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    Default Sony Telling People The PSP2 Is As Powerful As A PS3



    A report on trade site MCV reckons Sony has been telling "licensees" — ie the people making games for it — that the PSP2 "‘is as powerful as the PlayStation 3".

    It's part of a clear strategy Sony has for the upcoming (and still not yet officially unveiled) handheld, which is that it's "specifically requesting richer, more in-depth content to differentiate its device from app-centric Apple and Android devices."

    Like its own PlayStation Phone, for example.

    This all collaborates what Kotaku previously reported — that the PSP2 may rival consoles in horsepower. EA honcho John Riccitiello also told Kotaku, "Having something as powerful as a PlayStation 3 in your pocket is a pretty compelling idea."

    The same report claims that while downloads will play a big part in the system's game library, the PSP2 will also use physical media so that its games can be sold in retail stores. It also states the handheld will be out in Q4 2011, possibly as early as October.

    There's even word it may include some kind of phone (remember, the current PSP can be used as a Skype device), though "not as a primary function".

    Before you spit internet coffee all over yourself, remember the PSP2 probably won't actually be as powerful as a PS3. But on a smaller screen, it should manage — just like the PSP did with the PS2 — to appear as though it's pretty close.
    source: http://kotaku.com/5732548/sony-telli...erful-as-a-ps3


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    talk about taking things out of context and blowing it out of proportion...
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    "But on a smaller screen, it should manage — just like the PSP did with the PS2 — to appear as though it's pretty close."

    what are they smoking?
    Appear?
    Not bloody likely...

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    Lol the PSP isn't even as powerful as a PS2 how the hell are they gonna make the PSP2 as powerful as the PS3?

    I think the best they can do is improve the textures a little more and fix the jaggies out.

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    GPU with build in Shader model 5 with tessellation support (or even SM4), larger memory pool (rumor to be 1 gig) and edram on a small screen (5 to 6') even at lower resolution things can look really nice. PSP isnt 100% worse than PS2 neither, many PSP games that got ported to PS2 has many lighting effect and shadow effects tone down significantly and some other missing effects because PSP has more built in hardware features to the GPU. Those ports however runs at higher resolution, better texture and frame rate because the PS2 has more raw power and memory. 8 mb of PSP is reserved for background OS only leave 24 mb left to run games. PS2 reserve like 2 mb or less leaving much more memory for games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGkid View Post
    Lol the PSP isn't even as powerful as a PS2
    It's actually probably closer than you think.

    But technically, the PSP2 won't have the same computing power as the PS3, however, as said, they're aiming for the graphics to look PS3 quality.
    Yes, on a smaller screen, a number of tricks can be applied, such as lowering resolution. And with a ~300dpi screen, you can skip stuff like AA, not care so much about increasing polygon count for curves etc, so you can get away with worse quality yet appear to be comparable.

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    I just want it already damn it.

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    they are just setting the stage for the marketing groups out there to sell this baby. they have always had the power and the privilege to bend the truth as they see fit.
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