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Rumour: PSP2 screen bigger than current model, more

Monday, 25th October 2010 13:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Kotaku’s got some new “rumour” on PSP2′s form factor, including claims that the console sports a large, HD screen.

According to the site’s sources, the screen is around an inch larger than the current panel and supports HD playback and graphics.

There’s more there on the trackpad on the back of the unit, which is described as “large”. The inclusion of the pad has been known for months.

Interestingly, that piece says the machine’s specs aren’t finalised yet, which would explain why they haven’t leaked. Sony is apparently trying to find a middle-ground between power, battery life and overheating – the current spec, apparently, gets too hot.

VG247 sources have clearly indicated that the console is slated to ship at the end of next year, and this is reiterated in the Kotaku report.

Dev kits have been in the wild for the majority of this year, with Netherrealm being the first developer to admit possession in September.

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22 Comments

  1. 2plus2equals5

    There are some things that i don’t understand…
    If the hardware isn’t definitive how can sony give the sdk? :|
    Are we sure that psp will have buttons and analogs? :|
    Mmmm….

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Are we looking at something more iPad-sized than traditional handheld, here?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    @2, the ipad has a 10 inch screen, the original psp has a 3.8 incher, Sounds like this’ll be more in the region of 5 inches which would put it in the same territory as the Dell Slate thingy.

    Depending on what they end up doing with the controls it could end up taller than the current psp but less wide.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    Hmmm – that will possibly mean the price being a bit iPad sized too. Here’s a cunning idea. This touch pad on the back, pop it on a hinge so it can be swung forward and sit below the main screen too.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    PSP-3000 has a 4.3 inch screen. If it’s 5.3 inches it’s the same size at the entire 3DS unit and would, indeed, put it into small tablet territory.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Here’s the Dell thing:

    http://www.netbooknews.com/wp-content/2010/09/dell-slate-streak-mid.png

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    That doesn’t look too bad, actually – a PSP that kind of size could work okay, I think.

    I really hope the trackpad thing isn’t the only way of controlling it, though. Touch-sensitive buttons are teh suck.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    It’s got physical inputs, as far as I’m aware.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    I think if it’s that size with slide out controls then that’s cool, if it’s original psp style form factor you’re starting to get into overly bulky town.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gama_888

    will this thing have phone capabilities or not?
    im sure i remember hearing a while ago that a psphone was being worked on. and then this sucker pops up?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    If it’s really that big then it wouldn’t be much cop as a phone anyway.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    Overheating problems with the hardware?

    I smell RROD in the handheld market. Hmmm…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    @11, agreed you wouldn’t want to hold it to your ear for long, but they could include a decent headset.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. undeadwolfy

    @12, Your mistaking Sony for Micro$oft.

    I really think that they need to be above their competitors like Nintendo. It seems right now that a 3D screen is a must if Sony want to dominate. Imagine a HD 3D screen on their PSP. Especially since MGS3 is no longer going to be PlayStation exclusive (3DS), it would be good to show that Sony can do it in 3D and BETTER than Nintendo.

    I hope that with the power of the new PSP that there will be more support for playing PS3 titles on it via remote play.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    @14: $on¥ surely?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    @15 – :D

    @11 – Yeah, agree. Does kind of knock the whole phone thing sideways.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @14 and it will cost you just 599 US dollars.

    3D and in HD for the handheld is too expensive to make.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Petulant Radish

    @ 17, that’s ok, you can just get a second job to pay for it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. RETARDED VIKING

    I’ll gladly sell my PS3 if that’s true!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. 2plus2equals5

    I really want to know more… :(
    I hope that the psp2 will remain portable and i hope also to resist until the release of the slim and light model…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Happy Hardon Harry

    The 3DS doesn’t seem any better either. I don’t want to watch 3D images on a tiny display and always having to look at it dead straight otherwise the 3D effect fades away.

    It’s fucking useless tech at the moment, to be honest, as it’s just not advanced enough yet to work “properly”…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Crysis

    I’ll definitely buy a psp2, but only if they can keep it cheaper than the dreaded pspgo, $450(AUD) is my maximum price, if it costs $499+, i will die a little inside-(not really, i would just be incredibly pissed)
    Now, just give us full PS2/PSP/PS1 playback, a 2nd nub & 2 more shoulder buttons to sweeten the deal, wonder if we’ll see some (near) console quality games (maybe even a few PS3 ports maybe?), well since it’s HD, it’ll likely have better graphics than the wii, & probably close enough power to support it.

    #22 4 years ago

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