Nintendo's 3DS is expected to be the first of three new consoles announced this year, analyst claims.
PSP2! I hope they keep at least 16gb built in and the bluetooth. There had better be another analogue and it better be powerful. I'm hoping that it remains as portable as the PSP Go so it can fit in our pockets snugly.
No way! How did analysts figure this out. Anyways I also hope it keeps the Go form factor, very nice in the pocket. Heard it was gonna have PS3 like graphics. This would be epic.
A device with those specs that was backward compatible would be pure win.
Hopefully Sony has at least a 32GB of internal memory. I would also like them to have a “mini blu-ray disk" type drive that can also read UMDs for backwards compatibility. Two analog sticks and a LED screen. Portable 720p gaming would be crazy!
I want a PSP2 with two control sticks, some built in memory, and MOAR power.
I expect the PSP2 to rely on physical media for games.
I totally agree this. I am sure the PSP Go was more of a test to see how to approach the PSP2, and if it wasn't then rejoice anyways cause that means the PSP2 wont go digital content only. That said, I would like a 2nd SKU to the traditional gaming SKU they release which has basic cellphone capability: java; SMS; MMS; phone calls. That could be a sweet alternate option
I'd say we're more likely to see a Sony Ericsson/SCE joint PSPhone before a PSP2 just because Sony really have no incentive to bring a new PSP yet.
i think we will see a psphone before a psp2 especially considering what that sony ericson employee said a while back
anything but not another failed project like PSP-GO2!
As long as it has backwards compatibility with PSN games.
Big brother ps3 is already copying the wii so it would make sence for smaller brother New PSP to copy Nintendo's 3DS features. It's a Sony thing. Truth Hurts doesn't it blame Sony not me.
in so many ways!
Yeah and MS didn't copy the 5 year old Eye Toy right? Or making the "Game Room" look like Home? Or even using the PS3 version of FFXIII to promote the 360 version?
STFU If it isn't obviouse yet, but i beleive Sony is also going with 3D for there next Handheld considering there push for it. Here what i want pretty much, a second anolog stick, actually why don't they make it like a PS3 controller with all those buttons, adn then i want to be able to have a mini PS3 in my hands, i want to be able to have really good new stuff implemented via through FW update like PS3 (psp does it already but since the handheld isn't that powerful it kind of holds good feature to be implemented into it)
to become an analyst? Because it seems lately you just have to be a good guesser. Or just make your guesses sound like you did some research.
and have great avoidance skills to keep shy from anyone calling you out when you where wrong.
See what the community believes, make the same claim, word it differently, and add "According to an Analyst" to make it sound fancy
Please fock off here stupid dump kid, people are annoying by you. You keep spamming about bad post about Sony articles, i gonna report you loser.
^^^ Just click ignore like I did. Then he will stop spamming eventually.
PSP2 with two analog sticks? Yes please!
Amen to that. Then I can finally play a decent shooter on my PSP.
Agreed. A second stick would really be the best possible upgrade... I'd rather see that than virtually any other feature.
Sony already let the 4000 slip with the LBP pack thing. Most likely its a 3000 with bluetooth and the pause feature the go has. PSP2, I'd say E32011. If it is PSP2 though, mini blu ray for the win since they have the format ready, but a mini blu-ray player for the PSP should drive the price up O_o
Nintendo owns the handheld market so why bother
We already know whatever you spew out of that mouth of yours is fanboy cr*p so why bother posting.
I used that purely for example, cos we all know eventually, that Sony will and has been recovering with great haste as of late. But seriously, the PSP offers something totally different to the DS, different target audience, more functions and almost the same power as a console...in your pocket! They both have their place and offer different things to different people. Personally, i'd love even MORE functions between the PS3 and PSP, which would encourage more ways to game and a reason to own a PSP. For example; think of a metal gear solid 4 type game, where the PS3 player can play as Snake through the game and if their friend comes over with their PSP and links up, they can play as MKII(lil' robot for all MGS-virgins). There could already be games that incorporate this type of feature, so correct me if my ideas a little old! =)
'analyst predicts' Really? Who'dhavethought? 'Colin Sebastian joined Lazard in 2006 as a senior research analyst covering Internet and Digital Media. Prior to joining LCM, Colin covered E-commerce and Interactive Entertainment at Thomas Weisel Partners and was part of the Internet team that ranked #2 in the annual Greenwich survey. Prior to joining TWP, Colin was an associate analyst at SoundView Technology Group and worked in investment banking at Hambrecht & Quist. Colin is widely quoted in industry and financial media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Financial Times and New York Times, among others, and has appeared frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN. Prior to Wall Street, Colin held positions as the COO of a web-based career services start-up and as a business analyst leading a software development team for a Fortune 500 insurance company. Colin received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at UCLA.' Sounds like a man who knows what's going down.
have better track records that media whore pachter.
The thing is n4gn4gn4gn4g (couldn't you have picked a shorter name?) that anyone of us could have predicted that. It's fairly obvious. This is non-news. This is a whispering, not news worthy at all.
IF they do a PSP2 they really need to use all the tech out there. Make it digital only, touch screen, OLED display (Saves on power and looks amazing) 2 joysticks would be a plus as well as have the system itself be a Sixaxis motion control. Even tossing in a small web cam would be nice. Bluetooth and G/N Band wireless is needed. Though I am more for a PSP with G3/G4 support so you can pay monthly and get the PSP for much cheaper. And always have wireless net anyplace you go. As for internal storage there is no reason it can not have 64G or even 128G's its very very cheep now days.
lets face it, great idea, wrong marketing / placement / pricing xD well, hopefully sony have learnt their lesson. still PSP is going solid so, a new one wouldn't be a bad idea (a refresh)
What the handheld's performance reflects is that a lot of people still prefer physical medial over digital downloads, at least when they have a choice. But the price is very high. Yes, it's almost as powerful as a PS2, but no one really cares when a DS is $120 cheaper. They need to stick with Downloads Only for the PSP 2 if they intend to properly eliminate piracy.
They could easily take the PSP-3000 shell and divide it in half like the PSP Go, putting a keypad inside that slides out. A PSP 2 would be nice, but I don't see that happening for at least a few more years. It's better to try to sell the platform as a phone/gaming handheld like the iPhone rather than trying to compete solely against the DS. It's got a big power advantage that requires a higher retail price, so they may as well add a big feature.
plus it would just be easier to make the PSP already exists, so does their phone devision, combining the two would be easier and cheaper then making a psp2
I LOL @ the people wanting it to be HD... Do they not understand what HD is??? If a handheld had HD LED screen, it definitely wouldn't be portable because it needs at least 1024x720 pixels in order to be 720p (or i, I forget what the hell it is).... That means the screen will be relatively large.
i lol @ you. Two years old technology. The product is on the market. It's called Sony Vaio P. 1600x768 with a 8'' lcd. Exact dimensions of the screen is 7,3 x 3,5. Cut it to 1200x720 and you would have 5,5 x 3,3 PSPGo dimensions closed is 5 x 2,8 http://www.e-global.es/elec... http://www.viddler.com/expl...
I just want a powerful hardware with Linux support for PSP 2 from Sony (hopefully with better Linux support than PS3's (like with adobe flash capability etc)). That would be awesome.
Can someone PLEASE tell me how can a person HANDLE a PSP, use a RIGHT ANALOG STICK and still manage to press ONE of 4 BOTTONS at the same time??? Please people put it to rest. they are and will not make a Second analog stick for the PSP
Second analog stick would be perfect for FPS games. It would be just like playing Killzone 2 on PS3 control-wise. PSP is no different than a DualShock controller. Two analog sticks can be used for moving and looking around and L+R buttons can be used for firing etc. Believe me most of the people out there would love to play FPS games on PSP if there was a second analog stick.
I don't see the ergonomical problem you're talking about. You never use your second analog and press buttons at the same time in your dualshock. I think the problem resides in the quality of the experience you get with one of those tiny "analogs" in the psp. Because the stick is so small it is complex to have precise control over it. With the right analog this problem would be exacerbated, because usually you need more precision with it. Use left for moving, and right for aiming. I think people must realize handhelds aren't the ideal platform for FPS.
I really hope Sony does not make a PSP2 soon. Because if you look at all the great PSP games that will be soon coming out in Japan Like the new Parasite Eve game and FFXIII Agito. Plus with the team of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions wanting to remake Vagrant Story just like they did with Final Fantasy Tactics. I do not think a PSP2 coming out soon is that smart. Because in North America soon Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep will be coming out soon. Kingdom Hearts came out some time in Japan and if North America will be just getting it imagine how long it will be before Square-Enix brings out there other games to NA and Europe. So to me at least a PSP2 is not needed. A PSP 4000 though could be. But I think the ending of 2011 or 2012 would be a good time for the PSP2 though. So I for one hope the PSP2 does not come out soon. Because of all the new games coming out for the PSP and still have not left Japan yet.
You guys are just jealous of the great one...
It will probably be touch screen psp with phone capabilities. I hope its a touchscreen psp2 with two analogue sticks and phone capabilities(not skype).
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