Rumor: PSP 2 features rear touch-sensitive controls
- Posted August 19th, 2010 at 16:32 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 28 Comments
The next generation of PSPs will include touch-sensitive controls on the reverse of the unit, that is, according to development sources that spoke with Eurogamer. The PSP 2 will be roughly the same size as the current PSP-3000 version, and the screen will be quite detailed.
According to Eurogamer’s sources, many developers have already used the new PSP, which utilizes touch-sensitive controls on the rear of the device. These new, unfinished handheld systems are being shown to publishers, and Sony apparently already has a business model in place for the PSP 2.
Sources also believe the system could be out as early as the end of 2011, but it could be several years before it is released. This information, of course, is strictly rumors until Sony make some form of announcement. An announcement of this magnitude could come at TGS, but we’ll have to wait and see.
- 11:35am EDT - August 19th, 2010
- 11:48am EDT - August 19th, 2010
psp2, well i knew that was already being worked on.
- 1:06pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
31 nano meter Cell, Nvidia 400 class gpu, 2 gigs ram, 32gig solid state drive,camera on both front and back, 900,000 pixel dot density Supper OLED display, two joy sticks, microphone, video cam, Wifi, backwards compat with PSONE and PS2 and PSP games, Motion sensing, multy touch display, APS store, dual memory card SD support, Extended lithium battery life for no less than 12 hours, and Bravia sync with all HDTVs and PS3. Do that and Sony will flatline the market. Expected price...about $300.
- 1:13pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
@3 That would be awesome
- 1:21pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
So they put some touch bull-ish in it, but they dont put a second anolog. YEAH! Lets promote the guy who thought up that brilliant idea! =). Lets make him the CEO of Candy Land.!
- 1:35pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
The rear touch-sensitive buttons could be used for L2/R2, depending on the shape.
They need to keep the launch price around £200
- 1:41pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
@3 That would be nice but lets face it .... What we want is a 3D enabled or 3D optional PSP2 ... At the moment the PSP2 is looking much more like PSP1 with a few minor bells and whistles.
It would make sense for them to go 3D, not because nintendo are doing it with there 3DS but when you look at the PS3 that will soon be playing out 3D games. If the PS3 can do it so can the PSP2.
- 2:10pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
I really believe that sony needs to listen to what the people want. They really need a homerun with the psp2 since the competition is outselling them and next to nothing support from sony.. Ive owned a psp3000 for 2 years now and I havent found a single new released game that I would spend 49.99 on. Id rather purchase a ps3 game
- 2:22pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
That would be cool and all, but why use touch-sensitive controls, which usually involve looking at them, at the rear of a device?
If it can play my existing UMDs, has a slot for an MS Duo (I have an expensive 16GB model), and better battery life and wi-fi, I'll get it day one.
- 3:10pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
Late 2011 sounds late since Sony need a PSP2 unit that wows now.. Sales are slow and is soon lower than the PS2 sales. With the DS3 comming it seems like, as with Move, that Sony is late to market once more
- 5:10pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
i just hope that whatever system the psp 2 turns out to be that it isn't some retarded gimmick focused on stealing the ds market
- 6:07pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
What about my two analogs? :/
- 6:14pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
touch screen on the back? That sounds f***ing stupid.
Give me a second joystick or I will kill jack trenton.
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- 8:45pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
whoa, whoa, whoa jello snake, calm down. i want a 2nd analog stick but, dont resort to violenece. if they make it 2nd analog maybe i'll f'll finally buy a psp so i can look around. this is the only reason why i wont buy it just for peacewalker.
- 8:55pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
@3 You want fries with that?
- 9:37pm EDT - August 19th, 2010
@3 Couldn't have said it better myself.
- 12:17am EDT - August 20th, 2010
yooo waitttttt soo in the psp 2 with can play ps2 games in the psp 2..... because that hotttt.
- 4:22am EDT - August 20th, 2010
@ 3 - Rule 34 friend.
- 8:37am EDT - August 20th, 2010
- 10:38am EDT - August 20th, 2010
And to say that @3 now, it wont be released for year, 2 years? Go go 200$ price point and market kill.
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