|picture from kotaku|
sony, of course, has no plans of simply letting their biggest mobile rival take over the market. rumors of a playstation phone have been hovering around for a couple months, and just about a week ago the web was flooded with images of a prototype of sony xperia playstation phone. in this flood engadget has a pre-emptive review, showing pictures of a 4" screen, 5MP camera, 512MB RAM and ROM, and running the "playstation pocket" app. you can check them out for photos and action video.
but it gets better. MCV is reporting that sony has an announcement tentatively scheduled for january 27th in japan, and that announcement is going to introduce the psp2. now this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, since "generations" in mobile consoles are pretty common, but what IS surprising is the language that's backing it up. supposedly with sources that have "direct hands-on experience," the psp2 is going to have the same graphical capability as the playstation 3. now that's saying a lot. according to 1up, the hardware on the device will run at just over half of the playstation 3's processing power. and since the graphics only have to be displayed on a small screen and not a big HDTV, it will be enough to equally display "earlier" ps3 titles. also rumored as part of the device are a touchpad and a slider design complete with 2 analog sticks. even though the device hasn't even been announced yet, sony is putting this out there to try to differentiate itself from current app-driven mobile devices that run on ios or android with sweet and delicious HD media, even though it may still be able to download apps from the playstation network. in theory making this information public should attract developers as well. it supposedly also will support physical media, which was a feature many felt was lacking from the psp go.
|even disturbed fictional doctors enjoy some psp between|
vicodin pills (engadget)
because in a waiting room scenario, or a long train / flight situation, i'd much rather play god of war than angry birds.
... just make sure to add some more save points.