Someone commented the other day @engadget… “Nintendo always comes up with things we don’t expect, Sony brings to the market what we always wanted”… and the PSP2 (or Next Generation Portable as they call it now) seems to be a bull machine with endless possibilities…
But now that portable gaming is all about smartphones & tablets making a dedicated portable gaming powerhorse may not be enough for the Nipon company. They’ve really packed everything you can imagine in the little machine (well at 182x19x83 mm is not that small) … a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 5-inch multi touch OLED display with 960 x 544px resolution, dual analog sticks, 3G, WiFi, GPS, bluetooth……. breath…… a rear-mounted multi touchpad, the same accelerometer / gyroscope motion sensing as in the PlayStation Move (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), an electronic compass, built-in stereo speakers, microphone, and cameras on both the front and back….. breath!
OK and what do we do with all that?
Well when you look at the presentation below from last Thursday you may agree that the possibilities for developers and real gamers have been expanded far beyond anything Apple, Motorola or HTC have thought so far. But it may be just a matter of time before Samsung (who are very active these days) or even Msoft decide to launch another hard-gaming machine.
The console won’t be released (apparently) until next Christmas… a long way to go, maybe too long. And again, Apple will have released the iPhone 5, iPad 2 and many other devices will also appear on the market by then, maybe not with the same gaming possibilities…. but you’ll be able to make calls with them.
So now you know that a new device is coming out by the end of this year… and you may have to add another data connectivity bundle to that of your iPhone & iPad. You can afford it can you? More info & videos on the Sony website and Engadget.