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    Rumor: Sony PSP2 to Feature a Touch-Screen and Two Cameras


    Following up on our previous article, today VG247.com (linked above) has reported that Sony's upcoming PSP2 will feature a touch-screen and two cameras.

    As part of their E3 2010 reveal, the following details have currently surfaced on the PlayStation Portable 2, to quote:

    - Multiple British sources have confirmed that PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
    - PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing.
    - It has a touch-screen, but apparently it has retained the trademark physical PlayStation buttons.
    - UK sources were previously working towards a "2010? release. This is now "2011?.
    - One source would be "amazed" if there was any kind of physical media involved. We've been told it "could" be 3G-enabled, as opposed to the WiFi-only PSP go. This bit was sketchy.
    - Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now. Some have even already been canned.
    - There have been "finished units" in the UK, but we haven't spoken to anyone that's seen a final case.
    - When asked directly about reveal timing, one source said, "If the games were aiming for end 2010, beginning 2011, and now it's a 2011 release, I'd say a gamescom or TGS announce for launch early next year".
    - One source told us the machine is based on a four-core Cell CPU. PS3 runs on an eight-core version.

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    Eagerly waiting for PSP2 and if rumored specification are true ie a cell processor having 4 spes and a fast gpu imagine the endless possibilities of Homebrews and emulation thus we can have PS2, GC, DC even WII emulators on go. So i'm really much excited that in future we will have a lot of fun with nextgen handheld devices.

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    I call bs with the specs stating it has a quad core cpu, once it would need adequate cooling which is just not possible in a small device, two it would kill battery life, meaning that a bigger battery would have to be fitted making the device heavier and larger.

    As for touchscreen there is no point on a true gaming device, I'm sure most people know just how hard it is to play games on the iphone, and those games aren't really all that complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3M0N2009 View Post
    I call bs with the specs stating it has a quad core cpu, once it would need adequate cooling which is just not possible in a small device, two it would kill battery life, meaning that a bigger battery would have to be fitted making the device heavier and larger.

    As for touchscreen there is no point on a true gaming device, I'm sure most people know just how hard it is to play games on the iphone, and those games aren't really all that complex.
    The ds also has a touch screen. It's just not a powerful gaming device.I don't mind if it has a touch screen. Just as long as there are still physical buttons, and you have the option to use them instead.

    Touch screens look to be one of the features that will eventually become a standard on hand-held devices. I do agree with your point about iphone games though. Its just not as good as a controller. Virtual buttons aren't near as responsive or accurate.

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    My flogging god you gotta be kidding, a quad cor processor not possible though a dual core might be possible but what do i know.. anyways as long as the graphics surpass the wii's i'm good hahah

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    lol? Quad Processor

    Things that will happen if there's a quad processor:
    • Battery is Dead in 2min
    • OVERHEATING

    Ouch, imagine carrying a 60 - 80 Celsius device (usual temperature of overheating)

    impossible its going to fit

    by adding touch-screen, they are copying DS (NO USE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckluka View Post
    lol? Quad Processor

    Things that will happen if there's a quad processor:
    • Battery is Dead in 2min
    • OVERHEATING

    Ouch, imagine carrying a 60 - 80 Celsius device (usual temperature of overheating)

    impossible its going to fit

    by adding touch-screen, they are copying DS (NO USE)
    I have heard that the quad cell cpu will be clocked at 200mhz... i.e. temp won 't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcsx2006 View Post
    Eagerly waiting for PSP2 and if rumored specification are true ie a cell processor having 4 spes and a fast gpu imagine the endless possibilities of Homebrews and emulation thus we can have PS2, GC, DC even WII emulators on go. So i'm really much excited that in future we will have a lot of fun with nextgen handheld devices.
    Not any time soon I'm afraid - they can (and will be silly if not to) implement the security on the PS3 level and we'll have nice but almost "useless" devices at our hands with only option to get DRM enclosed games from PSN.

    In regards to Touch Screen - not too keen to use it for most of the games really (although some games might benefit from it like all those quizz kind ones) but for the virtual keyboard / messaging / managing of your media or controlling non-gaming apps it would be really useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntinos View Post
    I have heard that the quad cell cpu will be clocked at 200mhz... i.e. temp won 't be a problem.
    But then, what's the point of having quad-cell?

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    Better, faster multi-tasking. But thats besides the point it will not have a quad core, if your lucky it might have a dual-core proc.

 


 
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