The Sony PSP2 has arrived under the codename NGP. It has a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, front/rear cameras,a touch-sensitive panel on the back of the device used for control along with a quad-core CPU and GPU. (Updated)
There's a rumor floating around Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this week, that selected VIPs are supposedly getting hands-on with the next PSP, which apparently features touch-controls on the back of the device for added gameplay input.
Nuts. That's the most concise way to describe the alleged specs of the next-gen PSP, according to VG247. Nuts! But sadly, these nuts may not show up in time for E3—or even 2010.
That's the question Sony posed in one of their infamous, leak-laden surveys on the device, according to Destructoid.
I love the logic at Sony: They wish now that the PSP had dual analog sticks, and thought about adding them to the PSPgo, but they didn't want to trip up developers who'd gotten used to developing around terrible controls.
This is bad. The prisoners have grabbed the keys. Activision Blizzard, the world's largest producer of video games, is publicly threatening to abandon Sony's PS3 and PSP platforms.
The PSP Go! is official and it looks great. Check out the features of what could potentially be a Nintendo DS—and iPod Touch—killer, along with the Playstation and Media Go store.
If you're a fan of the PSP look and form factor but eschew the 3D graphics for NES/SNES and Gameboy-level sprites, the PSP-900 is $90 worth spending.
The HP MediaSmart EX485 and EX487 Windows Home Servers just received an update patch to enable video streaming over the internet by way of video conversion.
We've heard that a new PSP will be coming with a sliding touchscreen. Now Pocket Gamer has said they've confirmed the rumors with a developer working on the platform.
Sony Japan just filed a trademark for "PS Cloud", which, along with some other US PTO filings, point to internet-based "entertainment services" like accessing games online.
Any layman can "use" a piece of electronics. But it takes a real technophile to bond with the device, like a falcon, or better still, a cobra.
While everyone's getting all worked up about the possible death of UMD, Sony is going around telling people they want to bring classic, non-Sony games to the PSP, just like the homebrewers. Oh?
In an MTV interview with John Koller, head of PSP marketing in the US, Sony should have set the record straight on those nasty PSP 2 rumors. But they didn't.
According to a developer from Acclaim, the still unannounced PSP 2 will be ditching the UMD format. From his Twitter and Facebook accounts:
It's hard to believe, given that you rarely see someone actually playing one, but 50 million PSPs have sold worldwide—an install base just barely above that of the Nintendo Wii. Surprising metric, no?
The prospect of Sega releasing a portable system is a promising one, given Sega's historically broad library of fun vintage titles. But alas, the Sega Vision doesn't play games.
According to IGN, the next incarnation of the PSP is on its way. And it's taking a few design cues from the iPhone. (Their words, really!) UPDATE: Close Sony Source Denies with Sass
Gametech has a set of PSP protector cases coming out that are absolutely gorgeous. Themed after the bright patterns of Japanese woodcarvings and traditional paintings, they turn your PSP into a work of art.