Rumors have been running wild concerning the prospect of Sony morphing its handheld into an all-in-one media device, including a cellphone. Pachter sees the situation different: “I don’t see it becoming a phone at all,” he said.
Thats great! So that means its actually gonna happen then. Ha! We all know that things happen exactly the opposite of what he says so , there you have it people. PSP2/PS4 confirmed.
seriously dudes clueless jus keeps putting out these baseless "prediction" or says the blatantly obvious...
Pachter's right for once, Sony won't turn the PSP into a phone when they're offering Android and Windows Phone 7 on their upcoming phones.
why would they even bother doing this...when you buy your PSP, its yours....you dont need to pay a monthly fee to make the system functional...then there is the carrier, which one do you choose, or do you make the phone accessible to all...then there is the issue of buying games...that plus the monthly fee would not be a good business idea...plus the majority of iphone games are cheap, whereas psp games brand new fetch up to $40
I have no idea why people insist on making the next PSP into an iphone clone. Keep 3g and the phone stuff out of portable gaming handhelds please.
I would love to play multiplayer online games on the go.. 3G is welcome in my book.
There is nothing wrong with that If Sony can make a Portable Gaming Device with Mobile Phone features/capabilities, so the PSP would be gaming device with more features, that's a Great thing...
3g connections are available everywhere right? oh wait.. 3g connections are free right? oh wait.... 3g connections have low ping right? oh wait...
Sony wants to get revenge on Apple and make money. I'd buy one.
awesome news.. so that means the psp phone should be announced very soon. running android i hope.
That's the all-in-one solution device. 60 million PSP units against the 100+ million DS is unprecedented success already. Time for round 2, fight! Google+Sony FTW!
Why are they taking the Iphone/Ipod/Ipad route ? i mean, why not stick to doing what they do best, portable console game experiences. Add a second stick and possible L2/R2 shoulder buttons, update the visuals (a PS2.5 if you will) and viola !
Well if you can cater to more people that would mean better sales. I don't know, Nokia tried doing this and it didn't work out to well. I can see something like this actually succeeding down the road when electronics get superior/better/compact. I figure if you can somehow transform a phone into a psp and vice versa it would/might actually work. Until then it can't be done, at least to what we would call a true gaming handheld that would work as a normal phone and not be bulky.
This is a good thing a not a bad thing. I seriously can't wait or the PSP 2.
Well Nintendo announced and shocked the world with 3DS awesomness so hopefully Sony would do the same very soon (TGS maybe) if not then it's looking a bit sad and pathetic for the PSP's future.
Do you really need to be an Analyst to know that Sony won't turn it into a phone? 0_o
I hope the PSP2 is still a powerful gaming machine and not just a psp with a built in phone and wireless internet browser.
Apparently people still care what Pachter thinks.
Sony would have to add features to compete, features like touchscreen, 3G, at least a 5MP cam, multitouch, all the goods, then theres the carrier, the price. smartphones without contracts cost $400+, with contracts $200+ and thats really the base price, ram,storage all of these things count. for a psps tob be a phone lots of things will be removed. i can see a Sony/Ericsson smartphone that tries to compete with the iphone, but not a psp
Another problem if the PSP2 is also a cell phone is that it will probably be locked to some thing like AT&T . What means that it will be more expensive then if it had no cell capabilities and also it would not gain the interest of the outside world (not USA) to go buy this thing . Unless Sony makes a world wide release of a phone based PSP2 it will sell really bad. I am not quite sure but I can guess that at least 20% of all video games sold in USA ends in some place in latin America. If you lock the PSP2 into a service such At&T it will lose half its value to attract ppl outside USA/Europe/Japan.
You have a good point. However, if you look at sales charts, the US region is the only region where the PSP does poorly at the moment. The Reason - IPOD touch and iphone So yeah, they need to get a phone out for gaming in the US. They are fine everywhere else
I agree with him.
who is patcher?
Haha, who doesn't know Patcher?
I can see them making the PSP more of an Ipod Touch wannabe like device more then a Iphone. Meh, but thats just me. It just better have buttons.
The next PSP has to be touchscreen with 4G connections and PlayStation Network Features (Trophies, Friends Lists, chat rooms, etc.). It should almost be like the PSP Go, but the screen is touchscreen and if you want to play with buttons, just slide it open.
from a business standpoint a PSPhone would enter almost a untapped market, i'm not talking about shit iphone games im talking about full PSP games on a PSPhone, no one else has made a device capable and only nintendo is really the only other company who can but they went the 3DS route so sony could really take advantage of that, also, put android on it and you have instant interest with all the features that would probably go into a PSPhone would mean it would be expensive, unless it is subsidized by a carrier, i think it wouldn't be locked to just one either, think of the samsung galaxcy S range of phones which are on all if done right this could be epic
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