The PSP Go leak confirmed two things: that the device was real and that it's coming at E3, and that Sony's experience with the Mylo internet device wasn't going to be wasted. They look almost exactly the same.
Couldn't you say the same thing about any slider?
Milo looks sexy, Go looks absolutely atrocious.
...isn't the Wii basically a Gamecube with a Powerglove then?
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No, second analog nub? Go is fail.
Kigmal_wouldn't a second analogue nub mean a complete hardware revision? Which this really is NOT meant to be and when they move o an actual PSP2 we'll no doubt see it with one. This is made the way it is as an upgrade to the current models to play the same software with no need for a second nub-basically it's just to test if the market for a YMD free PSP is strong enough for them to go fully digital right now so the extra analogue would serve no purpose at all. They must want the devs to keep things as they are as people only got their 3000's at XMas and more controls would be utilised making all those PSP3000 owners pretty miffed they only got 6 months out of their handheld before it wasn't able to play the best new games. So to call FAIL is unfair, imo(as I think I'm pretty close to what the purpose of this is), and when the real replacement arrives it will have all the bells and whistles AND be able to play PS2 software downloaded and more PS3 by remote play but if the world isn't ready for total DD just yet a full redesign would prove a real costly experiment. Obviously I'm reading between the lines and this is opinion but i think I make some sense.
That POS is ugly than the DSi! The graphics appear to be that of the Sega GameGear ROFL! Sony should stop making systems and turn into a developer like Sega since they clearly don't know how to make attractive devices.
has a power glove?
"Sony should stop making systems and turn into a developer like Sega since they clearly don't know how to make attractive devices." Hmmm makes sense since the PS3 is only the most attractive console to date dumbass
What's the importance or relevance of such an article outside of the obvious cosmetic similarities?
Your far too articulate to be in the open zone...
Day one purchase for me!
i can tell. ;D love the avatar btw!
The concensus pretty much *everywhere* outside of N4G is that the Go; A) Is utter failure for not including 2nd stick. B) Looks like a mylo (which was a massive flop). C) Is a disappointment.
No, Microsoft's official website is NOT *everywhere*.
it looks like a sidekick :( no touch screen no dual sticks :(
Why would they add a new joystick? This is still the PSP, it's not a PSP2. Oh wait, thats right. You pretended to set your expectations high so that it will seems as though you've been let down. EDIT: Your still not explaining why you expected a touch screen and a second analog stick. How would the touch screen add to the PSPs usability? Why would they add a new stick right in the middle of the hardware's life cycle?
yeah, shame on me for expecting Sony to release some really exciting new hardware what was I thinking
They can't add another stick until they release PSP2. As this is just a different version of PSP1, adding another stick would mean everyone who has an original PSP would be able to play the new games because they are missing a stick. If this was PSP2 then I'd be agreeing with you, but it's not so I'm not.
Milky: That hasn't stopped Sony from making games that don't play on the original PSP due to memory. I can easily see them making a single and dual controller config for games.
Are there any? I haven't heard of them.
I thought the PSP Go was going to be Sonys new PSP 2 version, I don't get why they made such drastic cosmetic changes at this point just to remake the PSP with no UMD. Sony usually has alot more style than this, seriously I kept thinking the early reports were a joke. I really think they should have really came with something more spectactular or waited until they were ready to go all out with a new redesigned/upgraded specs. This seems like the upgraded PSP2 isn't likely for another 2 yrs or so?
this is different though, the original psp was phased out ages ago, and the majority of psp's out there are the newer models with adequate memory. adding an extra analogue stick is completely different, there are now 50 mil+ psp's out there. It's like Microsoft releasing new 360's with blu-ray drives and then only making blu-ray games from now on.. would that make sense?
If they made such drastic changes to the system like taking out the UMD drive, then they could have added a second analog stick. Second, if they made the second analog stick only button map and duplicate the Triangle, Square, Circle, and X then FPS would be a little more comfortable to play for PSP GO owners. But the games would still work for all PSP models. I think that would have been the best solution to the problem and would have made so many people happier. Here check out this video of how it would work. The video is of a second analog stick made by acidmods.com and it is for the PSP slim.
There are titles out there that only play on the PSP 3000 but not many. I see what you mean but I'm wondering how hard it would be to have a single stick and dual stick controller config put into each game? Ah well, maybe the next iteration will have it.
i'm all for a second analogue stick too, just when the PSP2 comes out.
@4Show and a few other questioning this design, I believe there is logical reasoning behind this move. One of the issues I would imagine, is that since UMD didn't catch on really, there would be a compatibility problem with a future PSP2 having backward compatibility (since it almost certainly wouldn't support UMD). Eliminating the UMD drive in this model gives them a chance to really transfer everything from a physical medium to a digital format, and thus making it easier to go from the original PSP to PSP2 when the time comes, with almost all the original games being backward compatible (since they will be digital). I would think that this is but one of the key issues that was a concern with the thought of introducing the PSP2 this early, thus the PSP Go was a solution. Through this, they will have a better allotment of time to get the majority of the games on the PS store, in preparation for the PSP2. As an additional bonus, this leaves the option to possibly create larger and more diverse games, since developers will not be as limited in space. The new emphasis on the PSP Go, the 09'-10' lineup of games, the expanded portability of the games (since they will all be digital), and the look/feel will also open a new audience to their handheld. The likely assumption, as has been mentioned before, is that the PSP2 probably won't launch for another year and half to two years. This will give plenty of time for nearly all the games to go digital, and for technology to advance and cheapen even farther, so that when the PSP2 is shown, it really will be an thoroughly impressive unit, instead of just a couple steps up from the current model. This would also be in line with Sony's recent history of system launches, and the 6 year time gap between systems. And as was said before, adding a whole slew of new features really wouldn't make sense for this model. It's still intended as an original PSP, with some expanded features. Adding another analog stick or touch screen would completely isolate the current PSP audience, and is unnecessary until the PSP2's launch.
they cant have diff schemes for diff models, think about it, what if a new gta came to the PSP and you know those games use almost every button, they use the second analog stick to rotate the camera on the Go, but what would u use on the regular PSP the face buttons? they already have a function, see, itd be too much of a pain for developers.
Be that as it may, it's still a PSP with developer support.
Right and no UMD. I'll keep my old one just in case some games don't make it to PSN but this is what the first PSP should have been. I really like this and we should be ready for the next PSP in a few years that will be what we really want.
so basically psp go is just for download then.. coz and the take away of the UMD is just a way of removing piracy which is a good strategy but i dont think they should bank too much hope on that as a selling point. since most games on the psp ppl dont choose to buy them but download them (get it free) and if this is a new restriction may would not buy this and stick with the 3000 i believe. well time will tell. anyway but i would say its best to have improved more things rather than just download feature or what do u guys think.?
I didn't know that Mylo device existed, on the other hand I know what the PSP is and definitely what a MGS game means!...getting this baby this fall
JFC! Oh but if Microsoft's rumored foray into the handheld market looks exactly like the PSP Go, you won't hear any complaints from any of these idiots at Gizmodo.
I'm a huge PSP fan, but this I will not buy. I just got a 3000 a while back. What's the point? I was really hoping for a second nub. It may be made from Sony, but people are attacking it because of the lack of originality. If it looks like another product from them what's the point of the redesign? I like the slide aspect of it, but that's about it. I'm not bashing, I was just hoping for more of a change.
In the official pics it doesn't look good, but in the qore video it looks pretty nice. Problem is, I am from Mexico, and they don't sell PSN cards here, so i do't know how I would buy games for it. Even Patapon 2 came on UMD disc.
ja ja como de que no venden PSN cards aqui en Mexico?? checa: http://www.sonystyle.com.mx... y esas son las oficiales tambien hay locales en las pulgas donde las traen de EUA, lo que si necesitamos es que nos acepten la tarjetas de credito. Translation: we do have PSN cards here in Mexico, for the Mexican PStore and for the american PStore.
I think it looks sexy! It would of been a must buy if it had dual analogs but my original PSP will be good enough.
yeah, i think sony should put a third analogue stick on the ps3 pad so MGS5 and god war 3 will require me to buy a new joypad /sarcasm ps: although i agree with you on one thing, i like the new look ;)
That didn't stop them from removing the UMD. If I had this I'm not going to carry around my original as well so they basically made my 25 UMD's worthless with this new one. Yes, I understand they might be working out something to allow you to transfer the UMD to I guess a memory stick, which will cost me more money.
if sony were smart they'd supply the psp go with a mini usb to mini usb cable so that you can connect your old psp to the new and transfer your umd's onto the 16bg flash memory, but that's assuming you didn't trade in the original psp for the Go :/ maybe they'll work something out where if you have the original game on umd you can download the same game from the psn store. i have no idea how they would pull that off though.
@GiantEnemyCrab Regarding UMD games and PSP Go and PSP-Prior; I'd wager that Sony *MUST MUST MUST* have a plan to have you "register" your UMD games and then simply download them to the new Go. If they **DONT** have this, I expect *A LOT* of very very pissed off PSP owners. I just cant see them being _that_ stupid. Is Sony telling its 15M-ish PSP owners to "frack off" with the Go?
There are currently over 50 million PSP units sold, so if Sony says "frack off" to 15M-ish PSP owners (about 30% of the user base) that doesn't sound too bad. I hear most Xbox fanboys (such as yourself) are confortable with that percentage.
They didn't use the Mylo body or even design. Yes its a similar design concept, but even the dimensions are different. It isnt re-using the body, its a completely new design.
I'm really hankering to buy an ipod to listen to at work but after seeing this I'll wait till the fall , and there is a lot of games that I want to play on psp.
if your going for the ipod Touch then get That one insted... but if not then definently grab the PSP go as 16gigs of memory is awesome!
You might want to check out the new ZuneHD as well. Going to be lost of news about it next week.
Really cool but I have the god of war slim psp already. I have resistance retribution & I believe there's no need for another analog stick if Sony already let you sync your dual shock 3 & they bump up the difficulty. Also, touchscreen request are retarded. How much do you wanna pay for this? When the itouch first came out it cost more than $600 dollars. You would be that fool saying it cost way too much. 16gb means it's a download queen yet even that will up the cost now won't it? Oh, & torrence Davis. Hi, you suck. See you at e3 where you pretend to have a headache & go straight to the all you can eat buffet: )
i think it looks nice but they will only get business from people who have ps3's. so if i have 20 games for my psp and then i get a psp go and have games on my psn i have to carry both ewww
just like i said be4 an uglyer mylo
I bought a Mylo a couple of years ago. It was the worst product I had ever bought! The wifi was horrid, the features were so limited, and the software attention was close to none. I'm excited about the Go, but don't compare it to the Mylo, Sony's blemish on their otherwise successful product line.
Gaming on a PSP MYLO looks might cramped. This could be disaster if fails. How well does the MYLO sell? I guest you could now say it plays PSP games. It's not so much the capabilities of the device but the cramped looking feelings of gaming on there and again Sony and their button/analog placements. But Sony looks like they got something right, Digital Distribution is getting popular.
Why do they care its not like there copying from another company lol
kind of like how the chat bad is for the ds3. you could add a little keyboard over the buttons since the phone slides up so everything works perfectly and fits. Im going to get this I cant wait to play mgs new game on it.
Maybe they thought the shape and look of it was great. Which it is... Yes they probably did take some pointers from the mylo and thats great, because the system looks brilliant.
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