Friday, October 29, 2010

PSP2 release date: Coming Soon To Bring In A New World Of Entertainment?

There are many rumors going around. It looks like I've been away for far too long. Is the PSP2 the same as the PlayStation phone? Or is this a separate device coming in 2011 to compliment the PSP Phone (PS Phone? Name pending)

Is the PSP2 release date really in 2011? Could it actually be that PlayStation is soon going to release a new device or console? In fact the PlayStation portable was a hit, but could use an upgrade. The PlayStation portable release is going to be like a gamer's ipad it seems, as the rumors are that Sony is going after apple's market share. I don't know everyone loves games on their phone now, but what about evolving it? PSP could go in the direction of a smart-phone, or an ipad, or perhaps somewhere between. Personally, if it's a gamer phone I would like it to be twice the size of an iphone, but the problem is, that would be bulky in the pocket. If you go larger than an iphone, it's less portable. If you go iphone size, it's tough on the eyes to seriously consider games on it. However, I think they can pull off an iphone size screen with additional buttons on the sides or bottom.

So after much consideration of the impact of PlayStation motion and PlayStation 3 in 3dTV has, I realized that, wow... much of what I thought could have been possible with the PS4, is already possible with the PS3 thanks to software updates and accessory add-ons. I mean, even thought technology such as Emotiv's device could be added as an add on accessory provided a software update was done, and the games were made to support it. So what in the world can be the future of gaming? I have a few ideas still, but clearly the PSP2 is next on the list and should be released well before the PS4.

From my perspective the PlayStation move along with the 3d gaming patch to integrate with 3ds and special thanks to Netflix and Hulu plus for making themselves available with a simple download to the PS3 and the PS3 suddenly has an entirely new look and it's like it's a new console. You might as well call it PlayStation 3 2.0 or PlayStation 3 2nd generation or something.

As it turns out the PlayStation portable 2 release date could be as soon as 2011?! How's that for soon?

All I have to say is with PS move, PS3 in 3d, and an upcoming PSP2, is "in your face competitors."

The next post will brainstorm some ideas for the PSP2.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Play Station Phone PS Phone to be released in early 2011 or earlier!

In case you haven't heard the recent news, the Playstation Phone will be released very soon. Meanwhile the PS move is gaining some steam and is converting the playstation into an entirely different game unit.

Combine Netflix or hulu plus with PS3, add in a 3d TV with a 3d game, add a little Playstation move game and you have the ultimate gaming experience. The way I see it, the playstation 3 has been replaced by the playstation 3 2.0! It's not quite playstation 4, but this is still a major advancement that basically transforms the PS3 into a machine that many would have guessed the PS4 would be like.

With this recent news my outlook on the PS4 being released any time soon is that it will be awhile. However, I will say that technology seems to be improving at an extremely fast rate. Look at how the Iphones came out of nowhere and suddenly everyone's got a smartphone.

But the Playstation 4 is probably going to be awhile. I just wasn't thinking. Why update the software or hardware when the playstation 3 console is already top notch? They simply can make updates to accessories, and to software updates via online system updates. Looking forward I am thinking that it's very possible that the playstation 4 is a ways away. Regardless, the PSP2 and the playstation phone (whether they are two different devices or not or whether the PSP2 is coming after the PS Phone has yet to be determined) should certainly pave the way and help give us some insight into what the future of the playstation 4 will look like!

UnOfficial PS4 site