Tag Archives: psp-4000
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 09:20 BST
According to a listing from Japanese retailer Geo, 3DS is set to drop this year. And so is “PSP-4000″.
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 | 15:59 GMT
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 15:45 GMT
Analysts Michael Pachter and EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich predict that Sony’s next handheld will support UMD – or at least, would not be surprised if it did.
“I think it is possible and likely that the PSP-4000 will support UMD, and I think that Sony will support whichever formats make it the most money,” Pachter told Edge. “It’s an interesting dilemma. Without question, there is room for packaged products and the benefits of digital-only are probably more than offset by foregone sales of UMDs.
“I think that the next version will likely have both, with a disc drive that uses no power if the user is playing a downloaded game. The question is whether it’s too bulky, but my guess is that they can fit some flash in there, or equip the game with a 16Gb memory stick and consumers will be perfectly happy.”
On that front, Divnich feels that Sony would like to drop UMD but it might not be fiscally possible.
“Ultimately, businesses must meet the demand of consumers. If the PSPgo fails to latch on as a standard model for the PSP, Sony has no choice but to continue to support the UMD format,” said Divnich. “If Sony had their way, they would eradicate the UMD standard in favor of digital distribution. Sony’s primary goal with the UMD format was for it to catch on in other media players, unfortunately it didn’t.
“Sony has had horrible luck when it comes to creating media standards, and PSPgo is three years ahead of its time, the same way the PS3 was ahead of its time. Regardless of the success of the PSPgo, ten years from now when the industry is mostly digital, we will look back and single out Sony and its PSPgo as being the first console to push us in the digital direction.”
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 15:10 BST
Ars is rumouring that the PS3 Slim is a reality, but won’t be announced next week at E3.
For what it’s worth, we’ve been given a very heavy nudge today that the new SKU is, indeed real.
There’s lots through there, including an insistence that PSP-Go is an actual thing. You know what? It really is.
Hit this for all the conference timings for next week.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 | 06:44 BST
Yet more rumour on the upcoming PSP revisions: according to 1UP, it’s called PSP Go!, and will come with 8 or 16GB of flash memory.
The site claims it does have a sliding screen.
Apparently it’s to launch in in Japan this September with a US debut coming in either late October or early November.
More than 100 games are to support the UMD-less release, including the PSP version of Gran Turismo.
True? We’ve been watching the mountains for months. It’s going to be announced at E3.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 12:40 GMT
Acclaim boss Dave Perry’s called on SCEA’s John Koller to publicly deny Sony’s upcoming, unannounced PSP revamp won’t include UMD support.
“John Koller is publically questioning my post about PSP 2,” Perry said on his Twitter.
“So I confirmed with Top PSP 2 developers. John, state that PSP 2 WILL have UMD.”
It won’t have UMD, obviously. Sony just doesn’t want to talk about anything to do with it yet.
“PSP2″ isn’t a successor at all, more a “reimagining” of the original design. It’s known to have a slide screen and is expected to be announced at E3.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 09:57 GMT
PSP-4000. It’s got a slide screen. It’s got shoulder buttons. Dave Perry is its best friend. Does God of War: Chains of Olympus developer Ready at Dawn know anything about it? No. It doesn’t.
“You know, the way these things work is that, ironically, even if there was a new PSP in the works we would probably be the last people to find out about it,” company CEO Didier Malenfant told Edge yesterday.
“I really have no clue what Sony’s plans are.”
Ready at Dawn is being rumoured as working on a second God of War game for PSP at the moment, so you kind of may have thought it’d know something about it.
Whatever. PSP-4000 will be announced at E3, God willing.
Mon, Mar 02, 2009 | 17:56 GMT
Eurogamer’s just posted up more detail on the as-yet unannounced PSP-4000, saying there’ll be no UMD and talking about what controls will be allowed with the slide screen closed.
From the piece:
Our development source today confirmed these reports, adding: “The screen is basically the same as the one in the 3000 – except it slides.” When ‘closed’, we were told, the screen won’t cover the entire face of the console, but the unit will be “significantly smaller in width” as a result.
With the console in its ‘closed’ state, most controls will be inaccessible. However, our source claims that games which use the shoulder buttons exclusively – such as LocoRoco – will be playable, as these inputs will still be accessible. It’s expected that the unit can also be used for media playback in this configuration.
There’s more through. Expect the worst kept secret in the world to be announced at E3.
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 | 20:51 GMT
Update: Kotaku caught up with Perry today and he said he know someone who’s working on it. Take a look.
Acclaim boss Dave Perry has backed up a tweet earlier today on the lack of UMD support in the heavily-rumoured upcoming PSP revamp, saying he’s “certain” the disc’s out of the new design.
“I can’t reveal my sources, but you can be certain there’s no UMD, which means fully digital online device, and you know I know people,” the exec told GameDaily.
For the record, he’s right. Hit this for the latest on PSP-4000.
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 | 11:47 GMT
Sony has just issued a “no comment” in light of continuing rumour on “PSP2.”
Talk emerged this week that PSP-4000 will have a complete aesthetic overhaul, featuring sliding screen support, amongst other features.
Mon, Feb 23, 2009 | 09:11 GMT
VG247 has learned that PSP-4000 does have a sliding front-screen, with a highly-trusted source confirming fresh details on the unannounced machine this morning.
PSP-4000 is not PSP2, but rather a “complete aesthetic overhaul” based on existing PSP tech.
Much is now known by some parties of the console, which will be announced at either GDC or E3 this year, but cards are currently being clutched very tightly to chests.
The revamp does have a sliding front-screen, and we’re assured the design being currently touted isn’t a million miles away from this now-infamous image.
Eurogamer rumoured PSP-4000 for a 2009 release in December last year, and our source confirmed this to be the case today.
Sony has constantly denied PSP2 is in the works: now you know why.
Rumour? This is not a test, Ringo. Comprendez vous?
Sat, Feb 21, 2009 | 09:15 GMT
Sony Japan’s put out a call for testers for a “new games machine,” although details haven’t been supplied.
The job listing says that, if accepted, applicants will “be part of an advisory staff that will play PlayStation series software on this new machine and check its functionality.”
They will also be able to “test game machines not yet released or new functionality of PS3 peripherals before they are released.”
While no new hardware iterations from Sony have been confirmed as yet, Eurogamer rumoured towards the end of last year that PSP-4000 would launch in 2009.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 20:26 GMT
“A source close to Sony” has issued a less than subtle denial to IGN’s PSP2 rumour, calling the talk of a touch-screen sequel to the handheld “nonsense.”
“Clearly, being a quiet time of year, many, what we thought to be credible websites, are making up stories about PSP2, and how it allows you to teleport across the globe, travel through time, and will be powered by the horns of baby rhinoceroses,” MCV was told today.
“Hopefully, you can sense a mild tone of sarcasm, which should hopefully indicate how ‘on the money’ IGN are. Needless to say, we don’t comment on rumour or speculation, but this is nonsense.”
Don’t hold back, “source.” Sony’s put out an official denial of the story, according to TechRadar, although no quote was given.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 20:24 GMT
SCEE has apparently got in touch with Techradar to flatly deny the earlier rumours that a touch-screen PSP was coming soon.”
“Sony has flatly denied that a PSP mark 2 is in the works,” says the article. No quote was given.
We can’t say we’re surprised at this one, really.
More through the link if you need it.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 06:24 GMT
IGN’s rumouring that a second PSP, replete with multi-touchscreens, will be with us sooner rather than later.
From the piece:
IGN has learned from several credible sources that the PSP 2 is indeed on the horizon, and will be packing multi-touch technology. According to our sources, the PSP 2 will feature a widescreen multi-touch interface comparable to that of the iPhone for both in-game control and menu navigation.
Talk’s gathering pace on this. Eurogamer ran a piece in December saying a new PSP unit, described by the site as “PSP-4000,” would release in 2009.
Sony promptly flattened the chat. Just make sure it’s a phone as well, please, Sony.
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 | 11:21 GMT
Eurogamer’s rumouring that PSP-4000 will release next year.
The site cites “publishing sources” as the root of the talk.
The PSP-3000 launched this October and followed a 2000-series model, the first Slim & Lite, in September 2007.
More through there.