186w ago - There have been countless PSP2 rumors in circulation, from forecasted features to the graphics chip, but according to MCVUK.com (linked above) it appears that analysts may be correct as the PlayStation Portable 2 is rumored to be Sony's big surprise at E3 2010.
To quote: "MCV has been informed of a significant increase in marketing spend at two key publishers for Q4 2010. At a time when the PSP is languishing in Western markets - and its most recent iteration, the PSPgo, is falling flat - it is being speculated that publishers are laying the ground for an offensive on a brand new iteration of Sony's handheld.
Another publisher has also told MCV that it is waiting on a specific announcement from the platform holder before it can reveal of its future PSP plans until, though it did allude to the ongoing development of several unnamed titles behind closed doors.
The PSP is currently in its sixth year on the market, and despite having undergone a number of revisions remains largely unchanged from its initial launch."
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the psp actually has the same ee chips as the ps2 so yeh, it is technically as advanced as the ps2 but the utilisation of that wasn't really seen on the psp tbh
i can see sony using touch capability in the psp2 but less of a novelty feature for games and more of an on screen keyboard/navigation tool.
app's are almost a certainty and i believe that not adding a second analog stick would be a total failure on sonys part to deliver what the consumer actually requires.
screen-wise, i imagine sony incorporating oled tft screens so as to keep it as thin as possible but allowing for touch screen and well lit backlighting.
ergonomically speaking, the best design will be a fold out 180 degree screen which basically allows the handheld to be a portable gaming device, and when necessary a skype/VoIP phone. however, i can imagine that being quite expensive in terms of production costs and so the final design will more likely be a thin clamshell design where it is a game console when open and a phone when closed.
i think the psp was below ps2 more similar to dreamcast graphics!. anyway as it was "rumored" the new ds will have gamecube like graphics , maybe $ony will surpass the new ds in the graphics level as always so yeah! maybe the new psp can reach the graphic level of current console generation (ps3/xbox360).
With the ps3 being able to be slimmed down so much and not lose anything I think that sony realy could make something close between the ps2 and ps3 graphic wise. That would be awesome.
Even better would be if they announced ps2 games being able to be downloaded from psn to the new psp. Add another nub to that list and im sold. With the umd issue they could have you mail your umd's to them and then send you voucher codes to replace the umd.
But i'll be glad if they only announce way better grapphics and a second nub thats all i ask for. Also another upside they have had a long time to observe the ipod touch and all that ds has to offer. This way they can upgrade and improve on what the competition has to offer. Cant wait.