Sony Has Digital Plans for PSP2

Mon, May 24, 2010

Console, Mobile

Michael Ephraim, head of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has made a statement that fuels the fire that the eventual PSP 2 would likely be digital-only, in that only way to get and play games on the system would be to buy them from the PSN store and download them directly.

Ephraim told GameSpot in an interview about the possibility of a PSP 2:

“PSPgo was the first device of its kind where you did not have packaged goods or pre-recorded media, and I think PSPgo will blaze the trail for future iterations of the handheld. The handheld space is very crowded, not just in the games category but also with smartphones and so on,” he added. “So we’re happy we launched it so we can understand the market and we will re-energise sales very shortly with new promotions.”

The rumors about the PSP 2 have been circulating around and suggest that the portable would launch in 2011, not support physical media and run off a four-core Cell processor. This rumored system would also have a touch-screen as well as a traditional PlayStation button layout.

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  • thehinac

    Other than Nintendo and PDA style phones, from a normal everyday person stand point the PSP is pretty much the only other mobile gaming item out there of any decent use. I just wish they would learn how to market it, and stay up-to-date on what today's customers wants in a mobile gaming device. Oh, and learn how to properly secure the system so people actually want to publish to PSP with out people being able to make dumps to file and torrenting games. Which has been the biggest problem. They should take a note from Apple's book and build proprietary encryption in to the new processor, and not release any information on it. Like Ipod processors. It's taken how many years to get linux on the 2nd Gen nano ipods? That was a good plan, if Sony could do that and be able to asure game companies PSP would be back in the lime light.

    Just an opinion.

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