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Sony's Surprise

PSP2 holds few surprises, but PlayStation Suite could change the face of mobile gaming.

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MultiConsoleGamer2490d ago

PlayStation Suite is the REAL next gen Sony portable.

Dramscus2490d ago

It's not. It's like the article said part of a two pronged attack. Which aside from all said in the article will also offer playstation advertising to smartphone users. People who end up buying lots of stuff from there will be slightly more likely to buy other playstation products.

Washington-Capitals2490d ago

I have said this before and will say it again, the Nintendo 3DS and NGP (psp2) are directed for the hardcore gamer and portable tech savvy individuals. At the price point both are marketed, it will not appeal to parents who have to buy them for there kids as gifts KNOWING that they may misuse or break the item.

Parapraxis2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

"it will not appeal to parents who have to buy them for there kids as gifts KNOWING that they may misuse or break the item."
Parents buy smartphone, iPads and PCs for their kids, do they hold some sort of appeal that the PSP2/3DS does not?

BattleAxe2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

I'm looking forward to this. I bought an HTC: Desire about 4 months ago, and comparing it to the iPhone 4, I've got a bigger screen to play on :P

HSx92489d ago (Edited 2489d ago )

is there a release date on ngp yet? I am really interested in the new PSP :d

Incipio2489d ago

@ BattleAxe

There isn't a mobile device screen in the world that matches the iPhone 4 on a technical level.

evrfighter2489d ago (Edited 2489d ago )

"Parents buy smartphone, iPads and PCs for their kids, do they hold some sort of appeal that the PSP2/3DS does not? "
Smartphones, ipads, and pc's are not marketed as gaming products. Parents see these items as tools moreso than gaming handhelds. They have more uses and parents know this.

I own an HTC Evo and it was a well made decision. I wouldn't buy any handheld device that just specialized in gaming near the $300 mark.

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Sitris2490d ago

I agree 100% with you, this suite could be the key to the new generation of mobile gaming, giving Sony a brand new place as the dominate force in mobile gaming, something that Nintendo needs to acknowledge, smart phones are a competitor, with this, Sony places themselves at the pinnacle of mobile gaming. That is if it succeeds.

Sarcasm2490d ago

"Sony places themselves at the pinnacle of mobile gaming."

Finally someone who understands it.

Sony will not only attack the portable gaming arena with the PSP2, but also attack the more casual consumer market with PlayStation Suite specifically on Android Phones. And to add more product awareness, that's where the Xperia comes in.

Basically when people think of Mobile or portable gaming, Sony wants people to think "PlayStation"

metsgaming2490d ago

so let me get this straight, PS suite is an app that makes you able to buy and play ps games for phones right? Dont alot of these things get jailbroken and people can access these apps for free? Would PS suite force them to be online while playing so they know if its a legit app or just jailbroken? Or does that not matter because they may have the app buy they cant buy games from that app ?

StbI9902490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

@Above...

Actually yes, Pssuite open the door for the android's user to the PSN "My GUESS" (was what I got from the conference), so we can call it as an Androids/NGP appstore = PSN, smart move, just imagine most android playing psp games in the future, then NGP games and so on!!!

"PS suite is an app that makes you able to buy and play ps games for phones right?"
- An app that make PSN available for android users which mean they can buy games, download them, etc, sony want to make a general platform for all the gaming device out there, promoting their brand through it.

"Dont alot of these things get jailbroken and people can access these apps for free?"
- Have the appstore been jailbroken before?

"Would PS suite force them to be online while playing so they know if its a legit app or just jailbroken?"
_ Ain't catching the point here, what is to be jailbroken, the app? what for?, doubting the PSN tho.

"does that not matter because they may have the app buy they cant buy games from that app ?"
- What? lol

ComboBreaker2489d ago (Edited 2489d ago )

Playstation Suite is a platform neutral SDK to develop games for smartphones and other OS. Right now, the games can be play on the Android OS and on the NGP OS, but in the future, other OS like PalmOS will be able to play Playstatin Suite games too.

So bascially, you write a Playstation Suite game once, and it will be able to run on all smart phones/tablets/other devices that support Playstation Suite platform. You don't have to do any porting between the different OS.

This is fulll of win.

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SuperbVillain2490d ago

a handheld that has basically the same graphical power as the PS3,it's amazing.I haven't owned a portable system since gameboy color back in the day.Looks like I might be getting this aswell

Stealth20k2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Whats the big deal? so they are bringing original playstation games to there own xteria phone though emulation. I thought this was old news

Its not like emulation of ps1 games on the pc hasnt been around forever

@ at below. Its actually a really dumb move because it creates consumer confusion psp2 v xteria phone.

And revolutionary? more like money grubing. PS1 games are everywhere now, and now they can collect money for it on another platform (there xteria phone)

And I own every system sony every put out so lol at the fanboy comment

@ sitris, no it allows the smartphones sony wants to to play original playstation games. AKA its own xteria. Read between the lines. And your really dellusional thinking the 3ds isnt going to be number 1 with preorders already sold out basically in every region, a cheaper price, and a 7-8 month head start

Sarcasm2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

No, did you read the article at all? Do any of you people read articles and not comment on the titles?

The article summarized is about how PlayStation Suite is going to be targeting Android devices in which is geared towards a more casual market, while the PSP2(NGP) will be there for the PlayStation core fanbase that want the whole experience. They are attacking two markets in one swoop, core and casual. This article highlights how that is a smart move in which not even Nintendo has done yet. It's a "think outside of the box" mentality that is not usually done by Sony and this approach could help their company thrive.

Edit: Stealth20k, it's not about the Xperia Phone. The Xperia Phone is only one aspect of the whole PlayStation Suite idea. Basically PlayStation suite will encompass everything regarding mobile PlayStation games. That means on all Android phones people will be able to buy PS games through it. The Xperia Phone is just another platform that will focus on it. PSP2 obviously will have PlayStation Suite but of course is made for people who want the full blown portable PlayStation experience.

Again this article isn't about the PSP2, Xperia or even Nintendo. It's about the idea of Sony's Software Service and how it's going to change the game for them. The bottom line is that they will have a wider market share and be more profitable.

Sitris2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

bang on the money, it seems there is a nintendo fanboy running around in this thread with disagrees, this is a revolutionary new way to think about the mobile market. Smart thinking Sony, 2 birds with one stone.

@stealth
Your joking right? A dumb move? It allows ALL smart phones to play PS products, branching its gameing wing even further, something nintendo hasn’t even acknowledged as a threat, which it is. Nintendo does do casual better than anyone, now, but Sony with this software could infiltrate the market of smartphones and this in turn could knock Nintendo off the 1st place podium. We all thought Sony would be number 1 again this gen, things can and generally will change, and it's moves like this 'Suite' that can turn the tides.

Edit 2:
The fanboy comment wasn't aimed at you stealth, unless you are the random disagree person that is running through the comment section.

redwolf2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

that was a great read both your comment and the article

Parapraxis2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Sitris, he is just rambling incoherently, it is poor trolling to say the least.

And about your Edit 2, I'm 99% sure he is the disagree fairy.

ULTIMATE_REVENGE2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Anyone who doesn't understand this should just read Sarcasms comment. Anyway this is a great move by Sony.

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TheBand1t2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

They're basically bringing a dedicated gaming market to any compatible android phone. Not only will devs have incentive to get their games on PS Suite for android, all the suite games will be compatible with the NGP, therefore making it very much a perk to have your game put up on it, whether it be a PS1 classic or indie devs looking for a more organized market (something android lacks, greatly)

edit: NVM I got ninja'd

ArronC072490d ago

Money grabbing? Heven forbid that Sony try to make money- the very cheek of it!

Parapraxis2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

XPeria...okay?
It's >>>>> X P e r i a! (notice the "P"???)

You've read articles and commented on people who spell it correctly, do you not have the capacity to notice when you are spelling something wrong??

Ju2490d ago

@Stealth, you don't get it what Playstation Suite is, huh? "Phones Sony wants to play". Yeah, like as many as possible, not just the XPeria. XPeria might give you the best experience since it has buttons. Atrix will possibly look better, though; or Xoom for that matter.

Did you actually see the presentation of how the new "store front" works? Seamless integration with games and store. It's more than just an "app", it is basically the next generation PSN for mobile devices - including Android phones AND NGP/PSP2.

This is exactly what Android needs - not just Sony. It needs to compete against Apples growing gaming market and MS's XboxLive/WinPhone7. With PSN on Android it all of a sudden competes with those systems. Win/Win for Google & Sony.

It all depends if the studios are willing to pay license fees to Sony when they can release without on the Android store - but this didn't make them any money in the past.

And, with the NGP it will be very likely, those studios will have a PS license anyhow; which Sony will bundle and extend into mobiles for sure (they are not stupid).

So for a studio making games for the NGP, it basically will cost them nothing to release for phones. Sony is gambling here, but EA and friends might give it a go. This in combination with the NGP/PSP2 is Sony's real troyan horse. They'll make a sh!t load of money with license fees alone. It's about time someone is taking the initiative in the phone gaming market. Apple is only one device, and WinPhone7 is not big enough (yet). Google is no gaming force. Right moment for Sony to step it up.

ComboBreaker2489d ago

Playstation Suite is a platform neutral SDK to develop games for smartphones and other OS. Right now, the games can be play on the Android OS and on the NGP OS (and soon on the PS3), but in the future, other OS like PalmOS will be able to play Playstatin Suite games too.

So bascially, you write a Playstation Suite game once, and it will be able to run on all smart phones/tablets/other devices that support Playstation Suite platform. You don't have to do any porting between the different OS.

This is fulll of win.

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Sitris2490d ago

What a fantastic article, with insights and some great points. Well done Eurogamer, I am impressed.

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