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Sony are kind of stuck inbetween a rock (Nintendo) and a hard place (Apple) with the PSP2, where they will go I can't say




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nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:

That's not where I was trying to go with the statement at all. I agree the PSP does still have a lot to offer but at the same time, when something has been advertised as 1 thing for a long time, and then it starts to be advertised as something else, it doesn't always have the greatest results. There is a possibility of a relaunch but it will be thwarted by the 3DS and if Sony are working on an inevitable PSP2, why not just start from fresh with advertisements The reasons I praised the Marcus commercials is because they are more focused on what should be important, the games. They are simple enough to get PSP by until the inevitable reveal of a new handheld.

3DS wont be here until next year.(I'm guessing Dec for Japan and March for NA/EU)  That gives them plenty of time to rebrand.

 I don't know that Sony are working on PSP2 traditionally speaking. I think PSP2 will be Sony getting the PSP games on to more and more devices than PSP and letting users have constant access to that content no matter the device.  I assume that is why they shrunk the PSP middleware to fit android.  

Reggie retracted the statement recently iirc. Also, the rumor going around was the PSP was initially going to be revealed at e3 but was pushed back (i forgot the reason.)



http://www.androidarena.com/2010/07/07/qualcomm-turns-augmented-reality-into-a-mobile-gaming-platform/

PSP/Android with mobile version of eyepet?



I AM BOLO

100% lover "nothing else matter's" after that...

ps:

Proud psOne/2/3/p owner.  I survived Aplcalyps3 and all I got was this lousy Signature.

andremop said:

I have an Ipad, and it's cool as hell, good luck topping it, it's not easy

Maybe with a better web browser :)


thats easy, ipad doesnt have flash :D



Jo21 said:
andremop said:

I have an Ipad, and it's cool as hell, good luck topping it, it's not easy

Maybe with a better web browser :)


thats easy, ipad doesnt have flash :D


It's not a big deal as you think. Youtube and all major sites adapted. In fact, it's even better than their normal uses.

The browser I'm talking about is something like firefox, with tabs. There are some "3rd party" ones that are almost there, but not quite. But Safari sucks ass - hard.



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nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:
nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:
jrsax7 said:

I think that the next PSP should keep gaming as it's focus.  It's good to have functionality, but it could happen like the first one... Jack of all trades, Ace of none. Bring us the games Sony, I know you can! And bring another dual analog sticks too.


I personally think if they actually marketed the gaming aspect of the PSP2 from the get go, people would appreciate it as a gaming handheld. Many people bought the PSP as a multimedia device because that's what it was advertised as to be honest. It was viewed as a multimedia device that can play video games.

Recently, as much as I hate to say it, the Marcus commercials have been a great idea for the PSP because he has been advertising games. The unfortunate problem is that it might be too late in the PSP's cycle. I'm under the impression that if they show off the multimedia functions and the gaming functions seperately, the PSP2 could potentially actually be decent for software sales and enjoy success for its various other functions.

I don't think that's true.  The PSP has great hardware and can last a lot longer(3DS visuals offer only a marginal upgrade to PSP besides 3D and on the screen size viewable on the devices it's still pretty negligable).  They just need to market its games well.  Being able to play PSP quality games on other devices such as a tablet or phone would be great even if it's not PSP2.  This way they still have a profitable PSP physical hardware and software business as well as additional funds from PSP software being purchased on Phone and Tablet items.  

While Marcus is a recognizable face he talks too much trash about the competition.  Just show your product on it's own merit.  Most people except us forum dwellers even know or care about a console war or Sony's new war with Apple.  We already have PSP's. It's time for Sony to advertise at a different crowd.  If Microsoft can come up with commercials that inspire confidence in consumers after the Vista Sucks campaign then i'm sure it's possible for Sony to do the same with the PSP is dead, has no games. Sadly Sony's advertising track record makes me think it's impossible.  

That's not where I was trying to go with the statement at all. I agree the PSP does still have a lot to offer but at the same time, when something has been advertised as 1 thing for a long time, and then it starts to be advertised as something else, it doesn't always have the greatest results. There is a possibility of a relaunch but it will be thwarted by the 3DS and if Sony are working on an inevitable PSP2, why not just start from fresh with advertisements The reasons I praised the Marcus commercials is because they are more focused on what should be important, the games. They are simple enough to get PSP by until the inevitable reveal of a new handheld.

3DS wont be here until next year.(I'm guessing Dec for Japan and March for NA/EU)  That gives them plenty of time to rebrand.

 I don't know that Sony are working on PSP2 traditionally speaking. I think PSP2 will be Sony getting the PSP games on to more and more devices than PSP and letting users have constant access to that content no matter the device.  I assume that is why they shrunk the PSP middleware to fit android.  


hmm thats scary, because u know some people can easily hack android so any android phone can run psp games that not nice.

@andre, check out nokia n900 it's better than safari on iphone it support flash and it have multitasking with live previews.



Jo21 said:
nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:
nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:
jrsax7 said:

I think that the next PSP should keep gaming as it's focus.  It's good to have functionality, but it could happen like the first one... Jack of all trades, Ace of none. Bring us the games Sony, I know you can! And bring another dual analog sticks too.


I personally think if they actually marketed the gaming aspect of the PSP2 from the get go, people would appreciate it as a gaming handheld. Many people bought the PSP as a multimedia device because that's what it was advertised as to be honest. It was viewed as a multimedia device that can play video games.

Recently, as much as I hate to say it, the Marcus commercials have been a great idea for the PSP because he has been advertising games. The unfortunate problem is that it might be too late in the PSP's cycle. I'm under the impression that if they show off the multimedia functions and the gaming functions seperately, the PSP2 could potentially actually be decent for software sales and enjoy success for its various other functions.

I don't think that's true.  The PSP has great hardware and can last a lot longer(3DS visuals offer only a marginal upgrade to PSP besides 3D and on the screen size viewable on the devices it's still pretty negligable).  They just need to market its games well.  Being able to play PSP quality games on other devices such as a tablet or phone would be great even if it's not PSP2.  This way they still have a profitable PSP physical hardware and software business as well as additional funds from PSP software being purchased on Phone and Tablet items.  

While Marcus is a recognizable face he talks too much trash about the competition.  Just show your product on it's own merit.  Most people except us forum dwellers even know or care about a console war or Sony's new war with Apple.  We already have PSP's. It's time for Sony to advertise at a different crowd.  If Microsoft can come up with commercials that inspire confidence in consumers after the Vista Sucks campaign then i'm sure it's possible for Sony to do the same with the PSP is dead, has no games. Sadly Sony's advertising track record makes me think it's impossible.  

That's not where I was trying to go with the statement at all. I agree the PSP does still have a lot to offer but at the same time, when something has been advertised as 1 thing for a long time, and then it starts to be advertised as something else, it doesn't always have the greatest results. There is a possibility of a relaunch but it will be thwarted by the 3DS and if Sony are working on an inevitable PSP2, why not just start from fresh with advertisements The reasons I praised the Marcus commercials is because they are more focused on what should be important, the games. They are simple enough to get PSP by until the inevitable reveal of a new handheld.

3DS wont be here until next year.(I'm guessing Dec for Japan and March for NA/EU)  That gives them plenty of time to rebrand.

 I don't know that Sony are working on PSP2 traditionally speaking. I think PSP2 will be Sony getting the PSP games on to more and more devices than PSP and letting users have constant access to that content no matter the device.  I assume that is why they shrunk the PSP middleware to fit android.  


hmm thats scary, because u know some people can easily hack android so any android phone can run psp games that not nice.

@andre, check out nokia n900 it's better than safari on iphone it support flash and it have multitasking with live previews.

Most devices come with a customized version of Android.  I don't see Sony popping on the vanilla distro.  They can add protection.

Given the quantity of apps on Android Marketplace I assume many users actually pay for software otherwise it would have entered the no one buys software so i wont develop for it territory already.  It's possible to pirate on almost any console, but that doesn't mean that everyone does.  Besides piracy isn't the big issue everyone makes it out to be.  Most people just aren't arsed to spend the time  to learn how to do it and would rather simply pay if the price seems fair which to me is the revolution of these new integrated marketplaces, having affordably priced software and easy access to it which defeats most of the need for pirating anyway.



nitekrawler1285 said:
Jo21 said:
nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:
nitekrawler1285 said:
axumblade said:
jrsax7 said:

I think that the next PSP should keep gaming as it's focus.  It's good to have functionality, but it could happen like the first one... Jack of all trades, Ace of none. Bring us the games Sony, I know you can! And bring another dual analog sticks too.


I personally think if they actually marketed the gaming aspect of the PSP2 from the get go, people would appreciate it as a gaming handheld. Many people bought the PSP as a multimedia device because that's what it was advertised as to be honest. It was viewed as a multimedia device that can play video games.

Recently, as much as I hate to say it, the Marcus commercials have been a great idea for the PSP because he has been advertising games. The unfortunate problem is that it might be too late in the PSP's cycle. I'm under the impression that if they show off the multimedia functions and the gaming functions seperately, the PSP2 could potentially actually be decent for software sales and enjoy success for its various other functions.

I don't think that's true.  The PSP has great hardware and can last a lot longer(3DS visuals offer only a marginal upgrade to PSP besides 3D and on the screen size viewable on the devices it's still pretty negligable).  They just need to market its games well.  Being able to play PSP quality games on other devices such as a tablet or phone would be great even if it's not PSP2.  This way they still have a profitable PSP physical hardware and software business as well as additional funds from PSP software being purchased on Phone and Tablet items.  

While Marcus is a recognizable face he talks too much trash about the competition.  Just show your product on it's own merit.  Most people except us forum dwellers even know or care about a console war or Sony's new war with Apple.  We already have PSP's. It's time for Sony to advertise at a different crowd.  If Microsoft can come up with commercials that inspire confidence in consumers after the Vista Sucks campaign then i'm sure it's possible for Sony to do the same with the PSP is dead, has no games. Sadly Sony's advertising track record makes me think it's impossible.  

That's not where I was trying to go with the statement at all. I agree the PSP does still have a lot to offer but at the same time, when something has been advertised as 1 thing for a long time, and then it starts to be advertised as something else, it doesn't always have the greatest results. There is a possibility of a relaunch but it will be thwarted by the 3DS and if Sony are working on an inevitable PSP2, why not just start from fresh with advertisements The reasons I praised the Marcus commercials is because they are more focused on what should be important, the games. They are simple enough to get PSP by until the inevitable reveal of a new handheld.

3DS wont be here until next year.(I'm guessing Dec for Japan and March for NA/EU)  That gives them plenty of time to rebrand.

 I don't know that Sony are working on PSP2 traditionally speaking. I think PSP2 will be Sony getting the PSP games on to more and more devices than PSP and letting users have constant access to that content no matter the device.  I assume that is why they shrunk the PSP middleware to fit android.  


hmm thats scary, because u know some people can easily hack android so any android phone can run psp games that not nice.

@andre, check out nokia n900 it's better than safari on iphone it support flash and it have multitasking with live previews.

Most devices come with a customized version of Android.  I don't see Sony popping on the vanilla distro.  They can add protection.

Given the quantity of apps on Android Marketplace I assume many users actually pay for software otherwise it would have entered the no one buys software so i wont develop for it territory already.  It's possible to pirate on almost any console, but that doesn't mean that everyone does.  Besides piracy isn't the big issue everyone makes it out to be.  Most people just aren't arsed to spend the time  to learn how to do it and would rather simply pay if the price seems fair which to me is the revolution of these new integrated marketplaces, having affordably priced software and easy access to it which defeats most of the need for pirating anyway.

easily hackable,  know there are firmware version of HTC desire interfase that work  in nexus one and droid smartphones.

a PSP  OS android version coudl be ported to other hardware even cracked to made it easy to crack games, it would be PSP even worse since it could run on random hardware.



I failed to see how Safari is suddenly not cool anymore. Or did you mean its mobile version?

N900 is very interesting device, but it's not mass market one, it seems to be specifically designed for developers and other geeks crowd.



MDMAniac said:

I failed to see how Safari is suddenly not cool anymore. Or did you mean its mobile version?

N900 is very interesting device, but it's not mass market one, it seems to be specifically designed for developers and other geeks crowd.


Safari on Ipad is almost useless. It's slow, it doesn't have tabs (just terrible background windows) and needs to reload the page everytime you exit it to another app or even other background window - heck, you don't even exit the program and it have to reload the whole page.

I was sooo disappointed in that... thank god I found some if not great, good browsers for it.