Hot on heels of PSP2 rumors, SCEJ begins hiring testers to evaluate a “part of the PlayStation or PSP series and their peripherals,” including “machines not yet released.”
For months, rumors have been circulating about either a redesign or a successor to Sony’s PSP handheld. This week, the flames of speculation were further fanned by a job listing on the official Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Web site for an “evaluator/assessor” for a “new game machine.” According to a GameSpot translation by a fluent Japanese speaker, the new machine is “part of the PlayStation or PSP series and their peripherals.”
The job listing goes on to state that, if accepted, evaluator/assessor applicants will “be part of an advisory staff that will play PlayStation series software on this new machine and check its functionality. They will also be able to “test game machines not yet released or new functionality of PS3 peripherals before they are released.” (Emphasis added.)
So what exactly is this new “game machine”? Is it a new PSP, as some suspect, or simply some sort of new peripheral for the PSP or PS3? When contacted by GameSpot, Sony Computer Entertainment reps said they were working on a response, which had not been issued as of press time.
If the device in question is a new model of the existing PSP platform, it would be the fourth iteration and third redesign of the handheld since its Western release in 2005. The first revamp, the PSP-2000, was unveiled at E3 2007 and offered a slimmer chassis and video-output support. The second revision, the PSP-3000 that launched last October, offered a brighter LCD screen, built-in microphone for use with Skype, and interlaced video output.
Here we have yet another Bleach game, Bleach: Heat the Soul 6. I love the anime and i really love the game when it was released for the PS2. The only thing i dont like about this game is that it never gets released in english!
Anyway, here’s the trailer. Enjoy!
The PSP-3000 is about to get a little more stylish with the introduction of three new colors for the UK region. Mystic Silver and Pearl White versions of the console will be made available in the UK this month, while the third color — Radiant Red — will be released at some point in March. Other European regions may or may not get these new colors; we’ve yet to confirm.
Details are light and we haven’t even been given solid release dates or images by SCEE. These colors are, however, available already in Japan. We’ve found some images of Pearl White and Mystic Silver (above) and Radiant Red (after the break).
Here’s something from the readme file:
This update is a try to fix memory stick low speed since 3.80.
Instructions: Copy UPDATE folder /PSP/GAME/ and run.
If you come from a version prior to 5.00 M33, put sony update as 500.PBP in same folder, or let the program download it for you using a wifi connection.
I know its already been a while since this update has been available.
- Speed selected for umd/iso was not properly locked in some new games that used scePower_EBD177D6 instead of scePowerSetClockFrequency to change speed.
- UMD/ISO speed settings now apply to PSN games too.
- Fixed libupdown.prx connecting to dark-alex.org instead of sony when npsignin_plugin checks for a new version and m33 update is enabled.
- Iso file descriptor was not closed in driver deletion
- Added a shutdown command to vshmenu.
Japan is also getting their hands on the new Carnival Colors line of systems, first discovered in the PlayStation Asia market. In addition to the previously revealed blue and red systems, Japan will also be receiving yellow and green systems. Radiant Red and Vibrant Blue will be available on March 5th; Bright Yellow and Spirited Green will be available on March 19th. Each system will cost 19,800?.
Also of note: PlayStation Japan will also sell extended life battery covers for each of these systems. The batteries are discontinued here in the States, but interested buyers can still look through their favorite import store.
If you ever find yourself preparing to trudge off to London’s Emirates Stadium in attendance for an Arsenal match, then you might want to make sure you pack a PSP along with the essentials … like Carling and a brick. Why you might ask? Because you can use that PSP to watch live streaming video pertaining to the current match, go over football data and statistics, and even have the ability to watch near-instant replays.
This soon-to-be-ready, Sony-developed system has been tested at the London stadium which gives any game-goer access to all the marvelous features above — right on their PSP. It’ll apparently roll out in 18 months. We think this is a rather smart move by Sony. After all, once hooligans finish throwing that brick at their least favorite player, they have another object of ample shape and size to toss in anger. Which, in the end, means more PSPs to be potentially sold. It’s win-win.
Sony has stated (via Reuters) that it expects losses from its entire corporation to equal around 260 billion yen for the fiscal year ending March 2009. According to GI.biz, the games division is expected to post increased losses of 30 billion yen ($337 million), though there’s no mention of what that’s an increase from.. This is in stark contrast to last fiscal year, where Sony posted a profit of 369.4 billion yen. Of course, the economic downturn is predominantly blamed. As a result Sony has revealed accelerated restructuring plans for the remainder of the fiscal year.
According to Reuters Sony plans on cutting costs by 250 billion yen by the end of March by consolidating all TV design and production into a single factory, closing another. There will also be a 30% headcount reduction within the TV division. LCD TVs and batteries will be consolidated and managers and directors will receive a paycut. Overall it looks like the games division has remained largely unscathed. Hopefully the measures that are taken prove effective and Sony ends up posting a profit for FY 2009.
Its been a long time since a posted something, its because nothings really significant thats happening for the PSP right now!!! Anyway, here something from PSP fanboy:
The PSP Phone is an urban legend. It never existed, but it’s way too good to let go of. So, that brings us back to this story wherein Sony Ericsson allegedly was refused the use of the PlayStation brand name for phones despite the idea being pitched this past December. This is according to MobileToday which has cited “several sources close to the matter.”
According to the source article, Sony only plans to license a PlayStation phone if the company plans to make handsets independently from Ericsson. So when’s that going to happen and what do we have to do to make it happen?
Here’s another song from SarcasticGamer.com. No i dont hate the Wii, i just find that the lyrics from this song is so freakin TRUE. But im planning on getting one though, for those drunk boring nights…
Fanboy? this song made you Mad? wanna say something about the other consoles? Leave a comment if you feel like giving people a piece of your mind..