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Rumour: PSP2 to Offer Xbox-Quality Graphics

Well now, what do we have here? Eurogamer's Spanish arm reckons its super-secret inside sources have leaked it some information about Sony's next-generation PSP2. It's sketchy stuff, but as Eurogamer has been on the money regarding new iterations of PSP before, we'll pay attention just in case.

Supposedly the PSP2 will come with graphics power in the 133 million polygons per second region, besting the original Xbox - no small feat for a portable console. That power is said to be coming via a four-core Imagination PowerVR SGX543MP graphics chip - as powering the iPhone 3G S. That seems all well and good. It's hardly unlikely a new PSP wouldn't have some impressive graphics power so as rumours go this is a pretty plausible one.

Apparently Sony "should not be delayed much beyond the end of the year" with an announcement of the new PSP, which seems surprising given the PSP Go isn't even out yet. As I've said before and will no doubt say again: stranger things have happened.

Link:

Eurogamer.es (Google translated).

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rav

July 7, 2009, 10:19 pm

doesn't the psp alreadyhave near ps2 capability? if so this isn't really a big jump is it?

jopey

July 7, 2009, 10:47 pm

Didn't they come out with the "PS One" about the same time as the PS2? Seems to be the same kind of thing as this. For a PSP2 they really need a nice OLED touch screen that covers all the front of the device, have accelerometer gubbins inside and put the buttons/sticks on the top/back. Best of both worlds.

Lord Comben III

July 7, 2009, 10:55 pm

It does make a nice difference though, a psp game still does not look as good as really good xbox or gamecube games used to look. And it would then have more grunt to make larger scale games with more going on (always good i think)

hankb6d

July 8, 2009, 1:59 am

I hear it twice the price of a Xbox 360, so maybe it should be the reach the quality standards of the last gen. I hear it's 16GB too that's if you have the patience to download the games so a no buy LOL

CommanderSpike

July 8, 2009, 2:50 am

Yawn.





People still use the PSP now the iPhone is around??

hankb6d

July 8, 2009, 4:10 am

@CommanderSpike





The Iphone sucks even for reading a pdf ebook unless there is an app for that! Iphone games machine LOL

prag fest

July 8, 2009, 5:41 am

I still have a soft spot for Power VR, from the old Power VR vs 3DFX wars 'back in the day'. Remember when games where written for specific graphics cards? You kids dont know you're born etc etc. Great to see them rise from the ashes.

rav

July 8, 2009, 6:44 am

@CommanderSpike


I don't think an iPhone could ever substitute for a proper portable games console. It's good for five mins on the tube, not much more.

Simon

July 9, 2009, 2:32 pm

@prag fest I do indeed remember those days. I had a Matrox card but desperately wanted a Power VR.

J4cK1505

October 6, 2010, 4:41 pm

Of course the PSP2 needs a graphical jump, but they need to make good AA mandatory in all future games! Because Devs seem to forget about AA sometimes and use all the graphical hoursepower on polygons.

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