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PSP 2 Revealed....

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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
PSP 2 was revealed earlier.
Dont think there's been a price revealed, but it looks pretty good.
Link below.
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Edited By: sennasnit on Jan 27, 2011 09:12
#2
I have posted the transaction of the "Live From Japan PlayStation Meeting 2011" & some images in the following comment(s)...

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Images #1 & #2.

BFN,

fp.
suspended#3
I thought of a little addition that would be pretty good after a few seconds of looking at it... A little qwerty keyboard that slides out the bottom!

I'm a genius, should have been on the design team. Must of slipped through the net (_;)
banned#4
Looks very good technically though that doesn't ensure a successful console...
#5
jonny619447
I thought of a little addition that would be pretty good after a few seconds of looking at it... A little qwerty keyboard that slides out the bottom!I'm a genius, should have been on the design team. Must of slipped through the net (_;)

There is a touchscreen & Android integration; perhaps there is a "soft" on-screen version already in development. If not, Bluetooth support is available for external devices such as a physical keyboard.

BFN,

fp.
banned#6
fanpages
I have posted the transaction of the "Live From Japan PlayStation Meeting 2011" & some images in the following comment(s)...

Transcription

Images #1 & #2.

BFN,

fp.

sorry fp, didn't mean to steal your thread, I did a search for PSP2 and it came up blank!
I suppose it's stops people clogging up your BFBC2 thread.
Good work on the transcripts!
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sennasnit
fanpages
I have posted the transaction of the "Live From Japan PlayStation Meeting 2011" & some images in the following comment(s)...TranscriptionImages #1 & #2.BFN,fp.
sorry fp, didn't mean to steal your thread, I did a search for PSP2 and it came up blank!I suppose it's stops people clogging up your BFBC2 thread.Good work on the transcripts!

Thanks, but please... there is no need to apologise. I was just linking to other infomation to strengthen this thread('s discussion).

(I posted in the other thread first because I knew certain subscribers to it were looking for the information)

...

(As I mentioned in the other thread, but to collate discussion here)

"NGP"... do you think that stands for "Neighbo[u]ring Group Participation"? Be kind of a lucky happenstance if it was just a codename but could also mean the social interaction with other owners in close proximity to a handheld console as described above.

fanpages

23:27 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - And now... Hideo Kojima!
23:27 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "There's no announcement of a new title today, but I'd like to talk about the future perspective"
23:28 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - He's showing a cutscene from MGS4 rendered on the NGP.
23:29 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - It's the scene early on where Snake gets the Solid Eye...
23:29 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Kojima: this scene was exported directly to NGP.
23:30 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "On NGP, we can enjoy the same quality as PS3."
23:31 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "When we launched Peace Walker for PSP, this is what I said: In the near future there will be a world of cloud computing... I really believe that you can have a portable MGS and Peace Walker was an experiment for the cloud computing future. NGP allows this cloud computing."

Re: "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" on a handheld device.

By the time the opening cut scene has finished your battery cell power will have been exhausted! :)

BFN,

fp.
#8
Can see the new analog sticks being the first thing to break on these with small children.
[mod]#9
Sad thing is it's downloadable media which will see ridiculous prices for games on the PSN store and with the 3DS coming out as well it may well be a early death for the machine.

Would be interested in Uncharted for it but i wouldn't pay more than £20 for a handheld game and with no shops selling them it will sit at about £40.
suspended#10
Adam2050
Can see the new analog sticks being the first thing to break on these with small children.


They should be alright Adam, Xbox and PS3 ones are fine.

Think of the amount of warranty claims they would have to settle if they were weak.
banned#11
wow! pretty impressive but is gonna be well expensive (£400 I reckon on release) if all true:-

5-inch OLED
2 touch screens! WTF!
dual thumbsticks.
SixAxis movement controls
front and rear cameras
3G, WiFi and GPS,
front and rear touchpads
electronic compass.
PS3 quality graphics

i only you could make phone calls on it too.........

Edited By: csiman on Jan 27, 2011 09:53
#12
It does look awesome. First time I've been tempted to get a portable console since my Gameboy Color...

Unfortunately this WILL cost a fortune, not to mention 3G costs... It's going to be hard to market this if it's more expensive than a PS3 though.
banned#13
Syzable
Sad thing is it's downloadable media which will see ridiculous prices for games on the PSN store and with the 3DS coming out as well it may well be a early death for the machine.

Would be interested in Uncharted for it but i wouldn't pay more than £20 for a handheld game and with no shops selling them it will sit at about £40.

As far as i know they're using downloadable and some kind of SD card for games, but I may be mistaken.
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Edited By: sennasnit on Jan 27, 2011 10:41
banned#15
http://assets.vg247.com/current//2011/01/ngp.jpg
#16
sennasnit
Syzable
Sad thing is it's downloadable media which will see ridiculous prices for games on the PSN store and with the 3DS coming out as well it may well be a early death for the machine.

Would be interested in Uncharted for it but i wouldn't pay more than £20 for a handheld game and with no shops selling them it will sit at about £40.

As far as i know they're using downloadable and some kind of SD card for games, but I may be mistaken.


You are not wrong, if I wasn't on my phone I'd provide proof in the form of a link to the live commentary of the announcement event. (Perhaps fp, you can help me out here.)

Josh

Edited By: r3tract on Jan 27, 2011 10:46
1 Like #17
[snipped by DBA for length]

Not a problem, Josh. I have transposed my original comment in the other thread from earlier this morning so everything is in one thread (now)...
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[ http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=2b70cb41b9 ]

Live From Japan: PlayStation Meeting 2011

22:02 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Welcome to Tokyo for PlayStation Meeting 2011! I know it's quite late for many of you in the US, and quite early for those of you in Europe and elsewhere. It's 3pm here and we're about to get underway.
22:02 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - /Users/jrubenstein/Desktop/tokyo/IMG_1177.jpg
22:03 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Hey, that didn't work, did it?

22:04
22:04 SidShuman - that I see!
22:04 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - that's better :)
22:05 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We will beginning momentarily, please take your seats"
22:06 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - For the record, we're in a very, very large ballroom in the Park Prince, and there are over 1000 people in attendance.
22:07 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - And here we go!
22:08 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Kaz Hirai on stage
22:08 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We're here to discuss strategies and possibilities for the PlayStation business moving forward."
22:09 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Let me start off by showing you video footage. It is the same clip we showed at E3 5 1/2 years ago, because we want to revisit the image of the future we revealed in 2005"
22:11 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - The video is entitled "Cyber Society" and is a forward looking piece (circa 2005)
22:12 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Kaz Hirai: "I believe a lot of what we envisioned back then has materialized for our users."
22:13 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Today, I'd like to speak about a whole new world that PlayStation is about to bring to reality"

22:14 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "PS3 has won its place as the center of the living room"
22:15 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Today, more than 80% of PS3 consoles are connected to the internet"
22:15 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We have exceeded over 69 million PSN accounts as of January 25th"
22:16 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "How about the world outside the living room? The world of portable gaming offers another value for video games"
22:17 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Games are closer to you than ever, and accessible anywhere, any time"
22:17 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Now the world of portable has undergone a huge change since the release of PSP"
22:18 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "There was a time when the only way to play games on the road was via a dedicated gaming device like the PSP"
22:18 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We as a platform holder must address the constant changes in the market"
22:19 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "When we released PSP, cell phone providers were unable to deliver PlayStation quality content. After 6 years, these multi-function handheld devices are ready for PlayStation-like experiences"
22:19 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "The question is, how do we deliver PlayStation level experience to a wider audience?"
22:20 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "I want to share with you one possible solution: Ladies and gentlemen, today we are announcing PlayStation Suite"
22:20 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "It expands the PlayStation experience beyond the PSP border. It is the first cross platform endeavor"
22:20 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "PS Suite will make PS content available on Android smartphones and tablets"
22:21 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "The target platform of PS Suite is Android. We will also launch PlayStation Certified to perform content-quality testing in order to ensure PS quality across various devices"
22:22 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Users have freedom of choice of their preferred hardware"

22:23 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "PS Suite provides a new framework that supports the development of games for portable devices"
22:23 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "This new game framework is designed to attract as many developers as possible"
22:24 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - PS Suite is a hardware-neutral game framework.
22:24 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We are preparing to launch PlayStation Store for Android-based devices"
22:25 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "By delivering PS content over a wider array of devices, we hope to expand the world of PlayStation"
22:26 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "The possibilities to produce new forms of entertainment are nearly limitless"
22:26 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "PlayStation Suite content is slated to be available within the next calendar year"
22:27 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "At the same time, we want to pursue what PS has always strived for - and ultimate portable experience"
22:27 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Here's the successor system to PlayStation Portable, codenamed "NGP"
22:28 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "A new interface that translates actions into inputs"
22:28 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Location based entertainment"
22:28 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "converging real and virtual worlds via augmented reality"
22:28 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - And now, a video...
22:30 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "The power is now in your hands"
22:30 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Kaz back on stage...

22:31 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Let us show you what this new experience will be like"
22:32 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - We're seeing NGP - dual analogs sticks, 5 inch OLED display, 3G and GPS, front and rear touchpads, electronic compass on 3 axes. Awesome iconography on the back.
22:32 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - And Kaz has pulled NGP out of his pocket.
22:32 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - [We'll have pics on the blog shortly]
22:33 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - BTW, these are analog sticks, not nubs like on the current PSP. They're raised from the surface.
22:33 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "the OLED boasts 4x the resolution of the current PSP"
22:34 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - [We'll have full specs for you later tonight]
22:34 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - There are cameras on both the front and rear of the device.
22:34 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - There will be physical media for games, a New Game Media, a flash memory-based card.
22:35 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We will also incorporate 3G networks and accessibility in addition to Wi-Fi"
22:35 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "NGP will be released starting from the holiday season this year"
22:35 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Now President of SCE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida joins Kaz on stage.
22:37 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - He is going to show "part of many titles currently being developed"
22:38 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - franchises shown: Hot Shots Golf, Gravity Daze, Killzone, Reality Fighters, Smart As, Broken, LBP, Little Deviants, WipEout, Resistance, and Uncharted (!)
22:39 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Now he is going to play Uncharted live on stage

22:39 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "The first thing you'll notice is the large and beautiful screen"
22:40 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Compared to a smartphone's 3.5" display, the NGP displays about twice the size.
22:40 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "You can tilt the console and you can see the images clearly from every angle"
22:40 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Perfect for users like me who like to lie down while playing games"
22:40 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "The most frequent request from PSP users was to add a right-side analog stick"
22:41 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "We have developed a 'micro analog stick.' Despite its small size, it delivers a Dualshock experience"
22:41 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "So lets play this game"
22:41 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - He's traversing a jungle environment with Nathan Drake.
22:42 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Which is awesome ^_^
22:42 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - You can use the touchscreen to jump, or the X button. As Drake is on a vine, you can rock the NGP back and forth to generate momentum.
22:43 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - As Drake climbs up, he can climb using the rear touch panel, "As if you're climbing a vine with both hands"
22:43 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Movements like that can deliver a very intuitive feeling"
22:44 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - On NGP can use the touch panel to have Drake traverse a cliffside.
22:44 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - A stealth melee kill with the touch screen... "bye bye"
22:45 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "I get extremely excited when I think of all the new worlds that will evolve on NGP with innovative game developers"

22:45 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Shu leaves the stage to Kaz Hirai.
22:46 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Now we are joined by Muneki Shimada from Software development.
22:46 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - Shimada-san talking about the design: We call it the "Super Oval de [snipped by DBA for length]
#18
For those that aren't aware and are wondering what NGP stands for, it is "Next Generation Portable".

See the following from Andy House (SCEE CEO):

"In case you haven’t heard, earlier today in Tokyo, Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, introduced PlayStation’s portable gaming strategy, which included our much anticipated next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP).."

[Taken from: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/01/27/introducing-ngp/]

Josh



Edited By: r3tract on Jan 27, 2011 11:04
1 Like #19
r3tract
For those that aren't aware and are wondering what NGP stands for, it is "Next Generation Portable".Josh

Until it is released, then it is Current Generation Portable soon to be Last Generation Portable.

"Neighbo[u]ring Group Participation" works better for me! :)

BFN,

fp.
#20
Well im interested, but i think its going to be at least £280 and is the 3G going to be free or will we have to take out a data plan.
1 Like #21
Retro89
Well im interested, but i think its going to be at least £280 and is the 3G going to be free or will we have to take out a data plan.


I reckon 3G is going to have to be the same as a Kindle. However, if there was plenty of online support then I suppose I would pay for a PSN+ subscription but more than likely would just use the WIFI.

This looks so good, Im going to start saving now :D
banned#22
I found this part rather interesting.
23:36 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Now we're going to show Dungeon Defenders"

23:36 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - I've played a build of this game on PS3... apparently it was ported to NGP in about a week!

Cue portable versions of PS3 games, Uncharted 2 on the move, killzone 3 on the bus. Developers will love that. if they can stay close to the 3DS price they may do well. how much is the 3DS is it £249 ish?
1 Like #23
sennasnit
I found this part rather interesting.
23:36 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - "Now we're going to show Dungeon Defenders"

23:36 Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog - I've played a build of this game on PS3... apparently it was ported to NGP in about a week!

Cue portable versions of PS3 games, Uncharted 2 on the move, killzone 3 on the bus. Developers will love that. if they can stay close to the 3DS price they may do well. how much is the 3DS is it £249 ish?


Id pay anywhere up to £300 on launch considering what you get. Imagine if Sony actually allowed you to stream games from your PS3 to the NGP... it would be insane. I also like the SIXAXIS feature. Uncharted is going to be so good.

I hope they also let you use existing PSN accounts (i.e. PSX classics and available PSP games). Id be buzzing for the new games but part of me would love to session Final Fantasy IX if they let you use the analogue sticks :)
#24
It looks to be making all the same mistakes the PS3 did packing it full of non-gaming features which will no doubt push the price sky high. The PS3 only really started to sell well once Sony had stripped it down and dropped the price as people clearly didn't want to pay for the extra features.

John
#25
Syzable
Sad thing is it's downloadable media which will see ridiculous prices for games on the PSN store and with the 3DS coming out as well it may well be a early death for the machine.

Would be interested in Uncharted for it but i wouldn't pay more than £20 for a handheld game and with no shops selling them it will sit at about £40.


Games are going to be released in stores on a form of proprietary flash memory cards :)
#26
Johnmcl7
It looks to be making all the same mistakes the PS3 did packing it full of non-gaming features which will no doubt push the price sky high. The PS3 only really started to sell well once Sony had stripped it down and dropped the price as people clearly didn't want to pay for the extra features.

John


What?

Digital Downloads & Memory Card 'Cartridges' = Gaming
Trophies = Gaming
3G = Gaming
Friends List = Gaming
Microphone = Gaming
Streaming = Gaming

I don't get where your non-gaming features come from?
1 Like #27
Johnmcl7
It looks to be making all the same mistakes the PS3 did packing it full of non-gaming features which will no doubt push the price sky high. The PS3 only really started to sell well once Sony had stripped it down and dropped the price as people clearly didn't want to pay for the extra features.John

You mean the PS3 really looked more appealing when backward compatibility with PS2 titles was removed, the integral memory card slots dropped, & two USB ports were taken away?

I think the price was probably the most important factor, not the features (of lack of them). Also when the platform gained more desirable & exclusive titles sales improved.

However, more features (either software or hardware) means more risk of failure.

If you are going to call something "Next Generation" anything you need to future-proof it for a number of years. There will be a premium to be paid for the technology by the "early adopters".

I would imagine "Uncharted 2.5: Drake's Portable Adventure" is probably going to be a launch title.

It may even be episodic-based; new downloadable content on a monthly basis so the cost can be spread across a period of time & sales of both the console & the title increase as word-of-mouth spreads.

BFN,

fp.
banned#28
back view.
http://assets.vg247.com/current//2011/01/ngp1.jpg
#29
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5392572044_f370e28bb5.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5392572072_836ae69b1d.jpg

BFN,

fp.
#30
Will you be getting one on launch fanpages and sennasnit?
#31
dtovey89
Will you be getting one on launch fanpages and sennasnit?

When the prices are released I may change my mind, but from what I have seen/read so far I would like to get one at launch.

And you?

I was hoping the "PSP Phone" (Codename: Zeus) or "Sony Ericsson Xperia Play" was going to get mentioned (with release date[s] & price[s]) today as I have been waiting to replace my dead iPhone 3GS for almost two months (& I do not want another iPhone... ever!).

With Android integration & 3G (camera[s] & microphone] on-board with the "NGP" there is obviously some cross-over functionality between the two devices.

"Skype" on my PSPgo is only really a fall-back option.

BFN,

fp.
banned#32
dtovey89
Will you be getting one on launch fanpages and sennasnit?

Only if i have some kind of windfall, can't justify it to Mrs Sennasnit, having said that i still play my PSP 1000 every week and have done since release. Angry Birds, Fieldrunners and Zombie Tycoon current faves. There are some real hidden gems in the minis section.
#33
fanpages
dtovey89
Will you be getting one on launch fanpages and sennasnit?


When the prices are released I may change my mind, but from what I have seen/read so far I would like to get one at launch.

And you?

I was hoping the "PSP Phone" (Codename: Zeus) or "Sony Ericsson Xperia Play" was going to get mentioned (with release date[s] & price[s]) today as I have been waiting to replace my dead iPhone 3GS for almost two months (& I do not want another iPhone... ever!).

With Android integration & 3G (camera[s] & microphone] on-board with the "NGP" there is obviously some cross-over functionality between the two devices.

"Skype" on my PSPgo is only really a fall-back option.

BFN,

fp.


Im in the same boat really. Personally Id pay £300 on launch for it (with a game bundle maybe) but I can see it only selling well if it hits the £220 mark. For it to cost over 50% more than a PS3 Slim would be an outrageous. However, the PS3 ports are what is making it for me plus Im actually a fan for the larger size. I have quite big hands and even the current PSP models are a bit small :P

Im not a fan of the iPhone/iPad either (gaming wise). Epic Citadel (just a visual demo) and Angry Birds are nothing compared to MGS4 or Uncharted on the PSP2. Phone wise I prefer my HTC Desire over my old 3GS.

Im actually quite excited for this. Gaming wise - near PS3 graphics (PSP2) > near Gamecube/Wii graphics (3DS). Dual Analogue sticks, the trophy system, 3G, 5" OLED Screen > 3D screen. Just my personal preferences but I am definitely holding out for one of these.
banned#34
Can't go wrong with angry birds at all

I for one would wait and see how the finished product is and testing it before parting with my cash on a psp2 ( ngp )

On the ps phone ( zeus ) if I can play psp go games on it and price is under £350-300 I may consider buying it.
1 Like #35
I am quite excited for this.
if its £250+ i cant see alot of people willing to buy it. I dont really mind about the larger size since it all goes in the bag the same. What i do want to know is the feeling of holding this thing (i think that the larger size helps it to be quite comfortable) for 1-2 hours.
Flash memory cards is a good choice, assuming that it is cheaper to make than umd and it reads faster than it as well.
Also, they also added alot of things users have asked for which is nice, but tbh the only thing i wanted was the second nub. they went further and improved the nub into analogue sticks.

Lastly the games. Aint seen much on the interweb but they say its quite good. Also, the current minis are actually quite nice for short bursts of gameplay - I hope sony expands on this into the portable and do this itunes style.#

edit: found a vid of uncharted on ngp:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAq-sMLTEw
and its source with more vids :S
http://www.engadget.com/video/#player

Edited By: Artonox on Jan 27, 2011 14:15: more vids
#36
Integration with PlayStation Network "Friends" so you can send/received messages via 3G will be a good selling feature as well.

I raised it as a request at the official PlayStation Blog Share [ http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/03/17/introducing-playstation-blog-share/ ] some time ago so that you could organise gaming nights ("Killzone 2", "Singstar", or whatever) during office hours :)

Trophies for PlayStation Portable titles will also be a selling point for the device.

The potential for "cloud computing" gaming will draw many punters too.

BFN,

fp.
banned#37
fanpages
Integration with PlayStation Network "Friends" so you can send/received messages via 3G will be a good selling feature as well.


BFN,

fp.

Yeah I'd always thought that would be a good feature, you can obviously do it via remote play, but thats kinda pointless.
#38
fanpages
Integration with PlayStation Network "Friends" so you can send/received messages via 3G will be a good selling feature as well.

sennasnit
Yeah I'd always thought that would be a good feature, you can obviously do it via remote play, but thats kinda pointless.

Only if you have a WiFi connection & sufficient access to your home-based PS3.

3G support will open up a whole new world of downloading PlayStation Store content remotely so that when you return home on Wednesday everything will be already be ready to play instead of having to wait hours to share contention ratios with everybody else.

(I'm hoping none of these features are exclusive to "PlayStation Plus" subscribers, though)

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #39
What would be an extremely cool feature, now that the Playstation portable has a 960 x 544 resolution screen and dual analogue sticks, would be the ability to use remote play, to actually play your (installed or the one disc that happens to be in your console) PS3 titles from anywhere, (assuming the 3G connection can handle the video feed), as the 'NGP' has (probably) all the controller inputs that your DUALSHOCK 3 or SIXAXIS contollers do.

At this point the keen-eyed among you will be crying: "Wait, what about the analogue R2 and L2 buttons?" and this is where I point out that the touchpad on the back could be used to simulate the analogue effect of R2 and L2 button by pressing and then sliding your finger down the back.

(Whether the analogue sticks have clickable R3 and L3 buttons though is a different kettle of fish.)

Josh

Edited By: r3tract on Jan 27, 2011 16:26
#40
fanpages
You mean the PS3 really looked more appealing when backward compatibility with PS2 titles was removed, the integral memory card slots dropped, & two USB ports were taken away? I think the price was probably the most important factor, not the features (of lack of them).

To me no, but to the market yes. Your post makes little sense as features and price are directly related to each other, the lower price was a direct result of stripping out those features. Clearly the market wasn't bothered about the features otherwise the stripped down PS3's wouldn't have have been the success they were over their better specced predecessors.

The Xperia X10 had an rrp of over £400 and even equalising the SoCs for their respective ages, the NGP still has a lot more hardware so I can't see the NGP being particularly cheap given Sony have said they won't make a loss on the hardware sale (although I can't see that lasting long).

John

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