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Rumored PSP2 handheld has exciting specs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 May 2010 21:35 User comments (19)

Rumored PSP2 handheld has exciting specs Fans of the Sony PSP handheld have likely been disappointed by the lack of new innovation with the system over the past few years, including the flop that is the PSPGo.
If VG247 is correct, however, the still unofficial PSP2 sequel should have some pretty exciting specs, and will hopefully boost Sony's lagging handheld sales.

The site, citing British sources, says the console will not be revealed at the upcoming E3 event, but it will be launched this year, with a 2011 release date.

The handheld has a touch-screen, but will keep physical buttons as well. It has two cameras, one forward-facing for video conferencing and the other, as standard, on the back.

Sources add the console could be Wi-Fi and 3G supportive, which would be a first for the handheld series. UMD will likely be removed totally, just like on the PSPGo.

Perhaps more importantly, the processor is "f***ing powerful" and will use a four-core Cell CPU.



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19 user comments

117.5.2010 22:24

If it has a TV out I am sold, I'd kill for the DS to have a TV out.....

217.5.2010 22:31

The DS does have TV ... in japan. I want a pspgo, just to add it to my collection, prolly will never use it.

Looking forward to hacking this.

317.5.2010 22:48

lol the spec ont he pic are crap though :p

ill deffo be buying this!

417.5.2010 23:04

How hard is it to make a flash based encrypted thingy to run games off of? I think its rather simple and they can get 8 and 16GB chips at such a huge volume the unit price would be 2-5$ the game price could be 10-20$ on top of that.

517.5.2010 23:11

but there is a problem though, as currently games at, what 1.4GB? id assumet hey would be bigger for the psp2? 32 to 64GB would be needed minimum.

617.5.2010 23:32

I hope it has an XD slot...but it will probably have some overpriced, obsolete crap just like the PSP and all of the Sony cameras.

If there is a good catalog of games, and it is cheap, and it is hacked, then I might buy one in a couple years...maybe.

718.5.2010 0:38

Why does everyone worry about it being hacked or not? Jeezus f'n christ.

818.5.2010 1:43

I thought Sony was going to move away from Cell development in future consoles? I thought I saw an article on that or something I don't remember, maybe I'm crazy.

918.5.2010 2:27

ill get one if it gets hacked due to the fact ive probably enjoyed about 5 of the games ive played on my psp and the rest have been very so so

1018.5.2010 2:29

Originally posted by xblade132:
Why does everyone worry about it being hacked or not? Jeezus f'n christ.
Because I am not about to spend $50 on a game that looks like something left over from the PS2. Plus, Sony is notorious for cutting the most basic features and never including them...once the PS2 was hacked, it became useful for a lot more than just games.

1118.5.2010 6:04

I hope the proccessor is powerful enough to emulate PS2 and Xbox games.

Just imagine.

1218.5.2010 7:02
davidike
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so more propertarian bull crap from sony in its continued destruction of the second hand market, yep thats a great spec for the shareholders and more lubing up our arse holes for consumers having yet again to lube up for sony's anti consumer war.

do you want to own your games or be held to ransome by sony?

1318.5.2010 7:49

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
but there is a problem though, as currently games at, what 1.4GB? id assumet hey would be bigger for the psp2? 32 to 64GB would be needed minimum.
Not really things are in scale so you can have twice as much in a game as compared to whats on/in a 360 game disc, so 8-16GB should be the standard and 32 be used for big compilations or huge RPGs.

1418.5.2010 11:57

Originally posted by davidike:
so more propertarian bull crap from sony in its continued destruction of the second hand market, yep thats a great spec for the shareholders and more lubing up our arse holes for consumers having yet again to lube up for sony's anti consumer war.

do you want to own your games or be held to ransome by sony?
ever owned an itouch or iphone?

1518.5.2010 13:43

I hope it will have a tegra2 or better. That would be pretty sweet.

Lack of physical media sucks though, and, as a result, I'd only get it if it was hackable.

1620.5.2010 10:50

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by xblade132:
Why does everyone worry about it being hacked or not? Jeezus f'n christ.
Because I am not about to spend $50 on a game that looks like something left over from the PS2. Plus, Sony is notorious for cutting the most basic features and never including them...once the PS2 was hacked, it became useful for a lot more than just games.
Isn't that the point of renting? Instead of downloading it off the net.


"but it will be launched this year, with a 2011 release date"

I don't get it, how can it launch this year but release next year?

1721.5.2010 17:48

Originally posted by Morreale:
I thought Sony was going to move away from Cell development in future consoles? I thought I saw an article on that or something I don't remember, maybe I'm crazy.
Yup I can I also read about it some where but LoL I also can't remember where

1821.5.2010 17:55

lack of UMD Drive?? The specs clealy make reference to UMD?

1922.5.2010 13:27

am I the only onewho's seeing a problem with the design of this psp2? (assuming its controls are placed exactly as the final version - if/when it shows up)

the 2 analog sticks are above the buttons which means while playing any game on it...the left hand will have to move "up" to hit the analog stick while the right hand will have to move "down" to reach the 4 buttons...this is in direct contrast to the ps controller (or the current psp setup) and I think it can feel really uncomfortable

that said, its probably just a prototype since the design includes UMD (its stated in the pics) which isn't what the info. states

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