Comments on: Sunday Soapbox: Dear PlayStation Phone, You Make No Sense http://riddlethos.com/2010/10/sunday-soapbox-dear-playstation-phone-you-make-no-sense/ We're just like you... But we have a website! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:52:50 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Andogo http://riddlethos.com/2010/10/sunday-soapbox-dear-playstation-phone-you-make-no-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-5905 Andogo Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:46:08 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=5416#comment-5905 @Pete LOL palm pilot. Damn thing would lost everything if you ran the battery down. You want a PDA? Get an iPod touch. As for the PSP phone. The XMB is not the problem here, every single phone manufacturer (and carrier) can/has put their own GUI on top of Android (with mixed results). The problems I can see: piracy (there's no physical medium to stop you), data usage (for always-connected games), and cost (it'll be at least $500 at launch). On the other hand, maybe we'll start seeing ports of cellphone games from Japan, instead of having to wait two years and have it come out for the DS or PS2. Then again, I've been sick of the KH series since the KHII, so I'm not sure having more Squeenix shovelware is really all that good for anyone. Sony Ericsson isn't known for its sound business decisions. It does, however, manage to sucker people who are rabid Sony fans. I seriously doubt I'll get this phone, but I'm sure someone will. @Pete LOL palm pilot. Damn thing would lost everything if you ran the battery down. You want a PDA? Get an iPod touch.

As for the PSP phone. The XMB is not the problem here, every single phone manufacturer (and carrier) can/has put their own GUI on top of Android (with mixed results).

The problems I can see: piracy (there’s no physical medium to stop you), data usage (for always-connected games), and cost (it’ll be at least $500 at launch).

On the other hand, maybe we’ll start seeing ports of cellphone games from Japan, instead of having to wait two years and have it come out for the DS or PS2. Then again, I’ve been sick of the KH series since the KHII, so I’m not sure having more Squeenix shovelware is really all that good for anyone.

Sony Ericsson isn’t known for its sound business decisions. It does, however, manage to sucker people who are rabid Sony fans. I seriously doubt I’ll get this phone, but I’m sure someone will.

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By: Pete http://riddlethos.com/2010/10/sunday-soapbox-dear-playstation-phone-you-make-no-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-5904 Pete Mon, 01 Nov 2010 18:58:17 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=5416#comment-5904 I just want a simple PDA again. My palm pilot died. I went to future shop and they laughed at me. I don't even know what the closest device would be so most days I carry around a laptop in a backpack which is big, heavy and takes 15 minutes to boot to check my calendar. I have a NDS with me at all times so if I could use that to sync with my outlook I'd be golden. If they compromise the gaming of the device then forget it. Gaming requires a joystick and computers will never need more than 64k of memory. Write that down. I just want a simple PDA again. My palm pilot died. I went to future shop and they laughed at me. I don’t even know what the closest device would be so most days I carry around a laptop in a backpack which is big, heavy and takes 15 minutes to boot to check my calendar. I have a NDS with me at all times so if I could use that to sync with my outlook I’d be golden. If they compromise the gaming of the device then forget it. Gaming requires a joystick and computers will never need more than 64k of memory. Write that down.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2010/10/sunday-soapbox-dear-playstation-phone-you-make-no-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-5900 SiliconNooB Mon, 01 Nov 2010 05:29:28 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=5416#comment-5900 *Also notice that it doesn't even have Playstation branding on the face of the device. This isn't a bona fide Playstation platform, it is not likely that Sony will push the Playstation branding too strongly in its marketing, this is Sony's phone division attempting to leverage some of the utility and assets of their game division. Think of this in terms of how M$ tried to achieve some Xbox Live integration with their Zune division. *Also notice that it doesn’t even have Playstation branding on the face of the device. This isn’t a bona fide Playstation platform, it is not likely that Sony will push the Playstation branding too strongly in its marketing, this is Sony’s phone division attempting to leverage some of the utility and assets of their game division. Think of this in terms of how M$ tried to achieve some Xbox Live integration with their Zune division.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2010/10/sunday-soapbox-dear-playstation-phone-you-make-no-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-5899 SiliconNooB Mon, 01 Nov 2010 05:10:13 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=5416#comment-5899 -The PSP phone is much more powerful than the PSP, it would be more accurate to view it as a PSP 1.5. -You're viewing this thing in the wrong terms. The PSP phone isn't going to compete in the handheld gaming market (else Sony wouldn't chance cannibalising the sales of the PSP2). This is a smartphone, made for use with Apps, but with three very important additions in its favour. 1) tactile buttons, 2) access to the PSPstore as well as the Android market 3) it is the first handheld Playstation device to be actually portable (the PSP2 won't fit in your pocket). Don't underestimate the importance of buttons on a smartphone, there are many games that I've found all but unplayable on my iPod, because action games do not translate well to touchscreens. -Also consider that this is Sony's bid to have their range of Playstation Minis live on after the death of the PSP. Consider a scenario in which the various PSP hardwares have the ability to synch their save games, where you can be playing a game on your unwieldly PSP2 at home, and then continue your game on the PSP phone durring your lunch break. -This certainly isn't a device without a potential market, the only question is whether it will have a sleek enough design, and effective enough marketing to make it in the smartphone market. -The PSP phone is much more powerful than the PSP, it would be more accurate to view it as a PSP 1.5.

-You’re viewing this thing in the wrong terms. The PSP phone isn’t going to compete in the handheld gaming market (else Sony wouldn’t chance cannibalising the sales of the PSP2). This is a smartphone, made for use with Apps, but with three very important additions in its favour. 1) tactile buttons, 2) access to the PSPstore as well as the Android market 3) it is the first handheld Playstation device to be actually portable (the PSP2 won’t fit in your pocket). Don’t underestimate the importance of buttons on a smartphone, there are many games that I’ve found all but unplayable on my iPod, because action games do not translate well to touchscreens.

-Also consider that this is Sony’s bid to have their range of Playstation Minis live on after the death of the PSP. Consider a scenario in which the various PSP hardwares have the ability to synch their save games, where you can be playing a game on your unwieldly PSP2 at home, and then continue your game on the PSP phone durring your lunch break.

-This certainly isn’t a device without a potential market, the only question is whether it will have a sleek enough design, and effective enough marketing to make it in the smartphone market.

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By: DarthGibblet http://riddlethos.com/2010/10/sunday-soapbox-dear-playstation-phone-you-make-no-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-5897 DarthGibblet Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:25:33 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=5416#comment-5897 I can see where you're coming from with this, but I personally don't really care where my games are as long as they're good, quality games (so not iPhone/Android games). No offense to the iPhone or Android or anything, but most of the games on those platforms I have no interest in. If, however, there WAS a version of God of War for my Android phone and it controlled the same way as it did on my PSP, what difference would it make which device i was playing it on? If this device has the standard PSP control scheme (which is the case, judging from the pictures), what difference would it make if I was playing the game on a device that happened to also be able to make phone calls? Personally, I'm all in favor of anything that reduces the number of electronic devices I'm carrying around with me. Heck, I'm one of those guys who's frequently wished my PSP was also a crappy phone with an always-on internet connection. On the other hand, though, if they approach this as a smart phone that happens to play PSP games (rather than a PSP that happens to make calls) (for the same of this comment, I'm assuming it'll play PSP games. Has that been verified by anybody?), I think they'll get crushed by all the smartphones already on the market that are better phones. In order to be something I'm interested in, they'll have to make the gaming the primary focus and the phone secondary (obviously not to the point where the phone doesn't function properly or anything, of course). I can see where you’re coming from with this, but I personally don’t really care where my games are as long as they’re good, quality games (so not iPhone/Android games). No offense to the iPhone or Android or anything, but most of the games on those platforms I have no interest in. If, however, there WAS a version of God of War for my Android phone and it controlled the same way as it did on my PSP, what difference would it make which device i was playing it on? If this device has the standard PSP control scheme (which is the case, judging from the pictures), what difference would it make if I was playing the game on a device that happened to also be able to make phone calls? Personally, I’m all in favor of anything that reduces the number of electronic devices I’m carrying around with me. Heck, I’m one of those guys who’s frequently wished my PSP was also a crappy phone with an always-on internet connection.

On the other hand, though, if they approach this as a smart phone that happens to play PSP games (rather than a PSP that happens to make calls) (for the same of this comment, I’m assuming it’ll play PSP games. Has that been verified by anybody?), I think they’ll get crushed by all the smartphones already on the market that are better phones. In order to be something I’m interested in, they’ll have to make the gaming the primary focus and the phone secondary (obviously not to the point where the phone doesn’t function properly or anything, of course).

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