kotaku - Sony's Next Generation Portable has a lot of fancy, no doubt expensive new equipment inside it. And you know what? None of it matters. Why? Because the thing has two thumbsticks.
"Not for ports of console games, but ports of console experiences." This is the most important thing. The last 2 days we had alot of "NGP is doomed" articles written by amateur journalists. They all said NGP is just a weaker PS3. They couldn't be more wrong.
Expecting these Sticks to have some click-inward-action, like pusing them inside ala L/R 3, hiding themselves from the surface... http://cache.gawkerassets.c... Which looking at this picture, there are plenty of room for. Edit: Retractable seem to be the obvious answer to people complaints.
Now we'll see complaints about there not being two bumper buttons on each side. :p
Wait what? There isnt a L1 and R1? You have got to be kidding me.... Can someone confirm this? EDIT: There is a L1 and R1, phew. If you thought there was going to be L2 and R2 then you are kidding yourself, the device wouldnt be too "portable" if it had those buttons, the width would be too large.
No, there's no L2/R2 :p ***There's a solution to that. I was worried too til I thought about it. They could map L2 and R2 to the touch pad, so PS2 games or PS3 remotely-played games on the PSP2 could still be a possibility!!! *** Yeah, the one on the back could handle that. It can even handle holding both down at once sense it's multi-touch sensitive. But, you know people will complain anyway.
R2 and L2 will most likely be used by the touchpad on the back, it's natural because that's where you place your fingers while holding the product anyway.
@cgoodno: Or they'll likely use the sixaxis/motion conrols for actions that would normally be mapped to the L2/R2 buttons. That thing has so many inputs there's likely always going to be a solution for the lack of an L2/R2.
I hope to god they put some sort of R1/L1 lock this time, annoying as hell when you are listening to music and you accidently push L1/R1 and the track changes. Or they could change the button mapping I suppose.
There's a solution to that. I was worried too til I thought about it. They could map L2 and R2 to the touch pad, so PS2 games or PS3 remotely-played games on the PSP2 could still be a possibility!!! -------------- @ Washington-Capitals Yes, there is a physical L1 and R1, but he was referring to it not having 2 shoulder buttons on EACH side. The trackpad can act as the extra two shoulder buttons, I'm sure. @cgoodno Yeah, people would complain even if they could emulate every system ever made on the PSP2. lol
Well as long as we have 2 analogs I'm happy.
Chill people the touch pad also acts as buttons to accept 2 fingers consider it as L2 and R2 enjoy!
Kotaku clearly are so excited about this new piece of hardware. I swear a lot of the links have been to their site and how they've praised it in many different departments. I share their excitement.
Its weird, i remember when Kotaku used to be so anti-sony.
That was because they leaked Sony Home information and got a slap on the hands from Sony.
that's fanboy talk, kotaku never was anti sony, they report on all three systems fairly
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Infamouz did you start gaming yesterday or was that sarcasm?
Uhm no. no it isn't fanboy talk. I remember a specific episode of xplay, where it had this interview with a guy in dreads from kotaku, and he was seriously dogging the ps3.
They should name it PS3GO
Seriously that sounds good and I doubt it will be though!
Nuts : contains nuts.
I am loving the touch-pad it could be revolutionary.I am hoping the PS3 gets the new interface.
With dual analog, you'll be able to play any game properly now. That one stupid nub on the PSP held that system back so much.
finally a god of war where i don't have cramps because dodging with L+R+direction is ok but tiring after a while ...
. Seeing that Monster Hunter Portable 3rd demoed on NGP with right analog stick as camera view is heaven.
Will be interesting if developers patch existing PSP games to use the second analog.
screw kotaku, dual sticks is cool nd all, but the OLED screen, and the arm 9 cortex is where its at
the market by storm. In fact I'd be surprised if it does better than the PSP1. Seriously, think about where this product fits in the market place. I don't think the market is nearly as big for the PSP2 and Nintendo 3DS as it was 6 years ago when their predecessors launched. The PSP2 doesn't function as a phone, which would put it in the biggest "yes purchase" category for adults. You wouldn't even have to think about it. "Oh I need a new phone, I want a smart phone, I'm in to gaming, I'll buy the PSP2." Adults will have to decide if they are going to use this enough to justify it's price. I already know the answer for me is no. My PSP1 first gen is in pristine condition because it was only ever used as a music player for flights. It was too big to have it in my pocket all the time, (along with my wallet, phone, and keys) and the screen was so small that gaming on it hurt my eyes after an hour or so. If I could only game in short spurts the simple games on phones are fine for that. This also removes it from the purchasing choices for teens. How many parents are going to buy their kid an iphone with a data plan & a psp2 with a data plan in this economy? Very few. I imagine, plans aside, most parents would give their kid a choice between hardware, as an iphone and the psp2 will most likely cost the same. Most teens are going to take an iphone/smartphone over a psp2. Same with kids and tweens. If a parent decides their kid isn't ready for a cellphone I highly doubt they are going to be buying them a data plan for their psp2. Hands down a phone is the portable electronic of choice for adults and teens. I think Sony really missed the boat (again) with the PSP2 by not including cellular.
The PSP2 isn't a Phone, they said that like a bazillion times. Sony have said so many times that they don't want to compete with the phone market, and who in their right mind would hold a brick up to their face to take/make a call? Personally I've always wondered how people can take their PSP's and DS's outside without having the fear of it being jacked right out of your hands. Besides Teens want everything these days, they're just spoilt and that needs to change, their environment is garbage that's why.
Horny Melon, Then I guess we gamers should really thank Sony for caring more about their fans (us) than going for the big market (non-gaming adults and teens).
"Seriously, think about where this product fits in the market place." It fit in a new market place called the NGP Market Place. What is this NGP Market Place consist of and how massive is it? The NGP Market Place consiste of: - 40 million PS3 users who want to take their next gen onsole on the go - 44 million 360 gamers who want to take their next gen console on the go - 60 million PSP users who want a more powerful PSP - 120 million PS2 users who instead of upgrading to a PS3, decide to upgrade to a portable PS3, aka, the NGP The size of this NGP Market Place: Over 200 millions users. Sony thought it through. Horny Melon didn't.
i not that excited about this for some reason , think ill wait just a bit and see what happens ,i want some direct x 11 grafx to tell the truth : ) plus it looks the same : ) touch screen is nice tho : ) mo lalalalalala