Rumors are flying about Sony and a new system. Could there be a PSP and Vita successor? Does Sony even need to bother with handheld gaming anymore?
If anything they'd be better of making a new version of their Xperia Play mobile. I had the original and I loved the concept, but it didn't take off. Smart phones have come a long way since then, and I'm sure they could pull something like this off. PS5 remote play, PS Store access etc.
I recycled my old one, what a fucking idiot I was. Great phone, up there with my best phone ever.
Loved the Xperia play wish it was supported! I had so many emulators and roms on it also, it was awesome!
After all these years PsP 3000 still 249.00 on Amazon why ?? should be 50.00 now.
Nope... The PSP and PSVita failed for a reason
The PSP topped 80 million in sales. How is that a failure? The Vita could have done worse all things considered, but it definitely would have done much better had Sony not made two terrible decisions with it.
I think they need it to be called PSP2. It needs: Full PSP/VITA support. Stronger AAA support than what the VITA had. Non-Proprietarty memory drives.
Full compatibility with DualShock and PlayStation, if not 4 then 5.
Thin is "full" PSP support includes a dropped/discontinued disc format of relative low storage capacity.
and R2L2/R3L3, no bullshit front/back cameras, no rear touch, and with that it should have a reasonable price..
Honestly, I think that each of the companies are better when they focus on one system. This way their developers are constantly providing new experiences on the one device instead of having gaps between releases on two devices. Sony's handhelds are great consoles, but I think their home consoles are better. That's where I'd prefer they focus. The opposite goes for Nintendo, which is why I really like the Switch (sure, it's not just a handheld, but it fills that void). If Sony were to make one I'd probably buy it though. I did really like the PSP. Square Enix supported the heck out of that system.
I don't. The times are different. Games take a lot more money and time to made than 10 years ago. If you look at the output of games of Nintendo and Sony with only one system (Switch and PS4) how it's possible to think that split that output can be good? Wii U suffered when Nintendo tried to develop HD games in paralel with 3DS games, and Vita had the same problem. So, no. Focus on one system.
It is not need to split in two. Just make a portable and put all its games on their principal platform.
"Games take a lot more money and time to made than 10 years ago" If that was true, indie games would not be a thing. Advancement in game engines etc. has made game development a lot cheaper and quicker. Now, if you are talking about massive AAA games then yes, you might be correct.
No. They basically dropped the support for the Vita as soon as it came out. Stick to what you do best.
It's more in line with what loco said. Focusing on more than one system in this day and age is difficult do to production time and cost Wii u suffered while 3ds thrived and PS Vita suffered while PS4 took off. It's best to just capitalize on one aspect
@remixx116 That's because the respective companies behind each system just decided they didn't care about them. Since they went to all the trouble of releasing them they should have given them at least a portion of the support they give to the systems they favoured, as I think both systems could have done so much better had that support from their parent company been there. Granted, Nintendo did give more support to the Wii U than Sony gave to the Vita (although it sold even worse), but it was clear that they didn't care as much about it as they did the 3DS. Sony cared about the PSP and that's why it did as well as it did (it lost to the DS but well exceeded any non-Nintendo handheld that came before it in sales many times over), and as controversial as the Wii was in its day, Nintendo did care about it. The actual moral of the story is companies should care about the systems they put out. You're right that they shouldn't put out systems if they aren't going to care as it's a commitment. But, if it's a commitment they see through it could pan out well for them.
@EddieNX But Sony can do handhelds really well too. They just didn't make all the right choices with the Vita, and it was stupid of them to drop support for the system right out of the gates.
No. There are just too many gadgets out there that play games on the go from cellphones to tablets to Nintendo's Switch, 3Ds,etc. With a lot of cheap and free games with ads. Hundreds of thousands of them. With a powerful system, gamers would expect console quality on the go. As Loco said above, it would cost too much money to make those games. Game prices would have to be $30-$60. That's a hard sell. And, it seems that Indie games aren't good enough for some gamers to play. Best to put that effort in PS5 while improving PSVR. Maybe even give it AR capabilities. VR needs that push and their concentration anyway to make it successful. Now, it would be nice to have a portable that duals as a portable and the screen can be used for a stand alone Sony vr hmd. But that's not going to happen either. PS5/PSVR2 with possible AR. It's all you need.
“PS5/PSVR2” yes please!
No at best make a tablet geared towards gaming and have access to PSN support, PS+, PS classics, PSP, PSVita, and improve remote play to the level the Wii U had with the console and tablet controller. That’s significantly more viable, so you can’t play all your home console stuff on the go, and not splinter Sony’s first party studios.
Do they need to? No. Would I like to see one? Yes. I love handheld gaming. HOWEVER, Sony would need to learn the valuable lesson to actually support their handheld. Even with the PSP people criticised Sony for not supporting it much after the first 2 years. Then with the Vita the support dropped the instant the PS4 hit and never came back. I love my PSP and Vita, still play them to this day, but Sony's support was always poor. Compare that to Nintendo who treated the DS and 3DS extremely well, putting out games for their entire lifespan. Just chucking a few spin-offs from PS4 games won't cut it - there needs to be real effort for it to hope to succeed.
"Does Sony Need to Make Another Handheld" Nope. They don't, really.
Need? Definitely not. Unless they're going to go all on out on a new one, I don't think they should even bother. A handheld with near PS4 graphics, regular SD cards for memory instead of propriety cards and a decent amount of first party games released over time, plus various third party games and indies would be cool. But I'd still hold off buying it for a year and a half at least just to see if it doesn't get abandoned by Sony like the Vita did.
Competition js always good. I think nintendo game prices are too expensive right now, so if sony released something it could drive prices down.
It wouldn’t be very successful
If those girls show up to hold it, then I certainly hope so.
PS5 will be like the Switch would be my guess. A hardware base that enables a power boost to handle 4k gaming when docked and a portable component for on the go.
I think adding the LCD screen for that purpose would raise the cost of the system to the end buyer, and if Sony wants to keep it at an agreeable price point, they'd end up sacrificing power.
Hard to say. In 2020 when I expect the PS5 to be released, it'll still be competing with the Switch so they'll have to be very mindful of the price point. If Nintendo can keep the costs down with an LCD, I don't see why Sony wouldn't be able to as well. Pretty sure we'll see PS Now rolled into PS+ as well as well as some kind of backwards compatibility. Unless PS Now is their answer for that. I've had it for most of the year now and even before they enabled you to download full games from the service, I was impressed. Over 700 games now, or something like that? I never hear my kids complain they have nothing to play.
Switch got to its price point by sacraficing power. Beyond the LCD, there are other concerns such as battery power, and footprint. If rumors are to be believed about the chips going into the PS5, then likely, there won't be a portable version available on the main console in any way. If a portable comes, it'll probably be a secondary system, sold as a supplimental add on type device....similar to how the Vita was designed. But it will have it's own games....although potentially, they could have a policy of cross port games which could be played on both systems in some way...although how that would work with UHD media is up to speculation. I believe PSNow and PS+ will remain separate going forward. They're apparently both making money, and IMO, they serve different markets. MS decided to go after the hardcore gamer more than the general public with Game Pass, and that seems to be working for them. But I don't see MS giving up that revenue from XBL either. I do think the PS5 will be BC with PS4 at least. I'm skeptical on physical PS1 BC, and likely PS2, and considering the cost to make the CELL chip is actually going up, and the new chip unlikely to emulate it very well across the board, I doubt we'll see PS3 BC. Although some limited BC may be possible. Allowing it through PSNow and streaming may be an option, but that could be costly for Sony, as servers and bandwidth aren't free.
honestly, no, I've enjoyed my vita but Sony's first party support was awful. Also, now Switch is on the scene, and I'd rather play games as developers intended, on the switch, instead of getting a lesser version on a Sony handheld.
Sony should just release games on Sony phones, kill two birds right?
The mobile/ handheld market is too big for them to ignore so yes they need to attempt something. They just need to really think it through better this time. Take the same consideration as they did with PS4. Like Ive always said they need to make the playstation phone and/or tablet and you should be able to stream anything you have ever bought on PSN through it.
Yes, only if the remote playe to PS4/ps5 are a lot better than what the vita offered. Controls for the new hand held needs to be equilavent to that of the console version for seamless transition.
Yeah, cause some games are played better on handheld imo.
Nope! Sony stop first party support on the Vita within 3 years of it's lifecycle,they'll probably do the same if they release another handheld.
Still more 1st party support than MS on their home console.
Still not good enough.
lol Sony is like the Hillary Clinton of Portables.
And Xbox one is like the Donald trump of consoles. Not sure why it’s there, lots of empty promises, and full of BS.
damn that's one big burn
Well Xbox aint winning (or didn't win) so this is a lame burn. Try again.
no they ve fail with each one
PSP didn't fail. I bought one, still have it and it was a success even when some gamers hacked it to steal games. 80+ million sold.
After the Vita i honestly dont want them to make another handheld. I really liked the system alot and i did play a lot of great games on it but the support quickly dried up.
I love the vita, so I will be interested if they do announce something.
Never going to happen just like SEGA aren't going to make the Dreamcast 2, stop torturing yourselves.
no. form another company that makes AAA mp shooters please.
There are rumors flying? All I've seen is a single patent, that was over a year old, and for an already released product in Japan. That's not a rumor flying, just the general normal, "We say it might be happening, so look at all these rumors", articles used to generate hits.
God I miss the old days when going to these events and seeing booth babes looking uh...very professional.
I'd rather see attractive Japanese women wearing PlayStation brand attire.
The consumer has lost faith in Sony after the Vita debacle.
I'm just now getting around to buying Vita (it's still getting games (not AAA though) and has a nice library of games), and yes, we need a new one!
No, it has failed twice.
As long as they plan on supporting it! Nintendo proved there's still a market for it. Just have support for the upcoming ps5 and easy tv connectability
No they don't NEED to do anything but it would be cool nonetheless.
Even if they make another, I won't buy it. They burned me on the Vita by their lack of 1st party support.
No, they don't need to, but I'd love for them to give it another shot, albeit with a pledge to support the system well after launch and use a common memory card format such as SD cards. Sony can make a good handheld, but they need to give it the love it needs to keep thriving.
Im ok with the switch as my on the go handheld games. I dont need another vita and a high price storage card
No. Sony should just stick to consoles. PS Vita was not supported hardly at all. My vita just collects major dust. Keeping it real. PS4/PS5 (future) have my attention.
No. And they won't. VR will take priority outside of the main console, until eventually that main console is phased out by VR.
A new psp would need to have all the buttons that are on the controller, and maybe a few more. I think it should be a larger controller itself with a screen in the middle
Not particularly, no, but it's not like there wouldn't be fans that would buy it regardless. Sony's b&b in gaming will always be in home consoles, and even if they left gaming they've still got more than enough Hi-Tech stuff out there on the market to keep them alive and well, for well past the foreseeable future. Another century, at least, I'd say.
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