You already knew most of the details about the next PSP. But now we know its name: The PlayStation Vita. 'Cause it means life, or something. Update: Hands on. (Sony was being stingy about photos/video though, sorry!)
If you'd have asked me a year ago if I would buy a new PlayStation Portable from Sony that wasn't a phone, I'd have scoffed. So why am I desperate for the NGP—the PSP2?
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)
Whatever your thoughts on Sony, admit they know what they want: Powerful consoles with plenty of bells and whistles. The PSP2 is rumored to be PS3-powerful, and now we think it will have an OLED screen and 3G connectivity too.
What you're looking at is—some claim—a leaked shot of a PSP2 dev kit, with slider form factor, camera and (finally!) twin sticks. The shot jibes with what's expected, but we'll have to wait and see.
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.
Word on the street is that Sony will be announcing a proper sequel to the PSP in just a couple of weeks at E3. That's right—we're not talking something slimmer, more slidy-outy, or colorful. A true PSP2. UPDATE
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.
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.
Kotaku just talked to Acclaim's David Perry, the guy who allegedly spilled the beans on the upcoming PSP 2 earlier today. And he's pretty sure about a launch date.
According to a developer from Acclaim, the still unannounced PSP 2 will be ditching the UMD format. From his Twitter and Facebook accounts:
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
SCEE president David Reeves can deny what he likes, but that's not stopping the game publishers from talking to the press about the future of the PSP, including the PSP-4000 and PSP2.
I've always liked the PSP hardware, but iterations like the PSP-3000 are failing to excite me. I just need something new. Unfortunately, Sony claims to not be working on a PSP sequel at this time.
While Sony is just releasing the PSP-3000, the design just isn't impractical enough for our tastes. So we'll look the gift horse in the mouth and turn our attentions to this completely imaged PSP2 concept. A flexible OLED screen pulls out from the base, flexible until stiffened through an electric charge (a la…
The prospect of a PSP phone looks even more likely now that we've seen Sony's patent for a touchscreen handheld. The patent describes a device with "digital tactile pixels" that respond to touch and give feedback via vibration. This patent was submitted by Sony Computer Entertainment, the group behind PlayStation, and…
Remember a couple weeks ago when retailers were calling for a price drop on the PSP? Their wish was granted today when Gamestop/EB Games dropped the price of the core system to $169.
Shit is hitting the fan with the PSP, and that is pretty obvious as of late. According to the folks at 1UP, some "big name" retailers are calling for a PSP price drop or the portable console may be dropped from the shelves entirely due to a lack of sales. We've heard confirmation of an updated PSP, but will that…