Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
Well that's what I was getting at, yes. For some people, especially existing PSP fans, the increase in graphics power may be enough to justify a large form factor. No argument from me about that, different strokes for different folks. But for me, and a lot of others, it's just not enough...it's just more of the same, I already have HD gaming on my iPhone; so graphics alone aren't enough to dazzle me anymore when the games themselves won't be or play much different than existing PSP titles.
But the 3DS does bring something completely new to the table: glasses-free 3D. That is a game changer, and could easily be the biggest thing in portable gaming since the Lynx brought us color on a portable unit! This is enough to generate interest in even traditional non-gamers, I would think, just like the Wii did. If it weren't for all of the warnings about "don't use the 3DS if you're under 6", and "don't play for more than 30 minutes at a time", I might think this could take off like the Wii did, and I would be buying Nintendo stock! But those warnings do raise some serious red flags on how widely the 3DS will be adopted outside of the existing gaming population.
Agreed. Different strokes for different folks.
To me, it all boils down to the titles.
I am pretty confident about "major" titles for the PSP2 specially that it is very likely to have 2 nubs.
IMO, it might be the very first dedicated handheld console to do TPS and FPS the "right way"
(the standard and natural bigger console controls and no "gimmicky" inputs for a pseudo 2nd nub control).
With that, I smell stellar CoD, Vanquish, Halo, Lost Planet, Monster Hunter, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, God of War, Gears of War -ish games on it. And it won't feel like "weak ports" as it seemed with the PSP1.
I daresay if Sony isn't too careful, it will eat some market of the 360 and PS3 specially if the PSP2 will support good infrastructure (or the devs).
If it will have a touch screen (not that gimmicky sounding back panel touch screen as it seems to scream "awkward" to me as Sony will most likely go for "pocket friendly" than "ergonomic") and a Gyroscope.. that will be too awesome if added with a complete HD console standard controls/buttons.
Isn't Sony a big pusher for 3D tech? They should probably reconsider 3D glasses-free for the PSP2.
Damn! I shouldn't expect too much.. It just sounds too good to come true.Edited by tubers - 1/17/11 at 12:44am