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Gaming Sony Xperia Play Prototype Tips Up

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 27 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I don't get it... Is Sony shootin on its own foot?
    Why would you buy a PSP when you could buy a smart phone?

    Even knowin the new PSP has a quad core processor. If you want good games, It wouldn't be a small screen that would do all the difference....
     
  3. bob_lewis

    bob_lewis Lurker extraordinaire

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    In no way related to the article, but there's a Big Bird-yellow car outside my window.
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    soooooo what is the PSP2/NGP for?
     
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    Little kids that don't need a smartphone but love a psp?
     
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    I don't understand how Sony can release this, billed as a smartphone and gaming device, and yet it be less powerful than my Galaxy S. Also, unless they pay developers (or develop their own games), who is going to want to develop a game for an Android device that only a small percentage of people with an Android device can play? I would imagine working in the control system isn't exactly easy, especially when everyone is so used to touchscreen.
     
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    This device may well suck. But. It may preduce enough buzz to have someone else do it right. Microsoft and Sanding. Maybe Motorola but Im done with them.
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i dont get it with the above comments...

    shooting themselves in the foot?

    the NGP/PSP2 has OLED display with 2 touchscreens, the thumb pads, and graphic that's close to PS3 (read Kotaku reviews).

    This thing can't touch its gaming capabilities, even though it has a phone.

    plus the fact the people who uses a cellphone but also want a dedicated portable gaming device, is fairly different with the people who loves the latest cellphone tech and likes to play games on it too.

    2 different market.

    my 2c? PSP2 will be as popular as PS3, and this phone will not due to the fact of competition with Android/iPhone gaming segments..... Sony hopes to dominate the portable gaming industry while with this phone they just want a share of the market.
     
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    I can't understand this lack of understanding either.

    They are for two different markets (yes there is some overlap but then there always is) and have completely different capabilities. Sony kept on selling the PS2 for a while after the PS3 was launched; this is no different.
     
  10. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I'd rather have the PSP2. I pay $50 a month for my cellphone but can't play any games past Tetris. PSPhone would let me play mildly attractive games while also likely binding me to a two year, $100 a month phone company contract for smartphone features I don't want, even though it would likely retail for just $100 down from the phone company. PSP2 being a $300~ down payment would still be paid off within a few months of savings from not having a phone contract, while also giving me PS3 quality games. Clear winner, imo.

    Alternatively, smartphone owners who just want a boost in their gaming will just have to switch to a contract with the PSPhone and off they go. Likely only $100 down and no increase monthly.
     
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    Exactly. If one of them is not worth buying, it is the phone, in my humble opinion. A closer examination of the capabilities of each makes it clear why.
     
  12. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    good points, however, i can't help but feel they've wasted quite a lot of R&D money here.

    surely a single design would be enough, one with GSM 3G radio, one without. like how the iPad's doing it.
     
  13. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Well i heard some great reviews for xperia and now i am more interested in the xperia mini 10..i thik its also got some sensational looks and impressive fetures..
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    because the smart phone has 1/6 of the ability of the full blown PSP2 and will limit the game play, to get full experience you have to go with the psp2
     
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    Its only going to take a couple of year before they can pack the PSP2s punch in the same formfactor

    This device sets out the form factor and also sets up the framework for an Android games market that might work a bit better than the current one does and be compatible with more devices over time, devices that don't have to be from Sony just compatible Android handsets.

    Fix a hardware standard and development for it will be easier, its quite surprising how many games I can play on my 2.1 android (Liquid) that the missus can't on hers (Racer) which is 2.1, this I find is Androids biggest problem and where Apple does well. Power doesn't matter too much as the DS has long proven.

    Buttons for gaming on a mobile phone = win to me, I'll certainly buy it when it drops assuming Sony tax isn't as high as Apple tax.
     
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