Although Sony still refuses to officially confirm that there even is a PSP2 on the way, the device has been leaked enough to give Digital Trends a fairly solid picture of what to expect from Sony’s new handheld.
"PSP2 will follow the same road as the PSP Go and do away with physical media in favor of digital downloads." How many times does this make now ? It's as if they want the PSP2 to die as fast as the PSPGo. No handheld can survive without physical media. Well, atleast not for another 10 years.
its obvious that this isnt going to happen. its also obvious that UMD will not be used. They will go with a Flashed based media format similar to the memory stick/DS/3DS.
Your dead right. The IPhone and IPod touch are doomed and will fail any day now.
I know, because the Ipod & Iphone was never properly built for gaming on the go. They were built as a media device, with tons apps, music, movies. But it lacked one thing the PSP and the DS had, yep, that's right, no proper controls and the games made for it were small, low budget and cheap. Sony proved there is a market for console experience on a handheld. And no matter how much Jobs touts the Ipod to be the #1 gaming device, it will fall short when compared to the PSP and the DS.
Apple has proven you don't need physical media and regardless of what you think their portable devices are used for gaming. The reason the Go failed is simple: Price and range. Sony need to reduce their digital content so its vastly cheaper then physical media and they also need to offer the same range that's available on physical media.
"The reason the Go failed is simple: Price and range. Sony need to reduce their digital content so its vastly cheaper then physical media and they also need to offer the same range that's available on physical media." Price is partially true but you dont release a new hardware revision to go DD only when the older models can play both physical and downloadble ones. It showed us DD only is not in Sonys favor, not yet anyway, that's why we're more likely to get a media format similar to the 3DS Also Sony is not the one who decide which games makes it to the PSN, the developer does, Sony is not the one at fault. Stop comparing Sony to Apple please.
You have to compare Sony to Apple. Sony sat on its hands when MP3 hit the world and now look at what happened to the Walkman. I think at that stage Sony was trying to push the Mini-Disc when Apple was pushing its IPod. People say the IPod/Phone is not for gaming. Well, it plays games and all indications are its marketbase will only increase and that the games will only get better. The PSP2 is being released in a completely different marketplace than that of 2005. Apple has raised the bar in terms of consumer expectations and like it or not the PSP2 will be competing for the same consumer dollar as Apple. Sure the PSP2 will gain a foothold as a gaming centric device but as a portable all-in-one device it has everything to prove. As for the download v's UMD argument. I think if you look at software numbers on the PSP that downloads out number UMD copies everytime. See, most PSP games are pirated and you don't hear the pirates moaning about having to download. I dare say another factor in the failure for the Go was that it was not hacked from day one. Anyway, I purchased the Go and have felt shafted by Sony ever since. They failed to support it on nearly every level.
"Anyway, I purchased the Go and have felt shafted by Sony ever since. They failed to support it on nearly every level." We'll, im sorry to hear that. The thing is, i just can't picture the PSP2 going DD only, the only things im really hoping for are dual analog sticks and multiplatform games between the PSP2 and the 3DS with their own exclusives, much like current gen consoles. But that's just me though, Apple has proven that DD only devices can be successful too.
Main reason I like DD via PSN is because I have 5 playstations (2 x PS3, 3 x PSP) in my household. Sony's current policy of being able to use a game on up to 5 registered devices works great for me. Buy once, use many - who can complain about that.
dude, pedrami91 what the hell do call a PC PC IS ALMOST ALL DIGITAL the only reason why the pspgo failed was because it cost 100 dollars more and the 3000 was still available which can be hacked much easier why would u even want physical media anyways? other than having to sell your games for 1/10th of the price its a complete waste of space and they can easily be broken if you use digital media, its always there and you can run it off your harddrive and you can re-download off psn for free what is your problem dude
@Close_Second Your point about the prices on PSN is true. I have a PSPgo and I'm still surprised by how much most PSP games cost on the store. You'll rarely see a full PSP game below the $15 mark. I understand that PSP games are longer and deeper than ones found on Apple's App Store but seriously, $15-$30 for a 3-year old game? Even Minis are priced considerably higher than their App store counterparts. Some PSone classics are still (IMO) overpriced. For example, why is Resident Evil 1 $9.99 compared to Resident Evil 2 $5.99 ? Because it's the original? It doesn't make any sense. Sony needs to beef up their PSN store and price their games competitively against Apple's (regardless of whether or not Sony thinks iPod/iPad is/is not their direct competitor) because let's face it, people are flocking to these devices for their gaming fix. Don't even get me started on Steam on PC. Games there are dirt cheap! Sony are you listening? Make your games more affordable and accessible to the masses. If done right, PSN will keep the PSP2 and PS3 alive for a long time. Sorry for the long rant, I just feel that as a long time Sony supporter (and proud owner of a Go), we gamers deserve more.
No, the fact of the matter is: The PSP, and it's 1000 different models, "failed" to be a huge hit because it was a handheld console based on a decade old controller design. And in this day and age, major developers just couldn't think of enough ways properly design games for it. For every Patapon and God of War, there were five times as many Assassins creed: Bloodlines and TMNT.. I love my psp, but that's the undeniable truth. Therefore the only thing the PSP2 needs are dual analog sticks. Which it has.
what we know of psp2, these days mean, the rumors we been hearing of it. -_- Just wait a few days, it's 2 days away from a full reveal
N4G is ablaze with PSP2 articles, it just makes me wish Thursday would hurry up and get here! Also, the PSP2 design in the picture is horrible!
Yeah, just waiting for the PSP2 news lol. I'll be MAD if it isn't announced. :P
I wish there was no such thing as the word "if."
Hmmm id rather wait until Sony makes an offical anouncment. "PSP2 will follow the same road as the PSP Go and do away with physical media in favor of digital downloads" LOL! no chance look at the PSPGo
Well.. I can already tell that it's going to be something really special.. A PS3 in the palm of my hands. So I've already decided to buy it as soon as it's available. :P
wtf is up with this site? the advertising spam on it makes it nearly impossible to load. no physical media, I hope sony does not make that mistake again.....they've got to realize...the only people who can succeed in that area is someone like apple, since the games are so cheap, peeps are willing to forgoe having physical media....but when you're paying 40-50 bucks a game...you need some kinda physical media......I think Sony is going to give us a phys media this time around.
I seen so many articles like this its annoying.
With all the processing power... SONY MUST improve remote play functionality. It only makes sense and would be a major selling point to add to its marketing scheme.. Then an App store would be great even if it was integrated into the PSN store. Sony should offer PSP/PS1/PS2 games for digital download at a reduced price. Those thing alone would drive up consumer interest.
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