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PSP2: Should Sony copy Nintendo 3DS Tech?

We have some interesting details to bring you now, as gaming analyst Michael Pachter has spoken out on the upcoming release of the Sony PSP 2 (or lack of), adding that Sony should copy what Nintendo has done with the 3DS handheld.

When talking in a recent interview with Industry Gamers, Pachter spoke out on his confusion on Sony’s current stance with their PSP platform and wondered if current pricing problems could have affected Sony’s download spiral of PSP sales compared to the DS.

When the PSP2 does come out however, Pachter would like to see Sony incorporate 3D technology with their new handheld as he explains below:

”If the 3DS comes out at $249, the $169 PSP might seem like a bargain. If Sony were really smart, they’d emulate the 3DS and put a 3D screen on the PSP2.”

Considering how seriously Sony are taking 3D gaming on the PS3 with the likes of Killzone 3 and The Last Guardian supporting 3D visuals, a 3D announcement for the PSP2 is certainly not out of the question.

Maybe Patcher has a point for once. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Sony should copy the tech seen in the Nintendo 3DS or come up with something completely different?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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nintendolandia
nintendolandia

Sony Will NEVER reach Nintendo, Because Nintendo is the BEST BEST BEST.

Mr. X
Mr. X

People have you forgotten Sony is way advanced then nintendo in fact think back before wii, ps3, xbox 360, psp, dsi, ds, 3ds, NGP/PSP2 there was the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. Sony had ideas that even microsoft and nintendo haven’t thought of yet or avbout to remember the eye toy for ps2 that innovation and people say sony copy of nintendo needs to check their information on sony.

peter
peter

sony makes the suckest games i have never seen and sony copies nintendo and they do suckests and stolen consoles

Lunias
Lunias

Sony doesn't copy Nintendo, and Nintendo doesn't copy Sony. Nobody copies anybody else. All Sony's competitors are making use of Touchscreens, and now that they finally add it in people say it's "copying Nintendo"! God, you people are illogical. First of all, Sony had both 3D AND motion controls that actually worked BEFORE Nintendo; the Move was in development for years, and the Eye Toy used motion controls for the PS2! The PS3 most recently used 3D, whereas the "3D-enabled" Gamecube only used it optionally for Luigi's Mansion. As for controls, all current consoles have four face buttons and at… Read more »

koolaid
koolaid

why does sony have to copy nintendo ideas even if nintendo ideas arent original. thats why i do not respect sony because they want to copy everyone like apple with the sony psp smart phone and now they might want to copy nintendo's idea of 3d glass less

@TheTarek

YES PLEASE.

I mean the PSP2 is obviously powerful enough to run games in beautiful graphics, and in 3D without a drop in playability. The ONLY reason I'm getting a 3DS is because of the glasses-free 3D. In reality, I'd love to play Mortal Kombat and PES on the go, not Paper Nintendo.

Nico
Nico

I like Playstation because I like games.

Chrissomerry
Chrissomerry

I'd rather they not push for a PSP2 at the moment because I'm only just beginning to get back into my PSP with all these great new games 🙁
That said, they add backwards compatibility and I'm in (not sure how that'd work if they ever did implement 3d hand held gaming, although if Nintendo manage to get away with it (time will tell), then no doubt Sony would be interested as well.

drd7of14
drd7of14

Back to the point…WHO CARES? I don't care if they do copy eachother. If you want to argue that point, wouldn't you rather just want the best gaming console ever? If they are all the same, then they have to create something new to beat the competition. The main reason I happen to prefer the PS3, is not because I'm a 360 hater. I happen to like 1st party games more the PS3. I don't like the DS because the game library isn't good. I 3D effect isn't going to change my mind. I'm not going to buy it. I… Read more »

drd7of14
drd7of14

Move has been in development for nearly 10 years since the era of the ps2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9AViYmfWR4 …so, who copied who? Get off that point. No one copied anyone, if I am trying to get a company to buy my idea, like the "Kinect" developer, than I'm going down the line. Sony tried it, but it wasn't completely working with what they wanted to achieve. The eyetoy was Sony's test, didn't work so well. There is a future(past) video that shows the development into the Move we know of now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbSzmRt7HhQ&fe… The second video, of 2004, was on the eyetoy. I… Read more »

Octo1
Octo1

F u patcher. Sony will copy this even if you didn't come out and say they should. Sony will always copy Nintendo ideas. BTW the parallax barrier is not what is using. They are using the what they used on the GameCube/Virtualboy 3D which is not the parallax barrier.

Marty
Marty

I agree with zenaxe. This is not new tech, but rather old tech with a good marketing campaign behind it. If Sony copy this, they will not be able to produce it at a price point that their customer base wants, the distinguishing point being that Sony products are of the highest quality in design and aesthetics, whereas Nintendo do not try to push for this, and their consoles are comparitively ugly and not built for "quality". Sony knows how to make good tech, and if they want to copy Nintendo, they'll do it better like they've done with the… Read more »

zenaxe
zenaxe

For you guys who think somehow Nintendo is being amazingly inventive and that the 3DS display is somehow "their" technology. FYI, the 3DS uses a display that employs a technique called a "parallax barrier" which allows each eye to see a different image. This tech is not new and it wasn't invented by Nintendo, it's currently deployed in a number of places already (medical image, high end vehicle nav systems (i.e. 2010 Range Rover) and Sharp manufactures displays for general use. It's like a high precision version of the 3D postcards they used to sell when I was a kid.… Read more »

Stretch
Stretch

Sony has always copied nintendo which shows their lack of creativity and unless they start to break this trend they will always be inferior to Nintendo. I have very little respect for Sony for adding no innovaiton with the move. Even tho it might be more precise, it doesn't add any distinguishable features. But besides the everything that's happened in the past, going 3d on hand helds definitely seems the way to go and tho it might look bad on Sony again to follow nintendo so closely, it's probably the right move. I mean, if they decided to use glasses… Read more »

MRClarke
MRClarke

And how many more times can sony copy Nintendo?

Considering TOPIC is about SONY COPYING NINTENDO……….

– Standard 4 face buttons
– Analogue Control
– Shoulder buttons
– Rumble feedback
– Motion gaming

Yet to copy
– Touch screen gaming (Apple already copied)
– Auto-Stereoscopic Gaming

As Satoru Iwata once said, "The history of the entertainment business, is the history of immitation".

People who blast Nintendo for not providing FPS after FPS after FPS after FPS after FPS….
Go ahead and enjoy your lack of variety, and when SONY releases NINTENDO TECH, you will think its cutting edge and new.

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