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.

Our live coverage of this event has finished

Coverage

05:45

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.



05:51

thegolddon says:

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

05:53

Hello, come in over. Tokyo calling.

05:55

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

05:56

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Light down. Volume UP.

06:07

Here we go. It's Kaz Hirai!

06:08

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

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

06:10

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

06:11

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.

06:11

Bradyarrowmoss says:

BACK TO WHAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT BE THE FUTURE

06:12

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

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

06:13

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

06:14

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

06:15

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

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

06:17

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

06:18

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

06:19

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

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

06:20

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

06:21

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

06:22

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

06:22

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

06:23

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

06:23

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

06:24

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

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

06:26

PS Suite content will be available within this calendar year.

06:26

Now: Portable.

06:27

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

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

06:28

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

06:29

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

06:29

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

06:30

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

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

06:31

It looks - exactly like a PSP! DUAL ANALOGUE.

06:32

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

06:32

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

06:33

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

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

06:34

Front and rear cameras "suitable for gameplay".

06:34

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

06:35

Released starting from the holiday season this year.

06:35

Here comes worldwide studio president Shuhei Yoshida to talk games.

06:36

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

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

06:37

Killzone! Looks very nice.

06:38

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

WipeOut! Resistance! Uncharted!

06:39

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

06:40

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

Very wide viewing angle on the screen.

06:40

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

06:41

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

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

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

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

06:45

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

06:46

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

06:47

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

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

06:48

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

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

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

06:50

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

06:51

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

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

06:52

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

06:53

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

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

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

06:56

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

06:56

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

06:57

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

06:58

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

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

06:59

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

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

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

07:02

Shuhei's going to demonstrate with Hot Shots Golf.

07:03

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

07:03

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

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

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

07:05

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

07:07

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

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

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

07:09

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

07:10

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

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

07:12

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

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

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

07:14

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

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

07:15

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

07:16

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

No new game announcements from Capcom, though.

07:17

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

Not sure about the orange hair, though.

07:18

Machetazo says:

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

Good question!

07:18

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

07:19

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

07:20

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

07:22

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

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

07:23

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

07:24

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

07:24

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

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

Here comes Hideo Kojima!

07:27

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

07:28

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

Is this native res? It looks unbelievably sharp.

07:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07:35

"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

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

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

07:39

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

07:40

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

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

07:41

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

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

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

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

07:45

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

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

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

07:48

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

Laters all!

07:57

07:59

DavidBoring says:

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

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    manic_mouse 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    But does it do glaases less 3D? :)

    Actually, the fact that it doesn't probably makes it more future safe.
    jonbwfc 9 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 9 years ago
    cjs 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    Sulphur_Man 9 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 9 years ago
    @DaDon123456 Good man!
    M_of_the_sys 9 years ago
    Looks great. Especially the uncharted vid. So the guy from Codemasters wasn't lying?
    telboy007 9 years ago
    "Who'd buy this?"Who wouldn't, looks tasty to me.
    RedPanda 9 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 9 years ago
    Should have some Sony comment on price and battery life and other bits up on the site very soon.
    Widge 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    hot shots golf! yay!
    Caimbeul 9 years ago
    looking exciting though
    Caimbeul 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    @Oil when are the games going to be announced?
    madgerald 9 years ago
    GamesIndustry.biz is reporting the NGP could sell for $299-$349
    raion 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    @Oli: Ask him about security... If it uses SD cards, do those have to be formatted for use with the NGP?
    peteb 9 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 9 years ago
    @oli Ask him if SCEE staff will get one for Christmas! :)
    Halo.Jones 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    I did a sex-wee. I am all over this on day one :D
    peteb 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    siouxjr 9 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 9 years ago
    @Vertical StandWell 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 9 years ago
    the big question, can it be used as a rear-view mirror ?
    cjs 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    Go back to sleep everybody! If you can after that!
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    good good good now everyone go to sleep!
    craigy 9 years ago
    Bye!
    Anufea 9 years ago
    Thanks Oli!
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    ByE!
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    I'm off then. Bye guys!
    nazzyq 9 years ago
    I enjoyed that.
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Everyone needs to buy long coats with big pockets!
    Nozzinja 9 years ago
    Thanks! bye.
    Praetorianer 9 years ago
    Good job, though. Thanks Mr Welsh.
    Iain815 9 years ago
    Righto, I'm off to bed, inevitably going to wake up with an almighty bad hangover.
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Thank you Oli. Great live blogging. Was definitely worth missing some sleep for
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    that was great - oh, high-rank sony suit interview later, too. Great job with the coverage!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    Thanks all, got to sleep 2:47 Am
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Well done Oli Welsh! Try and get a hands on!
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    BYE
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Well done Oli. Great job!
    Jamesfain 9 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 9 years ago
    What? No price? No information on battery life? No information on storage capacity? Pffff.....
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    yew cheers Oli!
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    You did a good job, Oli! Thans man
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    very pleased, I'll have to buy it now
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    Amazing. Well done Sony. Something to look forward to.
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    GOD let it end, i gotta go
    Nozzinja 9 years ago
    @Daz I think they'll lap it up, all the kids can play CoD at school now!
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    It all depends on the games now
    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    Very pleased with this one
    Mikeside 9 years ago
    I'm sold on it - but HDMI out would be one hell of a cherry on top
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    That it then? :(
    Bander 9 years ago
    Was Namco in the list? If there's no Ridge Racer, it's not a PlayStation!
    Machetazo 9 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 9 years ago
    list of publishers, sorry #
    Scimarad 9 years ago
    @Lee_MorrisMost badly timed comment ever?
    Mikeside 9 years ago
    has HDMI out been confirmed?
    daz_john_smith 9 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 9 years ago
    If uncharted is ready for launch it will be the best launch evarrr
    DashKrimson 9 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 9 years ago
    @Lee Morris: They just showed a huge list of devs, so third party is strong.
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Rockstar Leeds probably. Calm expectations people
    Iain815 9 years ago
    *hopes his theory was correct*
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    `rockstar!!!!
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    3rd party support is EXTREMELY weak. Hopefully Sony have a big gun ready for launch
    Praetorianer 9 years ago
    Haven't read any spectacular things so far. I just hope the price tag and the battery life will surprise me :)
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    christ this is going to be sweet
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    Call of duty online on 3G, haha check your heartbeats!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Deep and immersive, Good Feeling Sticks, and fingering lol!
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    that one. :) I'm familiar enough with it, Lee. Although, I was keen for it on PSN.
    cjs 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    CoD = System seller surely?
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Oh god, it's bound to sell by the bucketload now
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    CoD = Megaton?
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    WOOOO!
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    CoD on NGP - no surprises, please.
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    YAY, an NGP COD :D
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Dungeon defenders, apparently. Ported from ps3 in about a week
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    @Sinisteral Well, that's what made the original PSP so successful, isn't it? :pTo 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 9 years ago
    WOOO ACTIVISION
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    @sinistreal: Tim said that game they just showed was originally designed for PS3, but development shifted to the NGP.
    Bander 9 years ago
    Yay activision...
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Can Sony blow iPhone and 3DS away?YES!
    Bradach 9 years ago
    @Bradyarrowmossthey're saving COD for last!
    siouxjr 9 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 9 years ago
    WE STILL HAVE ACTIVISION TO GOOO
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    wild guess...Alundra?
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    @Oli WelshDidn't he just say it was a custom made game for the platform?
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    This Is Almost Done Isn't It?
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    now its getting boring
    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    Unreal Engine 3 looks awesome running on NGP :D
    joeymoto108 9 years ago
    Can't we have pics?
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    I want it to be E3 now.
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    UNREAL ENGINE THREE
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    Mate thats the thing, all teh core gamer wants is that completly sweet setup of console games on the road
    redael 9 years ago
    the persistent 3G connection will surely be a form of regional locking ; ;
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Kojima announces duel skus of the same game on the 2 consoles. or the usual pie in the sky stuff?
    Bertie 9 years ago
    I remember one E3 when Sony revealed a game called Killzone. Are we being sucked in again?
    Anufea 9 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 9 years ago
    I reckon they are saving it (price) for E3
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    @Lee_Morris If that's true, then everything we've seen today is bullshit. (Except Uncharted and Hot Shots.)
    HermitArcader 9 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 9 years ago
    Im worried they'll release a slim version straight after launch, but it cant get slimmer than that right?
    Bradach 9 years ago
    a pirce announcement today would undo all the hype they've just generated. Price announcement in Oct 11 is my guess
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Ha I work for a company that sells cloud hosting packages! Woohoo
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    How long is this meeting gonna last? still any other specs comin out or ..?
    gerald 9 years ago
    Third parties are saving anouncements for e3, i guess. Only tech demos.
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    If they haven't locked down specs there is no way we're getting a price today folks
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    @Shadzter Let's hope.The MGS thing was just a demo, not an announcement or a port. And YES!!!! @Lee_Morris
    Nozzinja 9 years ago
    wait wait whoa! Dual Analogue controlled MGS on the new handheld?? /Explodes
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Port peace walker to the thing so I can play it with 2 anologues
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    Creepy sinisteral
    daz_john_smith 9 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 9 years ago
    im creaming my khakis for MGS!
    chessboxer 9 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 9 years ago
    Whats wrong with DS Zelda controls?
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Wher's EA Sports? i Guess There not That Popular in Japan
    Nozzinja 9 years ago
    MGS4!! wow!
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    he's here to show us Castlevania NGP :p
    Shadzter 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    MGS 4 :o
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    MGS4 MGS4 MGS4*EXPLOOOOODES*
    Jamesfain 9 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 9 years ago
    Omg Kojima!!!!!
    joeymoto108 9 years ago
    Zone of the Enders!
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    Fatal Frame, I hope people make with the questions about that, in a Q&A.
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    I want a dead space 3 on this one would be great !!!
    dunbain 9 years ago
    @Vertical StandThe 3D in the 3DS is incredible. I've experienced it, and there are certainly ways to innovate using the so-called "gimmick"
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    pic of kojima plz, i wana see these spectacles
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    HOLY SHIT MGS4
    joeymoto108 9 years ago
    This is gonna be expensive....
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    feeds back up :D
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    somebody find a new feed!
    DashKrimson 9 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 9 years ago
    man this bit of kit just keeps gettin better }:-P
    dunbain 9 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 9 years ago
    did the feed just die?
    Shadzter 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    @spiritsnake good idea or have geohot do security
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    you forgot price = ???
    Machetazo 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    interface = awesomegraphics = awesomegame lineup = awesomebatterylife = main concern
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    do they have linux supoort? you know, to deter the hackerz and all...
    Malek86 9 years ago
    Come on, new Fatal Frame.
    dunbain 9 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 9 years ago
    @Malek86 Except, y'know, games for NGP costing too much to make, just like 360 and PS3 games currently?
    cosmogirl 9 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 9 years ago
    and price
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    I bet the only downside will be battery life!
    Bertie 9 years ago
    Yakuza at least shown a proper Yakuza PSP2 game.
    Malek86 9 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 9 years ago
    ANYTIME SPIRITSNAKE :D
    Scimarad 9 years ago
    "This is hardware with no excuses,"What about "I can't play anymore as I've run out of power"
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    sinisteral you had me loling
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    What's a demon's soul l??
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    LIVE FEED LINKhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/kotaku-jap...
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    will it have connectivity with the ps3?
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Demon souls - so very very good - so very very hard!
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    woops ment Iain815
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    @captain_Carl yes please
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    I'm gonna cream
    Iain815 9 years ago
    Could Activison's announcement be COD?Would be a nice excuse why Treyarch are fucking up atm.
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    epic, was not expecting that. I predict a megaton.
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    KEEEEN
    Scimarad 9 years ago
    oh yeah! 2 Sticks means they can do a decent FPS now, hadn't thought of that!
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    What about the camera quality, is there any chat service or anything.
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    EPIC GAMES BABY!!!!!
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    who cares lets see a WORKING FPS PLEASE
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    No UMD's. This thing uses game cards instead: http://www.engadget.com/media/2011/01/so...
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    will there be a demon's souls game for this?
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    @cosmogirl so true!
    cosmogirl 9 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 9 years ago
    WOW LOST PLANET 2 LOOKS AWESOME
    Scimarad 9 years ago
    This is actually starting to sound quite interesting. I'm saying before they mention how much it costs, of course.
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    cmon lets hear ACTIVISION!!!!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    sinisteral 9 years ago
    orgasm in a slim box
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    Shadzter 9 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 9 years ago
    I might have to sell body parts. Anyone in need or some?
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    @Bradyarrowmoss It would top, but is it free or we'll have to buy it from the store?
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    lol
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    steveb07 9 years ago
    I do hope the store will have access to ALL PS1 and PS2 games to download
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    16 girl californiaLOL
    Iain815 9 years ago
    @spiritsnakeASL?
    HermitArcader 9 years ago
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    @Bradyarrowmosswhere u from
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    So, PS Suite is like Net Yaroze! crossed with PSN Minis crossed with the iPhone's App Store...
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    2:10 AM Here So Tired
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    ACTIVISION = COD?
    TheFalc 9 years ago
    Tenchu,plz XD
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    psone Classics (legitimate ones) available on NGP. nice. Heavenly Sword sequel for this would be, well you know. ;)
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    PS Suite on iphone ? ;')
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    I thought so
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    Lol @DashKrimson
    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    @Bradyarrowmoss: They didn't say. I assume Japan, since this event is being held there.
    DashKrimson 9 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 9 years ago
    Holiday=December
    Bradach 9 years ago
    @Shadzterdamn, it's wafer thin!
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    I hate it when they get gimmicky!
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    If it's not region free it's a day 1 hack.
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    Yeah, region free please.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    This Holiday Where
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Another pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image...
    atomised 9 years ago
    if it's region free i'm in!
    ElijahBaley 9 years ago
    This is the LIVE STREAM: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kotaku-jap...
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    "Rather than initiating a sexual harassment suit" - freakin lol!
    Iain815 9 years ago
    Bit of a Gray area, eh Oli./sickipedia
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    @steveb07: They said earlier that it'll be out this holiday.
    cjs 9 years ago
    All right! Trophies!
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Just seen little deviants videor. I would like one fingering my PSP in public like that
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    I'd like a 5-6 hour battery life, too much?
    steveb07 9 years ago
    Don't care about battery life just the release date
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    This Should Be solar-Powered Or else it'll be 10 minutes long
    NotSoSlim 9 years ago
    Hot Shots Golf...love it
    ElijahBaley 9 years ago
    Hi!This is the live stream:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kotaku-jap...
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    AR hot shots golf?! :o/faints
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    there is no XMB like on the old psp ?
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    imagine what they will do with the ps4
    cjs 9 years ago
    This could be a platform with some really interesting MMOs.
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    this thing is EPIC
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Another Near pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image...
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    the oled screen should help on battery life. I can't be worse that 3DS' 3 hours can it !?
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    but fuck they had me at killzone
    Bradach 9 years ago
    @spazmolol
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    @spiritsnake: Kotaku is posting these pics on their live blog: http://kotaku.com/5744297/live-from-sony...
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Solar POwered
    spazmo 9 years ago
    Can't wait to finger the backside of this thing.
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    This Near thing sounds cool
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    @thegolddonIt's iPad+PS3+360+EPIC
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    3G confirmed in that pic, good good
    sinisteral 9 years ago
    god help this things battery life.
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    shadzter, how r you getting those??
    NotSoSlim 9 years ago
    Alot of this stuff will be PS3 bound people...good times
    thegolddon 9 years ago
    I don't wanna be having to buy a new dataplan - don't do an "iPad", Sony!!!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Sony has really "Stepp[ed] Their Game Up"
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Full size menu pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image...
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    yea sony, great job. day 2 purchase for me, finally i get to have a protable
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    this is amazing
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Even after all the leaked info I'm still shocked about this device. Good job sony
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    I really like the sound of this live area. I hope it's coming to ps3 too
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Little Deviants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-9FTXXcZ...
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    "You can play online over mobile networks. It's constantly online."that can't be good for battery life.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    For GPS i guess
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    it looks a little bit thinner than the psp slim isn't it ?
    Bradach 9 years ago
    poor gameplay footage...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOdPwVJh...
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Fitness/Running Game?
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    the mobile network thing me likey
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    Uh-oh.. monthly contract? I highly doubt Kindle type 3G
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    YouTube Support on this console?
    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    I think it will be cheaper than the lowest spec iPhone
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Another video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOdPwVJh...
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    @xdusty it will be the mothership
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Trophies confirmed on PS blog
    Malek86 9 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 9 years ago
    i hope not notsoslim.
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    the colors on the screen are stunning !
    tiperet 9 years ago
    i'd pay a lot for this, just hope it's still region-free!
    NotSoSlim 9 years ago
    xmb to be updated on PS3 also then?
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Please be less than £350 *gulp*
    xdusty 9 years ago
    Most importantly, will it be ONE with the mothership itself??! The ps3!!
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Even though I love the xmb that menu makes more sense on a touch based system.
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    @cosmogirl as long as it's not FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE US DOLLARS, right? :D
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    nice intuitive looking menu
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    NGP>3DS
    steveb07 9 years ago
    My guess £400
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    ur ryt cosmogirl
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Trophies confirmed in that menu pic.
    cosmogirl 9 years ago
    absolutely nothing is missing this is gonna kill the 3DS hard
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    New menu: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image... Looks like we have bubbles instead of an XMB now.
    Bradach 9 years ago
    aiming with the gyro is actually good. i've tried it with RageHD on iphone and it works!
    NotSoSlim 9 years ago
    lovely jubly
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    too..many..fingeeeerrrrsss
    Mugwum 9 years ago
    Where's Ridge Racer? NO SALE.
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Still buzzing from uncharted
    chessboxer 9 years ago
    This won't be cheap and I bet Sony will still be making a loss on each unit...
    thegolddon 9 years ago
    I'm impressed with the graphics...bet Ninty thought they had the handheld market all sown up!!!
    HermitArcader 9 years ago
    ZZZZZzzz. Reality Fighter?

    *wakes up*

    Now that has potential!
    HaranBanjo 9 years ago
    yes there's a white one on the stage
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.p...Don't panic. Scroll down and you'll see a side on view of it and they are actual buttons. phew
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    Uncharted looks great!
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Uncharted: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image...@steveb07:There's a white one on the table in this pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image...
    steveb07 9 years ago
    Are they making a White one?
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    THis is gonna cost more than ps3
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    OLI!!! is Uncharted a third person game like on the ps2 on side on like LBP?
    dunbain 9 years ago
    @JBlokeUKI 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 9 years ago
    I might have to sell my grandma
    Jamesfain 9 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 9 years ago
    It'll cost 500 quid?
    chessboxer 9 years ago
    The analog stick sounds like the NeoGeo Pocket one, which was awesome. Hey... NGP
    siouxjr 9 years ago
    @shadzter...cheers for da pic man!!!,it looks sweet CANNOT WAIT to see games actually running on it.
    Iain815 9 years ago
    I was planning on updating my computer this fiscal year, but this is looking promising.
    jj984jj 9 years ago
    the psp nub and 3ds slider aren't the same
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Battery Probably Sucks
    Bradach 9 years ago
    1.6 million Yen
    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    Can You Live Inside The Console?
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    So far all good news - what is the catch!
    steveb07 9 years ago
    Everything I wanted so far @steveb07
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Do you think they will tell us the cost?
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    I know what I'm importing for Christmas! Yay, feels like 2004 all over again (when original psp came out).
    Andrefpvs 9 years ago
    Real analogues instead of sliding stuff is a plus for me
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    YES!
    HermitArcader 9 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 9 years ago
    This thing is friggin' awesome!
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    @Lee_Morris that's where the touch controls were, then. Although I do reckon you're right
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    How many PSP's/PSPgo's are going on ebay right about now?
    HaranBanjo 9 years ago
    i'm sold day one
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    I'm lining up
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    Whoa, the whole unit is bigger than I'd expected. Looks more like a tablet than a handheld console.
    Jamesfain 9 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 9 years ago
    Uncharted, Killzone and Resistance... Confirmed day one purchase for me.
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    This is sounding pretty interesting!
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    think of my wallet, Sony! :(
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Video from the press conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXoVDJWP12I
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Uncharted = me standing in line day one to buy one : D
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    First person shooters on a portable that will work properly with two analogue sticks
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    They don't even look like buttons. They look like touch sensitive points
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    he said Wipeout! they're playing for keeps, now!
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Another pic: http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image...
    looney79 9 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 9 years ago
    NICE
    Malek86 9 years ago
    A new Wipeout? Oh yes.
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    Killzone and Resistance on a handheld with dual nubs and ''PS3'' like graphics?I'll have me some of that.
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Resistance - double yes!!
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    UNCHARTED!!!!! YES!
    dunbain 9 years ago
    My hopes are... somehow deflated.Yes, Killzone is what I want to play on the trains. EXACTLY what I wanted.
    Andrefpvs 9 years ago
    UNCHARTED!!
    DashKrimson 9 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 9 years ago
    Essentially everything the PSP should have been originally. Fuckin' A!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Anyone Found A Stream Yet?
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    PS3 GRAPHICS!!!!!!!
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Games - make or break moment!
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    I want one, right noow
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    what are the specs??
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Wait I don't like the look of that new d pad. What's wrong with the current one?
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Holiday! I suppose it is enough time for me to get bored of the 3d of the 3ds
    HiddenAway 9 years ago
    @ShadzterOoh, curvy :p
    Bradach 9 years ago
    bring on the video montage of games running on it! starting with uncharted PSP ;)
    cjs 9 years ago
    Hm. 960x544; not quite high definition. Not bad, though.
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    I am very excite!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    BUT, Digital Memory Makes Me Play PSP instead of ipod For Comprensive Gaming in large sizes
    looney79 9 years ago
    i want one now!
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    Nice work Shadzter on the pic!
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    the rumours were true. Screens sounds lovely
    Jamesfain 9 years ago
    This is sounding very exciting!!!
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    thanx shadzter
    Bradach 9 years ago
    @Shadzterthanks!
    ChocNut 9 years ago
    LOVE IT!!!!!! want want want
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    front and rear camera???????
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    What kind of media, though? Can't see them using UMDs again.
    HaranBanjo 9 years ago
    oled screen!Yay!!
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    what physical media will it use?
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    boo. I wanted it to be a download only device
    Bradach 9 years ago
    does it look any bigger / smaller than psp3000?
    Lee_Morris 9 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 9 years ago
    huzzah! dual analogue!
    Bander 9 years ago
    Yay, touchbads! Rear touchbad!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    WOW!
    HaranBanjo 9 years ago
    sixaxis enabled...i figure alot of flying psps
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    But can you play PSP2 when your getting your leg over?
    Malek86 9 years ago
    Oh yeah, dual analogue. And all that stuff? This doesn't look cheap.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Live Feed . Something
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    YEA PIC
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Dual analogue, hell yeah!
    Iain815 9 years ago
    Dual analogue!? I take it all back! Fuck yes, Sony listen!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Buying Our Stuff=You get Girls
    Bradach 9 years ago
    bingo
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    so what kaz means is they expect you to play the psp2 on a date?
    HiddenAway 9 years ago
    Watching too much "Take Me Out" then :p
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    K if you can get girls with this thing i need one, now.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Sony Couldnt Think Of A Name
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    @Lee_Morris "codenamed NGP"
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    a glowing sphere that measures and reacts to your mood?
    Iain815 9 years ago
    Fuck all these business buzz words. What does it DO!?
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    NGP is a crap name
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    yea that means motion control for the psp2
    TheFamousKevin 9 years ago
    Location based entertainment? Isn't that what Nintendo said when they region locked the 3DS?
    Bertie 9 years ago
    It's a glowing sphere!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    "augmented reality features"????????????????????
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Okay this sounds pretty cool...
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    YAY!
    Iain815 9 years ago
    Oh hello, I forgot all about this. And I'm pissed.Still don't think it's PSP2 mind.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    There Will Be A Fake PSP2 looking thing and out comes aston kutcher
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    well they have to? they have lods of ps1 games that they can make more money out of.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    @Bertie ROTFLOL
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Portable? Please be PSP 2!
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    coolboarders: it's not quite 1080, but outside of SSX there's no point getting fussy
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    let me have it Kaz
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Becoming A Software-based company now?( i.e. SEGA)
    Bertie 9 years ago
    Please be an error with the slides and a picture of Kaz Hirai's summer holiday appear behind him.
    Malek86 9 years ago
    Somehow I doubt this will be available for my G1 anyway.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    craigy 9 years ago
    Cooooolboarders!
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    Hey, Kaz - no d-pad, no point.
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    I hope you can link the psone games we've already bught on psn to these phones.
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    oww no!! the psp2 is actually the ps phone !!!!!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Oh okay, something Android has had for ages then. PSOne games...
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    coolboarders?
    Bertie 9 years ago
    Slowly but surely, Kaz is getting to the point.
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
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    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    So wait - is he talking about full-on pSP games or minis-type apps?
    HermitArcader 9 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 9 years ago
    And he is actually saying "PlayStation" or PS3?
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    I want the psp2 announcement not the pspone : (
    cjs 9 years ago
    Is he ever going to talk about, oh, I don't know, *games*?
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Right, okay, sounds fun
    Bertie 9 years ago
    Wow - is Sony really going to do a PS3/PSP2 cross-platform attack?
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    Just Sayin' They Own the market
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    iPhone's & iPod's PWN Canada & US
    Bander 9 years ago
    Yeah, since the launch of PSP, portable gaming consoles don't come cheap anymore.
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Just seen a pic of krazy Ken in the audience.
    Shadzter 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    hopefully, not close enough that it's also reliant on DD to obtain games for!
    cjs 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    cool shadzter@ bradach exactly what im implying
    HaranBanjo 9 years ago
    I have 5 lol
    Bradach 9 years ago
    @spiritsnake I have 4 accounts...
    Bertie 9 years ago
    How closely will the PSP2 resemble the PSPgo?
    HermitArcader 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    69 million accounts?? and how many ps3's have been sold?
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    How manny of those are hacked??? lol
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    @spiritsnake: There's no live feeds. Video recording's not allowed there I hear.
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    Bloody hell Oli, I think my heart missed a beat there when you mentioned Home.
    Tallon4 9 years ago
    "Home" ? Please save us
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    'Playstation Network has so many users that dont use home'
    Malek86 9 years ago
    Woah, Sony, I didn't get up early to hear about Home.
    cjs 9 years ago
    Phew! Close call!
    Bradach 9 years ago
    Aw crap. I'm going to get some oats...
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    REALLY. Wow. Playstaion home with PS move and 3d(FAIL!)
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    anyone know where i can get a live feed?
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    @hammerstein07Agreed, should get home in time for the big announcement.
    HaranBanjo 9 years ago
    Homeee?? i want to die
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    Confirmed: Sony aren't ageist or racist
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Alright seems boring at the minute, i need to run and get some food, give us a yell if anything happens
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    @JBlokeUK ouch! Rush, get her, we'll catch you up. Don't deprive yourself man!
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    just announce the specs!!!!!
    HermitArcader 9 years ago
    Not sure we need revisionist history from Sony about what happened in 2005.
    Bradach 9 years ago
    How much fir a 3d society. I want one
    craigy 9 years ago
    @Vertical: ok, I'll see what I can do to fix it!
    Bradyarrowmoss 9 years ago
    BACK TO WHAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT BE THE FUTURE
    cjs 9 years ago
    Sheesh he likes to keep you in suspense. Forget the video and just get on with the annoucements already!
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    @MugwumShe'll have to understand. @hammerstein07She may ban sex, so which do I choose? PSP2 or sex?
    HermitArcader 9 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 9 years ago
    It's Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer Hirai!
    DashKrimson 9 years ago
    What's RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER in Japanese? :p
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    I hope we get some microphone jokes : P
    Mugwum 9 years ago
    @JBlokeUK Yes. She'll understand. Or she won't, but you know.
    hammerstein07 9 years ago
    @JBlokeUK if you do that, if you want one of these things, she might stop you!!
    Tallon4 9 years ago
    Kaz!? Please no Ridge Racer jokes anyone
    Shadzter 9 years ago
    Come on Kaz, deliver the goods!
    JBlokeUK 9 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 9 years ago
    EPIC. Greetings from Canada 1:07 AM Here
    spiritsnake 9 years ago
    they better get it right this time! i totally avaoided the psp, the only playstation that i have never owned!
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    I have to leave at 7:20, I bet I miss the good stuff
    tiperet 9 years ago
    I'm at work just outside Tokyo, so I've been up for ages!
    hammerstein07 9 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 9 years ago
    I don't think we've met Oli :)
    craigy 9 years ago
    @Vertical: what browser are you using?
    Lee_Morris 9 years ago
    I hope something interesting happens or I've lost out on 40 minutes of sleep time for nothing : (
    mercenar1e 9 years ago
    SO many live blogs.. it's obvious somethings gonna go downlets hope for some ps3 news as well
    siouxjr 9 years ago
    me nither no ads!!!!
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Aye, but my laptop takes ages to warm up, because it is rubbish.
    Tallon4 9 years ago
    Can you ask them to start Oli?I'm off to work is a few minutes :)
    FeralUK 9 years ago
    @Verticle Stand - Refresh the page until you get a different ad.
    Bradach 9 years ago
    @vertical stand.There's no ad blocking me anyhow
    captain_Carl 9 years ago
    Fucking shitty bastard wanking arshole alarm clock piece of shit didn't go off
    Machetazo 9 years ago
    too early for brekkie, but I'm all set for a celebratory cook-up to mark the conclusion of the thing.
    JBlokeUK 9 years ago
    I'm in Australia, working. Just hope the boss doesn't come calling!
    HermitArcader 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    I love new tech and gadgets. Bring on thebells and whistles!
    Bertie 9 years ago
    Wow! Two hours. I hope there are some graphs for us to snack on.
    siouxjr 9 years ago
    morning dudes,hopefully we'll get a look at this thing a few pics would be smashing cheers : )
    Bradach 9 years ago
    Top o the mornin to ya Oli
    craigy 9 years ago
    Morning all!
    wyp100 9 years ago
    T-Minus 10 minutes!
    Bradach 9 years ago
    Good morning Robert. LETS DO THIS!
    BigFONT 9 years ago
    Still waiting for an update..
    blurkness 9 years ago
    wtf no UMD slot? WHY MAKE GAMES WITH UMD? FUCK!
    nedgip 9 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 9 years ago
    Why is it obvious because it is running Android?
    GeoMarine 9 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 9 years ago
    Yeah. The Playstation Phone hasn't actually been officially announced yet. I certainly hope this reveal isn't it.
    Iain815 9 years ago
    It'll be hilarious if this wasn't even about the PSP2.
    chrisjm 9 years ago
    make a new jumping flash and any price will be just fine.
    CivilD 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    @joeymoto108Got some bad news for you dude - Sony don't read these forums
    joeymoto108 9 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 9 years ago
    So that's 7pm New Zealand time. I'll keep an eye out.
    RobTheBuilder 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    I bet on 30.000 Yen.
    NotSoSlim 9 years ago
    Its not digital only...people need to get over it
    Kami 9 years ago
    electrolite 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    Will be interesting to see if it steals the 3DS launch thunder.
    JetSetWilly 9 years ago
    Did Nintendo specifically request a 3DS advert be placed in the Sony Livetext feed, or is someone being mischievous?
    _Zero_ 9 years ago
    If PSP2 launches with ANY first-party Sony game it's a day #1 buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    napalm68 9 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"...
    mumblyjoe 9 years ago
    Will be announced at same price as 3DS everyone will call it a rip off
    karooo 9 years ago
    No UMD then I am out. Digital versions of games on the PSN are far too expensive.fuck umd.
    LetsGo 9 years ago
    So, why will I buy a PSP 2 and not an iPod or 3DS?
    MJHaylett 9 years ago
    No UMD then I am out. Digital versions of games on the PSN are far too expensive.
    Andrefpvs 9 years ago
    *Sets alarm clock*
    Arwin 9 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 9 years ago
    Goffee 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    Someone who works in Play reckons £279 - read into that what you will
    funkateer 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    "Go On Sony £199 Undercut the 3DS "

    I'm expecting something along the lines of 349 EURO launch price.
    Phishfood 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    If not UMD, what are the most likely candidates for Sony to offer the games on?
    Phishfood 9 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 9 years ago
    I agree - the PS3 has some serious oomph. A handheld version would burst into flames.
    nazzyq 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    Bearing in mind the price of the 3DS, I am expecting at least 299.99
    Incarta 9 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 9 years ago
    Go On Sony £199 Undercut the 3DS
    Goffee 9 years ago
    Hope the mini-Blu-ray rumour is crap too - card-based or digital all the way baby!
    Hindle 9 years ago
    Im hoping they announce a Last Guardian release date as well.
    funkateer 9 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 9 years ago
    Looks like an all nighter for me then
    Ryze 9 years ago
    @Oli - Keep that Dictaphone away from those Japanese toilets... oh - faces. Important FACES.Carry on...:D
    Goffee 9 years ago
    Is this the queue? I prefer this virtual camping out to the looking-like-a-saddo-on-the-street-variety
    LiteMrBubbles 9 years ago
    I'm preparing my body and wallet for this event.
    Prime 9 years ago
    Is surprisingly more excited about this than the 3DS =)
    sfp_noodle 9 years ago
    If they somehow announce an MGS HD collection (very unlikely), I will remember little else.
    Vixremento 9 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 9 years ago
    Announce a 2011 release date for The Last Guardian, Sony! You know it makes sense.
    Machetazo 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
    HiddenAway 9 years ago
    Only one thing is for certain - the meeting is actually called Playstation Meeting :D
    DozyKipper 9 years ago
    I don't understand - touch controls on the BACK? How will you control games like that?
    wyp100 9 years ago
    Yeah boy this is happening!
    SeesThroughAll 9 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?