Okay, so the PSP Go is on store shelves alongside the older PSP-3000 model. But everyone still wants to know if the PSP2 will become a reality, and the latest piece of news essentially confirms the new handheld's existence.

According to BSN , the new generation of portable technology from Sony will indeed arrive next year and feature PowerVR SGX543 graphics. We learn that past rumors were also mostly true, as their sources tell us the PSP2 has been in development since 2008 and exactly one year ago today, Sony unofficially announced the selection of Imagination Technologies' SGX graphics processor. Earlier today, we heard something similar in regards to the potential tech leaks for the PS4 and new PSP, which is starting to become clearer and more legitimate. It also seems obvious that Sony will push forward with the freshly released PSP Go and replace the PSP-3000 with the PSP2…although we're starting to wonder if the PSP Go will have enough going for it to compete with the new portable option. Either way, it's going to be an interesting year for handheld electronic units.  BSN says they know when Sony plans to put the PSP2 on store shelves but will only say it'll launch within "the next 12 months."

We should also add that price will be a definite factor as well; the $250 price tag for the PSP Go hasn't gone over well.

Subscribe
Notify of
63 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

This is getting a little out of hand! Sony needs to shift focus from Hardware to more quality Software!
Although, a new PSP would be nice! Let's just hope the PSP2 will have a UMD drive so my collection won't go obsolete if I upgrade! (reason I haven't got a PSPgo yet)

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

a psp2 in 2010 would really be a smack in the face to all the people that just bought a psp go. i really dont like the name of the psp go. just sounds dumb as hell. psp2 sounds dumb also. if they do have a new psp coming i hope it has a better name.

anyone know how long the original psp was in development for before it came out?


Last edited by frylock25 on 11/23/2009 12:50:35 PM

mykjessnjr
mykjessnjr
11 years ago

And they came out with the PSP Go for what reason????
And they're coming out with a PSP2 for what reason???
Retarded.

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

to improve on what has gone before…. and to make money, its how business work, you need new products so ppl revinest their money. thats the way the world goes round… the psp has had a good run, time for a new updated device with updated visuals and graphics.

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

the psp go was obvs a warm up for the new psp, am sure the pspgo was like a test, and they will monitor whp buys more, the pspgo or the 3000, to see which way to go with the new psp2, either go digit or have actual physical media, tho the obvious answere is to do both, have a machine with a 64 gb solid state drive and a newer version for the physical media, as the psp2 will need to be at least ps2 level, really should be of a standard of in the middle of ps2 and ps3, basically ps2 level detail with 720p level of graphics would be nice, games capped at around the 9gb mark like ps2 games, 2 analog sticks, camera, web browser, psn store, wifi, and ofcause has to be Backwards compatible, so peoples psp collections are not wasted, also since the psn store knows what games youve downloaded any psp games downloaded from the store, you should be able to re download them for the new psp2.

ps

i guess touch screen will need to be implemted too, not a big fan of touch screen on things like iphone, but with a stylus like the ds its pretty decent, esp for games like the mini's and simple games like cards games etc.

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

The PSP is PS2 level right now. They'll need to do something drastic tothe so called PSP2 to stay in or take the lead in the handheld market.

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

the psp is not at the level of ps2!, what a stupid statement. for starters the psp cant have games bigger than 1.7gb as thats all a umd can hold where a dvd can have around 8gb, actually theres so many diffs i cant be arsed pointing each one out.

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

wow the 14 year old little girl who uses "probz" and "obvz" calls me stupid.

packersfan66
packersfan66
11 years ago

E.L.E Everybody loves everybody

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

Maybe you shouldn't be so mis-informed then by making ridiculous statements. You clearly must not own a PSP otherwise you would know that the PSP does not have the same graphic capabilities of the PS2.
I did not realise that i had to spell things 100% correctly when addressing you, glad to see that your pea size brain can pick faults in my typing, and then deduct that i must be a 14 year old girl, just because i didn't agree with your comment about how the PSP had the same graphics as a PS2. I suggest you put more thoughts into your comments before you make your self look more like a fool than you all ready have.

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
11 years ago

It could also be suggested your criticism become more constructive and less immaturely insulting in the future, less the ten-ton hammer of Ben be dropped on your face and neck.

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

I was wrong, yes. but I wasn't being a d*ick aboot it. All you had to do was say so rather than call me stupid. I also deucted that you were a 14 year old girl from the words you used, not from you disagreeing with me. Your behaves is totz uncalled for. See how dumb it looks and sounds? Exactly. Don't be a douchebag and try to make someone feel stupid you jackass, just because they're wrong. What the PSP actually is, is closer to the PS1 which I got mixed up with in the first place. But you being a jackass couldn't just say that.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

FWIW the PS2 processor actually runs SLOWER than the PSP processor (300 MHz to 333 MHz), though that is only one factor in the relative power of the systems.

airwedge1
airwedge1
11 years ago

Needs to have an option to be a phone, and small enough to be a phone. Too much of a pain to carry around two devices.

JohnnyGold
JohnnyGold
11 years ago

wow. wtf sony? i just spent 250 on a psp go. i was thinking that was going to be the flagship of the handheld market for the next few years. thanks for milking me out of a quarter of a grand, then dropping something new a year later. smh, i lost.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

No worries, guy. You have at least a couple years to check out the existing library, with new ones on the way. The library is awesome, and by the time you're done, I'm sure the next one will be priced-down as well as the games.

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

yes but to be honest, most gamers realised this, that the psp2 is coming at some point, before the pspgo was offially annouced their was rumours that the psp2 would be announced. if it comes out in 12 months time, just in time for christmas, then it would of had a good 5+yr run (as they will still sell psp's like the ps2 is still selling) now for the handheld market thats a pretty good run, as the psp i thought was amazing when it came out, now when i play games i am comparing them to ps3 level, the bar has been set higher and i find playing new psp games, somewhat annoying, sony needs to get a march on the handheld market and get its ocnsole out before the DS2 comes out, as am sure sonys new device will have touch screen, and am sure i read that the DS2 will actually have decent graphics this time round so the two handhelds will be in even tougher competition this time round.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

If you are enjoying it then why does it matter?(assuming you're having fun with it).

mike rlz
mike rlz
11 years ago

jeez… i havent even been able to afford this generation yet, maybe i'll just bank up for next gen.

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

Its gonna have a second nub…i bet my life on it..

Alpal
Alpal
11 years ago

Yes, having a second analog nub is a no-brainer. I wonder if they'll have two versions – one that is a normal handheld game system, and one that doubles as a phone?

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

i still have my psp-1000

figured "why buy a simple redesign?"

i always save my money for the true successor system

Effi
Effi
11 years ago

i have the psp-2000 – my logic is why buy the first one when a better and lighter one will come along soon enough.

lol

but yeah buy one of the many redesigns is enough

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

i bought mine before the 2000 came out

so i didn't have the choice

therefore my argument still holds some weight

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Kind of makes the PSP-GO seem flat, no?

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Change your picture.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I find the pic of Billy Joe more offensive than Sweedie's avatar. At least, his avatar is honest. 😉


Last edited by fluffer nutter on 11/23/2009 4:46:42 PM

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

It is a free country and all, but your avatar is annoying (speaking on my behalf only). For selfish reasons I would rather you change it, so I don't have to look at it, but do what you want.
When we read your posts, you want people to associate you with a boy kissing a man?


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/23/2009 4:58:06 PM

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Sweedie, you might be thinking that we are picking on you, but we're not. Whatever back story you may have explaining the picture may suit you, but it's not just on your computer screen, it's on everyone's computer who happens to visit psxextreme. And to everyone else, it's a drawing of a boy and an old man making out. Please, be considerate to others, have a sense of decency, and change the icon.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Sweedie, I have heard of the video game but can't say I am knowledgable about it so I do not get the inside joke about this picture and my objection to it does not go away just because you have explained its significance to you. Thank you for explaining it, however it still means nothing to me, and that might be the case for others on this site as well.

As far as how you are treated being gay, if you feel you have been mistreated in life, perhaps your attitude of wanting to push this particular issue, damn the consequences, and damn other peoples oppinion, might go a long way of explaining why you have had difficulties with others in your past.

If you think our objection to the picture is because of the gay implications, I can't speak for others, but I doubt that is the issue. You can have an avatar of Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken, and I doubt anyone would care. Your particular avatar is just creepy to me.

If you are trying to make a statement, then that admits you are trying to raise a certain emotion, good or bad out of someone. Don't hate on someone because they are getting the reaction you are obviously trying to get with that avatar.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/23/2009 6:24:32 PM

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

If you feel the need to express your sexual preference to strangers on the internet, who do not care whether you are or are not gay, then as MyWorstNightmar said, I'm sure there are ways less pedophilian you can go about it. And it's not just you. That "Lazy Town" icon is just as disturbing. If you don't mind those pics, that's your choice, but I rather not have them on my computer every time I visit psxextreme, or any time. But, I can see you are too shameless to recognize that.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

In other words, Its not nessicarily the gayness of the pic…its the fact that a underage boy is kissing an older man…which is wrong the world over. Not just in North America. I'm against homosexuality, but I wouldn't try to force my views on someone else. But I am against pedophilism (if thats even a word).

The picture is gross and morally wrong. Hell, I'll even help you look for a picture of 2 guys kissing if you'll replace that one that you have.

Be all for gays if you must, but atleast have it be between 2 MEN.


Last edited by PS3_Wizard on 11/23/2009 8:40:03 PM

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Your sexual orientation is not the issue directly, it is the graphic depiction through your avatar. Please remain as you are, but maybe consider a change in the avatar visual, that is all.

A suggestion, there is the gay rights flag I think which is quite colourful, maybe the flag emblem or something may be more appropriate.

Q!

"i am home"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Sweedie

It's not prudish to be made uncomfortable or be offended by an image depicting a minor making out with an older man, homosexual or not, the image depicts criminal activity and I personally find that offensive. I'll add my voice to those asking you to choose a different avatar, I could not care less whether you're gay, straight or attracted to pretzels, it doesn't matter, but a child kissing an older adult in a romantic manner is wrong, illegal and disgusting. So change it please. If I have to, I'll be asking the site admin to get involved next, because by your own statement you have insufficient respect for the other users here to heed their request and will only change if instructed to do so.

Please don't try to make this some kind of persecution issue, it's nothing to do with prejudice or persecution of minorities, it's simply that your avatar image depicts something that is universally illegal.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 11/23/2009 10:25:14 PM

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Sweedie; we want you to stay; and please continue contributing positively with your comments about what matters to us; and that is our hard earned investment in Sony, the PS3 and gaming in general. I am sure you could find a really good avatar too…

Q!

"i am home"

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
11 years ago

Even though it's already been changed, I'd like to voice my support and understanding of the avatar and it's intended purpose. Jack Thompson is a tool and it was humorous to see the picture, nevertheless, I thought you could use a comment of support on this blown out of proportion issue.


Last edited by I_defenestrate on 11/23/2009 11:27:39 PM

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I can't believe people complained about the avatar of sweedie .

worst thing I'm sure some of those people enjoyed to play the stupid MW2 terrorist scene.

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
11 years ago

Next thing you know, something will be said about my picture of someone being thrown out a window. Staged or not.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

What a bunch of whiney bitches. I hope none of these punks are American, ya know land of the FREE home of the brave. And screw any other commie duchebags that (don't believe in free humanity) aren't.

I thought your avatar was hilarious with Jack Thompson being kissed by one of Rockstar's characters.

P.S.

If one man isn't free, then we can't call ourselves free people. Cut the chains and enjoy the diversity. I don't agree with homosexuality in the least, hell no. But the beauty is that it doesn't matter.


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 11/25/2009 4:27:13 AM

Cabalavatar1
Cabalavatar1
11 years ago

Sweedie,
It's so sad that people take such trouble to oppose something opposed to their beliefs. I don't even see anything wrong with it being an older male and a younger male. People say it has to do with criminality, but why does that take precedent? There is nothing wrong with anything; morality is socially constructed, people. And it's entirely subjective/relative.
I think it's great to see someone acting out against a dominant discourse that relegates or contemns something.
I also recommend looking into a term called "trans-coding" for some interesting ways to subvert dominant culture.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I`m not asking you to take it down because it is two guys kissing, its just the age difference that botherd me. It was just disturbing to look at. What you have done is much better and if it makes are feel any better i aprove of your new pic. 🙂

Friends?

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I hope PSP2 uses memory cards or cartridges like the DS for games. I really wanted to buy physical medium instead of digital download. That UMD disc is draining all the power. The next PSP probably has HD output and better graphics, which mean even more power drainage. I hope they get rid of that spinning disc.

nad
nad
11 years ago

Its about time. PSP graphics are getting outdated.
They should have two versions of this a PSP2 Go and a normal PSP2

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

Why do you want a PSP with a touch screen..and Dual nubs AND QWERTY keyboard? your askin 4 to much….It will have two nubs…mayb a touch screen and same kinda keyboard as touch screen phones or tha on screen Ps3 one

randomname
randomname
11 years ago

Wtf is going on in your avatar lol.

jaybiv
jaybiv
11 years ago

Or would you all prefer for Sony to sit back on their hands and milk every nickel of of us while not trying to improve their product offerings?

Most electronic devices get enhanced with new features periodically. PSP and PlayStation are no different. The PSP2 and PS4 are coming sooner rather than later, whether we like it or not. So I would suggest that you enjoy the great games we have now and worry about these systems when they are closer to the launch.

randomname
randomname
11 years ago

Cant wait.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

this is nuts, i dont even want to take a look of the PSP GO, let alone PSP2, i am still extremely happy with my original PSP 1000 Fat.

are we in a hardware competition hype or sth? geeeez. please make more good games instead, like Demon's Souls, FF13, Infamous, please do that.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

not interested.

gonna wait til PSP2 Slim.

huh1678
huh1678
11 years ago

Am i the only person who doesn't care about a touch screen/qwerty kb./camera for the psp2?whats the problem with having 2 devices? most people will have a cell anyway with a camera and maybe qwerty kb depending on which kind of phone.I just want it to have good games
and having it built rock solid and no being able to brick just cause fw update was interrupted.Also built smaller then psp-1000 that i still own 😛
Rant over and out.


Last edited by huh1678 on 11/23/2009 8:21:39 PM