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rajman2837d ago

Did the conference say its without wifi? Thats a let down if so, but still its pretty cheap

fluffydelusions2837d ago

Yeah, no wifi. Kind of ugly too IMO. Old one looks better.

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WooHooAlex2837d ago

@sack_boi
Ya, but this is going to exist ALONGSIDE the PSP-3000. So if you're buying a PSP and need online capabilities, just buy the 3000. If you just want to play games and nothing else, this is probably the one for you.

BattleAxe2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

Actually I think this one looks pretty cool. Sony hasn't announced that they're scrapping the PSP 3000 with WiFi, so perhaps they're giving people a choice to spend less if they don't want WiFi, or to spend a bit more if the want the PSP 3000. Just like the Vita where one model has 3G and the other doesn't. Its a smart move against Nintendo to have a cheap PSP.

gaffyh2837d ago

Looks like they've gone for matte colour and non-clear shoulder buttons. Does that make it cheaper to produce or something? Cos MS has stopped making glossy 360s too.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32837d ago

Looks rather slick IMO. Would be a good stocking stuffer or impulse buy for someone. I gather that's what Sony is intending it to be.

fear882837d ago

Honestly, Im not that disappointed by that.

The psp 3000 and psp-go still use wifi-b. Which doesn't have the speed nor the distance of wifi-g.

Wifi-b is only 11mbps while wifi-g has 54mbps. It was a pain to play online with the PSP or download anything because it took forever at 11mbps maximum (if you could get that much speed...).

It makes perfect sense because streaming anything was a pain, downloading anything was a pain, and the web browser was outright broken.

I love my PSP for the games and this is exactly a straight up good value for games.

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grailly2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

yeah... no wifi. so only umd games? or is there a way to put games on the system another way?

FalseAngel02837d ago

You can download the games to the pro-duo card via computer or PS3. I believe you can use the USB hook up to plug your PSP straight to the source of choice but I could be wrong, I have a card slot so I've never tried.

Emilio_Estevez2837d ago

Yes, downloading on ps3 or pc and using usb cable.

grailly2837d ago

Oh yeah, forgot about that... thanks

saladthieves2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

No Wi-Fi? Kind of a let down though. I guess if you need to download stuff for this PSP and happen to have a PS3, that's the way to go. But it's very cheap as well!

Godmars2902837d ago

What's the point of continuing to support the PSP - without wi-fi no less?

MrBeatdown2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

Same reason Sony still supports PS2. People buy them.

I'd imagine this is aimed more at kids who have less of a need for internet access. The regular model with wi-fi likely isn't going away.

Plus, Media Go is still an option. I'm pretty sure you can buy games that way and transfer them. Or you can go through PS3.

The only thing you're really losing here is online play and the internet browser, and really, those things aren't much of a loss. I love my PSP, but the browser is basically useless and multiplayer just isn't that big of a deal on PSP.

NeoBasch2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

Because it's sold more than 70 million units, and is having a rebound over in Japan, which will see it across 80 million in little under a year. And WiFi is fairly pointless on PSP. I can count the number of times I've been on the PlayStation Store using my PSP on a single hand. Haven't even used it to play online.

Ddouble2837d ago

PS2's sold 50 million since the PS3 came out. There are a lot of other countries where people will gladly buy a PSP at that price.

user8586212837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

No wifi? lol good luck sony just let it rest in peace already

edit: am I still watching the same conference?? there seems to be people break dancing on stage :S..

PSP Go - No UMD
PSP 4000 - No Wifi

Can I have some of what sonys smoking recently? :)

grailly2837d ago

lol yeah it's ridiculous, it's for the dancing move game, they started dancing with a move controller, then they threw it away lol

Istanbull2837d ago

Why would you need Wifi on the PSP, in 2011? Its an ENTRY LEVEL MODEL for the PSV!

People(casuals) who will buy PSP will later buy the PSV, its as simple as that. Especially now when PSV's launch gets closer

zeksta2837d ago

Wow, Good luck with that Sony, Wifi is essential to most PSP owners, but then again, alot of people don't actually play their PSP online that much, more just using Ad-Hoc if anything.

Dlacy13g2837d ago

Its a curious move... I wouldn't have seen that coming with the Vita launch just around the corner. Seems like it might cut into Vita sales.

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