If rumors are to be believed, then the successor of the PSP, PSP2, is expected to release by the end of 2011. But after the failure of PSP GO—and PSP 3004—the notion of Sony audaciously putting up yet another device in the market might incite a riot in your mind.
While Sony remains mum over the PSP2 launch, Nintendo is all geared up with the announcement of Nintendo 3DS device, which is said to debut very soon (U.S. debut in the month of March, 2011).
Sony PSP2 Vs. Nintendo 3DS
Let’s accept it: each of these device have respected titles. Both of them are combating piracy. Not to forget that they are fairly priced, too. However, the sales of DS handheld device has been tremendous in the past when compared to PSP.
So, let’s talk about Nintendo 3DS device which has the upper hand in this battle because of the 3D screen. The buyers of this handheld device can enjoy 3D visualization without having to put on those special glasses. Plus the two screen along with three cameras (third camera is on the outside for taking 3D pictures) is enough to grab attention.
The Nintendo DS series is in the phase of overrunning the PS2 sales. Also, titles like Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid and Sonic the Hedgehog are in the works for the 3DS device.
Coming to the Sony PSP, as you know – PSP has been bashed in the past—and even now—for not featuring the additional analog stick. Although that’s not the only reason for PSP’s failure, but Sony should do something about this. A good idea would be to integrate dual analog sticks in the PSP2 console. And the touchscreen facility, of course.
There’s no point in stressing the rumors of PSP2 as there’s no whole lot of concrete information available right now, but if those rumors of Sony collaborating with Android are any true, then we might see a Sony PSP that lets you make phone calls. How’s that, Nintendo?
PSP2 is coming for sure and from what I have gathered, one of the developer quoted PSP as an powerful machine. While several users’ are demanding for an improved online stores and many more features to be inculcated on the device, its interesting to see where this leads to. Keeping the competition in view, Sony should play the cards right this time.