New PSP

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  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Looks like Sony have finally decided to put some flash memory into their PSP. The new model called PSP Go is set for announcement next week and it comes with 16GB internal storage.

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    I love my original PSP because it has a 16:9 screen. For some reason this is a rarity in the portable video player market. Apple sells 16:9 content on the iTunes store but has never shipped a true "widescreen" iPod. The old PSP wasn't really up to the task of being a video playback device because of its weight and lack of storage. This new model looks to have solved that though.

    It plays games downloaded from the PlayStation Store, and remember from there you can also get TV Shows and movies just like on iTunes. It has a web browser and those in Europe who own a PlayStation 3 and PlayTV can also stream live TV to it.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLYyT0luANA
     
  2. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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    Aren't the touch and iPhone 16:9 screens?
     
  3. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No they are 3:2, 480x320. If you want to watch 16:9 then you either have to have black bars or crop some of the right and left edge of the image.

    Here are some more pictures:

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  5. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Here are the official shots:

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    Remember, the previous models have a combined install base of over 50 million units so it does have a lot of support from consumers. It has been plagued with piracy in the past, hopefully Sony have finally solved that problem.
     
  6. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    wow no camera? they missed the boat on that one.

    How did sony beat Apple and Microsoft? The new touch is not out yet and we have yet to see what the zune can do.
     
  7. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why do you want a camera on a games console?

    I've already outlined why it's better for video and it's most definitely better for games for one simple reason - it has real buttons. There's only so long you can play Sonic the Hedgehog on a touch screen without getting frustrated.
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Ewww....I think the old PSP looked much smoother.

    Still my PSP-1000 had died Wi-Fi, so I'll look into buying this.



    As far as gaming consoles go, DSi still has my vote. And music players goes to the iPod touch/iPhone.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to have to say that the older versions were better looking.
     
  10. Peace macrumors P6

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    I find it odd that there is even a comparison. I wasn't aware the iPod was even in competition with portable gaming consoles. Well I guess it is now.

    But I'd like to see what Apple has to offer before making any premature judgements.
     
  11. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    'Sony beats Apple'???

    Jumping the gun a bit aren't you? Or are you just fishing for replies with a dramatic thread title?

    **edit: thread title changed**
     
  12. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    This looks great! What about the processor - same as the current PSP?
     
  13. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    Why not? I mean they are touting it as an all in one multimedia device.

    But we haven't seen the new touch yet! Anything can happen between now and september.
     
  14. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    looks like just the one analogue stick, oh dear sony, talk about ignoring what everyone wants!:rolleyes:
     
  15. zap2 macrumors 604

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    So Sony says it won't replace the PSP-3000(I don't really believe that) and its pretty much the mylo with PSP gaming abilities.

    I'm not sold, sorry
     
  16. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    At first glance I'm not sure I like the look of it over the 3000. Will have to have a play with one to see how ergonomic it is.
     
  17. Brien macrumors 68020

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    That new PSP is ugly!

    Bring on the slimline PS3!
     
  18. daneoni macrumors G4

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    A step backwards IMHO. All they needed to do was add a second analogue stick, bigger battery...maybe boost processor/ram and more colours to the existing design...i don't even want a touchscreen

    This just looks...wrong, VERY cheaply made and awkward to handle
     
  19. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i really hope that isn't the next psp. i like the looks of the current one much better.
     
  20. HydroMan macrumors 6502

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    Looks ugly and awkward and no second analogue stick means I'll stay with my PSP 2000, also I've got a 32Gb memory stick in mine so no problem with portability.
     
  21. jrichie macrumors regular

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    I am unable to describe my feelings on macrumors of how I feel about this new PSP, the most foul of designs, without being banned..........
     

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