Report: Sony Believes Handhelds Will Replace Home Consoles http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/02/15/report-sony-believes-handhelds-will-replace-home-consoles/
ps3 upgradeable? NGP to help extend ps3 life? ps4 pushed back further?(18 posts)
Interesting point but the article is fairly poor. Potential power of handhelds has come on significantly in recent years with the push of smart phones as gaming devices. This increases the capabilities to connect them up to your TV and still get a decent experience. This might explain the excessive amount of power Sony have shoehorned into the NGP. Connection and link up with PS3 is the interesting aspect which may pique my interest in NGP a little too. Play a game on your PS3 and continue it on the NGP using cloud storage for saves. Could be cunning.
From the article - PS3 can have a software update to support 4K? Maybe but the hardware struggles to support 1080p in regular games - hell without exceptional developers it can struggle on 720p.
I think home consoles are going to go in some interesting directions in the next generation - some of them will prove to be foolish, and some the deciding factor in winning the round.
ah lol theres allready a thread about it..
how can a handheld replace a home console if u cant even connect it to a tv?
Displace is slightly different to replace - though they can mean the same thing. Aside from anything else I'm not sure Sony can afford to try and launch a new console yet. It's original plans would have been based on making a lot more from the PS3 at this point so some reassessment is natural. Trying to take a different approach to the next generation is something they need to do to regain ground, whether what they come up with is good enough remains to be seen.
Unannounced console with no launch date has potentially been delayed?
got ur point drdamn.
how can a handheld displace a homeconsole if u cant even connect it to a tv.
I dont plan to be out of my house for the next 10 years, so when im at my hnouse i would like to play on the big screen.
At least for me theres no way a handheld without tv output can replace a stationary system..
There's still hope that Sony will include an HDMI output, I believe that it's still being decided for some of the final features before release.
Only in JP, where you can see Handhelds competing and outperforming consoles saleswise.
But I will say this:
I will not replace my console with a handheld. Period.
Not too sound too much like my age here, but what works in JP isn't going to work over here. It should stay in JP. The JP are already struggling with what games work and don't work over here. They are trying to westernize. They are often left wondering why games that they used to count on for huge numbers now don't move systems the way they used to.
Trust me Sony. A handheld is not the answer.
Lest not for a long long time.
If you could connect your handheld to an external display and pump out HD quality visuals and use a full controller, I don't see why it couldn't replace a full blown console. Certainly such a device would have more value to me than a full console or handheld individually.
I still see such a device as being a while away.
@Crysis, HDMI output in NGP?
So you want PS3 to stop selling even more?
I think we are probably misinterpreting the meaning of replace in this context. We don't know the plan but I suspect there is some sort of interoperability between the PS3 and NGP which is yet to be revealed. Based on that Sony don't see the need for a PS4 yet. In a similar way that MS sees Kinect as a reason not to introduce a 720 yet.
What I grasp from the info wasn't replacing the ps3(as misleading as the title of the article is) but showing that there's a untapped side to the ps3. If I rememeber correctly the psp was suppose to increase the connectivity of the ps3 pretty significantly. But, as we all know the lack of support and connectivity of psp to the ps3 was restricted to local use. And wifi use.
Now, because the ngp is going to have 3g the access from portable to console is accessible anywhere. And with upgradeable firmware and an external system on equal terms of its big brother. We have the ultimate package. Something no one can argue with in the handheld gaming/mobile phone/media center.
Now, whether or not the ps3 is equipped to take on such a stress is another question. If they don't work on this correctly we could see an influx of ylod on the console due to stress. I love the potential sony has as a company being how they are huge on innovation. But, I really hope they have their shit together on this one. The possibilities of failure and success are even
well the ngp has 4 cores.
connect it to the ps3 with some super high speed bus and ur ps3 got 12 cores..
in the same way it could double the ps3 memory
anybody remembering this:
guys, thats it. im betting the farm
I think you just lost your farm, all your chickens, the sheep, cows and the dog. :)
I think the potential is in terms of game experience - not power. For example you buy Final Fantasy 15 as a download title and for one "reasonable" price you get the PS3 and NGP versions. The content of both versions is the same with the PS3 version looking nicer. The key is that save files are in cloud storage and accessible by both consoles. So play on either console and you pick up where you left off last time you played.
Atleast two Xperia models(SE's new batch of smartphones) have micro-HDMI port. NGP having one too is not an impossiblity.
from all the info so far the ngp doesnt have hdmi out.
"I think the potential is in terms of game experience - not power"
does one exclude the other?
why did they patent that memory addon at all?
Its still a prototype. The NGP model shown doesn't even have a slot for the new cartridge. I hope they would atleast offer different SKUs, one with and one without. Like only the 3G SKU will have a HDMI.
I would assume that all NGP models will have a HDMI output, if not Sony may provide us with a USB(mini) to HDMI adapter/cable (if that's even possible).
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