Some new rumors indicate that Sony may be planning to release a new and improved edition of the PSP by the end of this year. The unit might be called the “PSP 2” if it ends up to be a complete redo. (it will still probably be considered a first generation portable gaming device) These rumors indicate that the PSP will get 4GB of internal NAND flash storage, which will be provided by Samsung Electronics. They also claim that SCEA may also include a small camera into the unit to allow taking pictures, recording videos, and streaming content to others using WiFi. (it can stream to PS3) Many posts also indicate that the PSP may be cut down in size of the depth by a quarter inch.
If this rumor were true this would be a great step for Sony and they would have fixed the biggest drawback of the unit, storage space. The PSP would cost more because of the included 4GB of memory, but would be cheaper than purchasing a 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo costs ~$300. (1GB card = ~$80) With internal storage the portable can hold music, photos, and videos without the need of expensive MS media. The “PSP 2,” would be a big competitor for Apple’s iPod, which can now play video. Sony would once again take the lead because the iPod doesn’t offer speakers, a large screen, WiFi, or true gaming. UMD sales have also dropped drastically so SCEA may plan to offer downloadable content through the PSP’s browser as they stated at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006. (downloaded media can be stored on “new” internal drive).
I personally doubt that such a major hardware update will be released so soon unless they have a really good reason. For example the PlayStation was launched in 1995 and only in 2000 did they release a totally redesigned smaller version. Then for the PS2, which was launched in 2000, there were no major hard ware updates until 2004 when they completely redid it and released a slim PS2. With this record, very slight chances that a new PSP will be released within a two year period.
Links: U.S. PlayStation | SCEA Products
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Why not just put a mini hard disk in there? It would be way more useful. The controls are uncomfortable for my big hands. If they changed that I would be way more interested. Anyways, I really doubt that there’s going to be a new version anytime soon.
Lets just hope my PSP Ver 1.00 doesn’t become obsolete over night :o( Will there be any reason to change now that I’ve already bought additional memory?
Would the internal memory also cut down on the use of emulators & homebrew? Personally one of the big selling points of the Sony handheld.
Know what you’re saying tho John regarding comfort.
a new version would be trully unique if a hard disk included but it is also heard that a UMD recorder and rewritable UMD’s will also be available soon enough so with a hard disk and rewritable disks PSP will then be the best portable device ever!!!
not sure about the best potable ddevice ever with the Oragami (microsoft’s handheld) coming out soon
They Should add a camera lol..and a video recorder!
I heard that the PSP 2 will have a camera built in. And that SONY will shave off 6-7 mm’s.
they shouldnt bring out psp2! i just bought my psp and the b******S bring out a better one that has features they should have included on the first one.
I heard that you will be able to trade in a psp and pay the difference.
Would love to see a new version, would allow us to bring on all new hacks again!!
I know one thing’s for sure. Sony had better come out with something new quick! Why? Has anyone compared the sales #s of the psp to that of the DS Lite? In case y’all didn’t know, the DS Lite is killing Sony in revenues for hand held consoles. In Japan alone the DS has out sold the psp by almost TEN times! Apparently, the DS has more drive space(a major issue with psp owners), a much much longer battery life(another major issue) and can practically do everything the PSP can minus the web browsing(for now). So if Sony is to become a contender in the hand-held war, it had better act fast and come out with something competitive because the DS is ruling right now. And at the rate which those DS units are moving, they’ll be occupying the throne for a while. Where’s that PSP2 already!!??
The umd on the psp is the reason why the battery life is not good.It has to power a motor that spins the disk. Thats why psp should stay away from umds and hard drives. Flash is the future.
Well… if they put a very large long life battery the thing wouldn’t die so fast. Also the lasre along with spinning the umd takes a lot but producing the energy to run the large screen and music takes more. It needs a 10 gb flash drive, and memory stick should be games, read only so people cant change them up. System updates are good but its really annoying when you can’t have fun with homebrew and games. I think the psp should look like one of those portable dvd players, where the umd is in the front and ejects towards you, also if it had the clamsheel design of one the screen would never get scratched and there would be roome for a keyboard between the buttons. I think the psp need more capabilities of the internet. Being able to run movies on youtube would be really nice.I think I have the largest post on this now… yes
WOW! psp2 i’ll def. buy, but it bugs me cuz i jus bought my psp and i love it with my 2gb stick! i have to agree with the guy who says games should come in flash memory cards i’v actually thought that many of times, it would be nice if the did that for the psp2 and the games would run on the original psp. but these are all if ands or buts so guess i’ll have to wait like the rest of us and see what the future holds for the psp.
Should i get a psp or wait? We cant really be sure about the rumors and i really want to get one. what do you guys think?
it would be cool if a psp2 came out but i think itll come out in the next 4 years(seeing the ps1 an ps2)
there is no proof of the outcome of a psp2,sony may not even think about it
but if one does come(please keep it under $300 sony,why do u think i didnt get a ps3 for christmas)
it should have ps2 type graphics, i hear it’ll have built in camera
how much will it cost so i can save up i heard it gonna have a 8 gig flash memory and camera(nang)so im lookin foward and has eny one got a pic of psp2
You know sony would have had to think about it. But they chose not to do it yet, because they have been going wtih the updates. This is wachaca caca
I think the psp 2 should be touch screen, Wii capablities, built-in camera (5 megapixles), slimmer, lighter, the buttons pressure sensitive and light up two analog sticks built in GPS system tv out put AND PS3 graphics
Yeah then the price of the psp 2 would be about……say……$2000. I would love all those features but its got to be realistic and price friendly so that i can buy one.
Dude if it cost $2000 then it would have to come with an hd br player, hd screen, built in camera keyboard, sixaxis and rumble. I can buy 2 macbooks or 3 ps3’s or a macbook pro with $2000 so i really wouldnt expect it to cost that much
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dude be reasonable its a f*cking handheld not the ultimate gaming device of the century… how big would it have to be to include all of that and expencive
That would be nice to have Wii capabilites but your gonna end up throwing your psp across the room… and how do you see the screen then your swinging it around lol. It needs pressure sensitivity, touchscreen, and graphics more like the original xbox not the original playstation. Games needs to not be ran on UMD because its so Effing slow. ANd if SONY keeps umds in the next handheld it better be a BR-UMD so we can have like 8 GB of memory on it. If not ill hope htat Microsoft makes a handheld becasue i know they like to see how the 1G handhelds do so they know where to improve. And XBP(xbox portable) will have two analong sticks and wont run on a disc it will run on NAND Flash Drives withan HD screen.
For those of you that don’t know yet, Sony has announced the new PSP and it will be available next month! Good news: its faster, slimmer, and lighter. Bad News: literally the same unit and no built in storage or anything special. More info here: Sony PlayStation Portable 2000
Are you kidding me? 32GB of NAND costs roughly $160. Enough said.