL NEW FORMAT tech, it won't be forever!. But the digital media capabilities of the sdxc format is enormous. see SDXC* http://www.sdcard.org/devel... http://www.sdcard.org/devel...
it would be a kick in the balls to the 360 and wii if this were in fact true and it could hold more space than their dvd lol
Lets not rule out anything just yet & wait & see what the final product has under the hood first because mobile technology has come quite ways this gen much sooner then previous gens.
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