An ESRB listing for PSP suggest that a touchscreen interface could be coming to the PSP.
Possible, or your control the hand with the analog nub? interesting nevertheless
sheesh...everyone copies apple...
you know santa monica once said " imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
I've been playing touchscreen games on my palm pilot for 10 years now.
It Must be PSP-Phone with 2 Analogue sticks and that's a Winner
Detected on the source website by Avast. Better be on the safe side here is a copy and paste: "PSLS recently reported that the ESRB had revealed 13 new PSP titles. One specific title, Finger Connection seems to suggest that a touchscreen is coming for the PlayStation Portable or maybe even a PSP phone or PSP2 (although the platforms for these games do not suggest this). Take a look at the game's description: "This is a multiplayer party game in which players spin a wheel that tells them to place their fingers on colored spots on a board. Players lose if their hands become too twisted to place their finger on the chosen spot." This game sounds a lot like Twister, but I don't see how it could be any fun if you were playing it with digital fingers. In fact, all 13 titles seem to fit perfectly with touchscreen gameplay, so is a touchscreen PSP or the elusive PSP phone coming sooner than we thought?"
It HAS to be PSP2 if it has two analog nubs, I think it'll be a PSP phone personally. Just seems like it would go, plus Sony could roll out the PSN over their phones and let people play these mini-games on there.
Everybody these days wants that all in one device.
looks that way, doesn't it?
I can't actually believe that people thought apple invented touchscreen with the iphone
Hope they do. Would be amazing to have a touch screen PSP.
And two analogue sticks
I disagree. If they are adding a touchscreen then I have to wonder why. I don't see how this will make the PSP better. I am sure they think it is more appealing to consumers but I don't see how this helps it do its main function better.
The DS has a lot more unique games because of the dual screen. I think a dual screen will be needed if they are going to make a touch screen. Personally, I think if they add two analog sticks, a touch screen, 3D, and a normal screen they will have a complete package. They may end up looking like they are playing catch up with Nintendo if they do Dual screen touch screen because Nintendo would be moving on to 3D. Then again Sony may not even care since it markets PSP differently. Personally I think its in the best interest of consumers and Sony to add touch screen and 3D because it can bring in casual audiences while widening the gameplay variety in games.
Unique games does not mean better games. I bought a PSP over a DS because I knew what kind of gaming expierences it would cater to. This has casual written all over it. I have never been playing a good game and thought "You know what would make this game better? Touching the screen!" I want core gaming on my handheld, not gimmicks. This brings me to my main gripe. Why is touching the screen innovative? I see this thrown around alot without explination. I don't think Sony has my interests in mind. They want me to buy another PSP when the one I have works fine. This is not in the best interest of consumers. Sony supporting the product we already bought is in our best interest.
Games like hotel dusk on the ds utilized the touchscreen, the mic, and the actual folding of the console itself, and it was far from casual. I don't understand your argument when you say what the ds and psp cater to. It's as if you're implying that the psp is for hardcore and the ds is for casuals, which couldn't be any further from the truth. The ds allowed for two control schemes. Touch-controlled or physical buttons. You were given options. And those options reflected within the games. Some were touch, others physical, and some even mixed. So I had access to a plethora of innovative games and traditional games. Seriously, I thought putting together a sniper rifle using the touch screen in gta chinatown wars was pretty damn impressive. I'm agreeing with alpha on this, it's not a bad thing to have. As long as the psp will have physical buttons along with the touchscreen, then I see no problem.
If Sony does a dual screen, I will never buy it. I'm okay with touch screen, as long as every dev doesn't go crazy with it. On the PSP, Sony currently appeals more to the hardcore than the DS. They've found a niche in the market. If they start getting too gimmicky, they will fail. Sony needs to concentrate on bringing awesome, home-console-like experiences on the go, along with various multimedia features. I like what Nintendo does with their handhelds, but it doesn't fit Sony in my opinion. I would be happy if the PSP2 just had dual analog sticks, PS2.5 graphics, and more space on the distribution medium.
"I'm okay with touch screen, as long as every dev doesn't go crazy with it." Exactly. Completely agree with you there. That's exactly how it was with the sixaxis on the ps3, I hated using it for conventional things like throwing a grenade in uncharted or shaking off enemies in resistance. Developers tried to innovate things that didn't need innovating. But, with sixaxis, developers began to understand what worked and what didn't. Now most devs don't force sixaxis, but it's nice to have the option there. Like in mgs4, when you control the mkII, you can use the analog stick or the sixaxis. That's why I think if devs get touch-enabled psps, they'll understand or eventually will understand what will work and what won't work. And we as consumers will have the option of touch-based games and traditional games.
@shadow2797 I agree with you. The psp doesn't really need a touch screen to compete with everyone else.It has the games and the fans that support it. The psp is still selling and it doesn't have a touch screen, so that tells you something about psp owners.
Giant Chibi said it perfectly. Also, I didn't say touch screen=better games, but it allows different games to exist, which would widen the variety. What's wrong with that? The PSP would benefit from touch screen if devs can support it well. That's why I like the DS. Games make great use of the gameplay features unique to the DS. Imagine PSP capabilities with a touch screen interface.
the only reason for a touchscreen on a PSP is to bring games that were simply put, impossible to do on older psps or to add phone functions for a PSPhone
In my opinion, they need to add a touchscreen, because in my opinion, you could get great casual games, and UI's built for touchscreens are more fun to use imo. But, I'd rather play LocoRoco MidNight Carnival with the L+R instead of a touchscreen/accelerometer because I find it fun pressing L+R.
Clearly you don't have much experience with good touchscreen games. 'Tis a shame you blindly reject anything beyond a conventional controller. The next PSP will have a touchscreen, I can assure you. The market is becoming very used to them at this point, thanks to smartphones, ipod touch/iphone and the DS. Just as Sony is introducing motion control to its console, so will they bring touch control to its handheld. It is a natural progression and inexpensive tech that would be a mistake to leave out.
I seems to have come to a point where, if a portable devise doesnt have a touch screen it's old hat. Be a nice addition along with traditional controls, preferably 2 nubs, I just want 2 nubs :(
Well the description says 'until your hand becomes too twisted to keep your finger on the spot', which to me indicates an on-screen hand, not your own.
I'd like to see two nubs, buttons and a touch screen. Am I asking the world though?
would be a very very nice feature for the PSP2 it would make navigation easy especially if they design it for mutliple screens like how the iphone is u can switch between screens easy by sliding finger. Making the psp2 a phone would make me buy this day 1 really also.
Fuaking Sony should stick to home console! They are losing both races and should just focus on one thing! Any way the website gave me a virus which my avast blocked so all you better do a virus scan and say thanks to N4G.COM(FUAKERS)
Your not in business to be "first", the aim is to make money, the PSP does that. Why would they ditch it. First, second, third, these things matter far more to you than they are the companies, at the end of the day if they turn a profit it was a worthwhile endeavour.
most gamers just want a PSP2/PSPhone, whether it comes last or first in some race only fanboys care about is a non issue also, using your own logic, nintendo should have given up after the gamecube, same goes for microsoft
I would like SONY to release a PSP phone, would be cool!
i have not heard anything to suggest it isn't still coming, if any thing the PSPhone will more then likely be here before a PSP2, unless the PSP2 and PSPhone is the same thing....
that that most probably PSP2 and the PSPhone are are going to be the same thing, and if not then i think the PSP2 will come out first!
ffs psp doesnt need touch,it needs dual sticks for proper shooters etc.touch gaming is casual games.
Why not have the option? Besides, is a new PSP come out with some more features from smartphones I sure as hell don´t want a phone keyboard on it, bette touch. Browsing is also better touch than stick controlled.
They should have made the PSP Go a smartphone. Think about it. It could have been a slider that had a mini keyboard or the typical PSP controls depending on which direction you slid the screen, or you could have the option of navigating with just the touchscreen. I would have totally bought something like that.
what would be the point? it's dead jim...just make a new hand held already.
making assumptions from a rumor = FAIL besides who's to say the touchscreen isn't for a PSPhone or PSP2?
Ughh! I hate touch screen games. There is alot less hardcore games on touchscreen devices. I just want two analogue sticks and a bigger screen with better graphics. Thats it. Not too much to ask for is it?
I freaking hate touch screens. God........ Buttons or GTFO.
no reason it cant have both just sayin.....
If Sony plans to make a PSPhone, they should have another PSP that doesn't include the Phone part but can basically do everything the PSPhone can except for the phone part. Kinda like the Iphone and the Ipod touch. So that customers can choose what they want, a phone or just a portable gaming system? But, if they do decide to make a PSPhone, what about the face button and everything? It doesn't feel right with no buttons when playing games.
1) Needs two analog nubs 2) Needs 2 cameras 3) Needs Skype Capability 4) Needs 3G and 4G 5) Decent music player 6) Supports Flash
7) better internet browser
be a phone.
because i have wanted a psphone for the longest time, i pray to god your wrong
dont want. bad idea. didnt they just have a PS MOVE commercial about BUTTONS? touchscreen isnt my thing either
I knew it! Sony's gonna freak Nintendo! Oner where are you now?!
Director of rumor confirmation here. Looks like you rascals will have to find out during E3. ;) KB out.
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