Playstation and PSP Forecasts
to a news item found
at MSNBC.com, Sony is expecting to showcase a working model of
their next console at 2005's E3 show. Despite the rumors of massive
delays at Sony, they are holding their current and past promises to
be true about both the next PS console being at E3 next year and of
a March 2005 release for the PSP.
this probable showing at E3 2005, it is still being guessed that the
final product could take an additional year to show up on store
shelves (in Japan that is...).
is being assumed that this is Sony's way of trying to once again
obtain a dominance of the gaming market. It is being assumed now
that Microsoft may try to hurry along things with the successor of
the XBox to try to get a working model at E3 in order to show their
desire to out-compete Sony.
just feel like adding here that this should be good for us geeks. A
key factor in us getting the best in terms of entertainment, since
there's nothing like a good competition for our affection to keep
all involved parties working at their peak to win us geeks over...I
love a good healthy competition for my love (and money). Most of
all, however, this should give us all something good to look forward
to about next year's E3. Considering how the most exciting games and
gadgets at the last E3 were all re-runs of stuff we had seen at
previous gaming shows or even previous E3 shows, this should
definitely give us something both new and exciting...well, the
future Playstation and some cool new photos (of skeleton's with
rocket launchers on their shoulders and upside down faces with
robotic crab legs) of the best vaporware has to offer; Doom 3.
top of that, Sony is remaining optimistic about their PSP handheld.
Recently, some game analysts started to share their thoughts on the
PSP release. These thoughts tended to focus on the PSP being delayed
due to internal issues along with the lack of support from music and
movie studios for the UMD system that will, in theory, support movie
and music on the PSP. However, Sony is stating that they expect
their release of the PSP to still fall within March of 2005 for
their US and European customers (a release of later this year is
scheduled for Japan). However, one thing to keep in mind about this
data (the delay rumors) is that it's from market analysts, who
rarely have all the inside knowledge that Sony would naturally want
to keep (at least partially) secret. I personally would rather
believe a respectable company's word on their release calendar
before I take the ramblings of supposed "analysts" as
something more than ramblings.