PSP 2: More And More Tempting

Posted by Pesico
Jan 23 2011

This may be the PSP 2So, I’ve had all the PlayStation consoles. PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP. In face, I’ve had more than one version of them all. At least for the three first, I played on them a lot. With the PSP, I’ve had PSP 1000, 2000 and lastly, the PSP Go. Yet I haven’t played all that much on the PSP. Lately that may have to do that I don’t feel like the same to play without trophies. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t play games just because of trophies, but I like to have something to reach for, like a Platinum or just 100% in some other games. It’s just that I’m not gonna play PSP when I’m at home. PS3 is much better in those situations, and on the go, my iPhone has me entertained enough with games that are more suitable on the go, than the more complex games on the PSP. So I’ve come up with a plan to NOT buy the PSP 2. Knowing Sony, I think (and the devil in me hopes) that they will get me to get one.

I’ll know more on the 27th of January, as it will be announced then. That hasn’t stopped rumors about what the PSP 2 actually will be like. Most recently, I read on IGN.com that it will have 3G and run on Android OS. That means it won’t just be the big PSP games like we’re used to, but smaller games, which we find on Android devices and the likes of games on iPhone. Not only that, but Apps that doesn’t have anything to do with gaming. Tempting!

So, I have to come up with a list of requirements. Now, I’m not gonna put some advanced point system to it which will tell me whether to buy it or not, but I am going to come up with some big points that could sway me into buying it.

Big Points
- Trophy Support – This just has to be in. Or else, I’m not gonna get it (please don’t quote me on that).
- Uncharted Franchise – I have heard no rumors supporting this other than Naughty Dog being open to another team doing the job. It would be a huge reason for me to get another PSP.
- Two analog sticks – This is also huge, because I think the biggest mistake with the first PSP was that it only had one. Sure enough, Resistance, and I’m sure other shooting worked despite of it, but only because there was no other option.
- No UMD or disc slot – All digital baby. The only lose part a portable device should have is a charging cable.

Small Points
- App support – I have my iPhone for this, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a peak at Android Market Store to.
- Design: It has to look exclusive and hopefully not much bigger than the PSP Go.

Will Sony make me buy a PSP 2? I hope I get the answer on January 27th. I’ll be back with what I think when it’s officially announced.

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