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Rumor: Details Surface of Alleged Sony PSP 3G Console


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314w ago - News is making it's rounds on the Internet the next iteration of the PlayStation Portable, dubbed herein as "PSP 3G, is on the way.

Allegedly, it will get 3G support across the globe and will hit during April, 2009.

To quote: Don't get your hopes up, folks, but there is something of a rumor stemming from NeoGAF about the next iteration of the PlayStation Portable, dubbed herein as "PSP 3G:"

David Perry // Producer, SCEA: Also well known as the PSP-4000 or the PSP2, the new PSP model will be called PSP 3G. Unlike previous PSP models it will have a Touch Screen as well as an UMTS support, Bluetooth and a microphone. That means you will be able to use it easily as a normal mobile phone.

With its ultra compact size and design it will be not much bigger than an iPhone but it will offer you the highest gaming comfort. There wont be any UMD-drive any more but instead a keyboard with a slide mechanism though.

But of course, you will be able to download all the games From The PSN Store with the PSP 3G soon. Cooperating with Sony Ericsson, we will be able to deliver the PSP 3G in the USA and Japan by the end of April 2009. First pictures will follow tomorrow.

So, yeah. I think someone was duped somewhere. If you see this pop up, don't buy into it unless we see something more official.

Rumor: Details Surface of Alleged Sony PSP 3G Console

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#12 - JeffJ - 314w ago
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its Bull, even that photo is a sad Photoshop job.

#11 - kingcanfly - 314w ago
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Personally I think this is just gump! There was such a hoo-haa about the PSP3000 not having a second analog control. Now the picture suggests a second control as well as all this 3G stuff? What about 3.5G? Why develop a new piece of hardware for old technology?

Also, the "launch date" seems a little suspect dont you think? Pity though. It would be nice to see a PSP with UMD, two analog controllers, bigger memory capability, 3.5G etc etc. No such device yet. They all have their quirks and limitations (HTC, iPhone, PSP and 'yeeuugh'DS)...

#10 - BluEvo - 314w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by darthi8nt View Post
Maybe this was leaked out as a lie because as we all know April Fools day is like a week away and I can see it now April Fools to all you Fools!!!! headlines.

That seems like the best explanation so far

#9 - quess - 314w ago
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nice!! i want this psp but, no money.

#8 - darthi8nt - 314w ago
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Maybe this was leaked out as a lie because as we all know April Fools day is like a week away and I can see it now April Fools to all you Fools!!!! headlines.

#7 - Veritech - 314w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by BluEvo View Post
Im calling bull shiznit on this one for many reasons:

1. Would wipe out all the physical library for the PSP (like the non Blu-ray PS3)
2. There have been no official announcements from Sony themselves and this is apparently dropping next month
3. This would be an expensive project to make and I believe Sony have other projects to contend with instead of creating an iPhone killer.


I agree with you on points one and two quite greatly. Point one being most sensible considering lack of the UMD drive would lead to old owners feeling left out, but on the other hand they did away with the backwards compatibility of certain model PS3's as well. It would save them money but hurt the owners of many purchased games. Its really hard to say on this one. As point two is stated, everyone loves to look foward to the near future so it's really easy to put a rumor date in close proximity of the rumor, this is fishy. I would belive a holiday release would be more of a reasonable time for it.

#6 - BlingOnMyWrist - 314w ago
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I wouldn't say this is fake myself, although it does seem a little bit too good to be true.

Considering this is true, I think that adding 3G service to this would be a great idea. In response to download speeds over 3G, I'm sure that it would still include Wifi like the current model. Also, this would NOT wipe out the physical library for the PSP at all, because of the 46M PSPs sold which include UMD drives. If a 3G version of the PSP is released, wouldn't it logically be available to all service providers who already have include Sony Ericsson in their phone libraries? I'm sure that if this was released, it wouldn't be constricted to a single provider like the iPhone and, would definitely allow the even sales for this kind of phone.

All talk of rumors aside, if this phone/PSP is released, I will be getting it. I was planning on getting an iPhone around June anyways (possibility of a 32gb version to replace my iPod) and this really kicks the shit out of the iPhone (in my opinion).

#5 - SoulHunterMike - 314w ago
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Looks like a fake. The way that it looks seems so strange...

#4 - BluEvo - 314w ago
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Im calling bull shiznit on this one for many reasons:

1. Would wipe out all the physical library for the PSP (like the non Blu-ray PS3)
2. There have been no official announcements from Sony themselves and this is apparently dropping next month
3. This would be an expensive project to make and I believe Sony have other projects to contend with instead of creating an iPhone killer.

#3 - Veritech - 314w ago
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Well I'm guessing you would be able to transfer the data threw a hardline download via another device. And without using UMD's they could save alot more on production costs, especially in the times were in right now everyone's trying to save a buck.

Cell phone service would be great considering Bluetooth capabilities will allow easy access to calls, as long as it comes with a protective case with access to the buttons needed to activate call features such as voice recognition calling and answering.

I currently do not even use a cell phone be cause I'm always around phones and don't travel to far out regions. But if PSP came out with service, believe me I'd be all over it. In my eyes they could do lots with a phone service. Cell phone games have hit really big amongst the non gamer consumers, and hitting the market now with a reliable service and what would be the greatest cell games to ever come out, would be in there best interest and would completely change the market for both portables and cellphones

 


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