Sony Should Team with Google to 'Redefine' Portable Gaming With PSP Phone, say Analysts

Sony's PSP business has been a bit challenged in the U.S. but it's fared quite well in Japan. The PSP2 is clearly already in the hands of developers, but will Sony be taking the right direction overall with its portable business? In a recent op-ed, IndustryGamers strongly suggested that Sony should get into true mobile gaming with a PlayStation Phone that offers 3G access through a wireless carrier.

As it turns out, most of the prominent game industry analysts agree with IG's sentiment. IndustryGamers polled several analysts about their thoughts on the PSP business and how it could be "fixed." Most of them independently answered that Sony should indeed turn to the PlayStation Phone idea, possibly by teaming with a strong competitor like Google and its Droid devices.

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donniebaseball3297d ago

Yeah I like this idea. I agree with the analysts this time. A Google PSP Phone could be freaking cool.

EYEamNUMBER13297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

if people mean making the next psp (psp2) a phone itself then i honestly find that a little stupid

MAR-TYR-DOM3297d ago

Not a phone persay, but running on some sort of hybrid android OS mixed with what sony offers would make it amazing. In google we must trust. They have tapped into everysingle market.

8-bit3297d ago

It has to be a PSP2 and it should be phone and non phone like ipod touch and iphone. Same device one allows for phone service. Every one is happy.

HolyOrangeCows3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

Whatever idiot analyst said this should have a baseball bat "N-gage" his skull.

SCREW PSPhone. Give me a PSP2.

Spinal3297d ago

Gave you an agree, Thats exactly what i've been saying if they make an PSP2 Phone an normal PSP2 version (which would be cheaper) everyone would be happy.

Just like the iPhone an ipod touch. I have an iPhone 4 but i wouldn't hesitate to sell it for a Playstation phone!

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maruyuki3297d ago

i hate google for doing some of the horrible horrible shit to youtube.

but like, the thing about gaming, the more money you have the more you can fuck around with being creative.

if they team up with google, they will be able to do so much fucking shit, its not even funny, and more options for us as gamers is always a good thing

+ we wont have to carry a phone AND a psp in our pockets

LoVeRSaMa3297d ago

PSP Phone would be cool, but if I have a phone I may not swich it for the PSP, but I would buy a PSP if it was a 3G device, linked with google voice, and every other service that google offers, not to mention PSN ect..

Apps would be a must, along with google latitude ^____^

Pedantic913297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

I want a console like experience on the go. Give me two analog sticks and you got yourself a instant buy from me Sony.

saint_john_paul_ii3297d ago

not everyone wants to walk around with more than one device in their pocket.

Pedantic913297d ago

It's as if briefcases and bags suddenly disappear when handheld devices are mentioned.

Cirran3297d ago

Better not. I sell bags for a living D;

JOLLY13297d ago

What about the sack I am carrying around right now?

zireno3297d ago

I already have a phone, please don't u_u.

donniebaseball3297d ago

I think the idea is similar to iPad, Sony could offer two versions, one that's just Wi-Fi and one that has network access and phone functions.

rwarner1743297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

Dedicated portbale gaming devices that are not targeted to kids or dorks are dead. PSP proved this, unless you live in Japan, IE dorks. And I am a fellow dork.

Stealth20k3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

The psp sold more than basically every other gaming system this gen........

basically third in total hardware sales. Thats amazing

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