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Any Truth To PSP Revision Rumours ? 61

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, 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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  • Doubt it (Score:4, Insightful)

    by toleraen ( 831634 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @11:57AM (#18333577)
    There will no doubt be a successor to the PSP some day, but they better not be adding features and calling it the same thing. Making it lighter or other cosmetic changes (ala DS Lite) is fine, but I already have to deal with a crap selection of games. If they add new features such as a touch screen, developers will start catering to that system, and then I'm really SOL.
  • Re:Yes, kind of. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Macthorpe ( 960048 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @11:58AM (#18333603) Journal

    much like how Nintendo released the DS lite
    ...and Sony themselves released the PSOne and slim PS2 :)
  • How about...? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Scutter ( 18425 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @11:59AM (#18333617) Journal
    Personally, I'd rather see some new games (or *any* games for that matter) rather than wave after wave of warmed over PS1 ports. Give me a reason to not regret having bought my rev. 1 PSP.
  • New Machine? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by AlphaBlox ( 1075141 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @12:07PM (#18333769)
    They have only just started putting more focus into games where sony is having trouble with. They had no problems on the ps2, after 2 years surely the psp should start getting more games. Thankfully the last 6 months has been good with daxter etc. and the newly announced god of war for psp. The psp is still good for a few more years yet and hasn't reached its full potential. P.S. I am a nintendo fanboy but I think sony have got a nice kicking up the bum for the psp.
  • by LKM ( 227954 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @01:06PM (#18334801) Homepage

    the GTA games are just plain fun, Wipeout Pure is what F-zero could have been - it's awesome (...) 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. (...) It is an accessory to their uber-game filled life, and maybe the novelty is a big bonus.

    As an owner of both consoles, I think you're full of it.

    Having played GTA on both the PS2 and the PC, it's obvious that control on the PSP is simply broken. Wipeout may be a fun game, but "what F-Zero could have been"? Give me a break. Both franchises are great, and they aren't that similar to begin with. And yes, I own both the first GTA and Wipeout for the PSP.

    There is not a single game on the DS that interests you? Really? This is a console that sports games such as Mario Kart DS, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Meteos (you like Lumines - which is great, by the way - but not Meteos? Huh?), Advance Wars: Dual Strike, Tetris DS, two Super Mario jump-n-runs, Metroid Prime: Hunters, a non-crappy Sonic game, a whole bunch of great adventure games (Phoenix Wright, Hotel Dusk, Trace Memory) and tons of other awesome games. And you don't like a single one of them?

    So, how much did Sony pay you?

  • by thebdj ( 768618 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2007 @02:15PM (#18335989) Journal
    Fanatical? He actually provided more counterpoints and claims then your abusive response to him. First, you insult slashdot and call it "total shit". Then you label him "fanatical" because he likes the Nintendo better then the PSP? I too have played both (both my younger brothers own PSPs, I own a DS) and I much prefer the DS. I think the games are more entertaining, there are fewer re-hashes (PSP has been said to have a lot of poor PS1 and PS2 clones) and the re-hashes are actually pretty good re-hashes, adding enough elements to at least make them new. I also liked the lower price point (I was the only one of the three boys to buy his own console), and I liked the fact that there was innovative gameplay. I made a calculated decision before purchasing my DS, of course it is also a holdover until I can get a Wii. (Note: I am not a straight Nintendo fanboy. I would like a Xbox 360, but I want a price drop first. I play most my games on a PC, and I own a PS2, though I bought it used. The only console I purchased at launch was a Dreamcast, which I love. I have tried getting a Wii since launch.)

    Apparently, you don't argue with fanatics, but apparently you are willing to insult them (calling him some loser kid) and possibly insult his religion (whether Nintendo or otherwise). Then you call his life pathetic? Shame on you. I will proudly stand here and say I like Nintendo, and damnit I might be a fanatic. I am by no means a kid, I am actually in my late 20s and have a college degree. I live in a metropolitan area (with a lower CoL then NYC, thank god), and I make a fairly handy sum of cash (enough that public transit ain't my option). So please, do not call his life, nor other Nintendo fans' lives pathetic merely because we fully believe in the products Nintendo makes.

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