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Post by Dan @ 04:11pm 16/06/11 | 12 Comments
While Nintendo was confusing the crap out of everyone with a new inovation that many of us don't really think that we need, Sony's hardware reveal was a more expected and iterative one with the official unveiling of their Next Generation Portable, henceforth known as the PlayStation Vita.

Following the announcement, we had the opportunity to get some extensive hands-on with the new device and a variety of the currently developing games and you can read all about it in this in-depth preview.



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skythra
Posted 04:29pm 16/6/11
Last time news of the PSP was posted, without any specs being released, somoene already complained that there was no memory port.

Well I'm just posting because while I had no proof they were wrong, the preview proves they were wrong. Besides if you're downloading all your games to your PSP, you'd have to be a apple to not have extendable memory.

Anyway, looks like homebrew will be on this thing too considering the community.
BladeHunter
Posted 04:55pm 16/6/11
Wonder if it supports a UPNP stream, I tire of streaming to my PSP via the PS3 from the computer.
skythra
Posted 09:25am 17/6/11
http://tversity.com/support/quickstart-psp/

Doesn't stream but allows you to go directly to your tversity list and download the show in the converted PSP format which you can watch later.. So depending on your PC Specs for conversion, and your Network that might take a couple of minutes to happen.

But at least it's a solution for if your PS3 is off and you want to watch something on your PSP
teq
Posted 09:30am 17/6/11
I like how its not backwards compatible with their previous generation handheld

that will really show the fans how loved they are
BladeHunter
Posted 10:24am 17/6/11
But at least it's a solution for if your PS3 is off and you want to watch something on your PSP


The PS3 has WOL so the PSP turns it on over the network :). I was hoping the PSP would take the stream direct just so I could cut out the PS3 in the middle, my wireless network is s*** so going from PC -> PS3 -> PSP it loses synch and stutters sometimes.
Dan
Posted 10:52am 17/6/11
I like how its not backwards compatible with their previous generation handheld

that will really show the fans how loved they are
How did you get that impression? Was it because you glossed over this paragraph and just jumped to a premature conclusion?
Also interesting is the promise of compatibility with original PSP games as well as the online-delivered PSP minis and the upcoming PlayStation Suite, which boasts a unified environment for Android titles that conform with it, to run without fuss on the PSV.
The PSV will run PSP games, it just won't be able to read UMD discs. Sony are yet to confirm exactly how they intend to make original PSP games digitally available for owners of the physical copies, but they've expressed desire to do so.

I know Sony do a whole lot of baffling customer unfriendly stuff, but the PSV actually seems like its getting a lot of things right and with the obvious caveats of battery life and Australian retail price, I'm suitably impressed for now. Unlike the 3DS, there's supposedly not even going to be any region locking on Vita either.
Fixah
Posted 10:44am 17/6/11
I like how its not backwards compatible with their previous generation handheld

that will really show the fans how loved they are
How do you know it's not backwards compatible? the article says

Also interesting is the promise of compatibility with original PSP games
Reality
Posted 01:39pm 17/6/11
I like how its not backwards compatible with their previous generation handheld

that will really show the fans how loved they are


it can run PSP games, but not UMDs... but only a clown would think that a UMD reader would be a reasonable addition on the Vita.
`ViPER`
Posted 02:05pm 17/6/11
The PSV will run PSP games, it just won't be able to read UMD discs. Sony are yet to confirm exactly how they intend to make original PSP games digitally available for owners of the physical copies, but they've expressed desire to do so.


oh ok, I wouldnt hold my breathe coming from sony.

I'm sure they have every intention of making you buy all your games again, and will use some bulls*** excuse as to why it wont work.
teq
Posted 02:09pm 17/6/11
won't be able to read UMD discs

that's how I came to my conclusion, they create a new format and use it for one generation, then scrap it presumably because it was crap, but also because they can make more money if everyone has to start fresh with 0 games
BladeHunter
Posted 04:12pm 20/6/11
Pretty close with the estimated price in AU, EB have it listed for $348 or $408 for the 3G version.

http://www.ebgames.com.au/vita
tel
Posted 01:34pm 23/6/11
Looks like i'll be buying mine from the U.S if EB's price is right.
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