How Much Will Sony's NGP Cost? Not $599, Apparently

Let's face it—we know the NGP is going to cost more than Nintendo's 3DS, but just how much are we talking about? Sony's President Shu Yoshida told Game Informer that "it's not going to be $599." Just for interest's sakes, when the first PSP was released in 2005, it cost $249. » 1/28/11 3:20am 1/28/11 3:20am

Next PSP Could Have Touchscreen, Dual Cameras and a "F**king Powerful"…

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. » 5/17/10 5:32pm 5/17/10 5:32pm

iPhone Is Now More Popular than DS and PSP Among Game Developers

Game Developer Research says that Apple is winning the race among handheld game developers: 19 percent write now for the iPhone and iPod touch. That's more than double the amount of Nintendo DS and Sony PSP developers. Other interesting figures: » 2/05/10 5:40pm 2/05/10 5:40pm

Behold, the End of the DS and PSP: Unreal Engine 3 Running on the…

I'm sure you have the same reaction I did, seeing Unreal Engine 3—yes, the same Unreal Engine 3 that powers games like BioShock, Gears of War and Mass Effect—running on the iPhone 3GS: WTFFFFFF. » 12/22/09 12:59pm 12/22/09 12:59pm

PSP Gets 5.03 Update

The Sony PSP just got the 5.03 firmware update, which improves stability somewhere, somehow. Enjoy the photo of Jessica Chobot licking a PSP, because it's 1AM here. [PSP Blog via Kotaku] » 1/20/09 3:40am 1/20/09 3:40am

Six Ways the PSP Could Make the PS3 Infinitely Better

We're all a bit bored by the PSP at this point, and the PS3 has failed to impress us much lately as well. But with a few minor tweaks, we'd be blown away by both. » 1/19/09 12:00pm 1/19/09 12:00pm

Sony PSP Survey Mentions Touchscreen, Bluetooth and Integrated Storage

If you want to have an idea of what Sony is planning for their next iteration of the PSP, this recent consumer survey might be a good place to start. » 1/15/09 12:20pm 1/15/09 12:20pm

Sony Slowly Backing Away from UMD, Snuggling With Digital Distribution

The rumors Sony is working on a PSP2? Pure confusion, says Sony exec John Koller. Rumormongers are somehow mistaking its push to digital distribution, away from UMD, as work on PSP2. Uh huh. [SAI] » 12/17/08 5:50pm 12/17/08 5:50pm

Sony PSP 3000 Review

Sony's recent PSP-3000 upgrade had one major feature change among its other small updates: the brighter, increased contrast and wider color gamut screen (above: old top, new bottom). The more vivid display takes more power overall, but the rest of the PSP's components are now using less power, giving battery life a … » 10/23/08 2:59pm 10/23/08 2:59pm

PSP Update: It's Dominating Japan

Remember the post we had late last year pondering how the PSP could overtake the DS (and the companion piece pondering why it wouldn't)? Well, it's done just that for the first six months of 2008. Famitsu's publisher claims that the PSP has sold 1.9 million units in Japan so far this year, leading the Wii with 1.7… » 7/07/08 3:40pm 7/07/08 3:40pm

PSP Slim's Dual Analog Mod Allows Katamari Ecstasy

Sony's decision to only place one analog stick on the PSP as opposed to the two on just about all their other PlayStation controllers has led to some control scheme oddities. For one, FPS shooters are all but impossible because you can't use the D-Pad to aim, and two, Katamari Damacy was a bitch to play with the… » 3/31/08 3:15pm 3/31/08 3:15pm

The Sony PSP, Here for 10 Years

10 years ago, things were a bit different. We didn't stream the internet to our cellphones, 3D gaming was in its infancy and the iPod didn't exist. In an electronic world where Moore's Law is still going strong, it's hard to imagine using any piece of tech you might own 10 years from now. But Sony marketing manager… » 3/27/08 9:27am 3/27/08 9:27am

Rumor Smashed: No Blu-ray-to-PSP Transfers in New PS3 Firmware

Turns out that the upcoming 2.2 firmware update for the PS3, which'll make it the best Blu-ray player on the block—isn't coming with the magic ability to transfer Blu-ray copies to the PSP, as PC World had reported. Sony told our garlicky cousins at Kotaku that Portable Copy (catchy name!) won't be included in the 2.2… » 3/24/08 3:50pm 3/24/08 3:50pm

Red PSP Coming Bundled With God of War This Summer

There's no exact date yet, but Kotaku's reporting that a red PSP will be hitting this summer bundled with a copy of God of War: Chains of Olympus as well as Superbad and a gift certificate for a downloadable PlayStation Store game. It's similar to the Star Wars PSP from last summer in that it's a branded PSP, but… » 2/26/08 2:00pm 2/26/08 2:00pm

Getting Around the New PlayStation Store for PC

PSN's director of operations, Eric Lempel, walks us through buying and downloading stuff to your PSP from the freshly launched PC PlayStation Store. It's not the most elegant setup, and you've gotta use a loader app, but it's not too painful either. Mac support and Wi-Fi transfer—or better still, a direct PSP store, a… » 11/20/07 7:50pm 11/20/07 7:50pm

Full-Fledged PlayStation Store for PC With Direct PSP Downloads (No PS3…

Just in time for the holidays, the PlayStation Store's finally totally opening its virtual doors to PSP owners without PS3s—now you can directly download stuff to your PSP from your PC via USB. It's live right now. You can set up a PSN account and then start doing all the things that were previously walled off to PS3… » 11/20/07 5:15pm 11/20/07 5:15pm

Sony PSP Trailer Plays Like a Good/Bad Dream



Still groggy from a kickass pre-holiday kickoff weekend, at first we thought this trailer for the newer and slimmer Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) was part of a bad fever dream we were having. But no, this longish (4:15) piece of video art made us laugh, made us cry, it was better than Cats. While we probably would… » 11/19/07 12:01pm 11/19/07 12:01pm

New PSP Color Looks Like a Shade of Red Lipstick

The limited edition Deep Red PSP you're gawking at launches in Japan next month in two flavors—one with the 1seg digital TV tuner, one without. The 1seg bundle also comes with a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and a stand, while the standard box has a 32MB stick and is standless. No word on whether this bloody hue will hit… » 11/06/07 3:00am 11/06/07 3:00am

Six Months Free T-Mobile HotSpot With PSP Ownership

Own a PSP? Any PSP? It doesn't even have to be new. All you have to do is HAVE one and you can get 6 months of free T-Mobile HotSpot access for your PSP so you can connect to the net and play games with your buddies. We don't think you can transfer this PSP Wi-Fi to your laptop, but maybe if you spoof your MAC address… » 8/28/07 4:30pm 8/28/07 4:30pm

Pandora's Battery Unbricks and Downgrades All PSPs

Those of you who have managed to brick or accidentally upgrade your PSP have been looking for this Pandora's Battery software even if you didn't realize it. The app lets you turn any battery into an official Sony Jigkick battery, which is what their repair staff uses to unbrick (and also downgrade) your PSP. Best of… » 8/23/07 2:15pm 8/23/07 2:15pm