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Modder creates Touchscreen PSP

Modder creates Touchscreen PSP

Console modder Jube808 has created a touchscreen mod for the Sony PlayStation Portable.

The Nintendo DS and Sony PSP have both been out for a number of years now, but still we see people trying to decide which handheld gaming console is the better of the two - or whether the iPhone can stake claim.

Sure, the PSP has a great screen and better base features, but the DS has a touchscreen and a more accessible homebrew movement.

Well, now you can chalk off one of those strengths for Nintendo's console thanks to the efforts of one canny modder who has added touchscreen support to a modded Sony PlayStation Portable.

Jube808 has managed to carry out a number of tweaks and mods to his PSP, giving it touchscreen support, a better battery life and redesigned control pad. There's also some basic apps already which can easily be used in combination with the touchscreen.

Jube808's website is a little sparse on details right now and there's unfortunately no information on how other modders might accomplish the feat of ingenuity other than by scavenging some shaky Youtube videos for details - but as a proof of concept the Touchscreen PSP is mighty attractive.

Footage of the mod is available on the PSPZ project site. Why not check out one of the videos and let us know what you think about the Touchscreen PSP and which handheld console is better in your eyes. Drop all your comments in the forums.

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benjamyn 11th August 2008, 13:29 Quote
Yep definately sticking with my DS

A single Mod doesn't change what I (the consumer) Can get with a PSP.
Plus i Hated the loading.
Every level on lemmings took a couple mins to load!
and a noisy UMD drive.
Expensive memory cards.
Software catalog nowhere near DS's superb lineup (not to say there aren't good games out for it though)

I sold it within a week.
Jordan Wise 11th August 2008, 14:15 Quote
can't blame you. The DS is (imo) the best thing currently in gaming, far more intuitive and revolutionary than the Wii ever dreamed of being, and a great testament to the fact that graphics don't matter as long as the gameplay good enough
Redbeaver 11th August 2008, 14:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
can't blame you. The DS is (imo) the best thing currently in gaming, far more intuitive and revolutionary than the Wii ever dreamed of being, and a great testament to the fact that graphics don't matter as long as the gameplay good enough

i actually prefer a Wii than a DS....................... *shrug*
hodgy100 11th August 2008, 15:24 Quote
i actually prefer a PSP over a DS...
devdevil85 11th August 2008, 15:33 Quote
It's the illegal stuff that makes PSP better than DS imo....
liratheal 11th August 2008, 15:52 Quote
I respect the work that's gone into this, don't get me wrong.

But what's the point?

I can only think of very tenuous ideas, like email (That would need a wireless connection, since it still isn't a phone), but then that's what text messages are for.

Of course, there's the 'cool' factor, but eh. I don't see it making a jot of difference to the sales of the DS or the PSP.
ParaHelix.org 11th August 2008, 16:25 Quote
It's a one off mod so why are all you idiots talking about "won't change PSP sales, I like my Wii Wii, me like my DS", you all idiots? not read the article? jesus, stick waving you Wii sticks around long as you like but PC rules.
Thacrudd 11th August 2008, 16:47 Quote
DS is still better, but mad props to the modder!
Gunsmith 12th August 2008, 07:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by devdevil85
It's the illegal stuff that makes PSP better than DS imo....

This.
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