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Submitted by sinncross 1773d ago | rumor

PSP2 to Have 3G Support, Arrives This Year

Details on new system leak out via Japanese newspaper. (PS Vita)

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cyborg  +   1773d ago
3G will be awesome
wazzim  +   1773d ago
This already confirmes that it has better online than the 3DS, Nintendo really has to step up and get an account system to compete.
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Anarki  +   1773d ago
WIN! Online gaming on the move! I just cannot wait for this thing to be unveiled.
Rage_S90  +   1773d ago
yh but why no 3D :(
ELite_Ghost  +   1773d ago
screw 3D!
ThanatosDMC  +   1773d ago
I hope it supports all cellphone service providers especially tmobile since i all ready have unlimited 3G.
BiggCMan  +   1773d ago
3G will be awesome for online gaming. Also, this is still the best design by far for the Psp 2, I would love if it were close to the real thing.
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ChrisGTR1  +   1773d ago
great, so im going to have to sign this up to a carrier and pay a monthly bill too?
hazardman  +   1773d ago
and that is why Nintendo 3DS will outsell anything that comes out this yr. Nintendo doesn't need to change anything...Sony and MS are the ones playing catch up!!
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1773d ago
Its supports LAN too right? So i can just use my wirelss router instead of 3g. That would be swell
a_bro  +   1773d ago
"and that is why Nintendo 3DS will outsell anything that comes out this yr. Nintendo doesn't need to change anything...Sony and MS are the ones playing catch up!!"

wha? dude, are you serious? Nintendo is the one playing Catch-up here, if this article is true, that means PSP2's have the ability to stay online at all times, as long as you pay a monthly fee with a service provider. on the other hand, you have to go to a nearby wifi hotspot on the 3DS so you can download content.

I think what you are trying to say is that they are just hurting themselves for making the console expensive, which is what we dont know yet. if its $300, and has a great lineup of games, then its going to sell. if its $300+, then it wont do well in the market.
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gta2800  +   1773d ago
"great, so im going to have to sign this up to a carrier and pay a monthly bill too? "

No, you don't have to. If you want internet and online gaming on the go then you have the choice to sign up to whatever company will offer you 3G. If you don't want to you can just game at home via wifi.
RememberThe357  +   1773d ago
"The system will also have standard wireless LAN, of course."

Read people...
ChickeyCantor  +   1773d ago
" on the other hand, you have to go to a nearby wifi hotspot on the 3DS so you can download content"

You pretend you live in a mansion...where your WIFI enabled router/modem is located miles from your position.

I get the 3G, the benefits and such.
But no thanks. I have a wifi spot near me.
Plus on top of your additional fees you will only have more fees for 3G.

Battery life --

3DS battery with all online features?
Same story, no thanks. I wanna play games and only turn features on, when requested.
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1773d ago
"yh but why no 3D"
Who REALLY needs 3D and other bells and whistles on a handheld? I had more fun with the GBA than the PSP and DS put together. Let Nintendo waste their time advertising 3D like SEGA advertised color on their system "ZOMG Sega BrickSystem has color an' gaemboi doesn't! BrickSystem > Gameboi!"

Online gaming on the go would be pretty sweet. I just hope it's within a decent price range and available through several networks.

But for the love of gaming, Sony, don't make it too expensive. All we need are great games (And better controls than PSP/3DS).

"Read people..."
I know, seriously.
"The system will also have standard wireless LAN, of course"
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rockleex  +   1773d ago
I hope the monthly plans with 3G providers allow you to bring down the initial price of the device itself like what they do with most phones.

That would REALLY help Sony sell the PSP2.

I hope it also supports 4G.
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colombiankilla01  +   1773d ago
This would be huge!!! you would just have to get a data plan, and just make an skype account to use it as a phone!!
punkpop101  +   1773d ago
Yeah this already proves rumours are better than facts.PSP fanboys at their best.
Kurt Russell  +   1772d ago
3G is a battery drain though, so I hope they raise the bar in that area as well. Most of my battery related contraptions have become awesome, but all of them drain themselves dry way too quickly.
Christopher  +   1772d ago
Not really a big selling point for me. I'm not planning on using my PSP for crappy online play or browsing the Internet. If I play online, it will be via wi-fi for best data transfer rates. And I already own an iPhone that does all the other 3G things I need.

Touch screen is nice, though, meaning we can have a good mixture of game controls. This also means we will likely see a ton of indie games ported over to the PSP2, __IF__ Sony doesn't charge an arm and a leg for a dev kit again.
RedDead  +   1772d ago
Oh wow I can't fu**ing believe the hypocrisy, when it's the Ps3 3D = godly mechanic, when PSP2 doesn't have it and 3DS does, it's a unwanted useless feature hahaha

Who really needs 3D at all..? It is a useless bonus feature anyway, but this is just rediculous, fanboys just amaze me sometimes.

3G is much better than 3D imo, but still
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darthv72  +   1772d ago
It is nice but not a system seller to me. 4G is moving in and this will work fine on both as well as wifi. The GO supported 3G as well but not many knew that. It did it through tethering where by if your phone is 3G and had that feature, you could use the GO on the go through your existing carrier.

By incorporating it in to the PSP2 (rumor) will add to the cost of ownership while being a nice option. It should support tethering as well for users who dont want to incur a new monthly fee. That just makes better economical sense for sony and the consumer.
sinncross  +   1773d ago
Most definitely!

Sony also just need to give the PSP2 full PSN services, such as voice/ video chat :)
liveActionLeveler  +   1773d ago
Full PSN service with PS3, that way you can message ps3 friends. If I see a friends tab on the PSP2, I would be soooo excited. With 3G, you can message your friends anywhere. I wonder how much it'll cost though.
badz149  +   1773d ago
and integrated PSN trophies!
I know many will LOVE that! I know I am loving the idea already!
TheLastGuardian  +   1773d ago
Yes, I want PSP2 to be just like a PS3 on the go. Trophies, PSN friends, bluetooth headsets and hopefully PSP2 and PS3 users can play games online together.
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1773d ago
That would be a nice way around the "It doesnt support calls" thing
rrw  +   1773d ago
this will bring price up. i hope sony have choice of non 3g model
galgor  +   1773d ago
Price up & battery down =/
lilmetal  +   1773d ago
@galgor I'd assume they'd have some new battery tech if they'd even attempt most of these rumors.
I wouldn't worry about battery life.
GodHandDee  +   1773d ago
OLED is really good when it comes to power consumption so that's good news on the battery front
AndrewRyan  +   1773d ago
3G kills the battery. Hopefully an option to turn 3G off.
Ju  +   1773d ago
3G kills battery live - like with all those cell phones, huh?
Biggest  +   1773d ago
Um, yes? It does kill the battery on cell phones.
Ju  +   1773d ago
LOL. I would say compared what WiFi and gpu/cpu (in full cycles) use in a gaming (!) handheld, 3G is negligible. A phone with 3G runs days. If there's something what kills the battery it's really display and GPU.
Lord_Doggington  +   1773d ago
uh, 3G is a feature that can be turned off if you really want to...just like WiFi

I wonder how they're going to link it to a data plan...subscription?

also: "The service will not allow for phone calls."

We'll see how long this lasts. Go Geohot go!
nycredude  +   1773d ago
3g doesn't kill the battery. WIFI kills it way more.

If this works with your current cell phone plan this would be the shit! All the cell carriers already have 3g so if you don't need to pay an extra fee for online this would rock!
Ryudo  +   1773d ago

Difference is we can't very well turn off the CPU/GPU or screen and expect to be able to game...

Common sense anyone?
Ju  +   1773d ago
@Ryudo, yes exactly. So, those 0.5% more drain won't make a dent in the battery live time.

And, well, I hope it'll just have a SIM slot and is unlocked. You can go and buy a SIM with dataplan where ever you like. I would hope those companies would get forced to support an open network once an for all. Someone needs to sue them all for the benefits of the customers.
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1773d ago
Who said there it is not 3D on PSP 2 when Sony is pushing the 3D in a lot of devices lately (even a Sony Camera have it) especially for gaming.
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CrzyFooL  +   1773d ago
Ummm 4G is like becoming standard. Make it 4G pleaz!
silvacrest  +   1773d ago
4g isnt even available throughout the US, nevermind the rest of the world, 3G will do for now and it will probably keep the cost slightly lower
poopsack  +   1773d ago
Plus the 4G you consider a "standard" isnt even real 4G. Real 4G speeds are far off.
RBdrift  +   1773d ago
4G also drains power fast.I keep my evo on 4G only when attached to a power source.
Lord_Doggington  +   1773d ago
4G can manage speeds faster than 3G
jwk94  +   1773d ago
Hold up, this has to be false, if it has 3g, then what the hell if the point in the xsperia?
StbI990  +   1773d ago
It won't make calls.
Rumor  +   1773d ago
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silvacrest  +   1773d ago
plus no android OS and its apps

although, whatever OS the PSP2 uses could be just as good
jwk94  +   1773d ago
You can make calls with skype, which kinda defeats the purpose of the phone, also if this thing gets hacked and you can run shit off the sd card or whatever, then you can load the android OS on it.
Either way, this'll be interesting.
Misterhbk  +   1773d ago
You gotta wonder who the US provider would be though.

AT&T or Verizon?
remanutd55  +   1773d ago
mindedone  +   1773d ago
definitely not Verizon, only places that really use CDMA are the United States and South Korea.
gamingdroid  +   1773d ago
You gotta wonder who is willing to pay yet another fee to enjoy their PSP2 wirelessly.

PSP2 should have been a phone derivate, at least then I don't have to fork out a fee to get wireless internet as I already pay that fee.

The 3G feature is likely to be unused, unless Sony got some great low price data plans available for us, US consumers.
StbI990  +   1773d ago
Put 3D directly to ur ;ss dud...why not 4G tho.
meetajhu  +   1773d ago
The beast i'm waiting for will be unleashed on Jan 27th!
lil Titan  +   1773d ago
all i want to know now is, how much is it going to be monthly?
scissor_runner  +   1773d ago
Guess you guys don't know what a 3G mobile hot spot is? It's 3G and there are models that let you connect multiple devices.

Great move though should help against piracy if you get banned you would have to pay the early term fees sweet.
ChineseDemocracy  +   1773d ago
Can they this confirm this thing already?
R2D2  +   1773d ago
I hope Sony keep dragging the Geohotz case way after the PSP2 is released. I don't want that pirate hacking this system.
Lord_Doggington  +   1773d ago
uh, i hope they decide to go w/ 4G...
nsnsmj  +   1773d ago
Yes, it will be awesome, but I hope they also have a non 3G wifi only version. That way I could use my phone as a hotspot and not need another contract just for the PSP2.
pain777pas  +   1773d ago
If they release this thing for $250 Nintendo is in trouble. Getting both but PSP2 will probably have games that I want to play. 3DS does have a good lineup OOT will be mine but I like Sony products. Open your mouth soon Sony. We want to hear it!
caliman87  +   1773d ago
4G LTE would be wiser 3g is so 2010
bumnut  +   1772d ago
Have you tried online gaming over 3G ? its not very good, too much lag and the variable signal strength means an inconsistant connection.

Would be fine for downloading updates and uploading high scores though
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WhittO  +   1772d ago
I will stick with Wifi, guessing the 3G Models will be more expensive like on the iPad.

As for the Cell processor being used :O, that is going to own!
They will under clock it so it uses less power and less heat but is still really powerful enough to pump out amazing graphics!

The ONLY thing that concerns me is battery life, I hope it lasts a while and doesn't burn out quick with all the features.

Also, anyone think PSN might get a facelift on both PS3 and PSP to go along with the new design? So they work better together etc? with trophies.. :)
showtimefolks  +   1772d ago
well as long as it has
2 analog sticks and it can produce better precessing speed/graphics

i am sold its that simple the worst thing for me about psp was one analog stick i know most devs made that work fine but it was just not the same as having 2 sticks
Joni-Ice  +   1773d ago
The 27th cant come fast enough.
liveActionLeveler  +   1773d ago
OLED touch screen? I thought there was only a touch pad, hmm? I hope this isn't some random bs info. There are so man random details I've heard for the PSP2. It's starting to get fishy.
Kamikaze135  +   1773d ago
Hell no....if it has 3G support then it's automatically better than the 3DS. Being able to play online on the bus? Plus with 3G being better than wifi from my experience, it'll be a great experience :)
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awiseman  +   1773d ago
What 3g do you use? Wi-fi is waay better than any network. Untill we can broadcast reliable signals via comm towers that can penetrate bathroom walls so I can game in the toilet Wi-fi is more reliable when within a hotspot.

3g is not what at&t makes it out to be sorry to burst your bubble.

Edit: yes I game in the toilet you got a problem with that? :P

@ below: Yea I no it has wi-fi I was merely pointing out that 3g is not better than wi-fi by stretch of the imagination.
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crinale  +   1773d ago
PSP2 does have Wifi as well
Kamikaze135  +   1773d ago
I use 3G and wifi on my android. I say it's better because you have more access to it and don't need a router nearby to use it. So you can either sit on a bus with no signal at all or sit in a bus and be able to play an online game and get access to online features thanks to 3G. Same goes in a multitude of situations.
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badz149  +   1773d ago
if you're at a hotspot, undeniably WiFi is better but there's no way to use WiFi while on the move ie. in bus, train etc. this is where 3G and 4G excels! - kinda like the only choice though
TheColbertinator  +   1773d ago
If this is 3G,the PSP2 may have just won a customer.It sounds fake but you can never know for sure
ddurand1  +   1773d ago
if it has ebook reader capabilities im in.
Kamikaze135  +   1773d ago
It does. It gives you access to the Android store supposedly.
silvacrest  +   1773d ago
im pretty sure this device has nothing to do with android

you might be thinking about the xperia play
ddurand1  +   1773d ago
there has been no mention of android from what ive seen. i havent been following too closely though.

ive been holding off on a kindle. if this is able to support that im buying it.

imnot sure itd be a good idea for sony though. they already have an established line of readrs
sinncross  +   1773d ago
And why not... if the PSP2 can serve as a full media capable device then that would be great.
chidesd  +   1773d ago
Would Much rather have a Touch OLED screen then a back touch pad!
Masterchef2007  +   1773d ago
true a back touchpad seems like a bad idea.
ChickeyCantor  +   1773d ago
It actually sounds brilliant.

if you are clunky then yes maybe, but the way you will be holding the device, it makes sense!
PickAShoe  +   1773d ago
the only thing i am worry about is the control of the psp2. i hope it does not suck like the first psp.
offdawall  +   1773d ago
better holdoff on blowing 250.00 probly 275.00 with tax on a 3ds guys
im-12-years-old  +   1773d ago
why not have both?
SuperStrokey1123  +   1773d ago
Dont need to mobile devices and that costs too much in games and system.
Stealth20k  +   1773d ago
the price is going to blow the roof off the 3ds

" gamers will be able to play online games and download software and movies. The service will not allow for phone calls."

Read the article numbskulls

It says no phone
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OpenGL  +   1773d ago
what kind of 3G support? HSPA or EVDO? Unless it's both you're going to be stuck with a single cell carrier like Verizon or AT&T. The term 3G is extremely vague.
FrankMcSpank  +   1773d ago
Can they have a 3G plan that is stand alone. I dont want to be stuck with a local plan. I am living in Germany and it is very expensive to have a data plan on a phone. I wouldn't be able to afford it.
FlintGREY  +   1773d ago
i thought sony's ereaders have no-fee 3G or something like that. i suppose they will make the same kind of deals for the PSP2 so we wouldnt have to pay for 3G.
OpenGL  +   1773d ago
Whose 3G network will they use though? Sony certainly doesn't have cell towers across the country. They will be forced to use AT&T/T-Mobile's HSPA, or Verizon/Sprint's EVDO networks.
kneon  +   1773d ago

E-readers consume a very limited amount of bandwidth so a "free" 3G is not a problem for such devices. A handheld game console though could use up a huge amount of bandwidth, especially if they support web browsing and streaming media in addition to the expected online multiplayer support.
mindedone  +   1773d ago
I sincerely doubt they will use CDMA tech
OpenGL  +   1773d ago
I agree, but that means you'll be stuck with AT&T or T-Mobile for the PSP2, which will be a major turn off considering Verizon is the largest cellular provider in the U.S.
thehitman  +   1773d ago
I guess
This confirms it will be also a phone?? If 3G is true it would need a provider for that service.

Edit: nvm.. no phone or idk that provider in Japan maybe just wont provide phone calls but the US could be a different story.
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Vaud-Villian  +   1773d ago
Tell that to the kindle
silvacrest  +   1773d ago
"The service will not allow for phone calls"

copied straight from the article, im not sure how u missed that
Malebaria  +   1773d ago
And so it begins.

Looking forward to the 27th!
ps3rider  +   1773d ago
3g in mobile consume a lot of batter life, I am wondering how long full battery will allow you to play.
ddurand1  +   1773d ago
it only needs to be on when you need it....
ps3rider  +   1773d ago
thank you clever
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1773d ago
Samsung & LG have made a lot of advancements in OLED technology, so I hope the PSP2's OLED screen is up to par if not better than theirs.

Anyways I can't wait to see what it looks like.
Kon  +   1773d ago
DS = 3D
PSP2 = 3G

Already choose mine.
StbI990  +   1773d ago
I don't know, why no 4G, lest they are upgrading the device further( guessing that will happen), we'll be stuck with a 3G device where 5G gotta hit by the ends of its lifespan and 4G is ruling before it starts out.

Meh but again, i only want to play games on it.
rrw  +   1773d ago
there barely 4g outside USA, so if sony want to sell it globally, 3g is better choice compare to 4g.
BigPenguin  +   1773d ago
LoL, 4g does not yet exist in the US, it was a marketing term used by sprint. All the others jumped on the bandwagon after finding out there was nothing actually illegal about lying to consumers about it in advertisements.

"Pre-4G technologies such as mobile WiMAX and first-release 3G Long term evolution (LTE) have been on the market since 2006[2] and 2009[3][4][5] respectively, and are often branded as 4G. The current versions of these technologies did not fulfill the original ITU-R requirements of data rates approximately up to 1 Gbit/s for 4G systems. Marketing materials use 4G as a description for Mobile-WiMAX and LTE in their current forms"
Vorgier  +   1773d ago
Too bad it wont have hardly any games worth playing.
hot111  +   1773d ago
3G sounds good,small screen tech is not too much interesting.But this 3G thing if handled properly,could be really good.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1773d ago
"small screen tech is not too much interesting"

iPhone 5's rumoured screen technology will own your HD monitor and TV, you obviously know nothing about "small screen tech"
mdkgod43  +   1773d ago
No one can read i see, the 3G is only in japan
jay2  +   1773d ago
Fantastic, not long now. This ISN'T a Mobile, Skype will post likely be included, but yeah like said above Kindles got 3G and non 3G, and you can't phone on it. I can't wait for PSP 2 and 3DS.
Optical_Matrix  +   1773d ago
An announcement is imminent. Bring on the 27th. I'm guessing a September-November release window for this thing. But I wonder the price. 3D is a big question as well. If anything I hope Sony don't include 3D to reduce the costs. I won't be using it that much on my 3DS at all. It's a gimmick as far as I'm concerned.

Why the disagree? 3D is a gimmick imo. At least on handhelds. I don't see the point. I've pre-ordered my 3DS and SSFIV 3D Edition, and I'm certain I'll hardly even use the 3D function.
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soren  +   1773d ago
would be cool lets just hope they can back it up with some good games this time around i would like to see alot of new games so i can finaly buy a psp if its just a bunch of first person shooters and god of war games then well i wont get 1
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heylo  +   1773d ago
instant buy if this turns out to be true
OllieBoy  +   1773d ago
Holy crap. Online gaming finally done right on a handheld.
KillerPwned  +   1773d ago
I could see this happening and their being a 3G model and a Non-3G model.
ME1989  +   1773d ago
Please have dual analog sticks...
zeph94  +   1773d ago
Well with the kindle you get 3g for like $50 more and there's no plan. Hopefully the PSP2 will be like that too.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1773d ago
i belive it but wont be surprised if it does not happen.
theentry price and monthly fee fo 3g would be too high for comfort, hopefully is true
TheIneffableBob  +   1773d ago
I know it's only been out for a couple months, but 4G LTE would've been nice. Not only is it faster but it also has a lot lower latency which would be ideal for multiplayer gaming.
tdogg06051991  +   1773d ago
that will be a later gen psp2
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1773d ago
4G actually doesn't exist yet, Sprint and a lot of other carriers chose to use that term even though they know it's a lie.
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TheIneffableBob  +   1773d ago
The ITU loosened their definition of 4G because T-Mobile, with their HSPA+, and Sprint, with their Wi-Max, continued to market their networks as 4G even after the ITU released the technical specs for 4G.

So, technically, 4G does exist.
Raendom  +   1773d ago
I've wanted something like this for a while, but it's going to be a monthly charge unless Sony did something incredible deal with each countries networks...

OR, it could be maybe $60 a year like XBL? Actually would be WORTH paying a yearly subscription for something that cool.
Andy_Elvis  +   1773d ago
Remember, Sony are usually "We dont want you to pay for PSN. It's a free service"
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Masterchef2007  +   1773d ago
true i mean the PSP2 probably supports a sim card slot for 3G functions. So if you use 3G your not paying sony for the 3G service your paying the telephone company that you got the sim from. So yes online for the PSP2 will be free however if you want 3G your going to have to pay a mobile company for that.
house  +   1773d ago

my buddy just told me the same thing you said and i have to say its the only thing that makes sense
TheHardware  +   1773d ago
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