Alongside the timing of the PSP2 announcement which was reported earlier today. Andriasang posted what seems to be the first image of the PSP2. Take a look it seems to carry the same slider design as the prototype though not as wide.
Well now that's sexy. DUAL STICKS!
To me the design looks legit, considering how the "PSP" phone looks close to how it looks, and with rumors about sony using flash cards as game media seems like its a given, but this is the first mention of a stylus so now im like hmmm
design. Not much different than the GO but why the use of SD cards? I would think Sony would stick to using MSPD or the M2. The stylus is a nice addition.
I like the design and it makes sense to slide controls since all of the media functions etc can be navigated using the touchscreen. I can't wait for the PSP2, especially with a smaller version of the cell processor inside! Which they will prob under-clock therefore saving alot of battery and keep it cool, but would still pump out amazing visuals on a screen that size!! Would put apples A4 in the iPhone4 to total shame. And the amount of functionality and features it will have will put the 3DS to shame. The psp 1 already does that so I can't imagine how much better the PSP2 will be! I was planning on getting an iPhone 5 but if they do it right with PSP2, I'm just going to keep my 3GS and move all of my media stuff (like Music/Games/Web/Videos) to this. Just PLLEEASSEE give it a good battery! That will be my only concern. Also, anyone think they might do a refresh of PSN to go with the new launch? Maybe a facelift for it on PSP2/PS3? - Edit - I don't know why there is a stylus if it is a multi touch screen? Sort of makes it useless, especially since the screen will 99% likely be capacitive (unlike the DS resistive screen). They will prob use the same tech they use in their sony ericsson smartphones.
I'd say that picture is an obvious fake. Firstly I don't think Sony will be using their memory sticks again, so they'll just use micro SDs. Secondly, it doesn't make much sense to use SD or Memory Sticks for games because that will just be a hand to the pirates. Instead if it does have an option for physical games, they'll probably invent another type of flash drive that only PSP2s can read, like Nintendo have done for years. Thirdly, the Xperia Play has a very unique analogue stick system. I would be surprised if Sony ditched it and just added two old PSP thumb sticks on this instead. Fourthly, what would be the point in adding a stylus? No one wants it. Finally the picture is of poor quality, perhaps to cover up for the fact that it is photoshopped? It's clearly supposed to look like a Sony press image and yet there isn't any sign of "copyright Sony Computer Entertainment anywhere".
Wow this looks sexy! I hope everything they say about this machine is true!
Nice design but not exactly what I was expecting. If I wanted SD cards and a stylus I would've gotten a DS. I'm good with normal buttons but I guess sony wants to appeal to a bigger audience with touch controls. Since it looks like the PSPhone design, I wonder if the PSPhone is a PSP2 that can make phone calls.
Actually there were rumors that the PSP2 would use some sort of touch screen for a long time now.
One thing i found weird is why there is a stylus when the touch pad is in the back. Does the screen flip to the other side? I wonder... Also, i doubt it'd be using those big sticks... but who knows.
but I can be sure that the PSP2 will have touch screen. it's becoming so common nowadays that if the PSP2 doesn't have it, it will look kinda 'outdated'! can't wait for the real deal!
the stylus will be necessary in eastern regions that need handwriting recognition due to their extensive alphabets the presence of a stylus actually makes this seem more legit
IMO it looks really fake. The middle buttons seem to look flat IMO. Also supposedly it was supposed to have the same shape as the original PSP. Rumors said that it was overheating when the slide design, seen in these pics. Now all of these are just rumors, but I myself don't think that is the actual system pictured there. Also there is no use for a touch screen at all on it with that design. I doubt it'll have a touch screen. The rumors about it having a touch pad on the back make much more sense. That way there is actually a use for it in games. There is no way to use the screen while playing a game with a the shape of the console pictured in the article. On top of that what is the use of a stylus for? It wouldn't be comfortable holding it at all while using the console pictured. There are more reasons why I believe that picture is fake, but in the end what is shown in the picture overall looks poorly photo-shopped and the features shown have no use and while using it for games. Does anyone else agree with me?
i hope that stylus doesn't come with it, but does that confirm touchscreen? oh yeah agree if you hate those automatic video ads smh
seems only obvious as pretty much that is a standard now on portable devices like this. I would think a stylus would scratch more than a finger tip. Unless they have new scratch proof screens.
if it has a multi-touch display I highly doubt a stylus will come with it! Since I'm guessing the OS and games will take advantage of the multi-touch and since most screens now are capacitive (as they all should be!) you need a special kind of stylus for it to be recognised.
expect the psp2 since its already leaked every where also expect many sale numbers like ps3 lifetime sale and move stuff when is GDC?
Psp2 leaked?...any links?
please say that is not the final design whats up with the ugly grey bottom?! looks like cheap plastic. PSPGO looks much slicker. the fan render looks much better. :D
Solid industrial design. If half of the things are true about PSP2 it will make for a compelling handheld. I'm intrigued by the stylus...
I have to get me some of THAT!!!! Looks amazing, and touchscreen too. Drooling already. Unfortunately I am on holiday very soon - at Sea too so wont get to know anything until I come back mid Feb! - Damn
dunno about you but I only have two thumbs, how are you supposed to control both sticks and push buttons?
Errm...The same way you do with a controller?
if it has touch screen maybe the stylus is for things like web browsing/typing. some people like the stylus or maybe its a mini motion controller :L
ill belive this i see a pic or video of someone holding it or being next to it
Although the model looks sexy as hell, but it doesn't really fit the rumors about it overheating and changing it to a PSP1000 model. But lets hope im wrong and Sony managed to change it to some thing similar to this. Also the image looks a bit "too real", i doubt an image of a yet-to-be-announced, yet-to-be-released would leak just like that.
. It has stylus too? It's similar with 3DS' stylus design???
I like your avatar... hahaha!
I hope there is a live stream somewhere instead of just a blog.
Thats surely a mockup based on the PSP phone. If that is the real device then it's super crap....Also, haven't all the reports stated it will be a brick not a slider?
It looks good. It looks like it won't have a UMD driver.
Of course it won't but I wanted it to use mini blu rays instead. Oh well, it's better than digital distribution.
Mini blu-ray or battery your choice?
I like it.
what's the name of Sony's Anti-Leak Team? They don't have one
Considering how soon the meeting is supposed to be I'd say anything released is probably released on cue to build hype.
as was the PS3 Slim being bought in a market in Asia right?
Pictures being leaked are the equivalent of a dealer selling a product early since when? Who's got a PSP2 already? I haven't seen a single article or source claiming to have one but pictures are another story.
I just hope that's not the actual PSP2 design.
i like it :) means we get a bigger screen but also makes it more portable.. plus any design with 2 sticks is a +
It looks fragile as hell.
PSPgo looks fragile as hell too. Oddly enough it's very durable.
Thats completely fake.....look at those analogs..
You're right. All - zoom in on the pic. The start, select and analogs are 'photoshopped'.
i think its obv that its shopped,think most people know this.. but its been designed based on the recent rumours ;) so i wouldn't be suprised if it was something similar
. I assumed it was photoshopped too... : /
im with buffig and mushroomwig on this one. PSPGo design uncomfortable in my opinion and this supposly mock up looks like PSPGo. This design is okay for Xperia Play(PSPhone) but not okay for PSP2. I also don't like the silver coating.
keep quiet and wait for 27th of Jan
That looks horribly uncomfy, i could be wrong though. Also wasnt there a rumor goign around that they couldnt get the sliding version to work properly due to heat and size constraints and as a result switched to a designer closer to the old PSP?
I hope that image isn't real.. Those analogue sticks are way too close to the edge.. Where would I lay the palms of my hands?? It'd be really hard to keep a firm grasp on the device.
Oh no a stylus...that means no capacitive touch screen :(
exactly what i was thinking. Still buying this over the 3DS for sure.
the screen will be OLED right? so the stylus pen makes sense if it's included. but the image is fake man especially when you use a JPEG format, all the pasted, cut, edited bit will look obvious. also when you close the lid, shouldn't the front cover have some sort of logo or something? anyway it's a nice design, but I too wouldn't want the final design to look like that. I still like the original first concept -Ninja Gaiden 3-is sick!:)
Ninja Gaiden 3! :-) stop teasing!!! anywho, Both the PSPhone and the PSP2 uses Bravia X Moble reality engine for displays as seen in the Xperia ARC so I'm pretty sure the PSP2 will have a beats of a display rivaling Iphone 4/5's enhanced retina display! we shall see this thursday!
wats wit the stylis?
I agree. Touch screen has moved on since the 90's.
Not sure its legit. Look at the speaker placement. Just how are those things supposed to work when the thing is closed and you're watching a movie? Also, what have a separate light for Wi-Fi and Blue tooth, they don't do that now with the Go.
With all this touch screen and stylus talk, it seems Sony is going for the PSP2 to be versatile as possible with features like 3G, and touch screen. I can see it now, "PSP2 It Only Does Everything On The Go"
Really people? Really? This is a mock up, it is definitely not an image of the real thing, for so many reasons. Just look at it.
@hobo maybe you can draw pictures with the stylus like DS?
Real, or not, doesn't it seem like it would be hard to get a lot of leverage on the joysticks? Especially if you try to point them down ward. In order to use joysticks comfortably, I think you should grip the controller, or in this case console, with your palms, and not your fingers. Think about it, the using the Ps3 controller, your fingers are for buttons and you hold the controller in places with your palms.
Edit: Never mind, It's Japan time 3pm. Also, am I the only one who likes the look of that mock-up?
the analog stick should be above the d-pad
lol, so PSP Go was a test subject for the PSp 2 design? Alright. Honestly, the design isnt bad, It just needs to be comfortable to hold. Also, thank god for two sticks potentialy.
if it has a stylus then it wont sport 3D screen :p scratches will get in the way screen protector or not.
lol wait when the ds has a styles and touch screen its a gimic and when the psp2 has one its inovative....right if this is true sony copys yet again lol!
no copy. phones have it already, why not a psp?.
So true man.. PS fanboys are the worst fanboys.
This looks very legit to me. Hope it also supports 3d gaming.
looks interesting but i am not buying it.