PSP2, What We Think We Know (Several Updates)
The industry is bursting at the seams with information about the PSP2. One thing I’m sure we have all heard is it’s as powerful as the PS3. While I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, we can bet our bottom dollar on a powerful handheld system.
Recently 1Up has offered us even more information that they suggest is trustworthy.
It was stated by 1UP that it is roughly half as powerful as the PS3 itself combined with a screen that a developer described as “like the iPhone 4’s retina display but better.”
1UP went on to say, “We can confirm the rumored Uncharted spin-off game is real and in development as a showpiece game along these lines.”
Through developer sources, 1Up has made some other claims:
-back touch pad so that your finger does not block the screen
-front and back cameras
-tilt controls similar to the SIXAXIS
-dual analog sticks
-brick format like the original PSP’s and NOT like the PSP Go
-No UMD’s but instead will be using flash cart ROM’s
In a Eurogamer Interview, Danny Bilson from THQ gave a partial confirmation of the PSP2 by saying “I can’t really comment on hardware that is going to be released soon.”
Nikkei Newspaper says 3G and a multitouch OLED screen (Note) Nikkei is very very credible…I would almost go as far as to almost say this update is confirmed.