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Sony PSP2 Specs Update: More Powerful than Xbox 360?

After informing you about details for the rumored Playstation Phone, focus now switches back to the PSP 2, as fresh rumors have surfaced about it’s potential power, with one source claiming that it has more processing power than the Xbox 360.

According to this report from VG247, the Sony PSP 2 is meant to be hitting sometime during Fall 2011 and will apparently be rocking 1GB of RAM – the Xbox 360 only comes with 512MB. That also makes the current 64MB of RAM seen in the PSPgo and PSP 3000 look rather silly.

Furthermore, VG247 also reports that the PSP2: will not have a facility for UMD discs (yes!), will come with dual analogue sticks, mouse trackpad on the back, HD display screen and support memory sticks like current models.

Well it is safe to say that the PSP2 will come with greater processing power than the current PSP models, but if it comes with 1GB of RAM – then it is seriously going to be able to churn out some awesome games.

These are just rumors don’t forget, but let us know your thoughts on them.

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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andrew hoffman

It will be a tough one.PSP2 looks/sounds very impressive but I didn’t like PSP1 very much or more to the point crap range of airwar games.I love Mario Kart and then there’s PlaybooK.

coconut
coconut

I feel Like the "touch pad" rumored is just a gimmick that Sony came up with to solve an imaginary problem….I feel like they will only use it because they can't quite get there touch screen to work flawlessly like apples touch enabled devices. I would much prefer to touch right on the screen than use some sort of mouse interface which would not work very well. And if they have 2 separate screens then why would I buy a psp2 when the new Nintendo 3ds has 3d gaming. Just sayin…

BigTA
BigTA

Rumors also suggest that it'll have a cut down version of the CEL processor from the PS3 (3 SPEs). Seeing as though developers have now got to grips with programming for the CEL for PS3, I'd expect some pretty outstanding games for the PSP2 when it's released. They've said their not going for 3d but intend to concentrate on "intense" gamers, which is good news. Developers with the dev kit have commented on the power and with companies like NaughtyDog already on board, I'd expect a few decent games on launch. Could you imagine Uncharted on PSP2? It's going to… Read more »

ddd1
ddd1

Anyway playing games on a protable device such as PSP is really annoying.Its just pain in the ass.If you have one you know what im talking about…

james braselton
james braselton

hi there web sites saying psp 2 will cost $350 way higher thrn nintendo 3DS nintendo 3DS pays game coins soo it realy prints money hope sony will come up with pay there gamers fir haveing there psp2 with them

Player1
Player1

Mario, thumbs up! 🙂 … by the way, Nintendo is the oldest gaming company: "Nintendo is founded to make Hanafuda playing cards in 1889" 😉 Before commenting the article, you guys should be familiar that both CPU and RAM are important, especially if you want to run some (todays standards) kick ass games. You can have Quad Core CPU, but you'll have serious problems running many ram-sucking games, if you have 512MB of it. Speaking of PS3 vs 360, I'd go for Sony, since Xbox is Microsoft, and that is already putting some sour smile when hearing that name. But,… Read more »

Its a me, Mario
Its a me, Mario

LONG LIVE NINTENDO! THe Original gaming machine. How long does Playstation have since its been created? not even 10 years! what about Nintendo … mmmmm about 27 years! and thats not counting Nintendo's Arcade era! Its no wonder Nintendo sells their merchandise like Hotcakes!

teteamoy
teteamoy

who is better 360 or PS3?

nick
nick

you guys are idiots for one one person said xbox has 700mhz gpu for one your an idiod it has a 500mhz just like the ps3 but with the ps3 blue ray support the files font need to be compressed to fit on the disk which in turn significantly reduces the work load of the gpu and with the ps3 the ram and the cell processer do some of the work for the gpu aswhell and the ps3 does double the calculations per second than the 360! the 360 does 1 teraflops and the ps3 does 2 teraflops i also… Read more »

JoKeR
JoKeR

Ok. Justg wanna throw this out there. It is possible seeing as how all the gameing technology that the us aquires is outdated from japan. Japan is at the forthfront of developing life like androids. So for them to make a power portable gaming system is not inconceivable. That said, the author is just posting on rumors, which in all likelyhood should not be taken serious. Remember its just rumors.

Darquan
Darquan

Haha you people make me laugh, could it be possible that the author full well knows that more ram does not automatically make a handheld device more powerful then a 360 but writting that as your headline… Well let’s just call it bait. if you guy were fish you wouldn’t survive very long haha.

Jaime
Jaime

Xbox 360 – 512 MB,

700 MHz, GDDR3,

shared by CPU and

GPU

– CPU accesses

memory through the

GPU!

– GPU has 10 MB

RAM embedded

256 MB 3.2 GHz XDR

main RAM for the

CPU

– 256 MB 700 MHz

GDDR3 video RAM

there are some aspects where each gpu excells but i have both systems and to be honest my ps3 is flawless whereas my 360 will sometimes just freeze motion for a second…

Unforgiven
Unforgiven

360 is not more powerful that ps3… ps3 was never fully utilised due to it's hardware config in it's early lifecycle, once [as has been happening with newer releases] ps3 games have utilised the harware to it's full potential – the 360 has been getting pwnd performance wise.
And don't bother saying I'm ps3 fanboi – I only own a 360.

CPM
CPM

Whats the processor, that's just as important, if not more so, than the ram. Any computer/electronic device is is limited by its slowest performing part. A Pentium 2 with 32gb of ram will still only be as fast as the Pentium 2 can process the info.

Also it better have 2 thumb sticks this time for fps.

marhorn
marhorn

So the psp2 will be more powerful than a ps3? because the Xbox 360 has proven to be more powerful!

Alan Ng
Alan Ng

No, the author made a simple mistake and corrected the article, the information is through the source if you're interested in the claims. Don't get emotional about it.

klinktresspasser
klinktresspasser

hey give the guy a break thers no 512gb in the art. OPEN UR EYES . am writing w my phone too damn

Tuxino
Tuxino

To noob tech writer. Memory does not equate to power. A CPU is a measure of a system's power. The Xbox 360 has three 3.2Ghz cores. There is no way the PSP2 is going to have that kind of power as it's a handheld device. It would have extreme difficulty cooling a cpu like that given it's size. The 360 does not have 512GB's of ram it has 512MB's.

Wise up…

low
low

i know you couldn't wait to jump on that you rabid fanboy but they said the same thing about the 3ds we'll have to wait and see.

john doe
john doe

I think you mean 512mb for the xbox, not 512gb….and please clarify if you mean overall ram or ram dedicated to graphics. This article needs more technical specs for both systems rather than blanket statements…

aka idiot boy
aka idiot boy

be a mini ps3

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