PSP2 to hit next Fall

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  1. smellyunicorn
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    Around the time of the Tokyo Game Show, Sony held a private meeting at its offices in Tokyo's Aoyama. The purpose was to show off the PSP2.

    Several sources have confirmed to Kotaku that the PSP2 does have a previously rumored touch panel on the back of the hardware. The touch panel was described as looking like a big mouse trackpad. When Sony showed the PSP2, it did not provide concrete details regarding how the trackpad will be implemented in games and instead is leaving that to the discretion of game developers.

    The screen itself is not only sharper than the current PSP's, but about an inch larger. The larger screen means that the PSP2 will be larger as well. In the private meetings, Sony is touting the screen as "HD".

    A larger PSP should not be that big of an issue for Sony — especially in a mobile environment with large tablets like the iPad. It also shows that Sony realizes it is no longer simply competing with Nintendo, but also Apple.

    It is unclear whether this is the same handheld described by the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Sony is working on a device that mixes a game player, an e-book reader and a netbook computer.

    In late September, there were also reports that the PSP2 hardware was in the hands of "numerous" developers.

    Read the rest here

    http://kotaku.com/5672410/psp2-will-be-big...ne=true&s=i

    (first time I posted news sorry if the format is not right)
     
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    I posted it in the PSP section to make sure the PSP forum goers would read it (as the main news is mostly Nintendo-based).
     
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    it's got a touch panel surprise surprise!
     
  5. Midna

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    Oh no. It's even bigger than before? The PSP was nearly too big for me. Bugger, nobody actually carries an iPad around with them.

    Nothing big then. We'd all heard the touch panel rumour before, but I don't know how useful a touch panel that you can't see while using it will be to gameplay.

    I'll prolly get it when the price drops.
     
  6. KingVamp

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    Not enough info about it and you already saying that!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Midna

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    I get most systems when they're cheap. I'm certainly not a fanboy for Sony. Like, at all.
     
  8. Slyakin

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    Okay, I guess...

    I don't really care. [​IMG]
     
  9. KingVamp

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    Nah ,I actually thought because you did not like Sony/ Sony's products that much, you not really to pay full price for any of their products. [​IMG]

    As in a super Nintendo fanboy / anti-Sony fanboy [​IMG]
     
  10. trumpet-205

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    Interesting, touch panel and HD are all appealing.

    I might actually get this one, I skipped PSP.
     
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    I love one of the comments on there.
    While the touch panel on the back of the screen is an interesting idea, just how applicable can it be? And what about using it along with the front interface? Wouldn't that interfere with actually holding the system?
     
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    HD doesn't mean anything. It stands for High Definition, and "High" is pretty subjective word. It certainly won't be what the TV industry considers HD, but it'll be a good high res for its screen size.
     
  13. trumpet-205

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    I know HD stands for High Definition. xD
     
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    Dude you should get a PSP if you havent already!
     
  15. antwill

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    What about not speculating on rumours? [​IMG]
     
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    At your window!
    OFC knowing Sony the PSP2 will be $400. Yep i mean hey, it has HD XP.
     
  17. lukecop80

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    over there
    i wouldn't be surprised if it had a accelerometer and gyroscope and 3d without the need for glasses
     
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    Wow it's very big............
     
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    People often get confused because companies will slap an "HD" label on something that's not High-Definition. "HD" is an acronym, so companies can use the term "HD" all they want, as long as they don't actually call it "High Definition" or "HD graphics". For example, HD Radio... is "Hybrid-Digital Radio". [​IMG]

    However, people see the "HD" and think "High Definition" and continue to think it's a subjective term meaning it's better. The companies don't correct people because it keeps the people buying anything with an "HD" label on it. Hell, I've seen them slap "HD" into the model number of a phone to get people to buy it.
     
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    the 3ds isn't released yet so they can't steal borrow the idea...YET [​IMG]