A new PSP model has been revealed by Sony, showcasing the company's continued focus on handheld gaming.
Did the conference say its without wifi? Thats a let down if so, but still its pretty cheap
Yeah, no wifi. Kind of ugly too IMO. Old one looks better.
@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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
yeah... no wifi. so only umd games? or is there a way to put games on the system another way?
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.
Yes, downloading on ps3 or pc and using usb cable.
Oh yeah, forgot about that... thanks
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!
What's the point of continuing to support the PSP - without wi-fi no less?
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.
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.
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.
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? :)
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
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
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.
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.
Why would you take Wi-Fi out of the PSP? Thats defeating half the purpose. No access to PSN? No access to the web browser? No internet access to firmware updates? Games like SOCOM on PSP are useless!
It translates to roughly $143 US. That's more expensive then the current PSP 300 which is only $129. They should just have stuck with what they have. If they want to continue to support the PSP then just show games, don't bring out this horrid thing with no internet capabilities.
Pricing doesn't really work like that though as Europe always gets screwed over anyway. I'm betting it'll retail for $99 in the US.
well i guess it is good for some people who wouldnt use wifi, personally it looks like the nub look like it is in a better possition, i could just use my pc to put games and stuff on it
Meh, this sort of conference was expected. If I remember correctly, they said they weren't really going to announce anything huge at gamescom
at one point it becomes pointless. without all the "mobile" features. why get one.
Well, I like where they’re coming from, but no wi-fi? Even if I don’t play the PSP online very often doesn’t mean you should just rip a main feature out.
You can also get a $250 PS3 to download the single player games and then put then all inside your PSP without wifi. And also could use the PS3 to download the FW updates for the new PSP model if it ever need a FW update at all.
you can do it threw you average pc, i think the program is called media go
I dont like that they took out the wi-fi, but I still might buy this anyways. Since vita isnt coming out this year i might buy this and play some PSP and especially PS1 games on it. Im in one of my last semesters of school and this could come in handy durring breaks between classes. I have a ps3 I could connect it to tho, But I might just buy the last psp with wifi instead too.
With or without wifi, it isn't really to big of a deal. You can just use your PS3 for the internet stuff, besides its even more cheaper then the 3DS. Which I think we are going to see another price drop for the 3DS real soon.
that sucks you cant listen to radio :/
not bad but no wifi? C'mon...
It's worthless since vita is coming
people are stupid this was primarily introduced to battle the 3ds price cut so they have a much cheaper psp on the market to hurt 3ds sales.
This is going to exist ALONGSIDE the PSP-3000. If you're in the market for a PSP and need wifi, just buy the 3000 instead. This is meant to be a cheaper alternative probably geared towards younger gamers who want a PSP, or even a 3DS but can't afford it. Not a big deal.
For those that don't know because you don;t own a PSP already is that there are like no good games to play online other then Resistance and Patapon 3. Also the web browser of the PSP sucks since that update a few months after the PSP-2000 arrived. Downloading games directelly to the PSP is slow as hell and I always downloaded then from the PS3 that can do it quite faster and without sucking the battery of the PSP. So without WiFI you will not be missing much. Unless you really want to listen to that internet radio that is the only thing that really works well on the web browser. All I know I would recommend this $99 PSP model to my friends.
If you need wi-fi you get a 3000 if you don't you get this one. Not so hard to work out.
The only thing I can't quite understand is why it's "later in 2012."
This is just Sony's way of profiting on that sudden spike in PSP sales. It's fair, the deal is great and the games are cheap. Of course this isn't meant for anyone other than people yet to experience some of the worthwhile PSP games.
Or people who have to, for some reason or another, get another PSP. I had to sell mine, but there are just so many rpgs that I need to play.
Kind of an odd move.
Wait, is this coming to the U.S.? I might pick one up now. Lots of great games on the PSP.
It's suppose to be a compliment for the Vita. So you can play your UMDs.
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