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One of the biggest announcements at E3 2010 earlier this month was the announcement of the Nintendo 3DS, the first portable console with 3D gameplay without the need for glasses. With Sony already selling 3DTVs and games, the next logical step would be to add 3D to the PSP…
In an interview with Joystiq, John Koller, Director of Hardware Marketing at SCEA, said that the PSP will be around for 10-years. Koller stressed once again that the first PSP will have a 10-year cycle: “There is definitely a 10-year life cycle for the PSP, and maybe even more.”
According to the ESRB website, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has a total of 15 new PSP titles in the works. Most (if not all) of the games appear to be downloadable efforts, considering the simplistic quality of their descriptions; however, these games are unlikely to be part of PlayStation Minis, as they are rated exclusively for PSP (Minis are playable on the PSP and PS3).
Another PlayStation system celebrates a birthday this week – this time it’s the PSP. March 24, 2005 will always be known in PlayStation history as the day Sony debuted the PSP system in North America. With its best-in-class, 4.3 inch high-resolution LCD display, vast library of software titles and built-in wireless communications, the PSP system was the first integrated handheld entertainment system to introduce console-quality gaming and comprehensive entertainment capabilities to the portable market.
If you are a Metal Gear Solid fan, this is something you don’t want to miss. Along with the release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP, Sony will also be releasing a limited edition entertainment pack, which will contain a “Spirited Green” PSP-3000 system and the game on UMD.
Gaming has been growing with the female market for several years now. In fact, there number of male to female games are slowly reaching equal numbers. According to, around 45% of active gamers are female. Even more surprising is that that PSP is more popular with female gamers, with 52% of owners being female.
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Sony has been thinking about adding Trophy support to the PSP for some time now, but they are trying to tackle some technical difficulties – the biggest of which is the piracy issue. According to President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, “It’s under discussion, but there are some technical challenges.” Recently though, rumors have begun once again. The LittleBigPlanet PSP box clearly shows “Trophies” as one of the features of the game.
Great news for all of you Ad Hoc fans out there –adhocParty for the PSP system, which first launched in Japan last year, is coming to North America! AdhocParty is an online service that allows PSP owners with a PS3 system to connect to one another via the PlayStation Network. It will be available as a free download on the PlayStation Store soon.