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    It was bound to happen. With all talks of Sony's PlayStation Portable being too bulky and too heavy especially compared to its main competitor - the Nintendo DS - it's only a matter of time before Sony gave in to the calls for a PSP redesign. Kotaku now has a post up revealing some details regarding the upcoming "toned down" version of PSP, information they claim to have come from "several sources close to Sony".

    As expected, Sony focused on giving it a slimmer design which Kotaku credits on "a new LED screen that will deliver an ultra-crisp image but take up far less space". Hardware specs are to be retained (meaning it should be as homebrew- and hack-friendly as the current-gen PSPs) but the sexier model should have a longer battery life (again thanks to the new LED that appears to consume less power), a faster version of the UMD drive (giving us better loading times and gameplay), and an 8GB worth of internal flash memory.

    A built-in camera and glossy or matte finish is still being decided. Kotaku assumes the new unit to cost buyers US$ 170, with a release date somewhere between August and September. The redesigned PSP will allegedly highlight Sony's booth in E3.

    What strikes me as surprising though is that according to Kotaku, the phonenixified PSP will carry a completely overhauled set of controls (they compared it to PlayStation 3's D-pad actually). This is a bold move for Sony considering that most of the games out today are coded using the current PSP's controls. It can also mean a nightmare for developers of PSP games since it could translate to two sets of control schemes to develop for.

    Should we expect the two generations of the PSP to carry completely different control schemes? I'm still putting my money the redesigned PSP having the same control schemes but perhaps an improved analog stick and better button placing. Sony just can't afford to have the headaches two PSP versions having completely different controls will definitely bring.
    got it from Qj http://pspupdates.qj.net/Details-for...g/49/aid/94627


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    homebrew and hack friendly? i smell a lie and a trap , in regards to the two control schemes that would be a nightmare and its true Sony cant afford tp have two different PSP's out now. they cant focus on a console and 2 handhelds at the same time. thats way too much for a company to carry
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    A smaller screen? Why would you want to make the screen smaller? Thats not an improvement, all this new version seems to offer is "built in" features. You can already get the Go!Cam but now they will build it into the design, and you can already get 8GB cards but now they are just gonna build it in. This all seems very pointless to me.


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    smaller screen? no thanks. new control scheme? don't want it. faster umd drive? don't care, don't use umds. built in camera, feh...completely useless :rolleyes: every slimmed down sony console has sucked in comparison to the original throughout their console history, im assuming this case will be no different

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    every slimmed down sony console has sucked in comparison to the original throughout their console history
    Except the PS2 Slimline which had a built in network adapter, was smaller and was also quieter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yanquiuxo
    smaller screen? no thanks. new control scheme? don't want it. faster umd drive? don't care, don't use umds. built in camera, feh...completely useless :rolleyes: every slimmed down sony console has sucked in comparison to the original throughout their console history, im assuming this case will be no different
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonos
    Quote Originally Posted by yanquiuxo
    smaller screen? no thanks. new control scheme? don't want it. faster umd drive? don't care, don't use umds. built in camera, feh...completely useless :rolleyes: every slimmed down sony console has sucked in comparison to the original throughout their console history, im assuming this case will be no different
    QFT
    DOUBLE QUOTE right there for you.
    Fuck PSP is sexy enough so quit trying to fool everyone into buying the unhackable new versions that you'll be releasing.

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    hack and homebrew friendly :o? i am sure they will put 3.50 with it or maybe the newer one if they released it, so how could that be :P?
    will what they actually meant by less space for Screen? if they meant slimmer(from the back) w/o changing the screen size it self that would be cool
    but if the screen size will be like the DS one fu** it
    internal flash 8GB is cool idea, but it would be very bad if they removed memstick feature(like in Nokia N91 if u know it)
    camera is a good idea if it provided clear image quality but if similar to mobile cameras then fu** it
    controls if it sucked then go away sony but if good controlling then good
    faster UMDs, why we need this the games run completely fine

    but guyz the price seems good isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoko_kyuubi
    Quote Originally Posted by Demonos
    Quote Originally Posted by yanquiuxo
    smaller screen? no thanks. new control scheme? don't want it. faster umd drive? don't care, don't use umds. built in camera, feh...completely useless :rolleyes: every slimmed down sony console has sucked in comparison to the original throughout their console history, im assuming this case will be no different
    QFT
    DOUBLE QUOTE right there for you.
    Fuck PSP is sexy enough so quit trying to fool everyone into buying the unhackable new versions that you'll be releasing.
    Triple QFT
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