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Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:22

Sony announces PSP2 and more!

Written by David Stellmack
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Not as surprising as it actually sounds
Sony finally confirmed what we have been telling you all along which is the company planned to introduce a new PlayStation Portable or PSP2 if you will. They finally confirmed this will the announcement of the PSP2 or what they are calling “Next Generation Portable” today at a press conference in Japan.

As for what makes up the PSP2, we pretty much had all of that right. While the company would not confirm at this time what CPU and how much RAM the unit will have, we know for sure that it will offer a touch sensitive 5 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 960x544 and it will use new flash media storage format which means UMD is now dead. It packs big wireless punch with support for Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G cellular data as we told you about last week. As for controls it will a D-Pad as well as left/right shoulder buttons and the standard PlayStation buttons and as a twist it will offer a touch sensitive back panel, but we are currently a little bit hazy how this will be used.

As for games the only once that were confirmed so far include: Gravity Daze, Little Deviants, and Reality Fighters which are the new titles. In addition PSP2 editions of existing franchises are coming as well including: LittleBigPlanet, Killzone, Hot Shots Golf, Hustle Kings, Uncharted, and Wipeout. Monster Hunter Portable was also shown for PSP2. The PSP2 will also offer the ability to play PSOne games that will be offered via the PlayStation Suite platform and it will offer compatibility for downloadable PSP titles as well.

Sony did confirm that the PSP2 will arrive in Japan for the holiday season, but remain a bit cryptic as to the availability outside of Japan, but sources tell us that it could be early 2012 before we see the unit arrive in North America or Europe. No official pricing was announced, but it is expected that it will cost slightly more than the Nintendo 3DS for sure.


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0 #1 Fud_u 2011-01-27 11:03
That 5 inch OLED screen is enough to make me drop my guard. This is a true hardcore portable system.
 
 
+2 #2 Jigar 2011-01-27 11:08
Does the dam thing makes call, like we have heard previously ?
 
 
+2 #3 loadwick 2011-01-27 11:22
Are you not thinking about the Playstation phone?

I think they have messed up on this, they should have waited for ARM and co to move to the 28nm process. They could have made it vastly more powerful and extended the battery life.
 
 
+1 #4 123s 2011-01-27 13:14
looks not bad, gonna buy one when its jailbroken, any ideas when spec info comes ?
 
 
+1 #5 thomasg 2011-01-27 16:27
Quoting loadwick:
Are you not thinking about the Playstation phone?

I think they have messed up on this, they should have waited for ARM and co to move to the 28nm process. They could have made it vastly more powerful and extended the battery life.


Won't anyone have chips out by the holidays? They don't even need large volumes until 2012 when they prepare to launch it outside of Japan. When is Tegra 3 coming?
 
 
+2 #6 loadwick 2011-01-27 23:20
Quoting thomasg:
Quoting loadwick:
Are you not thinking about the Playstation phone?

I think they have messed up on this, they should have waited for ARM and co to move to the 28nm process. They could have made it vastly more powerful and extended the battery life.


Won't anyone have chips out by the holidays? They don't even need large volumes until 2012 when they prepare to launch it outside of Japan. When is Tegra 3 coming?




It just takes so long from when a chip is released to it actually being in a phone or device because of months and months of testing and programming is needed.
 

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