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Rumor: Sony PSP2 to Feature a Touch-Screen and Two Cameras
Following up on our previous article, today VG247.com (linked above) has reported that Sony's upcoming PSP2 will feature a touch-screen and two cameras.
As part of their E3 2010 reveal, the following details have currently surfaced on the PlayStation Portable 2, to quote:
- Multiple British sources have confirmed that PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
- PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing.
- It has a touch-screen, but apparently it has retained the trademark physical PlayStation buttons.
- UK sources were previously working towards a "2010? release. This is now "2011?.
- One source would be "amazed" if there was any kind of physical media involved. We've been told it "could" be 3G-enabled, as opposed to the WiFi-only PSP go. This bit was sketchy.
- Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now. Some have even already been canned.
- There have been "finished units" in the UK, but we haven't spoken to anyone that's seen a final case.
- When asked directly about reveal timing, one source said, "If the games were aiming for end 2010, beginning 2011, and now it's a 2011 release, I'd say a gamescom or TGS announce for launch early next year".
- One source told us the machine is based on a four-core Cell CPU. PS3 runs on an eight-core version.
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05-17-2010 #2Pcsx2006 Guest
Eagerly waiting for PSP2 and if rumored specification are true ie a cell processor having 4 spes and a fast gpu imagine the endless possibilities of Homebrews and emulation thus we can have PS2, GC, DC even WII emulators on go. So i'm really much excited that in future we will have a lot of fun with nextgen handheld devices.
05-18-2010 #3D3M0N2009 Guest
I call bs with the specs stating it has a quad core cpu, once it would need adequate cooling which is just not possible in a small device, two it would kill battery life, meaning that a bigger battery would have to be fitted making the device heavier and larger.
As for touchscreen there is no point on a true gaming device, I'm sure most people know just how hard it is to play games on the iphone, and those games aren't really all that complex.
05-18-2010 #4cky4987 Guest
Touch screens look to be one of the features that will eventually become a standard on hand-held devices. I do agree with your point about iphone games though. Its just not as good as a controller. Virtual buttons aren't near as responsive or accurate.
05-18-2010 #5Reaper2122 Guest
My flogging god you gotta be kidding, a quad cor processor not possible though a dual core might be possible but what do i know.. anyways as long as the graphics surpass the wii's i'm good hahah
05-18-2010 #6Luckluka Guest
lol? Quad Processor
Things that will happen if there's a quad processor:
- Battery is Dead in 2min
Ouch, imagine carrying a 60 - 80 Celsius device (usual temperature of overheating)
impossible its going to fit
by adding touch-screen, they are copying DS (NO USE)
05-18-2010 #7ntinos Guest
05-18-2010 #8GrandpaHomer Guest
In regards to Touch Screen - not too keen to use it for most of the games really (although some games might benefit from it like all those quizz kind ones) but for the virtual keyboard / messaging / managing of your media or controlling non-gaming apps it would be really useful
05-18-2010 #9Luckluka Guest
05-18-2010 #10whiteclad57 Guest
Better, faster multi-tasking. But thats besides the point it will not have a quad core, if your lucky it might have a dual-core proc.