If you pay attention to gaming news (other than what we typically report on here at PSXE), you know about Nintendo's announcement of the 3DS early yesterday.

Yep, a 3D model of the insanely popular Nintendo DS handheld. But while that may have been surprising, one analyst believes it's only the first of three possible new hardware announcements that will drop this year. According to MCVUK , Lazard Capital's Colin Sebastian has predicted that Sony will announce "a true successor to the PSP" in 2010, an that's in addition to a follow-up to the Wii, which has been declining in popularity over the past few years. Said Sebastian in a new investor's report:

"While 3D games remain on the drawing board and not yet on store shelves, the emergence of new 3D game platforms could breathe more life into the hardware market. Along with the launch later this year of new motion sensing controllers for the PS3 and Xbox, there are several multiple growth drivers for the industry over the coming one-to-two years with new physical products.

We expect Sony to announce a new PSP handheld device this spring, and Nintendo is likely to announce an updated console in the coming year, which could also help to reinvigorate the market."

At this point, even Nintendo has acknowledged their backward slide with the Wii, so a new console wouldn't be surprising, especially in the wake of the more advanced motion sensing technologies coming out for the PS3 and Xbox 360. We have heard in the past that Sony may attempt a relaunch of the PSP Go but that's not what Sebastian has referred to, here; he's talking about the PSP2. That has been yet another big rumor… Guess it's another wait and see situation.

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SaintX
SaintX
10 years ago

If they do plan on announcing PSP2, then I'm really expecting alot from Sony this time round. Dual Analog stick, Yes!, Tilt functionality, Yes!
Huge Storage space, Yes! Touch Screen, Hell Yes!, Awesome Graphics, Hell Yes!

Roach721
Roach721
10 years ago

Dito that Saint and multiple colors also it also has to link up with PS3 and each other

SaintX
SaintX
10 years ago

Yea remote play with PS3 is a must, since the psp is already capable of doing that already. The psp should have a Mic (which is standard in the PSP 3000) for skype purposes, who knows a camera as well? so that people can have video call as well with skype?
And an OLED screen would definitely be appealing since now HD is pretty much being standard now.

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

PSP2 must have two analog sticks. This is mainly because lazy developers keep porting PS2 games over to PSP.

As for tilting, it's pretty dumb in my opinion. Unlike home consoles, the handheld screens are ON the controller. When you tilt or shake, you won't be able to see the image. It doesn't work well or make sense to do so. It works for ipod, but those games are dumbed down for casual gamers.

There are plenty of functionalities that are available in handhelds, like the cameras in DSi, that were never used in any games.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
10 years ago

AND THE E3 RUMORS JACK TRETTON FEARED ARE STARTING AGAIN!!!

He's probably yelling in his office right about now: "GOD DAMN MOTHER FUCKING PRESS LEAKS!!!" Lmao!

No I kind of do feel sorry for him last year since most of the secrets were out – such as PS3 slim (it definitely was going to be announced then…just w/ all the press leaks – they wanted to still make it a surprise by delaying the announcement till TGS), PSP go, and the Last Guardian.

Although the gaming community is hungry to know what's up and coming – I want to see Jack wow people, that guy always brings a smile to my face.

buckoboy1
buckoboy1
10 years ago

phone built in YESSSS! the iphone would get fucked up the ass

wakkaoaka
wakkaoaka
10 years ago

Yeah i remember reading about a year ago that psp2 would come out in 2010… so that was pretty close. Mind you its been what, 6 years since psp1?

Hopefully they will have psp2 playable @ e3

Lazytrappin
Lazytrappin
10 years ago

Are you going to E3?

watchit
watchit
10 years ago

Well if they are coming out with a psp2 or whatever it may be stick with it. How many people are going to buy a PSP, when a new one come out every year?


Last edited by watchit on 3/23/2010 10:14:08 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Uh oh, return of the virtual boy.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Exactly. At least now it's more than one color, but I'm still not buying it.

NeoHumpty
NeoHumpty
10 years ago

Virtual Boy was AWESOME. I was making minimum wage as a Toys R Us cashier at the time, so I couldn't afford one, but I went in to work early before they opened to play everyday.

I am also predicting a return of the Power Glove. And yes. Yes, I'll buy one. The original was almost useless as a controller, but I wore it all the time to pretend I was Robocop. I think if they make a new one it will work much better than the Wii controller.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

As long as psp2 is fully backwards compatible then all is good.

And yes, hopefully this time they don't release 200 versions of the handheld (leave that to Nintendo…)

PS: They expect Nintendo to announce a new console?

sirbob6
sirbob6
10 years ago

Yeah they are going to release a HD Wii in 2011 according to Time Magazine.

The X Factor 9
The X Factor 9
10 years ago

In all honesty, Sony ought to focus its attention on continuing to make good games for the PSP as well as beefing up their game catalog on the PSN. If they want the Go! to be more successful, they ought to drop the price of the damn thing to start. Something along the lines of $199 or less.

Next, let's get some sales on PSN games. I know that every once and while they have a sale, but let's put the exclusive games on sale. I'm not paying $39.99 for a download copy of Resistance Retribution or Little Big Planet. Why not encourage weekly sales to boost your business?

My favorite feature on the PSP Go is the comic book store. I simply love it! Let's continue to beef up the selection shall we?

Perhaps they could add an application to stream Pandora Radio…How about a Facebook app?

Last E3 Sony execs got on stage and touted the fact that franchises such as Resident Evil would get their own PSP games. This year you have the much anticipated release of Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker…What's Sony going to do now? Pull a 180 and just stop? This is ridiculous.

And if Sony is going to make a PSP2. Here are MUST have features.

1. At least 32 GB of HDD or Flash Memory
2. Bluetooth
3. 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
4. A Mini Cell Processor
5. An HD compatable OLED screen
6. PSP Backwards compatibility

Victor321
Victor321
10 years ago

HD Visuals and 2 Analog Sticks! Ok, the first one sounds unrealistic and far-fetched, I know, but the latter sounds very plausible, and if that does know make its way into the PSP successor…then I really don't what to say…

Other than that, what The X Factor 9 said above, I'm in total agreement with him ^.^

You got good suggestions man!

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
10 years ago

If not more…

Jian2069
Jian2069
10 years ago

HAHA mini cell.
that would cost so much more than the PS3.
and HD in something thats going to be like 4 inches wide? there is no purpose at all.
But I agree with the bluetooth, and it needs to work flawlessly with the PS3 via bluetooth.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
10 years ago

I might actually get the new wii if they do announce it. My wii broke a couple weeks ago and i really need the 3 new games that are coming out for it; Galaxy 2, Other M, New Zelda…

Robochic
Robochic
10 years ago

still iffie about 3D to be honest, read that for the new DS the 3D you would not need the glasses and all DS games are compatible with it? little confused I thought you needed the glasses to get the 3D effect? this is still alot of rumours we'll see what E3 brings us ūüôā

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

There is such thing as 3D without glasses. The only requirement is that you look at the screen dead straight. The tech is awful for home TVs because of the multiple viewers. On a handheld gaming system there's just the one player looking straight at the screen so it'll work without the glasses.

Culoslap
Culoslap
10 years ago

Interest is piqued.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Didn't Nintendo have negative comments about 3D or something earlier in the year?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

3D hand held gaming? LOL! That'll be right, the DS can barley pull off a 3D game model, never mind real 3D imagery.

I think 3D is irrelevant in the hand held space. Nintendo is really grasping at straws with this.

The worst thing is it will probably sell a crap-ton of units almost all of which will end up languishing in junk drawers just like Sega Game Gears did.

___________
___________
10 years ago

so you dont want mario cart 3D?
come on how freaking cool would that be?
for once i would not be cursing when someone gets the bullet ūüėČ

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

A successor to the PSP is the death toll for the PSPGo.

JackC8
JackC8
10 years ago

According to the sales figures, it's as dead as it gets already.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

touche

___________
___________
10 years ago

ive said it once, twice and ill say it again.
2010 is already the best year to be a gamer, and we have not even started yet.
stuff the games that are coming out, but even just the tech sliding into our doors!
o, not to mention im going overseas at the end of the year, for the first time ever!
great games, 3D updates, 3D TVs, new PSP.
what more could we ask for?

JackC8
JackC8
10 years ago

I'd love a PSP2 – with a second analog nub please! I've been holding off on buying one until they come out with the new model. But this spring? That's like two weeks from now lol. Maybe E3, that would be awesome. There are a whole lot of great games available for that system.

Not sure about a new Wii, the people who buy those just don't care about a newer, better model. Do they? I mean, it's like a $10 toaster. As long as it works, nobody cares about the new $15 model. Anything more expensive would kill its entire appeal, which is dwindling even at its present price.

NeoHumpty
NeoHumpty
10 years ago

Honestly, I think that Nintendo made a reliable system that people aren't having to replace every year. That's the whole reason I think sales are dropping. It's because almost everyone that wants one has one. I think they would do better to invest money in their games at this point, not a new system.

Hezzron
Hezzron
10 years ago

Wii sales are dropping because they were astronomically high from the start. Even with the decline in sales, they are still outselling the competitors to this day. Nintendo is doing just fine financially.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Walmart and Wii…..massive brand names. The mass media would be all over a new Wii announcement. Even if only half of the original Wii owners went out and bought a new updated version, it'd still be a huge success story.

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

I'm not ready for psp 2, I'm just now getting a decent collection for my psp. With money being tight it's hard to buy ps3 and psp games.

Grrrr, said it before and I'll say it again.

So many games, so little money.

DeathOfChaos
DeathOfChaos
10 years ago

The guy is an analyst, he gets payed to say whatever the hell he wants. But still wont mind seeing a PSP2!!