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May 31, 2009 at 4:51 am #14203parnakasMember
this is what we know about the new PSP Go! :
Form factor: The PSP Go has a 3.8-inch wide screen (versus 4.3-inch on all previous PSP models). It's said to be 43 percent lighter than the PSP 3000, which means it would tip the scales at about 3.8 ounces. The PSP Go design is very reminiscent of the Sony Mylo–the screen slides up to reveal the controls.
Storage: The Go will offer 16GB of built-in flash memory, and it's expandable via a Memory Stick Micro slot. There is no UMD (Universal Media Disc) drive on the PSP Go. While that no doubt allows for the smaller size (and, we hope, the potential for better battery life), it also means there's no way to play existing PSP software you might own on the PSP Go.
Controls: While the layout may be different, the control scheme on the PSP Go looks to be little changed from earlier PSP models: a 4-way d-pad on the left, the standard quartet of geometrically coded Sony controls (circle, square, cross, triangle) on the right, select/start buttons in the center, and the PlayStation “home” button to the left of the screen.
A second analog control is always at or near the top of wish lists for PSP redesigns, so its absence is all but certain to get a thumbs-down from gamers. The single stick's placement–closer to the center of the control deck rather than the outside right, where it sits on earlier PSPs–could also be problematic. (That said, the Go control layout is more closely aligned to that of a traditional full-size PlayStation controller.)
None of the leaked info mentions touch-screen support, leading us to assume that the feature is not present on the PSP Go.
Wireless: In addition to certain Wi-Fi support, the PSP Go adds Bluetooth capability to the Sony handheld platform for the first time. In addition to support for standard Bluetooth headsets (and, presumably, A2DP headphones and speakers), Koller also specifies the ability to tether the PSP Go to a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. The advantage of that isn't highlighted, but that would potentially allow Web browsing and online gaming via a tethered phone with a 3G data connection (when Wi-Fi access wasn't available).
Games: On the leaked Qore video, Koller specifically mentions PSP versions of Little Big Planet, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, and “a new Metal Gear Solid.” Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier had been previously announced and a PSP Gran Turismo was originally shown off way back at E3 2004. A PSP-optimized Little Big Planet has been all but confirmed, and a new MGS game will likely be welcomed with open arms (assuming it's more like the action-packed Portable Ops and less like the bizarre Metal Gear Acid).
Koller also emphasizes casual games in the interview, implying that Sony would like to see the PSP platform become home to shorter, simpler “pick up and play” games that can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store on a whim.
As for the downloadable titles: a wide selection already exists on the PlayStation Store for existing PSP owners, and it's long been clear that Sony has been moving away from UMD. The recent high-profile Patapon 2 game, for instance, is download-only.
Digital media support: Presumably, the Go will have at least the same baseline media features as the existing PSP models, which includes ample support for music, video, and photo files. Koller also mentions downloadable movies and TV shows (already available for purchase from Sony's existing iTunes-like PlayStation Store). Despite rumors of a downloadable music store, an online music option is notably not mentioned.
PS3 integration: Again, it appears that the existing interoperability between the PS3 and the PSP line will be carried over to the PSP Go. That includes the ability to cross-load some games and media, as well as the Remote Play option (access PS3-based content from the PSP over the Internet).
Price and availability: Koller says that it's coming in the fall of 2009; price isn't specified. He also confirms that the PSP 3000 will stay on the market concurrently. That, at least, is comfort for those of us who like to buy cheap used UMD-based PSP games, which are widely available.
Sounds interesnting. If the price is right, im totally in. Here is a pic:May 31, 2009 at 5:34 am #27272gow2rulesMemberMay 31, 2009 at 9:45 am #27277P0kennyMember
it does look like a sexy beast!May 31, 2009 at 1:44 pm #27287orestes1981Member
I might buy one, if the price is right. I'll wait for the final details on the design, and I will go from there. Currently, I enjoy my PSP-2000; so, I'm not in a rush to buy the 3000 or the Go.May 31, 2009 at 1:53 pm #27291Domba_carMember
WOW, i saw i somewhere on this site but didint belive it! It looked something like this:
It does look sexy and the games will be amazing, I think there will be no touch-screen. How do you put pics like that? I use the URL.May 31, 2009 at 5:10 pm #27293ThickbrowMember
This is a link to a CNET article which has the video for Qore in it.
gogogooogogogogogoggogogMay 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm #27294parnakasMember
gow2rules – Sony said they want to 100% trash UMDS with the PSP Go!
There is going to be know way to play your old UMD games on the Go! which kinda sucks.May 31, 2009 at 6:29 pm #27304shadeblackParticipant
my main concern is that there is NO HAND GRIP, NOR SUPPORT FOR YOUR HAND.
I can imagine lots of people are going to complain about hand cramps and such.
hopefully some random company will make a hand held grip for it.May 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm #27345Ps3 FreakMember
hopefully some random company will make a hand held grip for it.
Madcatz FTW!May 31, 2009 at 10:29 pm #27349kingofgames73Member
hmm looks like another dodgy analogue stick and would it hurt to put in 2 of the analogue sticks? also anyone know if it will have bluetooth functions? that would be kinda handy for transferring data from ps3 or phones! also being able to connnect to a headset would make that psp chat thing work a lot better!May 31, 2009 at 10:31 pm #27350PS3 TrophiesKeymaster
hmm looks like another dodgy analogue stick and would it hurt to put in 2 of the analogue sticks? also anyone know if it will have bluetooth functions? that would be kinda handy for transferring data from ps3 or phones! also being able to connnect to a headset would make that psp chat thing work a lot better!
Read the first post and you have your answer there.May 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm #27353kingofgames73Member
whoops didnt notice that i only skimmed through reading the words in bold 🙂 guessing i’ll buy this instead of the DSi nowMay 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm #27359Domba_carMember
Admin I fully understand why you have deleted my post, I am sorry and I hope it dosn't happen again.June 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm #27789Ps3 FreakMember
Is the PSP GO another version of the PSP or is it infact a whole different console (meaning is it the PSP 2)?June 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm #27791NodanodMember
I think it is like a psp 2, however they r keepn the psp to preserve the UMD.
It was said earlier that UMDs cannot function on psp go, but will still keep selling due 2 the amount of ppl wiv psp's. I have, any1 else?
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