PSP 5G - What We Want From A Next Generation PlayStation Handheld

Sony released the first PlayStation Portable in 2004/2005, with the PS Vita releasing seven years later in 2011/2012. It would only make sense that if Sony were to enter the handheld market again, 2022 or 2023 would be the year. Perhaps they’ve just been waiting for 5G network infrastructure to catch up, as launching a new handheld that downloads or streams games and other media over 5G seems to be the future if the mobile market is any indicator.

So what would be the system specs, price, and software features of a new Sony PSP include? That’s what we’re here to speculate. Since information about the potential PSP 5G is still pretty scarce, this article will be pure conjecture. The information here is based on what’s currently available in the market and what leaps we’ve seen from the original PSP to the PS Vita and advances in other handheld devices like smartphones and Nintendo’s Switch.

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ApocalypseShadow25d ago

Waste of time speculating. That ship has sailed. PS5, AR and VR technologies will be their focus in my opinion. Releasing a new portable is an uphill battle against Nintendo, cellphones, tablets and the new AR and VR technologies that will be coming out. Sony should go where there is market GROWTH POTENTIAL. Not market SATURATION.

Only reason they would ever jump back in would be to try and capture the Japanese market. And since you mentioned streaming, sure. That makes sense. Being that today's gamers shun paying for high quality games. What's the chance that gamers will be buying $50-$60 portable games? They'd only jump in if it's a subscription that plays games from every PlayStation era on the go for $10-$15 a month. And partner with Nvidia? Lol. Great tech. Massive price gouging company. Sony and Microsoft learned the hard way. That's why AMD is being used for consoles and not Nvidia tech.

Nope. Concentrate on selling PS5. Make a VR headset that has passthrough cameras for AR games that's powered by PS5. One of Vita's strengths was AR games. Let the VR headset have that same feature but better implemented. Make flat games capable of being played in 3D on the headset. And since headsets separate each eye, it will be true 3D. Also, bring back 3D Blu-ray movies on PS5 with an update like they did with PS4 3D update for movies. And, Stream games over 5G to PS5. That's every generation from PS1 to PS5. Done.

Make PS5 the center. With flat games capable of 3D on the next headset, AR and VR games on the next headset and streaming all generations of PlayStation on PS5 and the headset. With Sony's ENTIRE FOCUS on PS5.

Jpinter25d ago

Good input. I think the PS5 should be Sony’s main focus although I think a new handheld wouldn’t be bad either. If the new device was digital only and used a game subscription service, I think there’s a market for it.

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XiNatsuDragnel25d ago

PSVR3 and PSAR is the way to go.

purple10125d ago

i think this snapdragon 888 chip comming soon in top end phones would easily run vita games, i think sony should make vita games exclusive to their experia line, add in a game controller attachment, and jobs a gud'n

iplay1up225d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Uh, if you have a smartphone less than 6 years old it could EASILY run vita games! If you have a smartphone less than 4 years old it could run Switch games!

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ABizzel125d ago

It's already in phones.

If anything they just need to make a PS gaming tablet in 2 - 4 years, that uses a higher-end 3nm version of Snapdragon, with a proper cooling system, built-in controls + DualSense controller support, HDMI-out, that can be sold at phone carriers.

That way they can get away with maxing out the hardware and performance making it near XBO / PS4 in performance with a better CPU, 16GB LPDDR5 (for PS5 cross-games), 1TB with near NVMe like speeds for storage, but also being able to ask for $999 since it will be tied to a tablet phone plan for 2 years, and offer unlimited 5G ($41.67/mo + line cost). Of course, have a wifi version for $699 or so with only 256GB internal (microSD support).

There are a lot of other things they'd have to do to make sure it's successful, but the hardware part is the easiest thing to solve.

andy8524d ago

Honestly if it got some high quality games I'd still be for it. That was mostly the Vita's issue. It had a few to start then support for it died a death. It was ahead of its time too

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Limitedtimestruggle24d ago

That will be mobile gaming thank you. I'm not touching that though.

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