PSP 2: A Possibility

andrewrunagall

Active Member
Apparently, Sony has a "Mk II" PSP "in the works", they say it'll have a 4Gb MS Duo built into it.
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
Yep, there's lots of rumours abound at the mo. Apparently the 4gb will be flash memory and the aesthetics will change too, making it smaller.
 

Repo

Active Member
Yup - it's called a DS Lite ;)
 

norealplan

Distinguished Member
I heard 8 gb memory from samsung.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/40906
"Taiwanese technology news outlet DigiTimes is reporting on an interesting rumor regarding the PSP. It claims that Sony is working on a version of its portable console which will include 8GB of NAND flash memory. Earlier reports suggested that Sony would be updating the PSP with a less expensive Microdrive rather than NAND memory, but this rumor alleges that the company got a good rate on Samsung flash memory.

At last month's CES, Sony executives frequently highlighted the multimedia capabilities of the PSP, as well as its eventual convergence with the company's Connect media download service. A large amount of onboard memory would certainly encourage users to download media onto the device. One point working against the rumor, however, is that such an upgrade would also encourage users to load their PSPs with movies and music they have ripped (or otherwise obtained...) themselves rather than through a Sony service. Last week, Sony reiterated its commitment to the UMD movie format, whereas a large amount of onboard memory would seemingly deter users from buying full films on separate discs. It could be, however, that Sony is accepting slowing UMD sales and is looking to rework the PSP's angle as a media device. Of course, with the undoubtedly hefty price tag that would accompany such an upgrade, good deal from Samsung or no, the company may try to position an 8GB PSP as an exclusive version of the device for media enthusiasts. This would be similar to the strategy taken with the PSX media center device, which also included PS2 hardware."
 

Tejstar

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But given that Sandisk's new 4GB memory card will cost over $400 I don't see how they can do this and keep costs reasonable?
 
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Tejstar said:
But given that Sandisk's new 4GB memory card will cost over $400 I don't see how they can do this and keep costs reasonable?


Well, if you look more into it you discover that Sony and Samsung broke up talks at the end of last year on the pricing, they only recently started them again and have hammered a deal out which means Sony has got it hands on some dirt cheap Samsung nand for it's PSP. If you then think about the huge bulk it'll be buying it in, then it gets it cheap and will no doubt charge Jo public a fortune for it.
What's more disturbing is the fact they were buying stock for it's PSP2 LAST YEAR!! So how long have they had this planned for???
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
I'm sure they would have had it planned for a while, the development cycles for portables come round pretty quick nowadays, what with ipods getting revised every year and the amount of GBA revisions (along with DS) we've seen (about to see)!
 

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