The PS3 and PSP are going to be great friends. Sure, they won't be able to play with each other when the PLAYSTATION 3 comes out, but they will in the future, and the possibilities are exciting. chubgians, IGN's ultimate PSP fanboy, recently wrote a massive essay on how PS3-PSP connecitivty can succeed where GCN-GBA has failed. Some of the key points to note:
- The two systems were made to work with each other: look at the XMB. Also, there's no extra cables to buy: just use the PSP's wi-fi connection, or the USB cable that's connected to the controller.
- Even without any software, you can access content on the PS3 from your PSP. With the Gamecube, your GBA cables were useless unless you had a game that supported it... and those were quite few in number.
- Accessing the Friends feature of the PS3 from the PSP will be incredible: imagine, a universal play experience on your PS3 and PSP. It's starting with games like Cash Money Chaos.
The "PS3" tag on PSP Fanboy.
[Update 1: IGN has been playing with their retail unit of the system and revealed one tidbit we didn't know about before: when using Remote Play, your PS3 is forced into non-HD 480p mode. Boo!]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
11-10-2006 @ 9:10PM
This will be fantastic, this is just another reason why I need a PS3 over any other console, without a PS3, what other console will my PSP connect to? :P
I'm particualy interested in that accessing content on PSP from PS3 from anywhere in the world, I have no idea how that will work, won't you need an internet connection elsewhere in order to do that? Or does it do it automatically once the PS3 is on and connected.
Hopefully something is done to up the online gaming experience via PS3 to the PSP.
11-10-2006 @ 9:35PM
I have to say I was definately on the "meh" boat as far as psp-ps3 content was concerned, writing it off having seen previous handheld to console efforts,
Having read that article it starts to become apparent that Sony have the potential her to unleash a titan, with an equal level of innovation to the Wii's motion sensitive technology.
Done right with the appropriate support from dev's, this is going to change the way we play games a helluva lot more than moving your controller to interact with the onscreen action.
Chubgians, pitching concepts like that, should be working in the games industry, not writing about it
11-10-2006 @ 9:55PM
Huh. I think this'd be a lot more impressive if it weren't for two things. First, when you write up an article and mention something that is well known by people, do your research first. All sorts of innacuracies abound, first concerning the GBA to GC connectivity (No special cartridge needed, and used in more than just Wind Waker and downloading games.) and then saying that nothing has been announced about the connection between Wii and DS (Video demonstrations of a DS being used as a controller for Pokemon).
Second, feels like a lot of this is based off of speculation. Sure, it all sounds good, but how much of this have we actually seen? Many things that sound great on paper don't turn out that great.
So I'm still meh about the whole connectivity thing.
11-10-2006 @ 10:38PM
Speculation ? The Location Free Player is in it's second generation already. Seems only natural to incorporate it to the PS3 and expand on it........
11-11-2006 @ 1:21AM
Skipjimroo - chubigans has done some programming on the PC, so he might know something about game development. Could anyone copy and paste this article for me, as I'm banned from IGN (voluntarily wanted to leave the boards), and I apparently can't read the blogs, either.
11-11-2006 @ 8:51AM
Well, when I see a lot of perhaps and maybes, that sure sounds like speculation to me.
"Then perhaps sometime in the future we’ll get a program on the PSP that shows all the PS1 games on your HDD back home."
"The fact is, this might not happen right away. For all I know the PSP could have this included in the 3.0 update we’ll get this month."
"Perhaps it’ll allow you to save a bunch of replays you’ve accumulated over the course of a session that includes some incredible scores and moves."
"I’m almost certain devs like Polyphony will create some kind of “car garage” application for the PSP"
Those combined with the facts that most the other parts are based on promises made by Sony, who haven't really impressed me with their recent rash of going back on their word, and it just really drops this article down on the list for me.
11-11-2006 @ 3:24PM
Wow , this is greate news but Im going to spend my hollydays with my PSP and PC , anyways , untill I will see the PS3 , It will be some time , becas ewe still dont know when will the PS3 come to the EU :(
11-12-2006 @ 6:48AM
KAZ Smokes Some "WiiD"S said...
Haha you gotta' love official pics. No way do these systems look as cool in real life! I remember checking out the very first official pics of the PS2 on IGN, after Sony unveiled them to the media right after the Dreamcast launch. When I finally got my PS2(Phat model), I was disapointed in its aesthetics and design.
11-12-2006 @ 10:16AM
Andrew Yoon said...
The PS3 is a thing of beauty, as is the PSP. Sure, the PS3 is a freaking monster of a machine in terms of size, but it's still pretty nonetheless. Have you actually used one in person, KAZ?
11-12-2006 @ 11:40AM
KAZ Smokes Some "WiiD"S said...
I havent used a PS3 in person. I have seen "real" pictures/videos of the PS3 though and they dont look nearly as cool as official press pics. Ofcourse, this is true with any product, whether its an Xbox 360 or an iPod.
I have played friends' PSPs. Same thing: doesnt look as cool, what with all the smudge marks and absense of cool lighting/Photoshop effects. :P
11-19-2006 @ 8:19PM
Its kinda sad how the DS outsold the PSP, but oh well. The ability to function with both PSP and PS3 is crazy. Now only if I can get my hands on a PS3