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David Perry: PSP 2 is real, coming soon

David Perry: PSP 2 is real, coming soon

According to Acclaim's David Perry the PSP2 is not only very real, but could be coming this year.

The rumours of Sony's PlayStation Portable 2 have kicked up another notch today as ex-Shiny designer David Perry said that not only is the PSP2 very real, but could be on the market by the end of this year.

Speaking to Kotaku today, Perry said that he's been in regular contact with developers at Sony who are working on the devise and that it should be out soon. According to Perry the rumour that the PSP2 will be UMD-free is true as well and the ultimate goal is to have the PSP2 be an entirely digital platform.

"I've been pounding on Sony for a long time to make the Playstation Portable relevant and not to let Apple stroll away with the portable game market," he said. "Look at what Apple is doing now. Why are so many investors investing in Apple game development? Trying to pitch a PSP game to investors right now is brutal."

Perry reckons that the PSP2 will connect directly to a PC in order to access new content and that all existing PSP games would be made available on the PlayStation Store, ensuring backward compatibility.

If the market isn't in favour of that though then Perry points out that it would still be possible to distribute games on low-cost memory sticks, if needed.

That said, Kotaku does point out that even though Perry insists the PSP2 is coming this year, a lot of the details are purely speculative.

What would you like to see in a the PSP2, if indeed there is one? Let us know in the forums.

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Blademrk 26th February 2009, 14:21 Quote
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all existing PSP games would be made available on the PlayStation Store, ensuring backward compatibility.
so you'd have to re-buy a game you've already got on the PSP1 to play it on the PSP2? Can't see that working myself. It's not really backwards compatible is it?
Goty 26th February 2009, 15:05 Quote
"Low cost" and "memory stick" don't belong in the same sentence.
Tokukachi 26th February 2009, 15:11 Quote
foe the love of god please make it conformable to hold for people who's hands are bigger than a hobbits! Oh and move the analogue stick. A bit of ergonomic redesign and the PSP would of been great.
eeevan 26th February 2009, 15:48 Quote
DEVICE
ssj12 26th February 2009, 18:03 Quote
its way to early for a PSP2, at least next year is more believable. Sony would not announce the line-up they did for the PSP then release a new handheld. Makes no sense.
Woodspoon 26th February 2009, 20:01 Quote
"and not to let Apple stroll away with the portable game market"
Surely he means Nintendo? what do Apple do in the way of potrable games machines? the ipod touch & iPhone and the games on them really arent much cop.
Horizon 26th February 2009, 21:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
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all existing PSP games would be made available on the PlayStation Store, ensuring backward compatibility.
so you'd have to re-buy a game you've already got on the PSP1 to play it on the PSP2? Can't see that working myself. It's not really backwards compatible is it?

your limited to 5 devices, you can regain them by deactivating a device, so you can add it too another.
MajestiX 27th February 2009, 02:27 Quote
if they let you stream game collection/music/video from your computer over wifi, it'll be a big hit.
notatoad 27th February 2009, 03:01 Quote
whatever it turns out to be, i'll be disappointed because it won't look as cool as this:
http://www.360-entertainment.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/psp2thoughts-mar10.jpg
Horizon 27th February 2009, 03:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by MajestiX
if they let you stream game collection/music/video from your computer over wifi, it'll be a big hit.

they let you do that with the psp and ps3. and since the pc will be the main way of getting games i see why not.
Blademrk 27th February 2009, 11:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Horizon
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
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all existing PSP games would be made available on the PlayStation Store, ensuring backward compatibility.
so you'd have to re-buy a game you've already got on the PSP1 to play it on the PSP2? Can't see that working myself. It's not really backwards compatible is it?
your limited to 5 devices, you can regain them by deactivating a device, so you can add it too another.
Yes, but my question was on backwards compatibility.
eg
Xbox 360 can use (some of) the discs from the xbox
PS3 (depending on version) can use (some of) the discs PS2/PS1
PS2 can use the discs from PS1
Wii can use the discs from GC
DS can use the carts from GBA
GBA can use the carts from GB

-These are backwards compatible

PSP2 cannot use the UMDs from PSP1 - you'd need to purchase a digital copy from the website of the game you've already got on UMD

- this is not backwards compatability, it's emulation...
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