With every new day that passes, it appears we're inching ever closer to an apparently inevitable PSP Go! announcement…

Many sources have all but confirmed this new iteration of Sony's handheld although Sony hasn't made anything official. All we've seen are mock-ups like this one pictured here, and several solid theories concerning the features and design of the PSP Go! But now, it may have been prematurely unveiled: the direct link to Gaming Console Network is down, but you can find the story in question at N4G . GCN claims to have seen the PSP Go! in the upcoming June 2009 Qore episode. They won't explain how – this whole, "gee, somehow I got access" explanation is cause for suspicion – but the pictures are in abundance and as you can see, it reflects much of the speculation that has been circulating lately. If it's true, Qore reveals that this new unit will not replace the PSP-3000 (they will be sold alongside one another), it will boast a 16 Gig memory and a memory slot for more if you wish, and it's set to release in Fall 2009. All of this also gels with semi-reliable information we've seen over the past few weeks, but of course, until the press release sits before our greedy eyes, none of this is verified.

But if it's the real deal, what do you think? Is this something that might interest you? And for what reason might a consumer wish to have both the PSP-3000 and the PSP Go!…? We should find out soon enough.

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psxmax
psxmax
12 years ago

It's a no Go for me if it does not come with dual analog sticks.

wasim
wasim
12 years ago

as long as it has awesome games i am in
who cares about dual anlog controls

Kevadu
Kevadu
12 years ago

They *can't* add a second analog stick. This isn't a true successor like a PSP2 or something. It is supposed to be compatible with existing PSP software (maybe not via UMD, but the software doesn't change) and exist alongside the PSP-3000.

If you add a second analog stick then developers can only use that stick if they make their games only work on the new system. Sony does not want to confuse the market like that right now.

psxmax
psxmax
12 years ago

@ Kevadu

You make a good point, this is not a PSP2. It is just a PSP-4000 with a rename to PSP Go. The PSP Go was made to compete with the iPod touch, because Apple seems to be taking away Sony's market share.

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

i have to agree, the lack of dual analog sticks is a bummer. It made playing Metal Gear Portable Ops unbearable. Ill probably still buy it though regardless as long as it has cool games though.

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

@Kevadu

No. They *can* add a second analog nub. Developers will just need to have two control systems: the shitty one for the PSP-1000 to 3000 which they would otherwise have had to produce for any PSP without a second nub and the functional one for the new system. Most games have multiple control schemes anyway.

p.s. No second nub, no buy, no matter how slim or light or "hip" they try to make it. I'll keep using my PSP-1000 until Sony actually makes a new version that WORKS BETTER.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/30/2009 3:18:25 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

@Game Over

Apple is not touching Sony's share of the handheld game market. Their devices see in different markets and happen to play some games (mostly mini-games and casual games). The PSP on the other hand is a gaming device that can do other things, but few if any buy it primarily for anything other than games.

This PSP Go! is a reaction to a changing market, but mostly it's a reaction to digital distribution (no UMD), the drop in Flash memory prices, and advances in technology integration allowing things like BlueTooth to be included along with the sliding screen mechanism. Lots of people seem to want to push competition on Sony that's not really there.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

Well if it does have that sliding screen then it technically isn't the same hardware design; so they CAN and should put a second stick.

No second stick no buy for me. It is just a limiting factor. They automatically cut a decent FPS out of the picture.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

anyone notice LBP on the screen??

AWESOME!!!

Schmitty
Schmitty
12 years ago

one analog stick FTL

DGo8
DGo8
12 years ago

one 1 analog stick (N)..still looks kool tho

SaintX
SaintX
12 years ago

well based on the picture on that link provided, i would say that the mock up psps like the one above, looks so much better and more stylish. The one from the link looks like a palm phone, looks hideous. I would buy the new PSP GO if it looks really sleek and has great functionalities. But if its indeed the one in the picture from that link, then i would pass on the PSP GO! it would be shame on Sony

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

If that's a legit image on N4G, then you have to wonder why they didn't throw in the second analog stick to shut up everyone who considers it a deal breaker. Honestly when the alternative hand held game device doesn't even have analog controls at all, why is only having one considered a deal breaker by so many people?

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

… because the types of games possible on the DS are totally different than the types of games possible on the PSP. If I wanted SNES-style games, I'd use my GameBoy. I bought the PSP because it was a PS1/2 in my hand; I want fully-featured PS2-style games and most of those require two analog sticks and upwards of ten buttons.

Sony built next-next-gen (at the time) portable hardware, but didn't give us even a complete next-gen control system, so the game can't even run the PS1 classics of which they made so much of a fuss (and then abandoned for the most part) without creating some gimped control scheme for them (which then requires development time, etc.).

Also, they didn't make a screen which can run 480i video in its native resolution, so the HUD and text all have to be reworked in order to be legible.

Great idea for a system; middling execution.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

Good answer, but it still makes no sense to me. A single analog stick is perfectly functional for many kinds of games, and as SuperStardust on the PSP proves, a slight alteration to game controls can work, even for a dual stick shooter. Perhaps the expectation that a hand held device should match the PS2 feature for feature down to the dual stick controller is an expectation too far?

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

I was thinking about buying another psp, after I give my daughter her's, and I was considering the psp go. After seeing these pics I think I'll just stick to the 3000 model.

cellmember
cellmember
12 years ago

Yes guys this one 100% legit !! check out the quore video reveal on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ-EtvIhFRU

Prevent
Prevent
12 years ago
fluffernutter
fluffernutter
12 years ago

I'm drooling because at the end of the video, they show GT on that thing.

cellmember
cellmember
12 years ago

Heres a post to longer video of Quore with the PSP GO as can been now seen on N4g check it out http://ps3hype.nl/nieuws/3324-exclusieve-video-psp-go-in-actie

sticklife
sticklife
12 years ago

I'm not even going to look at the pictures i want to be surprised.

bebestorm
bebestorm
12 years ago

I hope this is legit if so I'll finally buy one..

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
12 years ago

It looks to be pretty legit to me. More and more recordings of Qore are showing up.

Hexen
Hexen
12 years ago

I think it's fine as long as it has a memory stick slot, as for the analog it's not a problem considering that DS owners play with none.I don't think thought this had a big part of PS3 E3 showing since they made a Quore episode for it so they will probably concentrate on the new hardware coming.

P.S hearing Grand Turismo made me drool.

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

Unfortunately, it looks like the memory stick slot is for "minis", rather than the current Pro Duo, so we'll have to buy a bunch of new sticks.

psxmax
psxmax
12 years ago

Looks just like a "mylo". Take a look on Sonystyle.

Andysw
Andysw
12 years ago

I don't like the design. Why the screen slide?

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
12 years ago

Portability? Compact? Sleek? Trendy?

b3mike
b3mike
12 years ago

METAL GEAR SOLD PORTABLE OPS was unplayable due to the lack of a second analog stick. Now they want to completly remove the other one? I'll stick to my psp phat, not that use it much anyhow =(

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

The nub is there right next to the D-pad (I think).

b3mike
b3mike
12 years ago

My bad, I saw it. But still the lack of a second analog stick is a real shame.

Complex
Complex
12 years ago

Anyone seen the box comparison pictures of the PSP GO and the PS3 slim they look almost same (different color only) because this one is real is the slim real too or are they both(boxes) fake?


Last edited by Complex on 5/30/2009 1:10:05 PM

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
12 years ago

are you blind…they look completely different…

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
12 years ago

Well supposedly to Kotaku they have some similarity….*chuckles*

SaintX
SaintX
12 years ago

The guy in the video actually mentioning a Metal Gear Solid game coming out for the psp. Could that be kojima's remoured metal gear project?

Xplicit
Xplicit
12 years ago

^i doubt it, if it is then they hyped up something very stupid!!!

SaintX
SaintX
12 years ago

Yup if it is for the PSP then it would be overly hyped, but then again the guy clearly mentioned that there will be a new Metal Gear SOLID game. Well Sony's press conference is just 2 days. Then all truth will be out

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Is that even an analog stick? It looks small…

Anyway I'll go with the original psp(or the last version of it).

Xplicit
Xplicit
12 years ago

I still think the phat PSP is the best of them all

Xodiak
Xodiak
12 years ago

So let me see, the buttons have zero grip area, and the trigger buttons at the top are now further away at least according to this image. I just don't think its real.

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

See the video. I doubt Veronica Belmont did a bit on Qore about a fake system.

SaintX
SaintX
12 years ago

Anyway, just to mention something out of topic, have you guys seen the new PS3 logo at the end of the TV commercial for inFamous? no longer the spider word like Playstation 3. The logo is if i am not wrong, is the same as the logo on the rumored PS3 slim. How about that? cause people were saying that Sony never promote any logo with just "PS3".

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

They also brought back the original "rotobic female voice" which says "Playstation"

Brings back so man memories!

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
12 years ago

The font is still the same, not Spider-Man but I do see the association with it. It's Mada or Mata or something with an "M".

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
12 years ago

the font is still spider-man font…just abbreviated…

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
12 years ago

It's not a Spider-Man font. Yes, they used it for the titles of the film series but it's actually called Homoarakhan.

JohnnyGold
JohnnyGold
12 years ago

is this gonna be a phone too?

rcrodgers
rcrodgers
12 years ago

Well, the rumor is at least partially true: I'm downloading June 2009's issue right now. Admittedly it still says "Coming Soon" in the title, but it is downloading. I'll post later whether or not it has the PSP Go or not.

Mista
Mista
12 years ago

Sweet, I said before in another post my PSP 2000 got broke and I been waiting to see if there really was a new version coming out. I'm gonna be all over this, no dual analog kinda sucks but oh well. Gonna have to get one for me and the fiance! And THANK YOU GOD GT!

psxmax
psxmax
12 years ago

The PSP Go is UMD-less, so you would have to buy a PSP-3000 if you wanted to play your old games from your busted PSP-2000. That is why Sony is selling the PSP GO and PSP-3000 along side each other.

There are official looking pictures on PSU's site.


Last edited by psxmax on 5/30/2009 2:33:34 PM

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