Us Psp < $185 Usd

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  1. Scott L

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    Who can read Japanese? Because supposedly these PDFs are the offical Sony announcements:

    Standard
    W/ extras

    Sony PSP, stock version - 19,800 yen or $185.00 US.
    Sony PSP, with MS DUO, Remote Headphone - 24,800 yen or 235.00 US.

    So the US version of things is always cheaper. How much you think it will be? Rumor is $169 for the standard...

    edit- pictures:

    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/041027a.html
     
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    Here is CNN Money.


    Interesting that it also comes out only 10 days after the Nintendo DS in Japan.

    Cheaper and earlier than expected--looks like Sony pulled a quick one.
     
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    Great news!! I'm getting one for sure now. Nintendo is screwed!! There goes their handheld marketshare.
     
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    SOLD!! [​IMG]

    (Then again, I was planning to get one anyway. [​IMG]
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    I highly doubt that. The handheld market is still primarily geared to younger kids and Sony still makes fragile, sketchy hardware. My money's on the DS and Gameboy to still dominate.
     
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    So you mean I have to buy the PSP to take almost exact PS2 ports with me to play? No freaking way.

    If I buy one, its DS for me. Wooo!
     
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    Price is right, where do I preorder?
     
  10. Ken Chui

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    Seems to be some misinformation on your end. Sony will not approve direct ports of PS2 titles for use on the PSP (see PSP IGN article for details).
     
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    Ah, I see. Well, that makes it better, but probably not enough for me to buy. Still, Im sure a couple of grade-a titles will change my mind.
     
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    At the targetted and confirmed pricepoints, respectively, both machines look very tempting. I like the pictochat capabilities that Nintendo built into the DS [​IMG].

    I also like the prospect of playing Wipeout on Sony's PSP.

    Waiting for reviews of the machines itself and the games is in order, I guess... although right now I have a feeling that Nintendo will have a few more great games available when the DS ships than Sony will for the PSP (at least for its Japanese launch).

    -Christian
     
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    Wow, its gonna be a tight race...

    Though i don't think nintendo's entirely in trouble... I think Nintendo's got an ace up their sleeve with the Wifi capabilities of the Nintendo DS...
     
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    Sony PSP is wireless.
     
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    True: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) standards will be adopted for the PSP.
     
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    Oh! then this gets interesting...

    is the 802.11b only meant for gaming? Since the DS has the touch-sensitive screen for drawing/sending messages... i wonder if the PSP will implement that.
     
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    All Nintendo has to do is cook up a few Pokemon games for the DS launch and that baby will sell through the roof
     
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    I'm still puttin' my money with the DS.
     
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    AFAIK, the PSP's Wi-Fi capability applies to wireless gaming at this time, but there may be other applications, including communication, which could be implemented at a later date. A USB GPS (satellite tracking unit) prototype was shown at E3, but there's no indication from Sony as to whether it will see production. A touchscreen prototype (see pic) was also shown, presumably a cell phone accessory. Sony has indicated that the PSP's firmware can be updated in the future, which will likely increase its current feature set.
     

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