Details on new system leak out via Japanese newspaper.
3G will be awesome
This already confirmes that it has better online than the 3DS, Nintendo really has to step up and get an account system to compete.
WIN! Online gaming on the move! I just cannot wait for this thing to be unveiled.
yh but why no 3D :(
I hope it supports all cellphone service providers especially tmobile since i all ready have unlimited 3G.
3G will be awesome for online gaming. Also, this is still the best design by far for the Psp 2, I would love if it were close to the real thing. http://www.andriasang.com/e...
great, so im going to have to sign this up to a carrier and pay a monthly bill too?
and that is why Nintendo 3DS will outsell anything that comes out this yr. Nintendo doesn't need to change anything...Sony and MS are the ones playing catch up!!
Its supports LAN too right? So i can just use my wirelss router instead of 3g. That would be swell
"and that is why Nintendo 3DS will outsell anything that comes out this yr. Nintendo doesn't need to change anything...Sony and MS are the ones playing catch up!!" wha? dude, are you serious? Nintendo is the one playing Catch-up here, if this article is true, that means PSP2's have the ability to stay online at all times, as long as you pay a monthly fee with a service provider. on the other hand, you have to go to a nearby wifi hotspot on the 3DS so you can download content. I think what you are trying to say is that they are just hurting themselves for making the console expensive, which is what we dont know yet. if its $300, and has a great lineup of games, then its going to sell. if its $300+, then it wont do well in the market.
@ChrisGTR1 "great, so im going to have to sign this up to a carrier and pay a monthly bill too? " No, you don't have to. If you want internet and online gaming on the go then you have the choice to sign up to whatever company will offer you 3G. If you don't want to you can just game at home via wifi.
"The system will also have standard wireless LAN, of course." Read people...
" on the other hand, you have to go to a nearby wifi hotspot on the 3DS so you can download content" You pretend you live in a mansion...where your WIFI enabled router/modem is located miles from your position. I get the 3G, the benefits and such. But no thanks. I have a wifi spot near me. Plus on top of your additional fees you will only have more fees for 3G. Battery life -- 3DS battery with all online features? Same story, no thanks. I wanna play games and only turn features on, when requested.
"yh but why no 3D" Who REALLY needs 3D and other bells and whistles on a handheld? I had more fun with the GBA than the PSP and DS put together. Let Nintendo waste their time advertising 3D like SEGA advertised color on their system "ZOMG Sega BrickSystem has color an' gaemboi doesn't! BrickSystem > Gameboi!" Online gaming on the go would be pretty sweet. I just hope it's within a decent price range and available through several networks. But for the love of gaming, Sony, don't make it too expensive. All we need are great games (And better controls than PSP/3DS). @remember "Read people..." I know, seriously. "The system will also have standard wireless LAN, of course"
I hope the monthly plans with 3G providers allow you to bring down the initial price of the device itself like what they do with most phones. That would REALLY help Sony sell the PSP2. I hope it also supports 4G.
This would be huge!!! you would just have to get a data plan, and just make an skype account to use it as a phone!!
Yeah this already proves rumours are better than facts.PSP fanboys at their best.
3G is a battery drain though, so I hope they raise the bar in that area as well. Most of my battery related contraptions have become awesome, but all of them drain themselves dry way too quickly.
Not really a big selling point for me. I'm not planning on using my PSP for crappy online play or browsing the Internet. If I play online, it will be via wi-fi for best data transfer rates. And I already own an iPhone that does all the other 3G things I need. Touch screen is nice, though, meaning we can have a good mixture of game controls. This also means we will likely see a ton of indie games ported over to the PSP2, __IF__ Sony doesn't charge an arm and a leg for a dev kit again.
Oh wow I can't fu**ing believe the hypocrisy, when it's the Ps3 3D = godly mechanic, when PSP2 doesn't have it and 3DS does, it's a unwanted useless feature hahaha Who really needs 3D at all..? It is a useless bonus feature anyway, but this is just rediculous, fanboys just amaze me sometimes. 3G is much better than 3D imo, but still
It is nice but not a system seller to me. 4G is moving in and this will work fine on both as well as wifi. The GO supported 3G as well but not many knew that. It did it through tethering where by if your phone is 3G and had that feature, you could use the GO on the go through your existing carrier. By incorporating it in to the PSP2 (rumor) will add to the cost of ownership while being a nice option. It should support tethering as well for users who dont want to incur a new monthly fee. That just makes better economical sense for sony and the consumer.
Most definitely! Sony also just need to give the PSP2 full PSN services, such as voice/ video chat :)
Full PSN service with PS3, that way you can message ps3 friends. If I see a friends tab on the PSP2, I would be soooo excited. With 3G, you can message your friends anywhere. I wonder how much it'll cost though.
I know many will LOVE that! I know I am loving the idea already!
Yes, I want PSP2 to be just like a PS3 on the go. Trophies, PSN friends, bluetooth headsets and hopefully PSP2 and PS3 users can play games online together.
That would be a nice way around the "It doesnt support calls" thing
this will bring price up. i hope sony have choice of non 3g model
Price up & battery down =/
@galgor I'd assume they'd have some new battery tech if they'd even attempt most of these rumors. I wouldn't worry about battery life.
OLED is really good when it comes to power consumption so that's good news on the battery front