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Sony Says PSP2 "As Powerful as PS3" 267

Jason writes "Sony is reportedly pitching the PSP2 as a high-end portable equivalent to its PS3. The gaming content on the platform will clearly differentiate the handheld from Apple's and Google's mobile products as well as the games found on the App Store and the Android Market. The company will reveal the first concrete details regarding the handheld in Tokyo on January 27. This is a month before Nintendo's 3DS platform goes on sale in Japan. Sony is already planning to reveal more at GDC and E3 after the initial announcement this month."
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Sony Says PSP2 "As Powerful as PS3"

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  • by PhrostyMcByte ( 589271 ) <> on Thursday January 13, 2011 @01:32PM (#34864362) Homepage

    and all this will happen again. Anyone who's been around long enough will remember that Sony has a history of exaggeration when it comes to their consoles.

    My guess is that it'll have a modern programmable GPU with even more features than the PS3 has. Some guy in marketing heard that, and suddenly it's more powerful than the PS3.

  • Re:As powerful? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by elysiuan ( 762931 ) on Thursday January 13, 2011 @01:34PM (#34864394) Homepage

    This is a good question and I think it speaks to a larger trend in the handheld market. Nintendo, the undisputed leader of the console handheld market for many years, has traditionally always made their handhelds a but underpowered with respect to the technologies of the day. One of the driving factors of this was battery life which they have excelled in.

    Now with the advent of the 3ds they seem to be bucking that trend with a 5 hour battery life.

    Now that the push among handheld makers is to provide higher fidelity experiences it seems users of the next generation of handhelds will have to get used to much shorter battery life times.

    Battery technology is lagging behind a bit. I'm curious to see how this all plays out in the next 5 years or so as our love of powerful portable devices continues to grow.

  • Re:Yes, but... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by seebs ( 15766 ) on Thursday January 13, 2011 @02:40PM (#34865578) Homepage

    I have both. I have I think five games for my PSP and 50-some for my DS.

  • Meh (Score:5, Interesting)

    by pizzach ( 1011925 ) <pizzach@gmail.cEEEom minus threevowels> on Thursday January 13, 2011 @02:56PM (#34865904) Homepage

    I am slowly falling out of love with modern games. I value quietness over loud fans. I value battery power over slightly better graphics. I value gameplay over quick time events. I value playing a game over waiting for load time. I don't mind realizing that I am playing a game when I am playing a game.

    I know a bunch of people grew up with these things I mentioned above and think it is normal and "the way it should be" (tm), but it just isn't my cup of tea. As with the PSP, it looks like the PSP2 will bring more of the same. There is a growing gaming culture pigionholing the definition of what a good game has to be.

Fear is the greatest salesman. -- Robert Klein