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Friday, 04 March 2011 09:10

Game Cards for PSP2 to be 2GB or 4GB

Written by David Stellmack
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Contains room for game saves and patches
Some of the mystery surrounding the NGP (PSP2) is starting to become fact as more details continued to be uncovered. The latest news by way of a panel discussion at GDC confirms that the Game Cards for the NGP will come in two sizes:  2GB and 4GB. Each Game Card has about 5% to 10% of what we suspect is flash memory for game saves and patches.

The removable flash memory cards will be offered in a couple of sizes. The removable flash memory will be used for storage of media as well as downloadable content. Unlike the PSPGo, the NGP has no internal flash memory for storage, so it is likely that you will have to have a removable memory card in the system most of the time. It is unknown if you will be able to save game data from games that come on the Game Cards to the removable flash memory cards, but we suspect that since it has an area on the card for game saves that you likely will not be able to save game data to the removable flash memory cards.

Sony will have a single submission format for developers, meaning that the developer can submit one version of their software that works both on a Game Card and as a download. This will save developers time, of course, by not having to build for two different formats.

The Game Cards will be in 2GB/4GB sizes and the 2GB size holds a little more than the largest UMD titles, which are about 1.8GB. When you compare this to the typical Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles, which average about 8GB to 9GB, the size might seem a little small. Of course, since the resolution of the NGP isn’t as high as the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, the 4GB size does seem to be right to start with. Sources suggest to us that Sony could support larger Game Card sizes if necessary.


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+4 #1 TechHog 2011-03-04 13:15
I was expecting more, given that 3DS uses 2GB cards and is rumored to have up to 8GB cards for down the road.

And no internal flash? Are you kidding me? That just has to to be a mistake.
 
 
+1 #2 123s 2011-03-04 13:20
Nothing speaks against 8GB cards for psp2, most games wont need it.

Internal flash for OS only maybe, so they didnt count it.
 
 
0 #3 TechHog 2011-03-04 13:24
Sony's trying to position it as a multimedia device, so it needs internal storage. Even the 3DS has (a very tiny amount of) internal flash and comes with a 2GB SD card to supplement it.
 
 
+3 #4 123s 2011-03-04 13:27
Well, its to keep the price down.
As long it supports others cards, specially the Mem. Sticks from the old psp its not a big deal IMO.
 
 
0 #5 TechHog 2011-03-04 13:29
It better at least ship with a card, then.
 
 
-1 #6 123s 2011-03-04 13:34
What are you gonna do with a small card besides storing pics ? 2GB isnt even enough for music or 1 movie and more will be costly.
 
 
0 #7 TechHog 2011-03-04 13:39
Which is why I was expecting the NGP to have 16GB like the PSPgo. :/

As for the 3DS, that is mostly for pictures (and downloadable games of course). The 3DS isn't as multimedia centric as the NGP.
 
 
+1 #8 123s 2011-03-04 14:16
But then we got the price thing, 16Gb would increase the price by around 5-15 bucks, something that is problematic already. Then again, a multimedia device needs it.

Guess we´ll only know later...there are no infos about RAM either :S
 
 
-1 #9 Nintendork 2011-03-04 20:03
Quoting TechHog:
Which is why I was expecting the NGP to have 16GB like the PSPgo. :/

As for the 3DS, that is mostly for pictures (and downloadable games of course). The 3DS isn't as multimedia centric as the NGP.


Error:
3DS has a pretty music app and will support 3D movies(from store).
 
 
0 #10 TechHog 2011-03-04 21:22
Quoting Nintendork:
Error:
3DS has a pretty music app and will support 3D movies(from store).

I know that, but those are secondary, "we can add them at very little cost so we might as well" features. They won't really be marketed as major selling points.
 

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