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Rumor: PSP 2 Announcement Coming This Month

Hey, that unannounced thing everyone has been talking about will be announced soon!

According to a couple of reports this morning via anonymous sources, the successor to the PlayStation Portable will be announced in just a few weeks. Jan. 27, supposedly, is the date Sony has chosen to unveil the PSP2, and it’ll do so at a press event in Tokyo. That's just inside a month prior to the Japanese launch of Nintendo's 3DS. Strategic timing!

MCV, one of the publications reporting on this rumor, is also promising surprising “exclusive industry insight” into the PSP2 in the pages of its magazine that is slated to hit news stands this Friday. 
 

I didn't want to steal a mock-up from PSM3 magazine, so I just drew my own based on that one. 

Rumors about the PSP 2 have been circulating forever. The craziest bit of chatter I’ve heard stems from a Kotaku article from late October in which an anonymous source details the device, verifying that it’ll have twice the RAM of an Xbox 360. The PSP2 will also, supposedly, ship with two analog sticks, touch controls, a larger screen, and will apparently not support UMD.  
 
Your guess is as good as mine on this one, but now at least seems like the time for Sony to start talking portable successor. I wouldn't call the PSP development environment "thriving" at this point.
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Posted by knightlyknave

Yay, I want mine to be lumpy like that drawing :-)

Edited by mrburger

Graphics don't have to but can matter.  Look at ME2 or Red Dead Redemption.  I enjoy being able to stop sometimes in those games and go:  "..."  It doesn't just 'enhance' the experience, it's a big part of it.

Posted by Kiri90

I can't say that I'm not interested, but I really hope it has a good software line-up. I bought the PSP launch day, and like an excited 13 year old at the time I played it a lot for the first 2 months. Since then though I've played my PSP only a handful of times. If we're talking about a $250 system with $25 games, then I'm interested. What do you guys think they'll sell games for on the PSP2? (Since that's where the bulk of our money goes)

Posted by kerse
@Kiri90 said:
" I can't say that I'm not interested, but I really hope it has a good software line-up. I bought the PSP launch day, and like an excited 13 year old at the time I played it a lot for the first 2 months. Since then though I've played my PSP only a handful of times. If we're talking about a $250 system with $25 games, then I'm interested. What do you guys think they'll sell games for on the PSP2? (Since that's where the bulk of our money goes) "
50 dollars, it wont be less than 40
Posted by ezdude

OH MY GOD. Sony better not eff this one up. This system could be the greatest portable in terms of graphics and control there has ever been. Also I heard that sony says it can do ps3 graphics, which is funny since psp could do close to ps2 graphics, so why not right? Also if it has twice the freaking ram of an xbox then I don't see why it couldn't put a bunch of resources into the ram and run ps3 looking graphics. So yeah hopefully this system will blow us away, but of course I'm still prepared to be utterly disappointed. The good thing is that seeing their past history with psp pricing, it seems like they don't really care if the system is a bit expensive, thus the really good performance rumors might actually be true along with a hefty price tag.

Posted by prestonhedges
@Volgin13 said:
" @gladspooky: Hey fuck you. Brad does it better than you ever would piece of worthless shit. "
If all it takes is MS Paint and undocumented sources, I'm pretty sure we're 1 and 1 on that one.
Posted by hpv

Why does everyone want a second analog nub on the PSP so badly? The one that the PSP had is already all but unusable, double that and it'd be practically impossible to even hold onto the thing while playing!

Posted by ryanwho

Their top bulletpoint should be "we'll make it super easy for you to secondhand port your 3DS games over"@gladspooky said:

" @Volgin13 said:
" @gladspooky: Hey fuck you. Brad does it better than you ever would piece of worthless shit. "
If all it takes is MS Paint and undocumented sources, I'm pretty sure we're 1 and 1 on that one. "
No you don't understand. He's on the internet, and any kind of vague celebrity means he's more talented than people with opinions on bad writing.
Posted by TwoOneFive
@hpv said:
" Why does everyone want a second analog nub on the PSP so badly? The one that the PSP had is already all but unusable, double that and it'd be practically impossible to even hold onto the thing while playing! "
theres a possibility that it has something much better. even the new 3DS has a better analog control. 
Posted by TwoOneFive
@zudthespud said:
" Twice the RAM of the 360? Doesn't really matter if the gpu is crap.   I bought a PSP and loved it, I was always really disappointed that it never had more games. Hopefully third party developers will be more interested if it has 2 analogue sticks. "
actually it will matter.
 
People tend to forget that the gpu doesn't need to be nearly as powerful as one for a console or pc because the screen is so small and you can make things look way better than they actually are 
Posted by mewarmo990

As soon as Nintendo announced the 3DS for March 2011, it was only a matter of time until the PSP2 is confirmed as well.
 
Hope it's not region-locked like the 3DS will apparently be.

Posted by sins_of_mosin

Wlil it have anything besides JRPGs on it?  I'm sure it will be overpriced as well.

Posted by FCKSNAP

Bump for Hype! 
 
Most realistic Mock-up to date and I hope this is what it actually turns out to look like! Imagine how comfortable it'll feel in your hands.