Dave Oshry of RipTen: Now, although the PlayStation phone is indeed quite cool - it’s not for me. I like to keep my gaming devices and phones separate.
I'd rather have a PSP2 and an awesome phone than a flimsy gaming phone. They said it even has the Oreo effect where it slides around while closed. Also, what is with the 'touch' thumbsticks - I'm sorry but I'm not sold on this.
Yep unless they give this phone access to PSN and all the PSP games on the store there it doesn't really interest me at all.
I'd much rather have the PSP2 also but I am coming around to the idea of the PS Phone as well.
What's up with the hate. I mean, anybody wants a GalaxyS? Would trade it for that. Not that it's any better - besides 2.3 - but it's not worse either. And it has buttons and Playstation games. Sure no Altrix, but that why one would get a PSP2 for anyway.
I'm seriously considering selling my Galaxy S for this PS Phone. PS Phone might be slightly higher in specs, but it's the slide out controlpad that I'm sold on. I'm still waiting for more info on this phone though.
not sure if you read my earlier comments but i'll say it again the haters want this to fail only so the PSP2 can have all the spot light, nevermind that this is still a sony device and they can coexist this blog didn't even bother to mention that engadget had a prototype version and that we shouldn't judge it to harshly, also, the guy was so biased god knows why he even bothered giving it a run down
Those touch sticks are either the Achilles heel or the trojan horse. But I'm not that interested. I agree with the author - I prefer to keep my phones and gaming devices separate.
I want a really nice phone and a really nice mobile gaming device. I don't want something that's decent at both.
I still have a flip phone from like 2007 and want to get something more modern. While this looks like it could be pretty damn awesome, let's see how it works out when it's released.
i would wait for a Tegra 2 powered dual core device before i'd jump on this. it may not have those controls, and it may not have playstation games, but graphically and performance wise a Tegra 2 device would kill this easily. if i were you, i'd get said device and a PSP2 and call it a day. just my opinion, of course.
PSP2 overshadows it
He'd like to keep his gaming devices and phone separate... He likes to carry as many little devices around as possible? Wierd. I actually see this phone as something of an upgrade to the PSP Go. If my PSP Go would work as an Android phone... well that would be really awesome.
I agree - but this thing does not look as sturdy as the PSPgo even. How about a PSP2 that could make calls . . .yeahhhhh
well cool thing about is the ps1 games via emulator should work good ;) More interested in PSP2 tbh.
PSP2 and Iphone 5 is what i hope to be rolling with next year.
I wonder when people will realize this isnt a psp and a phone put together Its an android phone, with physical controls for android games and emulators I would be shocked if you could play more than 5 percent of the psp games on this thing. My take. Although they are for seperate markets the psp2 completely overshadows the sony ericson xteria
Right. Must be an oversight from Sony to put an "Playstation Pocket" store on there. /s
that is not a store a custom store will be on a seperate app playstation pocket is there to boot the games up after you have purchased.
I wait for PSP 2. :)
This thing is just waiting to fail. It's competing with itself!
Thats a good point stealth20k but how would you market this? anyway, for those of u with big hands, doesn't it look un comfortable for long play sessions?
this is going to be interesting look at these touch sensative anologues
DoA. I don't want a sloppy gaming device/phone hybrid. I want a phone, and maybe a separate gaming device. I'd like to still be able to make a phone call after an hour of playing something.
Other thing is SE have a bad habit of never updating their phone software. As an android developer I could do not use something like that as a primary device.
with it haveing analogues and only L and R Buttons it must have its own type of games that will be very intesting to see i would have fought it could play ps2 games but you would need L2 and R2 triggers aswell.
It will obviously have Playstation "private" games. Interesting to see, if those buttons are available to Android games and how they will be used. I think they are, as seen in the emulators already. Sure, must be an option. But will add a complete new component to games like e.g. Asphalt5 or NFS:Shift - if the devs patch it in.
@Sonyrep17 I wonder if the PSP2 will have L2/R2. hell even L3/R3 motion/tilt(makes more sense on handheld) rumble etc.
anyone even slightly interested in this should NOT READ THIS SITES PREVIEW and instead head over to engadget and read the full preview done by people who actually held the device the site condensed a though rough preview that was mostly positive from engadget into a 6 paragraph biased opinion piece the guy previewing it openly says "I like to keep my gaming devices and phones separate" okay, so tell me why you are previewing it instead of someone else? its like getting a non gamer to review a hardcore game
He says it's cool but not for him based on engadgets preview. It's one man's opinion you don't have to agree :-p I like it personally . . .if it can play real games.
my point is he clearly does not want a phone/gaming hybrid he specifically states he wants his phone and handheld separate, so tell me this, do you honestly think he was the best person to do this preview? someone less biased is all i ask for also, am i the only one thinking that doing a preview based on another sites preview is redundant? with no first hand experience what was the point? if it was just a summery version then fine but he adds his two cents as well
"it’s a phone first and a gaming device second." That actually what I'm after. I want a phone. I only care about mobile gaming as a small distraction for those down times when I'm not home or at work and feel like a little Angry Birds. Alson I dont understand why he writes off the phone as only decent just because he'd prefer a proper PSP2 for gaming. Arent Xperias considered pretty good phones? If the tech is all solid which seems to be and its running Gingerbread, then what else from the information given does he have to worry about. Sounds like all the haters that saw KZ2 running for the first time and then proclaimed they prefer gameplay to graphics, never thinking that they would be getting both.
I Dont get it... "it’s a phone first and a gaming device second." ?????? Why not a capable, hand held gaming machine, that lets you answer and make phone calls from ? After-all, if its a phone first, you've already limited its operations.....
touch sensitive analogues kills this IMO. anyone whos played games that use 'on screen analogues' on the iphone knows they just dont work. i was never going to buy this anyway, as like the guy who did the article i also like to keep my phone separate from my portable gaming - but it just doesnt look like itll be that great going from that video.
the video is based on a prototype not the final version, no one noes how well these dual analog will work, i dont no why u are comparing them to on screen analogs, first 0f all, these aren't on the screen
its not the fact that theyre on-screen or off-screen that is the problem - the problem is that your fingers just go off the edges of them since theres no tactile feedback to show that youve moved it as far as itll go.
i get what your saying but first hand experience is all im going to go for, no more speculation for me off topic, the PSP2 looks GODLY
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