PlayStation Meeting: PSP2 revealed Finished

Sony did not disappoint.

This morning, Kaz Hirai, Shuhei Yoshida and chums strode onto a Tokyo PlayStation Meeting stage to unveil the PSP2. It's known, for now, as the NGP (Next Generation Portable).

It's powerful. Boy is it powerful - this puppy was demonstrated rendering games as capably as a PS3.

Plus it's got a massive screen, a left stick and a right stick, a touch-screen, two cameras and a rear touch-pad. Eurogamer later learned that the battery life will be around four to five hours, and we correlated all the known specs of the NGP in the same story.

No console will succeed without games, however, and Sony has those too: big first-party blockbusters Uncharted (demonstrated on stage), Resistance, Killzone and WipEout, as well as huge third-party support from Call of Duty, Monster Hunter, the Dynasty Warriors team and none other than Hideo Kojima, who's expecting big things.

Even engine supremos Epic Games took part, declaring the NGP to be four times more powerful than any portable out there.

It was an action-packed reveal, then, but one lacking two very important pieces of information: date and price. Whether that can stay under wraps until this summer's E3 - if that's the plan - remains to be seen.

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  • manic_mouse 4 years ago

    @jonbwfc What? I'm saying that, had Sony opted to use an optical based media, they would have probably used the same tech they put into Blu-rays, making it higher storage capacity than UMDs. I think comparing flash memory to UMDs, when it comes to the NGP, is silly because Sony wouldn't simply have put a UMD drive in it.



    And I doubt UMD's are harder, or more expensive to produce, than flash. Isn't the whole strength of optical media that it's literally just a piece of plastic with not a lot done to it? ie: dirt cheap for lots of storage.
  • manic_mouse 4 years ago

    @jonbwfc What? I'm saying that, had Sony opted to use an optical based media, they would have probably used the same tech they put into Blu-rays, making it higher storage capacity than UMDs. I think comparing flash memory to UMDs, when it comes to the NGP, is silly because Sony wouldn't simply have put a UMD drive in it.



    And I doubt UMD's are harder, or more expensive to produce, than flash. Isn't the whole strength of optical media that it's literally just a piece of plastic with not a lot done to it? ie: dirt cheap for lots of storage.
  • MORZTAN 4 years ago

    But does it do glaases less 3D? :)



    Actually, the fact that it doesn't probably makes it more future safe.
  • jonbwfc 4 years ago

    Good points, and apt when comparing to base UMDs. But surely if sony were to have opted for an optical drive it would have been Blu-Ray based meaning the "BR-UMDs" would have had substantially better storage (probably around 8-12Gb).

    So you're basing your argument on Sony continuing to use a media format that is more expensive and harder to produce than the alternatives on the basis that they should actually have used a format that doesn't exist anywhere other than your imagination?



    What?
  • manic_mouse 4 years ago

  • cjs 4 years ago

    @manic_mouse: 4 GB flash memory cards are dirt cheap now (SD cards retail for under 3 pounds in Japan), and within two years or so, 16 GB cards will have fallen to that price. So we're already, on a per-byte basis, far cheaper than pressing UMDs, and without the 1GB or so UMD size restriction.

    Yes, most core gamers are going to end up with a fistful of memory cards; that's still a big improvement over my armful of UMDs.
  • geordiek 4 years ago

    Cant wait to get my hands on one, but i'm just as excited at the prospect of an Ashens review of the inevitable Chinese rip off!
  • Soton4084 4 years ago

    I'm really impressed with this. The graphics look incredible and I'm pleased to see that this will use physical media as well (this will keep games prices competitive). Also worth noting that this is more good news for British company ARM Holdings who will be manufacturing the processors (they specialise in low-power processors, so this will help with battery life).



    This might just turn out to be the first ever console I have ever purchased on day-one. Let's just hope that Sony don't repeat the fiasco of the PSP where it was released in Japan months and months before the UK and Europe.
  • manic_mouse 4 years ago

  • Sulphur_Man 4 years ago

    Hmm....let's get some perspective here



    3DS out March 24, this comes out late 2011



    3DS sticks with games purchased on external media, this (unless Sony says otherwise) is tethered to purchasing through PSN online store only.



    3DS is broadly backwards compatible, this isnt.



    Judged against the ludicrous PSPGo launch price, this will be too expensive for many.



    IMO, a weaker set of launch titles than 3DS.



    Apple iPhone 5 and dual-core Android smartphones will be all over the marketplace by late 2011, with tons of impressive and dirt-cheap games. Maybe not Metal Gear Solid, but hey, you can make a phonecall with your games console too!



    This thing is dead in the fucking water.
  • mcreddie 4 years ago

    @DaDon123456

    Good man!
  • M_of_the_sys 4 years ago

    Looks great. Especially the uncharted vid. So the guy from Codemasters wasn't lying?
  • telboy007 4 years ago

    "Who'd buy this?"

    Who wouldn't, looks tasty to me.
  • DaDon123456 4 years ago

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/
    27/the-s...

    GAMEPLAY VIDS
  • RedPanda 4 years ago

    Was there any mention of screen material?

    My PSP scratches in a soft breeze whereas my iPhone seems like it could take a bullet and laugh.

    Hoping Sony will take a lesson from Apple in that respect. :)
  • wyp100 4 years ago

    Should have some Sony comment on price and battery life and other bits up on the site very soon.
  • Widge 4 years ago

    Oh I didn't pick this up from any of the threads. Is there a vision for Apps on this thing? One of the things I thought was most awesome about the iPhone was NanoStudio surfacing on this. With a bigger screen, a more advanced version of something like that or Beaterator would be amazing.
  • Oli 4 years ago

    So many good questions here, but I only had 15 minutes and didn't have time to ask half of my own! Hopefully there'll be some clarification for you though.
  • Caimbeul 4 years ago

    hot shots golf! yay!
  • Caimbeul 4 years ago

    looking exciting though
  • Caimbeul 4 years ago

    No fucking interest in social networking on any of my gaming devices.

    I can see those analogue sticks possibly getting in the way when intensly involved in a game using the d-pad an buttons though...

    4-5 hrs battery life is not bad as long as it is accurate and representative of playing games rather than just "social notworking"

    "You can play online over mobile networks. It's constantly online." - Yeah but not in this country, my HTC Desire struugles to get news in full strength 3G coverage.
  • Widge 4 years ago

    I'll just point out that using something that is roughly the size of Ireland wouldn't be so hot as a phone.
  • Widge 4 years ago

    OLLIIIIII, can you ask:



    The principle of playing a game on PS3 and then moving to PSP2NGPmastercontrolprogram, would this in theory mean 2 x purchases of the same game?



    Existing PSN gaming content on PS3, is there a vision to bring these titles to NGP, for Savage Moon and Pixeljunk gaming on the go? Again would the above apply or would we go into the store and see our little "you have already bought this" icon there.



    I know we are not meant to but lots of us have got US PSN IDs and games off the US store, be it for additional content or PSone games at "proper" speed reasons. Are we going to have the ability to have our US accounts on UK consoles.



    Is "game sleep" going to be present in the new console?



    Will the media server functionality from PS3 exist in NGP? I am envisioning plugging the console into a TV, streaming from my PC and controlling via a bluetooth remote here.

  • gjgjg 4 years ago

    @Oil when are the games going to be announced?
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    GamesIndustry.biz is reporting the NGP could sell for $299-$349
  • raion 4 years ago

    in light of the 4-5 hours of battery time, ask if there'll be some sort of power manager akin to those on laptops or android phones, for example, shutting off all unused hardware.
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    @Oli Can you ask him if this is a way that SCEJ can sell the PS3 to Japanese gamers who prefer portables?



    Do they intend to call it the PS3 Portable and market it as a mid-cycle redesign of the console for people who haven't bought a PS3?
  • memeroot 4 years ago

    why didnt they stick a phone in it... I mean what would it cost....



    ok can it do skype over 3g network?,,, if not why not.... 1st to do that will decimate iphone.
  • SeesThroughAll 4 years ago

    @Oli: Ask him about security... If it uses SD cards, do those have to be formatted for use with the NGP?
  • peteb 4 years ago

    How much RAM does it have? :)



    Also, ask him if you are allowed to tell us the battery life and price that you already know. :-P
  • Halo.Jones 4 years ago

    @oli Ask him if SCEE staff will get one for Christmas! :)
  • Halo.Jones 4 years ago

    Ask him if SCEE staff will get one for Christmas, i bet it will bring a smile to his face as he always gets asked that by staff at SCEE.
  • dpb135 4 years ago

    @Oli, price of games, & will there be the price gap between retail & PSN like there is now as it doesn't encourage digital downloads at all?
  • dpb135 4 years ago

    @Oli, price of games, & will there be the price gap between retail & PSN like there is now as it doesn't encourage digital downloads at all?
  • davidhayter 4 years ago

    Why did Sony have to release both the Xperia/Playstation phone and the NGP. Why not have telephone functions right in the NGP?
  • raion 4 years ago

    ask about media capability: support for various video codecs, or will we have to keep converting them, and such.
    also, internet, flash and stuff, you know.

    yes, good call des, ps2 emulation!
  • Toothball 4 years ago

    @Oli: Is it likely to work with older PSN downloads? Also, will they be doing more to encourage publishers to release games for the device digitally?
  • Oli 4 years ago

    Hi folks, any questions about NGP for Sony Europe boss Andrew House? I'm interviewing him in half an hour. And yes, I know - price and battery life!
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    @Notsoslim Nah its ok, I let my own views come into it too much and was a bit blunt in my post about the PSP2.



    I do agree with you that Sony have a chance this time around, Android support and the white elephant in the room, protecting software against piracy. But my take is it is more to do with Nintendo beginning to underwelm with recent announcements regarding the 3DS rather than Sony having delivered something spectacularly new with this announcement.



    Regarding having games like Uncharted 3 on the go, the idea of cloud gaming and being able to carry over progress has potential but as part of a wider range of new services rather than something to pay large amounts to use.
  • Phishfood 4 years ago

    I was expecting something more... original. Well its what they do with it that counts. I'm still suprised that Sony isn't trying to tap the casual market, that's where the big money is.
  • Dolly 4 years ago

    I did a sex-wee. I am all over this on day one :D
  • peteb 4 years ago

    Great so far Sony. OK so, next steps: region free please, battery life better than 3DS (how would this ever happen, but wishful thinking), and 299 Euro RRP tops. Then you're sorted. :)
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    @Vertical Stand



    It does not need to be unique it needs to offer other experiences bar ports which with the real touch panel it will. Also access to Android store will help. Doesnt matter if one game kept the console alive as the console still sold so people still enjoyed playing it, Sony have clearly learnt some lessons by not making the new console totally seperate main console.



    Sony just want to sell more than original PSP and more software and that will make it a resounding success

    You would not be interested if say the Release Uncharted 3 and you can download portable version to continue game when say travelling? Respect your opinion mate and sorry if i sounded rude before but Sony have a chance here with this just hope they dont blow it
  • Fab4 4 years ago

    Ffs, enough with the "we already have a PS3' crap...how many PS3s have you seen being used on a train or bus lately?
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

  • siouxjr 4 years ago

    great coverage oli,plenty of photos now later an a few vids yea : )gotta hit right time to hit the sheets its 07:50am an im only after coming off a serious grind of black ops ; ) PEACE!!!!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    @Vertical Stand

    Well i dont want a similar devise to what Ninty offer as different approaches bring different game types and experiences. People i.e you may not want it but other people will say otherwise
  • DavidBoring 4 years ago

    the big question, can it be used as a rear-view mirror ?
  • cjs 4 years ago

    @Praetorianer: storage capacity is obvious: whatever sizes of SD cards (or, more likely, Memory Sticks) are available at the end of the year. They probably have yet to finalize the hardware and so don't know what the battery life will be. Quite possibly the same goes for the price.
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    Many thanks for the feed EG, I really hope that Oli doesn't pull his punches in the interview cause this is not impressing me at all.



    People already have a PS3 and don't need a portable to offer the same thing.
  • nazzyq 4 years ago

    Go back to sleep everybody! If you can after that!
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    good good good now everyone go to sleep!
  • craigy 4 years ago

    Bye!
  • Anufea 4 years ago

    Thanks Oli!
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    ByE!
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    I'm off then. Bye guys!
  • nazzyq 4 years ago

    I enjoyed that.
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Everyone needs to buy long coats with big pockets!
  • Nozzinja 4 years ago

    Thanks! bye.
  • Praetorianer 4 years ago

    Good job, though. Thanks Mr Welsh.
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Righto, I'm off to bed, inevitably going to wake up with an almighty bad hangover.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Thank you Oli. Great live blogging. Was definitely worth missing some sleep for
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    that was great - oh, high-rank sony suit interview later, too. Great job with the coverage!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    STEAL ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Remember we saw an actual video of a psp resi at e3 a couple of years ago that never turned up. Please don't hate me. I love the look of the new PSP : (
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Thanks all, got to sleep 2:47 Am
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Well done Oli Welsh! Try and get a hands on!
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    BYE
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Well done Oli. Great job!
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    The PSP was awesome when it came out, but the games did not follow through, but if they can port PS3 games in a matter of weeks - this is gonna be huge - if the price tag isn't!
  • Praetorianer 4 years ago

    What? No price? No information on battery life? No information on storage capacity? Pffff.....
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    yew cheers Oli!
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    You did a good job, Oli! Thans man
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    very pleased, I'll have to buy it now
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    Amazing. Well done Sony. Something to look forward to.
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    GOD let it end, i gotta go
  • Nozzinja 4 years ago

    @Daz I think they'll lap it up, all the kids can play CoD at school now!
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    It all depends on the games now
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Support yes but if they can't show actual games at this point I'm slightly worried. Hopefully I wrong and they've got some on show at the eventual hands on with the device after this presentation
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Very pleased with this one
  • Mikeside 4 years ago

    I'm sold on it - but HDMI out would be one hell of a cherry on top
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    That it then? :(
  • Bander 4 years ago

    Was Namco in the list? If there's no Ridge Racer, it's not a PlayStation!
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    E3, is where we'll see the third-party list amongst others bulk out. EA/Ubisoft etc, have yet to show their hand - imagine Mirror's Edge for NGP :o
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    list of publishers, sorry #
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    @Lee_Morris

    Most badly timed comment ever?
  • Mikeside 4 years ago

    has HDMI out been confirmed?
  • daz_john_smith 4 years ago

    "CoD = System seller surely?"

    Is the same mass market that eats up CoD going to want to buy a dedicated handheld games console for the same experience in portable form?
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    If uncharted is ready for launch it will be the best launch evarrr
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    But will it be the oG CoD set in WW2, Modern Warfare, or a Black Ops dealie? Guess we'll have to wait till E3 to find out.

    @ cjx: I see your point, but at the price I expect them to charge, you're going to want more than what they're giving you.
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @Lee Morris: They just showed a huge list of devs, so third party is strong.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Rockstar Leeds probably. Calm expectations people
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    *hopes his theory was correct*
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    `rockstar!!!!
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    3rd party support is EXTREMELY weak. Hopefully Sony have a big gun ready for launch
  • Praetorianer 4 years ago

    Haven't read any spectacular things so far. I just hope the price tag and the battery life will surprise me :)
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    christ this is going to be sweet
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    Call of duty online on 3G, haha check your heartbeats!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Deep and immersive, Good Feeling Sticks, and fingering lol!
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    that one. :) I'm familiar enough with it, Lee. Although, I was keen for it on PSN.
  • cjs 4 years ago

    @DashKrimson, Sony lately has been more evolutionary than revolutionary with their gaming platforms, but what's really wrong with that? I'd rather hvae old ideas very well executed than new ones that are not.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Oh that's crap. Imagine if you buy MW3 on PS3, you get a free download for your PSP2 and you can carry over your save and everything from the PS3.

    I believe in the future Kojima!!!
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    Technically it sounds very impressive. I just hope that it's not as much hot air as it was with the PS3 where half of the features announced were cut or never used in any of the games.
  • Nozzinja 4 years ago

    CoD = System seller surely?
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Oh god, it's bound to sell by the bucketload now
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    CoD = Megaton?
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    WOOOO!
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    CoD on NGP - no surprises, please.
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    YAY, an NGP COD :D
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Dungeon defenders, apparently. Ported from ps3 in about a week
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    @Sinisteral Well, that's what made the original PSP so successful, isn't it? :p

    To me, this looks decidedly like a PSP-DS (Double-Sided) - apart from sheer power, it really has no stand-out features (except for the back-touchpad) that differentiate it from the next iPhone or overcome the 3D-"WOW" of 3DS. The price will HAVE to be right, and I have a feeling it won't be.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    WOOO ACTIVISION
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @sinistreal: Tim said that game they just showed was originally designed for PS3, but development shifted to the NGP.
  • Bander 4 years ago

    Yay activision...
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Can Sony blow iPhone and 3DS away?

    YES!
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    @Bradyarrowmoss

    they're saving COD for last!
  • siouxjr 4 years ago

    yea guys im currently on this site on my ps3 and the live feeds link yee posted for ustream is not coming so keep the pics coming cheers guys
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    WE STILL HAVE ACTIVISION TO GOOO
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    wild guess...Alundra?
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    @Oli Welsh

    Didn't he just say it was a custom made game for the platform?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    This Is Almost Done Isn't It?
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    now its getting boring
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    @DashKrimson they did it before with Killzone 2 and Motorstorm. I have faith that Sony has learnt their lesson from that though. Hopefully we will get a price so I can arrange a second and third job!
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Unreal Engine 3 looks awesome running on NGP :D
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    Can't we have pics?
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    I want it to be E3 now.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    UNREAL ENGINE THREE
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    Mate thats the thing, all teh core gamer wants is that completly sweet setup of console games on the road
  • redael 4 years ago

    the persistent 3G connection will surely be a form of regional locking ; ;
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Kojima announces duel skus of the same game on the 2 consoles. or the usual pie in the sky stuff?
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    I remember one E3 when Sony revealed a game called Killzone. Are we being sucked in again?
  • Anufea 4 years ago

    You know what the NGP is missing? A standout feature... It looks like a _really_ impressive piece of kit and nearly "does everything" but don't you think that can also be a downside?
  • Nozzinja 4 years ago

    I reckon they are saving it (price) for E3
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    @Lee_Morris If that's true, then everything we've seen today is bullshit. (Except Uncharted and Hot Shots.)
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    @dunbain I can't help but wonder if it is a must have feature for the wider audience that bought the DS but I'll be looking for booths around launch to see it for myself.



    @Machetazo Fatal Frame is an odd one, working with Nintendo again on a remake of the second after what happened with 4 never making it over here.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    Im worried they'll release a slim version straight after launch, but it cant get slimmer than that right?
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    a pirce announcement today would undo all the hype they've just generated. Price announcement in Oct 11 is my guess
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Ha I work for a company that sells cloud hosting packages! Woohoo
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    How long is this meeting gonna last? still any other specs comin out or ..?
  • gerald 4 years ago

    Third parties are saving anouncements for e3, i guess. Only tech demos.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    If they haven't locked down specs there is no way we're getting a price today folks
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    @Shadzter Let's hope.

    The MGS thing was just a demo, not an announcement or a port. And YES!!!! @Lee_Morris
  • Nozzinja 4 years ago

    wait wait whoa! Dual Analogue controlled MGS on the new handheld?? /Explodes
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Port peace walker to the thing so I can play it with 2 anologues
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    Creepy sinisteral
  • daz_john_smith 4 years ago

    I can't see the games being cheap if they're going to be PS3 quality.

    Considering the increased development costs of next gen games are publishers going to be willing to take any risks on NGP or are we going to see them playing it safe with ports and a staggering array of me too FPS's
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    im creaming my khakis for MGS!
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    C'mon Kojima, another proper MGS like Peace Walker...

    I hope Santa Monica Studio have something to show off. Can this do MLAA?
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    Whats wrong with DS Zelda controls?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Wher's EA Sports? i Guess There not That Popular in Japan
  • Nozzinja 4 years ago

    MGS4!! wow!
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    he's here to show us Castlevania NGP :p
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Feed's back on. @DashKrimson: Let's hope you can turn wireless stuff off in the settings. I'm sure Nintendo said you can switch wireless off, despite all of their always on functions.
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    As long as they don't insist on using touch for action based games then it will be okay. DS Zelda I'm looking at YOU!
  • berelain 4 years ago

    I quite like touch controls, actually, but I *don't* like accelerometer-based controls much. I want to hold the handheld how I like, not wave it and wiggle it about like a loon.
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    MGS 4 :o
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    MGS4 MGS4 MGS4


    *EXPLOOOOODES*
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    no more touch please - it just needs to be added as a fun extra incorporated into some mini games. Like the kinect should be!
  • nazzyq 4 years ago

    Omg Kojima!!!!!
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    Zone of the Enders!
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    Fatal Frame, I hope people make with the questions about that, in a Q&A.
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    I want a dead space 3 on this one would be great !!!
  • dunbain 4 years ago

    @Vertical Stand

    The 3D in the 3DS is incredible. I've experienced it, and there are certainly ways to innovate using the so-called "gimmick"
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    pic of kojima plz, i wana see these spectacles
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    HOLY SHIT MGS4
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    This is gonna be expensive....
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    feeds back up :D
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    somebody find a new feed!
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    @Shadzter Did you forget what they said about it always being online? That's gonna sap the poor battery like a bitch.
  • siouxjr 4 years ago

    man this bit of kit just keeps gettin better }:-P
  • dunbain 4 years ago

    YAY IPHONE CONTROLS, just what I wanted in a playstation.

    Re: Musou -- Has more in mind with PSP2-to-Android ports, it seems.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    did the feed just die?
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Since the games are running off of game cards instead of UMD discs, then hopefully that will keep battery life to at least 3DS levels.
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    But I still don't get it from what we're seeing right now, sorry I could be so very wrong about this, but if it can do PS3 games, isn't this just a repeat of the first PSP with PS2 type games for it?



    Maybe it'll work this time around with these extra features, perhaps if they had as people have mentioned above games like Call of Duty. But to be honest I don't think either Nintendo or Sony have nailed it so far with new portables that will instantly hit it off with the mainstream.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    @spiritsnake good idea or have geohot do security
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    you forgot
    price = ???
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    FF omfg if that were announced! but given what's been shown of the machine you'd think it a sure thing...PLEASE TK!
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    @DashKirmson but if they are making PS3/360 games anyway, like they always do... at that point, it should be easy to just port them to the NGP, right?
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    interface = awesome
    graphics = awesome
    game lineup = awesome
    batterylife = main concern
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    do they have linux supoort? you know, to deter the hackerz and all...
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    Come on, new Fatal Frame.
  • dunbain 4 years ago

    It'll be nice to have opposing products in the 3DS and PSP2. Enough differences to cut out their own market shares :)

    I'm not AS interested in playing console ports that often don't have portability (on-the-go) in mind. Might have same problems as the original PSP in that regard.
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    @Malek86 Except, y'know, games for NGP costing too much to make, just like 360 and PS3 games currently?
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    @Jamesfain
    I don't think so this thing is pretty big it should have a giant battery on the back i thnik
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    and price
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    I bet the only downside will be battery life!
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Yakuza at least shown a proper Yakuza PSP2 game.
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    This might be good for games support, if it can pretty much take any PS3 game with little effort, developers won't have many qualms about supporting it.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    ANYTIME SPIRITSNAKE :D
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    "This is hardware with no excuses,"

    What about "I can't play anymore as I've run out of power"
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    it's sony's next gen console replacing ps3
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    sinisteral you had me loling
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    What's a demon's soul l??
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    LIVE FEED LINK
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ko
    taku-jap...
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    will it have connectivity with the ps3?
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Demon souls - so very very good - so very very hard!
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    woops ment Iain815
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    @captain_Carl yes please
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    I'm gonna cream
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Could Activison's announcement be COD?

    Would be a nice excuse why Treyarch are fucking up atm.
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    epic, was not expecting that. I predict a megaton.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    KEEEEN
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    oh yeah! 2 Sticks means they can do a decent FPS now, hadn't thought of that!
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    What about the camera quality, is there any chat service or anything.
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    EPIC GAMES BABY!!!!!
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    who cares lets see a WORKING FPS PLEASE
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    No UMD's. This thing uses game cards instead: http://www.engadget.com/media/20
    11/01/so...
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    will there be a demon's souls game for this?
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    @cosmogirl so true!
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    No giving a price right now will slow off a little bit the gamers they rather keep it till the release date.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    WOW LOST PLANET 2 LOOKS AWESOME
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    This is actually starting to sound quite interesting. I'm saying before they mention how much it costs, of course.
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    cmon lets hear ACTIVISION!!!!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    The stick feels... great
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    orgasm in a slim box
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    I'll do that too
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @Vertical Stand: I doubt we'll get a price now. They don't have a date clearer than Holiday 2011 yet, or even a name for the system.
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    I might have to sell body parts. Anyone in need or some?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Not PS2, files To Large
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    @Bradyarrowmoss
    It would top, but is it free or we'll have to buy it from the store?
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    lol
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Best Console To Date, NGP
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    I do hope the store will have access to ALL PS1 and PS2 games to download
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    16 girl california

    LOL
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    @spiritsnake

    ASL?
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    @Bradyarrowmoss
    where u from
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    So, PS Suite is like Net Yaroze! crossed with PSN Minis crossed with the iPhone's App Store...
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    2:10 AM Here
    So Tired
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    ACTIVISION = COD?
  • TheFalc 4 years ago

    Tenchu,plz XD
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    psone Classics (legitimate ones) available on NGP. nice. Heavenly Sword sequel for this would be, well you know. ;)
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    @cosmogirl I sure hope so.
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    PS Suite on iphone ? ;')
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    I thought so
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    Lol @DashKrimson
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I'm glad it is more sensitive than the sixaxis. Speaking of good sixaxis implementation, pay Ninja Theory some cash to make a Heavenly Sword sequel
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @Bradyarrowmoss: They didn't say. I assume Japan, since this event is being held there.
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    "He turns around 180 degrees on stage to rotate the view all the way round to a close up of the golfer. He points it down to look at her feet and the golf ball."

    Can he lie on the floor and point it upward to look up her skirt? That'd guarantee a...certain audience in Japan, at least.
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    Holiday=December
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    @Shadzter
    damn, it's wafer thin!
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    I hate it when they get gimmicky!
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    If it's not region free it's a day 1 hack.
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    Yeah, region free please.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    This Holiday Where
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Another pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • atomised 4 years ago

    if it's region free i'm in!
  • ElijahBaley 4 years ago

    This is the LIVE STREAM: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ko
    taku-jap...
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    "Rather than initiating a sexual harassment suit" - freakin lol!
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Bit of a Gray area, eh Oli.

    /sickipedia
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @steveb07: They said earlier that it'll be out this holiday.
  • cjs 4 years ago

    All right! Trophies!
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Just seen little deviants videor. I would like one fingering my PSP in public like that
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    I'd like a 5-6 hour battery life, too much?
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    Don't care about battery life just the release date
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    This Should Be solar-Powered Or else it'll be 10 minutes long
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Hot Shots Golf...love it
  • ElijahBaley 4 years ago

    Hi!This is the live stream:
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ko
    taku-jap...
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    AR hot shots golf?! :o
    /faints
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    there is no XMB like on the old psp ?
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    imagine what they will do with the ps4
  • cjs 4 years ago

    This could be a platform with some really interesting MMOs.
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    this thing is EPIC
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Another Near pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    the oled screen should help on battery life. I can't be worse that 3DS' 3 hours can it !?
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    but fuck they had me at killzone
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    @spazmo
    lol
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @spiritsnake: Kotaku is posting these pics on their live blog: http://kotaku.com/5744297/live-f
    rom-sony...
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Solar POwered
  • spazmo 4 years ago

    Can't wait to finger the backside of this thing.
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    This Near thing sounds cool
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    @thegolddon
    It's iPad+PS3+360+EPIC
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Near:
    http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    3G confirmed in that pic, good good
  • sinisteral 4 years ago

    god help this things battery life.
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    shadzter, how r you getting those??
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Alot of this stuff will be PS3 bound people...good times
  • thegolddon 4 years ago

    I don't wanna be having to buy a new dataplan - don't do an "iPad", Sony!!!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Sony has really "Stepp[ed] Their Game Up"
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Full size menu pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    yea sony, great job. day 2 purchase for me, finally i get to have a protable
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    this is amazing
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Even after all the leaked info I'm still shocked about this device. Good job sony
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I really like the sound of this live area. I hope it's coming to ps3 too
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Little Deviants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y
    -9FTXXcZ...
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    "You can play online over mobile networks. It's constantly online."

    that can't be good for battery life.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    For GPS i guess
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    it looks a little bit thinner than the psp slim isn't it ?
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    poor gameplay footage...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9
    LOdPwVJh...
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Fitness/Running Game?
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    the mobile network thing me likey
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    Uh-oh.. monthly contract? I highly doubt Kindle type 3G
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    YouTube Support on this console?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I hope live area has a facebook type wall for my friends so I can see what they're doing ie what they've bought, where they are (gps) what trophies they've just got
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    I think it will be cheaper than the lowest spec iPhone
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Another video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9
    LOdPwVJh...
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    @xdusty it will be the mothership
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Trophies confirmed on PS blog
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    @cosmogirl: yep, that's what people said when the PSP was first shown.

    I'll admit to being quite excited though, even if the price will probably keep it out of my reach for a long time.
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    i hope not notsoslim.
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    the colors on the screen are stunning !
  • tiperet 4 years ago

    i'd pay a lot for this, just hope it's still region-free!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    xmb to be updated on PS3 also then?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Please be less than 350 *gulp*
  • xdusty 4 years ago

    Most importantly, will it be ONE with the mothership itself??! The ps3!!
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Even though I love the xmb that menu makes more sense on a touch based system.
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    @cosmogirl as long as it's not FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE US DOLLARS, right? :D
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    nice intuitive looking menu
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    NGP>3DS
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    My guess 400
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    ur ryt cosmogirl
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Trophies confirmed in that menu pic.
  • cosmogirl 4 years ago

    absolutely nothing is missing this is gonna kill the 3DS hard
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    New menu: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image... Looks like we have bubbles instead of an XMB now.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    aiming with the gyro is actually good. i've tried it with RageHD on iphone and it works!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    lovely jubly
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    too..many..fingeeeerrrrsss
  • Mugwum 4 years ago

    Where's Ridge Racer? NO SALE.
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Still buzzing from uncharted
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    This won't be cheap and I bet Sony will still be making a loss on each unit...
  • thegolddon 4 years ago

    I'm impressed with the graphics...bet Ninty thought they had the handheld market all sown up!!!
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    ZZZZZzzz. Reality Fighter?



    *wakes up*



    Now that has potential!
  • HaranBanjo 4 years ago

    yes there's a white one on the stage
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/show
    thread.p...

    Don't panic. Scroll down and you'll see a side on view of it and they are actual buttons. phew
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    Uncharted looks great!
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Uncharted: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...

    @steveb07:
    There's a white one on the table in this pic:
    http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    Are they making a White one?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    THis is gonna cost more than ps3
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    OLI!!! is Uncharted a third person game like on the ps2 on side on like LBP?
  • dunbain 4 years ago

    @JBlokeUK

    I doubt I'd ever get rid of my emulator suite 2000. Don't think another console will as be as gaming-history-in-your-pocket friendly.
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    I might have to sell my grandma
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    I hope they don't put too much emphasis on the touch screen for playing games and use it more as an add on
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    It'll cost 500 quid?
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    The analog stick sounds like the NeoGeo Pocket one, which was awesome. Hey... NGP
  • siouxjr 4 years ago

    @shadzter...cheers for da pic man!!!,it looks sweet CANNOT WAIT to see games actually running on it.
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    I was planning on updating my computer this fiscal year, but this is looking promising.
  • jj984jj 4 years ago

    the psp nub and 3ds slider aren't the same
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Battery Probably Sucks
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    1.6 million Yen
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Just seen a pic on neogaf of someone touching the screen so I doubt the buttons are the touch sensative bit. Hopefully I'm wrong and it's just the angle of the picture
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Can You Live Inside The Console?
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    So far all good news - what is the catch!
  • steveb07 4 years ago

    Everything I wanted so far @steveb07
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Do you think they will tell us the cost?
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    I know what I'm importing for Christmas! Yay, feels like 2004 all over again (when original psp came out).
  • Andrefpvs 4 years ago

    Real analogues instead of sliding stuff is a plus for me
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    YES!
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    Games I'd gladly buy right now on PS3 are instead being made for a platform I'm not buying...yep its a new PSP alright. *sigh*
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    This thing is friggin' awesome!
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    @Lee_Morris
    that's where the touch controls were, then. Although I do reckon you're right
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    How many PSP's/PSPgo's are going on ebay right about now?
  • HaranBanjo 4 years ago

    i'm sold day one
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    I'm lining up
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    Whoa, the whole unit is bigger than I'd expected. Looks more like a tablet than a handheld console.
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    5" screen is going to be awesome - had a dell streak and the best thing about that was the size of the screen - could even be used as a tablet if they have a good web browser!
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    Uncharted, Killzone and Resistance... Confirmed day one purchase for me.
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    This is sounding pretty interesting!
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    think of my wallet, Sony! :(
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Video from the press conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s
    XoVDJWP12I
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Uncharted = me standing in line day one to buy one : D
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    First person shooters on a portable that will work properly with two analogue sticks
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    They don't even look like buttons. They look like touch sensitive points
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    he said Wipeout! they're playing for keeps, now!
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Another pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • looney79 4 years ago

    f**k me. sony did it this time :) ps3 graphics AND killzone! AND uncharted! :) i thought i never would say this but: i want xmas back :p
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    NICE
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    A new Wipeout? Oh yes.
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    Killzone and Resistance on a handheld with dual nubs and ''PS3'' like graphics?

    I'll have me some of that.
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Resistance - double yes!!
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    UNCHARTED!!!!! YES!
  • dunbain 4 years ago

    My hopes are... somehow deflated.

    Yes, Killzone is what I want to play on the trains. EXACTLY what I wanted.
  • Andrefpvs 4 years ago

    UNCHARTED!!
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    "The new game media looks like a SD card. Saving data directly on the card and allowing higher capacity in future."

    Isn't that just leaving it open to R4-like piracy?
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Essentially everything the PSP should have been originally. Fuckin' A!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Anyone Found A Stream Yet?
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    PS3 GRAPHICS!!!!!!!
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Bigger pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Games - make or break moment!
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    I want one, right noow
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    what are the specs??
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Wait I don't like the look of that new d pad. What's wrong with the current one?
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Holiday! I suppose it is enough time for me to get bored of the 3d of the 3ds
  • HiddenAway 4 years ago

    @Shadzter

    Ooh, curvy :p
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    bring on the video montage of games running on it! starting with uncharted PSP ;)
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    I am very excite!
  • cjs 4 years ago

    Hm. 960x544; not quite high definition. Not bad, though.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    BUT, Digital Memory Makes Me Play PSP instead of ipod For Comprensive Gaming in large sizes
  • looney79 4 years ago

    i want one now!
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    Nice work Shadzter on the pic!
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    the rumours were true. Screens sounds lovely
  • Jamesfain 4 years ago

    This is sounding very exciting!!!
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    thanx shadzter
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    @Shadzter
    thanks!
  • ChocNut 4 years ago

    LOVE IT!!!!!! want want want
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    front and rear camera???????
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/med
    ia/image...
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    What kind of media, though? Can't see them using UMDs again.
  • HaranBanjo 4 years ago

    oled screen!Yay!!
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    what physical media will it use?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    boo. I wanted it to be a download only device
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    does it look any bigger / smaller than psp3000?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Woop, the psp already had a a great look and seems like it's the best design for 2 sticks. 2 sticks on the o would have been awkward.
  • looney79 4 years ago

    huzzah! dual analogue!
  • Bander 4 years ago

    Yay, touchbads! Rear touchbad!
  • HaranBanjo 4 years ago

    sixaxis enabled...i figure alot of flying psps
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    WOW!
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    But can you play PSP2 when your getting your leg over?
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    Oh yeah, dual analogue. And all that stuff? This doesn't look cheap.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Live Feed . Something
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    YEA PIC
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Dual analogue, hell yeah!
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Dual analogue!? I take it all back! Fuck yes, Sony listen!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Post a PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Buying Our Stuff=You get Girls
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    bingo
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    so what kaz means is they expect you to play the psp2 on a date?
  • HiddenAway 4 years ago

    Watching too much "Take Me Out" then :p
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    K if you can get girls with this thing i need one, now.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Sony Couldnt Think Of A Name
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    @Lee_Morris "codenamed NGP"
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    a glowing sphere that measures and reacts to your mood?
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Fuck all these business buzz words. What does it DO!?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    NGP is a crap name
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    yea that means motion control for the psp2
  • TheFamousKevin 4 years ago

    Location based entertainment? Isn't that what Nintendo said when they region locked the 3DS?
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    It's a glowing sphere!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    "augmented reality features"????????????????????
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Okay this sounds pretty cool...
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    YAY!
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    Oh hello, I forgot all about this. And I'm pissed.

    Still don't think it's PSP2 mind.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    There Will Be A Fake PSP2 looking thing and out comes aston kutcher
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    well they have to? they have lods of ps1 games that they can make more money out of.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    @Bertie ROTFLOL
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Portable? Please be PSP 2!
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    coolboarders: it's not quite 1080, but outside of SSX there's no point getting fussy
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    let me have it Kaz
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Becoming A Software-based company now?( i.e. SEGA)
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Please be an error with the slides and a picture of Kaz Hirai's summer holiday appear behind him.
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    Somehow I doubt this will be available for my G1 anyway.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    PlayStation-quality (what's that?)
  • craigy 4 years ago

    Cooooolboarders!
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    Hey, Kaz - no d-pad, no point.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I hope you can link the psone games we've already bught on psn to these phones.
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    oww no!! the psp2 is actually the ps phone !!!!!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    I have that on my jailbroken iPod Touch
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Oh okay, something Android has had for ages then. PSOne games...
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    coolboarders?
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Slowly but surely, Kaz is getting to the point.
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    LOL. Can't keep there own systems secure so they'll have to put games on other consoles
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    So wait - is he talking about full-on pSP games or minis-type apps?
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    It would be refreshing if they just came out and talked straight:



    With the PSP we got it wrong. Gamers got it wrong as well. Nintendo got it right. Apple also got it right. But Capcom saved our arse with Monster Hunter in Japan.



    This is how we intend to get it right this time around...
  • cjs 4 years ago

    And he is actually saying "PlayStation" or PS3?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I want the psp2 announcement not the pspone : (
  • cjs 4 years ago

    Is he ever going to talk about, oh, I don't know, *games*?
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Right, okay, sounds fun
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Wow - is Sony really going to do a PS3/PSP2 cross-platform attack?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    Just Sayin' They Own the market
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    iPhone's & iPod's PWN Canada & US
  • Bander 4 years ago

    Yeah, since the launch of PSP, portable gaming consoles don't come cheap anymore.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Just seen a pic of krazy Ken in the audience.
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Oh no, please don't say he's going to bring out that PlayStation Phone thing and that be the press conference's whole focus -_-'
  • Tallon4 4 years ago

    I want an Ipod / Ipad killer.
    I want to be able to play Uncharted 3 on my PS3 and on my PSP2. With the same graphics.
    How about that?
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    hopefully, not close enough that it's also reliant on DD to obtain games for!
  • cjs 4 years ago

    I note that he doesn't mention how many of these 69 million PSN accounts actually have used ("played"?) Home more than once or twice.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I hope it isn't in the spirit of the go. I might be the odd one out but I want a big meaty device to hold
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    cool shadzter
    @ bradach exactly what im implying
  • HaranBanjo 4 years ago

    I have 5 lol
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    @spiritsnake
    I have 4 accounts...
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    How closely will the PSP2 resemble the PSPgo?
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    @craigy Thanks but its no big deal as I don't know how to get a comment up on the liveblog that Oli and Robert are posting (haven't been around for one of these events on here before).
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Who are sony really talking to when they wank over number like this? Just show us stuff to me us buy your products
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    69 million accounts?? and how many ps3's have been sold?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    How manny of those are hacked??? lol
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    @spiritsnake: There's no live feeds. Video recording's not allowed there I hear.
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    Bloody hell Oli, I think my heart missed a beat there when you mentioned Home.
  • Tallon4 4 years ago

    "Home" ? Please save us
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    '
    Playstation Network has so many users that dont use home'
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    Woah, Sony, I didn't get up early to hear about Home.
  • cjs 4 years ago

    Phew! Close call!
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    Aw crap. I'm going to get some oats...
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    REALLY. Wow. Playstaion home with PS move and 3d
    (FAIL!)
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    anyone know where i can get a live feed?
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    @hammerstein07

    Agreed, should get home in time for the big announcement.
  • HaranBanjo 4 years ago

    Homeee?? i want to die
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    Confirmed: Sony aren't ageist or racist
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Alright seems boring at the minute, i need to run and get some food, give us a yell if anything happens
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    @JBlokeUK ouch! Rush, get her, we'll catch you up. Don't deprive yourself man!
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    Not sure we need revisionist history from Sony about what happened in 2005.
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    just announce the specs!!!!!
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    How much fir a 3d society. I want one
  • craigy 4 years ago

    @Vertical: ok, I'll see what I can do to fix it!
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    BACK TO WHAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT BE THE FUTURE
  • cjs 4 years ago

    Sheesh he likes to keep you in suspense. Forget the video and just get on with the annoucements already!
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    @Mugwum

    She'll have to understand.

    @hammerstein07

    She may ban sex, so which do I choose? PSP2 or sex?
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    @craigy Nothing fancy, latest internet explorer on my laptop, the text in the article is down the left hand side and the add is over the comments section.



    But what Feral suggested works as the 3DS ad goes behind the box allowing me to post.
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    It's Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer Hirai!
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    What's RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER in Japanese? :p
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I hope we get some microphone jokes : P
  • Mugwum 4 years ago

    @JBlokeUK Yes. She'll understand. Or she won't, but you know.
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    @JBlokeUK if you do that, if you want one of these things, she might stop you!!
  • Tallon4 4 years ago

    Kaz!? Please no Ridge Racer jokes anyone
  • Shadzter 4 years ago

    Come on Kaz, deliver the goods!
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    I'm supposed to pick my wife up from work in half hour. Shall I stay and make her take the bus?
  • Bradyarrowmoss 4 years ago

    EPIC. Greetings from Canada 1:07 AM Here
  • spiritsnake 4 years ago

    they better get it right this time! i totally avaoided the psp, the only playstation that i have never owned!
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I have to leave at 7:20, I bet I miss the good stuff
  • tiperet 4 years ago

    I'm at work just outside Tokyo, so I've been up for ages!
  • hammerstein07 4 years ago

    I've watched 4 hours of Major Dad on Hulu to stay up for this thing!2 hours :( I'm going to have to go straight out an shovel snow, comeon Sony!!
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    I don't think we've met Oli :)
  • craigy 4 years ago

    @Vertical: what browser are you using?
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    I hope something interesting happens or I've lost out on 40 minutes of sleep time for nothing : (
  • mercenar1e 4 years ago

    SO many live blogs.. it's obvious somethings gonna go down

    lets hope for some ps3 news as well
  • siouxjr 4 years ago

    me nither no ads!!!!
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Aye, but my laptop takes ages to warm up, because it is rubbish.
  • Tallon4 4 years ago

    Can you ask them to start Oli?
    I'm off to work is a few minutes :)
  • FeralUK 4 years ago

    @Verticle Stand - Refresh the page until you get a different ad.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    @vertical stand.
    There's no ad blocking me anyhow
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Fucking shitty bastard wanking arshole alarm clock piece of shit didn't go off
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    too early for brekkie, but I'm all set for a celebratory cook-up to mark the conclusion of the thing.
  • JBlokeUK 4 years ago

    I'm in Australia, working. Just hope the boss doesn't come calling!
  • HermitArcader 4 years ago

    Morning all, hope we see some new PS3 games announced as well as PSP2 talk, in particular hope we find out if Team Siren are still about and have something new in the works.



    BTW is it just me or is anyone else finding that the Alienware ad is over the livechat comments box.
  • DashKrimson 4 years ago

    It's unlikely that they'll announce a price for this thing, isn't it? They'll save that for E3, I'd guess.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    I love new tech and gadgets. Bring on thebells and whistles!
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Wow! Two hours. I hope there are some graphs for us to snack on.
  • siouxjr 4 years ago

    morning dudes,hopefully we'll get a look at this thing a few pics would be smashing cheers : )
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    Top o the mornin to ya Oli
  • craigy 4 years ago

    Morning all!
  • wyp100 4 years ago

    T-Minus 10 minutes!
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    Good morning Robert. LETS DO THIS!
  • BigFONT 4 years ago

    Still waiting for an update..
  • blurkness 4 years ago

    wtf no UMD slot? WHY MAKE GAMES WITH UMD? FUCK!
  • nedgip 4 years ago

    I hope they put phone functionality in to the psp2 then it could replace the iphone, otherwise you still have to carry two devices around with you.
  • Jmog 4 years ago

    Why is it obvious because it is running Android?
  • GeoMarine 4 years ago

    I'm really hoping that what this big reveal is about is the PSPhone. I mean, it's running Android. Pretty obvious isn't it.
  • Jmog 4 years ago

    Yeah. The Playstation Phone hasn't actually been officially announced yet. I certainly hope this reveal isn't it.
  • Iain815 4 years ago

    It'll be hilarious if this wasn't even about the PSP2.
  • chrisjm 4 years ago

    make a new jumping flash and any price will be just fine.
  • CivilD 4 years ago

    My guess for the media type is some sort of variation on their Memory Stick Pro Duo media, i.e. flash memory on a proprietary interface.
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Still download only talk when Sony have said that its the future but not for now and evry single gaming site clearly stating it will have some sort of media to keep retail in loop.
  • Pwnsweet 4 years ago

    @joeymoto108

    Got some bad news for you dude - Sony don't read these forums
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    @RobTheBuilder
    I can only hope that if it is download only, the prices are very reasonable. Otherwise it's going to be a repeat of the original PSP with low attach rates and developers dropping it like a hot potato.
  • trugs26 4 years ago

    So that's 7pm New Zealand time. I'll keep an eye out.
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    Simple answer on content. If this is download only I won't buy it until I know prices are going to be reasonable.
  • joeymoto108 4 years ago

    Sony, if the PSP2 is going to be download only, PLEASE make sure that the games on the PSN store are not too expensive! IMO I think for the good quality games, 15-20 would be the absolute sweet spot...however I'm pretty confident that it'll still be 30 quid a pop for a game unfortunately.
  • Daikon 4 years ago

    I bet on 30.000 Yen.
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Its not digital only...people need to get over it
  • Kami 4 years ago

  • electrolite 4 years ago

    I'm not specifically bothered about UMD but if it's digital only they can keep it. The prices on PSN are ridiculous at times and without competition between stores prices will stay high.
  • Colin8703 4 years ago

    Sony may take a hit on the price as could sell at a loss like previous consoles.



    Nintendo always make money on hardware.
  • Bonders99 4 years ago

    Will be interesting to see if it steals the 3DS launch thunder.
  • JetSetWilly 4 years ago

    Did Nintendo specifically request a 3DS advert be placed in the Sony Livetext feed, or is someone being mischievous?
  • _Zero_ 4 years ago

    If PSP2 launches with ANY first-party Sony game it's a day #1 buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • napalm68 4 years ago

    Well, my iphone contract runs out in June. If it can do most of what the iphone can do, plus more, I'd consider it. If it is actually a phone... If not, don't they mean more an "ipod touch on steriods"...
  • mkreku 4 years ago

    Oli Welsh? Why isn't Ellie covering this?
  • mumblyjoe 4 years ago

    Will be announced at same price as 3DS everyone will call it a rip off
  • karooo 4 years ago

    No UMD then I am out. Digital versions of games on the PSN are far too expensive.

    fuck umd.
  • LetsGo 4 years ago

    So, why will I buy a PSP 2 and not an iPod or 3DS?
  • MJHaylett 4 years ago

    No UMD then I am out. Digital versions of games on the PSN are far too expensive.
  • Andrefpvs 4 years ago

    *Sets alarm clock*
  • Arwin 4 years ago

    If the rumored screen size is correct, then that coupled with the back touch screen and if the analog thingies are good, it has a big plus versus the 3DS. So far 3DS looks like slightly better looking PSP games in 3D, with an awkward combination of controls (one d-pad, one analog stick, and one separate touch screen), and a too small screen (I guess I'm getting old, but the iPhone's screen is getting too small for me to use comfortably for longer periods, and I still prefer the original PSP for video by a mile, with its 16:9 dimensions, also over the PSP Go by the way).



    If it has the save states stuff from the Go, and the BluTooth connectors for headsets and even controllers as well as a good video out (that can perhaps do 1280x720 at least for video), it could be very promising. They have a lot to prove mind, but it will be interesting to see what the two analog sticks bring. If they work well, that could make it a great portable gaming device that offers precisely those games that right now no other platform can offer in a comfortable way, while the addition of the rear touch screen, gyros and cameras still gives interesting touch/pointer features.



    But we'll have to wait and see again! It could end up that the 3D of the 3DS still gets me (the original DS almost got me). I'll find out when I get one in my own hands and eyes! But very interested in what we're getting tomorrow.
  • redcrayon 4 years ago

  • Goffee 4 years ago

    Also, praying for some new (as in original IP) games, the 3DS blew with rehashes of every other franchise. If PSP2 is so powerful, it deserves something never done on any console before.
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    I'm looking forward to this but I will be gobsmacked if Sony can price it cheaper than the 3DS.

    I hope Kaz announces a proper (not dumbed down) Ridge Racers 3 for it as one of the many launch titles. An Uncharted game from ND would help seal the deal for me.
  • regmund 4 years ago

    @funkateer I reckon an home network based remote play facility to play ps3 games could be excellent, especially when I need a ps3 fix but my lady partner is watching our telly that the ps3 is attached to..

    On the whole media format issue, Sony have said that this will have physical media, maybe there is truth in that mini blu-ray rumour....
  • Goffee 4 years ago

    Someone who works in Play reckons 279 - read into that what you will
  • funkateer 4 years ago

    Just some little speculation: I think there's a good chance that the PSP2 will still support the 'Remote Play' feature, but this time you will be able to play all PS3 titles.



    "I'm expecting something along the lines of 349 EURO launch price. "

    What was I thinking? It's probably at least 449 euro.
  • Goffee 4 years ago

    To while away the hours, Engadget has got hold of a PSP Phone - but got no more info out of it than the Chinese blaggers could - http://bit.ly/fpk2jM
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    I'm not that likely to get another handheld but I still enjoy all the excitement of a new hardware announcement. Well, I find it exciting anyway!
  • jonbwfc 4 years ago

    "It would be absolutley hilarious if it turns out to be some kind of PS3 attachment"

    I bet in at least one sense it is going to be. I'd happily put money down now that it'll be digital download and the easiest way to get content onto it is via USB sync to a PS3.



    Jon
  • funkateer 4 years ago

    "Go On Sony 199 Undercut the 3DS "



    I'm expecting something along the lines of 349 EURO launch price.
  • Phishfood 4 years ago

    It would be absolutley hilarious if it turns out to be some kind of PS3 attachment but I doubt it, the handheld market is too big for Sony to give up.
  • CrumpledPaper 4 years ago

    I do wonder how they'll change things this time round, they should have learnt something from the DS vs PSP battle.



    I think from rumours they clearly have learned some things. No UMD for starters. Secondly, bringing touch - and their novel take on it - is important. PSP couldn't benefit from a whole raft of touch-based game development, which basically came to dominate the handheld space. PSP2 should be a lot more comprehensive, shouldn't miss out on trends like PSP did.
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    If not UMD, what are the most likely candidates for Sony to offer the games on?
  • Phishfood 4 years ago

    I do wonder how they'll change things this time round, they should have learnt something from the DS vs PSP battle.
  • thegolddon 4 years ago

    I agree - the PS3 has some serious oomph. A handheld version would burst into flames.
  • nazzyq 4 years ago

    If the rumours are true and that Sony is going to launch the PSP2 this winter, don't expect any info about launch games and price at this event. I expect they nail all that down at E3 in June
  • Xs1ght 4 years ago

    Hmmm, Performance comparable to the psp2? Doubt it, but will be awesome to compare. As for price, min 289.99. And also, are we forgetting PSPhone? (Xperia Play), that could possibly change the mobile gaming market. One of them I'm sure will earn my money...
  • thegolddon 4 years ago

    But I expect that, no matter how expensive, I will still get one...I paid 600.00 for my 1st PSP when it came out in Japan!
  • Soton4084 4 years ago

    I've been tempted by the 3DS, which looks good but is also a bit pricey. Let's hope Sony deliver the goods! The main thing for me is some kind of physical media to keep the prices in check. If not, I won't be buying one and will stick with my PSP3000.
  • thegolddon 4 years ago

    Bearing in mind the price of the 3DS, I am expecting at least 299.99
  • Incarta 4 years ago

    Tsk. I read that as 6pm. I'll check back tommorrow.

    As much as I'd like to see Sony upset Ninty enough into rethinking their price point, I suspect it won't happen. 299.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Go On Sony 199 Undercut the 3DS
  • Goffee 4 years ago

    Hope the mini-Blu-ray rumour is crap too - card-based or digital all the way baby!
  • Hindle 4 years ago

    Im hoping they announce a Last Guardian release date as well.
  • funkateer 4 years ago

    "there will be no UMD slot boo sniff"



    Did anyone ever seriously expect the PSP2 to feature UMD? I mean, on my PSP I've only ever used it as a small and convenient compartment to carry extra memory sticks with games around :)
  • captain_Carl 4 years ago

    Looks like an all nighter for me then
  • Ryze 4 years ago

    @Oli - Keep that Dictaphone away from those Japanese toilets... oh - faces. Important FACES.

    Carry on...

    :D
  • CloisterBlack 4 years ago

    with the help of some C4 , of course they can.
  • Goffee 4 years ago

    Is this the queue? I prefer this virtual camping out to the looking-like-a-saddo-on-the-stre
    et-variety
  • LiteMrBubbles 4 years ago

    I'm preparing my body and wallet for this event.
  • Prime 4 years ago

    Is surprisingly more excited about this than the 3DS =)
  • sfp_noodle 4 years ago

    If they somehow announce an MGS HD collection (very unlikely), I will remember little else.
  • Vixremento 4 years ago

    Announce an SSX Tricky and Silent Hill 2 revamp on the PSP2 (i.e. the same games but on the PSP2) and I'll buy it day 1! Two nubs is a no brainer of course.
  • nazzyq 4 years ago

    Announce a 2011 release date for The Last Guardian, Sony! You know it makes sense.
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    much better than having multiple tabs and mucking around with F5, whilst the site's busy. I approve of the chat box :)
  • redlander 4 years ago

    Its got two nubs and touch on the back :) but the one I have seen is the same size as the Go
  • windflaw 4 years ago

    @DozyKipper Touch controls probably won't be "pointer-based". Just say you want to adjust the camera in a third-person game, you touch the back anywhere and slide your finger in the direction you want. Doesn't matter where exactly your finger's at, just how it moves. Your fingers don't get in the way and the flow of play stays unbroken.



    Could be nice!
  • sfp_noodle 4 years ago

  • HiddenAway 4 years ago

    Only one thing is for certain - the meeting is actually called Playstation Meeting :D
  • DozyKipper 4 years ago

    I don't understand - touch controls on the BACK? How will you control games like that?
  • wyp100 4 years ago

    Yeah boy this is happening!
  • SeesThroughAll 4 years ago

    I want to be able to play all the PSN PSP1 games on the PSP2, or won't bother about it at all.
    Well, at least the price of the PSP1 will drop. That's some good news, heh?

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

05:45 By Robert Purchese

Good morning, Eurogamer readers! Or is it night time? The sun doesn't seem to know.

Are we about to find out what the PSP2 cam do? I hope so.

We're touching base with our man on the ground, Oli Welsh. His updates from the PlayStation Meeting will begin shortly.



thegolddon says:

I agree - the PS3 has some serious oomph. A handheld version would burst into flames.

05:53 By Oli Welsh

Hello, come in over. Tokyo calling.

05:55 By Oli Welsh

Good morning! Welcome to a crisp and sunny winter's afternoon in Tokyo. Well done for getting up.

05:56 By Oli Welsh

We're in the giant ballroom of the Prince hotel, right by the Tokyo tower. We were greeted by approximately 800 SCEI staff. This is a Big Deal.

05:58 By Oli Welsh

Informed estimates are putting the length of this "meeting" at one and a half to two hours, so I hope you're refreshed and ready and have girded any loins that may be appropriate.

05:58 By Oli Welsh

Thanks to a potent cocktail of jetlag and, er, cocktails, I slept for ten hours last night, so I'm raring to go.

06:00 By Oli Welsh

An hour and half, though, eh? This is Sony, so I imagine Bertie is right: they'll fill it with many graphs indicating the purposeful onward march of PlayStation.

06:01 By Oli Welsh

You should fortify yourselves. Go and get some breakfast. It's cool, I'll shout if anything happens. At the moment it's just tasteful disco lights and tasteful disco music on the PA (and in my translation headset).

06:03 By Oli Welsh

I love new hardware too Bradach. (Are you who I think you are?) Captain Carl, don't worry, you haven't missed anything yet.

06:05 By Oli Welsh

I'm sorry, I haven't had time to do any Gibson-style sleb spotting. I'm pretty sure the entire Japanese games industry is here, though.

06:07 By Oli Welsh

Light down. Volume UP.

06:07 By Oli Welsh

Here we go. It's Kaz Hirai!

06:08 By Oli Welsh

He's nervous since it's a long time since our last PlayStation Meeting. Guess what though, he's excited to discuss strategy and possibilities going forward.

06:09 By Oli Welsh

There's going to be a major strategic announcement! No kidding.

06:10 By Oli Welsh

We're going to start with a video clip from E3 2005. "Revisiting the future that we envisioned back then."

06:11 By Oli Welsh

The film's called "Cyber society". 3D cameras combined with digital information. Virtual golf. "Reality becomes data. It's a new way to view information. Imagination and dreams come true." That made no sense.

Bradyarrowmoss says:

BACK TO WHAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT BE THE FUTURE

06:12 By Oli Welsh

PS3 has been connecting the two worlds of reality and digital data thanks to immense power etc. "We wish to deliver the joy of computer entertainment to people all over the world, regardless of age and ethnicity."

06:13 By Oli Welsh

"Today I'd like to speak about a whole new world that PlayStation is going to bring to reality."

06:13 By Oli Welsh

One word on the screen: "Home." Oh no.

06:14 By Oli Welsh

It's OK, I think that was a red herring. He's talking about how great PlayStation Network is now.

06:15 By Oli Welsh

More than 80 per cent of PS3 consoles are connected to the internet. 69 million registered PS3 accounts. 50 countries, 25 currencies, billions of downloads. STATS.

06:16 By Oli Welsh

Cross Platform - Portable - Home. Are the words on the screen now, linked in a circle. So I guess home was meant literally.

06:17 By Oli Welsh

Now we're talking Cross Platform. I see where Kaz is going with this.

06:18 By Oli Welsh

The environment surrounding portable gaming has undergone a radical transformation since the launch of PSP.

06:19 By Oli Welsh

He's talking about the poor system performance of phones when PSP came out. It's going to be a challenge getting through the next 10 minutes without mentioning, iPhone, but Kaz has been training his whole life for this moment.

06:20 By Oli Welsh

He's announcing PlayStation Suite, which extends the PlayStation experience beyond PSP by providing PlayStation content on mobiles.

06:20 By Oli Welsh

It will make PlayStation content available on Android-based smartphones and tablets.

06:21 By Oli Welsh

The PS experience will be delivered on Android through collaboration with developers and publishers.

06:22 By Oli Welsh

A service called PlayStation Certified will "help" developers with testing and quality assurance for PS Suite.

06:22 By Oli Welsh

"Legendary original PlayStation content" - i.e. PSone games - will be available on Android devices.

06:23 By Oli Welsh

There's a screen of a snowboarding game (SSX?) with PSone controls overlaid on the phone screen: dpad and symbol buttons.

06:23 By Oli Welsh

There's a "hardware-neutral game framework" that enables "PlayStation-quality" content to made for all kinds of mobile hardware.

06:24 By Oli Welsh

Now: distribution strategy. With PS Suite, devs and pubs will have a unique and secure framework for distribution and users with an easy experience. That means PS Store for Android.

06:25 By Oli Welsh

"We envision PS Suite an an initiative that is essential to the world of portable entertainment."

06:26 By Oli Welsh

PS Suite content will be available within this calendar year.

06:26 By Oli Welsh

Now: Portable.

06:27 By Oli Welsh

At the same time, we want to pursue what PS has always strived for: "a captivating ultimate portable gaming experience". That takes an integrated system.

06:27 By Oli Welsh

The successor to PlayStation Portable! It's codenamed NGP - Next Generation Portable.

06:28 By Oli Welsh

Revolutionary control system; location based entertainment; social connection; augmented reality features; and PS Suite compatibility.

06:29 By Oli Welsh

Video time. A pale man plays with CG bubbles of information in the street.

06:29 By Oli Welsh

Kids do social networking, a young chap plays games virtually on the bus.

06:30 By Oli Welsh

There's a heavy emphasis on social networking and apparently using this to get girls. At one point a guy clicks and drags a girl from the street into his bus. "The power is now in your hands."

06:31 By Oli Welsh

Our goal is to transform every aspect of your everyday life into entertainment, says Kaz.

06:31 By Oli Welsh

It looks - exactly like a PSP! DUAL ANALOGUE.

06:32 By Oli Welsh

Front and rear touchbads. 3G and Wifi. Sixaxis motion control, threeaxis compass.

06:32 By Oli Welsh

He's got one on stage. Very halting applause.

06:33 By Oli Welsh

There's an eject button on the back and a physical medial slot, folks. Dpad and symbol buttons above the two raised analogue sticks. They look good.

06:34 By Oli Welsh

5" OLED display with four times the resolution of PSP.

06:34 By Oli Welsh

Front and rear cameras "suitable for gameplay".

06:34 By Oli Welsh

The new game media looks like a SD card. Saving data directly on the card and allowing higher capacity in future.

06:35 By Oli Welsh

Released starting from the holiday season this year.

06:35 By Oli Welsh

Here comes worldwide studio president Shuhei Yoshida to talk games.

06:36 By Oli Welsh

The advantages of NGP are PS3-quality graphics, a large-size high-quality screen, dual analogues and the combination of traditional control with motion and touch panels, Shuhei says.

06:37 By Oli Welsh

Game time: Golf Next! Gravity Daze, a sort of free running thing?

06:37 By Oli Welsh

Killzone! Looks very nice.

06:38 By Oli Welsh

Pool and "reality fighters". An augmented reality puzzle game. A game where you roll a ball around by stroking the back of the screen.

06:38 By Oli Welsh

WipeOut! Resistance! Uncharted!

06:39 By Oli Welsh

Now we're going to play Uncharted live. The graphics really aren't far off PS3, you know.

06:40 By Oli Welsh

The screen is spectacular. Lovely dynamic lighting going on in-game. The 5" display is about twice the size of the PSP's 3.5".

06:40 By Oli Welsh

Very wide viewing angle on the screen.

06:40 By Oli Welsh

"Perfect for users like me who like to lie down while playing games."

06:41 By Oli Welsh

Rather than a sliding analogue like PSP (or 3DS), it's a micro analogue stick designed to give you the feel of a Dual Shock.

06:43 By Oli Welsh

He's running around in Uncharted. You can jump with X, or use the front touchscreen to "push" Drake over obstacles. You can tlit the console to swing him on a rope. Shuhei climbs a vine by stroking his fingers on the back touchscreen up and down alternately, as if he's actually climbing.

06:44 By Oli Welsh

The additional controls are supposed to give you a connection with the character, and put you inside the game. You can use swipe touch controls to move Drake around when climbing, as well as use the stick. Shuhei dispatches enemies using swipes to pull and push them off cliffs.

06:44 By Oli Welsh

Now he's aiming a rifle using the "very sensitive" gyro sensor.

06:45 By Oli Welsh

The device looks quite big, but comfortably sized in his hands.

06:46 By Oli Welsh

Muneki Shimada, a young suit from Sony software dev, is on stage.

06:47 By Oli Welsh

Kaz is recapping first: dual analogues, dual touch screens, dual cameras, motion sensors, location sensors. The touch pads enable "touch, grab, trace, push or pull" sensations.

06:48 By Oli Welsh

Shuhei's now playing a game called Little Deviant, which uses the rear touch panel.

06:48 By Oli Welsh

There are mischievous, prank-playing orange cartoons characters around the world. The player catches them by using the back touch panel to push the world up underneath them, and roll them around.

06:49 By Oli Welsh

The back touch panel is the same size as the 5" screen, so your finger's loaction is exactly replicated on the screen.

06:49 By Oli Welsh

Tap the back to make the deviants jump. You can use two fingers - is that multi-touch, then?

06:50 By Oli Welsh

Using front and rear panels at the same time you can "pinch" or grab the deviants, pull and release them like slingshots.

06:51 By Oli Welsh

There are a few buttons along the top, start and select on the front. I can't tell if those are shoulder buttons in the top corners but I would assume so. I can see a white NGP as well as black units on display on stage.

06:52 By Oli Welsh

Now Shimada-san is going to talk about user interface, social features and the network.

06:52 By Oli Welsh

The user interface has all your games, apps and features in circular, 3D lozenge icons.

06:53 By Oli Welsh

The "Live Area" is what they're calling the front end for games. It links to the store. Everything is tap and touch controlled. You can switch very quickly between the game and the Live Area.

06:54 By Oli Welsh

Live Area also supports communication. Go through to social features, you can see a feed of what your games are up to in the game (it's a golf game we're looking at). Comments, too.

06:55 By Oli Welsh

Basically, it's Xbox Live and Facebook features embedded in the device's front end.

06:56 By Oli Welsh

You can play online over mobile networks. It's constantly online.

06:56 By Oli Welsh

Now we're talking about "Location-based entertainment" - basically using the GPS compass in gameplay.

06:57 By Oli Welsh

Select "near" and you can find out who's playing what where you are.

06:58 By Oli Welsh

The Near application - it's an app - tracks where you go during the day. A video shows someone walking around Tokyo and the NGP recording this.

06:58 By Oli Welsh

Retrace your footsteps in Near you can see what the most popular game is in each area you've walked through.

06:59 By Oli Welsh

There's a loaction-based user search which shows what users were in, say, Shibuya, up to an hour before or after you were there. You can view a ranking of the most popular games in that area.

07:00 By Oli Welsh

You can the click through to more information about a game you don't have or aren't familiar with. You can view stats about it, or go and buy it from PS Store immediately.

07:01 By Oli Welsh

Now Kaz wants to talk about "converging real and virtual worlds" with augmented reality features. The cameras, mostly.

07:02 By Oli Welsh

Shuhei's going to demonstrate with Hot Shots Golf.

07:03 By Oli Welsh

He taps his lady golfer and she waves at him, rather than initating a sexual harassment suit. Sweet.

07:03 By Oli Welsh

He moves the NGP around to move the view with the tilt sensors. When he holds it end up, the scenery stays level, showing a portrait view.

07:04 By Oli Welsh

He turns around 180 degrees on stage to rotate the view all the way round to a close up of the golfer. He points it down to look at her feet and the golf ball.

07:05 By Oli Welsh

He uses a button to swing and play the shot, though.

07:05 By Oli Welsh

It has the same gyro sensor and accelerometers and PS Move.

07:07 By Oli Welsh

Now Kaz is going to talk about PS Suite and its cross-platform abilities. It works on NGP, too. PS Suite Compatible software will work on a wide number of devices then, and Kaz hopes it will entice them to buy PSP2s. Sorry, NGPs.

07:08 By Oli Welsh

He's talking some impenetrable marketing speak now, but the gist is that PS Suite is a kind of advertising Trojan horse for the PlayStation brand.

07:09 By Oli Welsh

It's goodbye to Shuhei and his friend. Thanks, guys. Now Kaz is going to invite some game creators on stage.

07:09 By Oli Welsh

"Our friends from Capcom, Sega, Tecmo Koei, Activision, Epic and Konami." First up: Jun Takeuchi from Capcom.

07:10 By Oli Welsh

Takeuchi is going to talk about two things. One of them is not going to be his beige rollneck. One of them is going to be how much money he's making from Monster Hunter.

07:11 By Oli Welsh

There's going to be a download version of Monster Hunter 3 Portable, apparently.

07:12 By Oli Welsh

MH Portable 3 will run on NGP. It's the download version of the PSP game. Jun's playing it on stage. He's quite excited - he claims he hasn't touched one before.

07:13 By Oli Welsh

They've implemented a right-stick analaogue camera. "The stick feels... great! You can quote me, that's my first impression. I think it is very suitable for an action game like this."

07:14 By Oli Welsh

Now Jun wants to talk about Capcom's NT Framework engine. They're preparing it for NGP.

07:14 By Oli Welsh

Here's a video of the opening of Lost Planet 2, rendered real-time on NGP. It looks spectacularly good, to be honest.

07:15 By Oli Welsh

NT Framework moble can do shaders, HDR rendering just as PS3. Light filters, shadows and all the physics are the same.

07:15 By Oli Welsh

"NGP's specification is not yet to be announced."

07:16 By Oli Welsh

Capcom's devs thought the NGP envirnonment was very flexible and easy to develop for. The Lost Planet 2 demo took two weeks.

07:16 By Oli Welsh

No new game announcements from Capcom, though.

07:17 By Oli Welsh

Here comes Toshihiro Nagoshi from Sega! YES. Mr Monkey Ball and Yakuza. What a hero. He is rocking a cad moustache and a low-cut muscle shirt under a black suit with some discreet bling.

07:18 By Oli Welsh

Not sure about the orange hair, though.

07:18 By Robert Purchese

Good question!

Machetazo says:

will there be a demon's souls game for this?

07:18 By Oli Welsh

"This is hardware with no excuses," he says.

07:19 By Oli Welsh

It's a Yakuza cut-scene. "We took about three months to export it to NGP."

07:20 By Oli Welsh

It's all running in real-time. The shaders and shadowing are great. Zombies burst in - so it's a new one.

07:22 By Oli Welsh

He's excited to develop something new for a network gaming expience. It was just a demo using the latest version of Ryu Ga Gotoku, i.e. Yakuza, explains Kaz.

07:22 By Oli Welsh

Here's Akihirio Suzuki from Tecmo Koei. Here's his obligatroy opening spiel about how great NGP is.

07:23 By Oli Welsh

He's from the Omega Force development team and he's showing touch pad controls in a Musou (Dynasty Warriors) game.

07:24 By Oli Welsh

You can select multiple enemies by tapping them and then attack them all at once.

07:24 By Oli Welsh

Tap one enemy a few times to focus on him. This is a live demo, by the way. You can trace across the touch pad to select multiple enemies at once.

07:26 By Oli Welsh

That's it from Tecmo and Suzuki-san. He reckons it's going to be awesome - it will be easy to port popular series, but they will also be reborn through implementation of new features like touch.

07:27 By Oli Welsh

Here comes Hideo Kojima!

07:27 By Oli Welsh

His spectacles are from the future. Funnily enough, the future is what he wants to talk about.

07:28 By Oli Welsh

A demo of MGS4 running on NGP. Holy cow. Some environmental detail lost, but the characters (Snake and Otacon's mini Metal Gear) look incredible.

07:29 By Oli Welsh

Is this native res? It looks unbelievably sharp.

07:30 By Oli Welsh

The demo used the model data and environments from the PS3 game, exported directly to NGP and rendered in real-time at 20 frames per second.

07:30 By Oli Welsh

Not so fast then, he admits, but it proves PS3 quality can be done. But that's not really what NGP is about, he reckons.

07:31 By Oli Welsh

He's recalling his comments from the Peace Walker launch last year about cloud computing (which kind of annoyed Sony at the time).

07:32 By Oli Welsh

But he's arguing that NGP kind of enables this kind of cloud computing environment - a seamless, connected experience whether you're at home or out and about. Most of this has come true, apart from one aspect: the same game in the living room or portable.

07:33 By Oli Welsh

That's what he wants to realise with NGP. You can use your PS3, large screen TV and audio system to enhance the game at home, and NGP with its location and camera features to enhance it on the move.

07:34 By Oli Welsh

He's working on that concept right now and would like to present what he's doing at E3. MGS Rising across PS3 and NGP maybe? Or something new and exclusive?

07:34 By Oli Welsh

Here's Tim Sweeney from Epic with - gasp - an Unreal Engine 3 demo.

07:35 By Oli Welsh

"We at Epic regard this system as a game-changer" - but the demo is the fantasy castle environment that eventually became Infinity Blade for iOS.

07:36 By Oli Welsh

It's smoother with more effects, to be fair, and Tim says NGP has roughly four times the performance we've seen on any previous mobile platform. They also like the console-style operating system with efficient control over memory and resources.

07:37 By Oli Welsh

Here's a demo of a cartoon action-RPG. I don't recognise it.

07:39 By Oli Welsh

Sorry for the double post. Now here's Philip Earl (a Brit) from Activision to show Call of Duty.

07:40 By Oli Welsh

Or announce it, at any rate. There's a COD logo superimposed on a picture of an NGP on the screen. Well done.

07:41 By Oli Welsh

Bars will be set, deep and immersive gaming at the core of the PlayStation DNA, etc.

07:41 By Oli Welsh

Now he's listing the device's features for the umpteenth time today. There are a lot of them, to be fair. No details on COD for NGP today, I'm afraid.

07:43 By Oli Welsh

Kaz in on stage recapping and thanking his partners. There's a lisdt of developers who've announced there suport. It's pretty much everyone - I spot Rockstar, PopCap and Ubisoft, as well as the entire Japanese industry.

07:44 By Oli Welsh

PS Suite will offer "a wide population of users a taste of the PlayStation experience" while NGP emphasies high-quality hardware and gaming.

07:45 By Oli Welsh

The two together will revolutionise mobile gaming, announces Kaz. Maybe not, but you know what, it's a good stab.

07:45 By Oli Welsh

And that's it. It's all over. Sorry I didn't do more jokes but a) there was a hell of a lot of information actually and b) I'm not Ellie. I know, sad right?

07:46 By Oli Welsh

Watch the site later today for an interview about NGP, PlayStation Suite and everything else I can cram in with a high-ranking Sony executive.

07:47 By Oli Welsh

I'm going to dash and take some photos of it now. I'm not allowed to touch one, sadly.

07:48 By Oli Welsh

I do actually want it. It's powerful, the rear touch makes more sense now I've seen it in action and my God that screen. If the sticks are good, it's what Sony always promised for PSP - an actual console in your pocket. Well, bag. It would have to be a big pocket.

07:48 By Oli Welsh

Laters all!

07:57 By Robert Purchese

DavidBoring says:

the big question, can it be used as a rear-view mirror ?

08:05 By Craig Munro

08:49 By Robert Purchese