Reeves: Sony needs to release PSP2

Friday, 18th June 2010 11:16 GMT By Joe Anderson


Former Sony Europe boss and COO of Capcom Europe David Reeves, has said that Sony should release PSP2 if they are serious about competing in the handheld market.

Speaking in an interview with GI, Reeves responded to a question about the release of a PSP2 and if it would be wise for Sony to do.

“I’d like to the think it would be for the publishers and developers and consumers,” he said.

“Sony tried to make the transition with PSPgo, I think that changed some consumers attitudes, but they need to come back with something on PSP pretty quickly to stay in the game because Nintendo are shit hot at getting these things right. And they always get these things right.”

Sony has recently denied that it was considering a PSP2, and this seems to be backed up by the fact that they are launching a new PSP campaign in the US to promote the current device.

VG247 has heard it on good authority that a PSP2 will be announced later this year at gamescom in Cologne or maybe even at Tokyo Games Show.



  1. Erthazus

    My opinion that they should not do that, until they will have at launch atleast THAT 3rd Party Support like 3DS did. It’s probably the best launch 3rd party support in the HISTORY of gaming.

    Remember Sony’s E3? What was there a big PSP game? God Of War? Thats it?

    If sony will say at TGS or Gamescom: Hey people we have super cool PSP2 with quad core 2.8 GHZ and NVIDIA 470 GTX (Jesus, it’s a super computer) but without decent 3rd party support, 1st party support, games and decent price and novelty like 3D or something else (touch screen is not new anymore)… Like an Apple like service that sony don’t have.

    then you can go fuck yourself. Sony is much more badass in technology then Nintendo, but lacks in innovation.

    I don’t think so that there is a market for it. I think that Sony is cooking something in Japan and thinking about it, but it is something like a speculation or a prototype version of a future gaming console.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Zarckan

    Come on FFS get it announced at least! we all KNOW it exists.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Yoshi

    Hell no they shouldn’t for some reason handheld gaming seems to forget the whole this generation jib jab and release every year with one or two upgrades. Sony should wait a while they only just released PSPGO and in places like Japan the PSP is selling well. They need to take their time and create the PSP2 with something different, better graphics, two anologs, no touch sensitive (or if it does atleast have some bloody buttons) That way they won’t be just re-releasing the same bloody thing.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bulk Slash

    Sony need to think outside the box and not just deliver a more powerful PSP with another analogue stick. Their competition isn’t just Nintendo now, it’s Apple and Google too.

    I would like the PSP2 to be a download only system that runs Android so it can also be a phone, web browser and multimedia player. I’d rather Sony use Android than keep pushing their own browser, as I think it’s pretty rubbish.

    To keep up with Nintendo it’s probably going to need a 3D screen too (although apparently 3D touch screens aren’t currently possible, hopefully that will change).

    Generally I only carry around my iPhone because it’s good enough (but not great) at games as well as being a great smartphone. If Sony can create something even better at playing games that is also a smartphone I think they’ll be on to a real winner.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. zoopdeloop

    @1 They aren’t specified as launch titles as they aren’t specified as exclusives either(3rd party titles).Last year at Sony’s conference they mentioned about a psp Resident Evil title it could be the same…who knows

    As for this year’s Sony’s conference they got limited time to show everything they’ve got.They focused more on Move and Ps3 thus they showed only God of War for the handheld…i think you forget some 3rd party titles which are on their way to Psp such as…Kingdom Hearts:birth by sleep,Parasite Eve the 3rd birthday,Final Fantasy Agito XIII just to name a few.

    Innovation means that you take risks to make something new ,inspiring and make a difference…Many of us grew up with Mario,Kirby,Donkey Kong e.t.c through all these years… but that is not innovation.It’s same old…for older gamers

    It’s like having the same food on a different platter with different seasoning.It looks different but it’s almost the same.

    The day when Nintendo really innovates is when they will take the chance or risk if you will to present new software with new characters and a brand new mascot.

    Personally the only Nintendo franchise i’m still interested in is Zelda…all the others are in the past for me.(i feel like i’m too old to appreciate them and enjoy them like i used to when i was younger)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. nike-dealers

    we all KNOW it exists.
    Air Max 2009

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Old MacDonald

    I don’t think they should even try. They’ve lost the war a long time ago, and there’s no room for them in this market space any more.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    innovation for the sake of innovation is a disastrous idea, more so on handhelds which are all about quick, on the go gameplay. besides I would hardly describe watered down versions of home console titles as something fresh, it’s merely (dumbed down) pocket console gaming.

    innovate where it’s needed, ie plot presentation in jrpgs ;)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dralen

    They probably didn’t want to announce it at E3 because they wanted to focus on Move and the PS3.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. onlineatron

    He’s right.

    I after the 3DS reveal my level of interest in a PSP went from ‘yeah, maybe i’ll get one’ to ‘hell no’.

    A PSP2 could easily rectify this.

    #10 5 years ago

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