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Submission + - Sony reveals PSP2, But Will It Be A Success (

redemtionboy writes: Sony unveiled the successor to the PSP, codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable), during a press conference held today in Japan. The new device will feature 3G, GPS, touch sensitive screen and back panel, dual analog, and near PS3 power with developer raved tools for making ports between the devices easy. I ask the question though, will it be a success? It's definitely less novel than the 3DS, and a lot more capable, but then again, if I'm going to drop $400 on something like that, I might as well buy an iPad or a fancy smart phone. I think by making this thing ultra feature-full, they're blurring the line between the things they're competing against a lot more, and I think that does carry some risk at backfiring. Would I rather have a fancy gaming/media device and a simple phone, or vice versa. It's asking a lot for people to purchase high end devices on both fronts, and so they're going to have to make a choice. I don't think that choice is going to be overwhelmingly in favor of Sony.

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