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Any Truth To PSP Revision Rumours ? 61

Posted by Zonk
from the so-many-answers-not-enough-questions dept.
Team Purple writes "Kotaku seems to be convinced a new revision of Sony's PlayStation Portable will be hitting by the end of the year. Yesterday, they posted a rumor that the system would arrive sometime this year, and would feature, among other things, faster load times, 8 GB of built-in flash memory, and the possibility of a touch screen and a built in camera. Today, GamesIndustry.biz has a story highlighting a speech by SCE UK bigwig Ray Maguire, saying that a new 'smaller, lighter' PSP was in the works. Ars Technica's Opposable Thumbs seems less than convinced, and CVG reports other Sony officials say Maguire's comments were blown out of proportion." For whatever it's worth, at the Sony blogger event last week the PSP folks onhand were adamant that there wouldn't be a hardware revision any time soon.
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Any Truth To PSP Revision Rumours ?

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  • by benzapp (464105) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @12:24PM (#18334095)
    It's funny, I hear these complaints about PSP games all the time. I'm a busy guy and don't have much time for a console, I got a PSP to play on the subway mostly. Here in NYC, I'd say I see at least 10-20 times as many PSP's as I do DSs.

    I got maybe 6 months ago. So far, I've gotten 10 really great games that constantly amaze me. Ace Combat X is a great flight sim with impressive graphics, the GTA games are just plain fun, Wipeout Pure is what F-zero could have been - it's awesome. Lumines II is a great puzzle game that is visually stunning. Metal Gear is also incredible, I can't believe they got such a game on a handheld. Even Sid Meir's Pirates has great graphics and gameplay and brings me back to my childhood. Mega Man Power Up is also a great remake of a classic game.

    I don't know, slashdot is just filled with PSP FUD - I just don't get it. There isn't a single DS game that interests me, and the graphics are just terrible. Small screens and jagged edges just suck. I'm really not into the stylus either.

    Anyway, I think the DS is for suburban folks who don't really have a NEED for a portable system. It is an accessory to their uber-game filled life, and maybe the novelty is a big bonus. For those of us who are looking for as close of an experience to a home console as you can get, the PSP is amazing.

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