I really would've liked to see the PSP2 and PSPhone as one item. It'd be nice to see the day come along where all our portable needs can be met by a single item. Smartphones in particular have come pretty close to that, but at the end of the day, we still use our laptops for typing up school reports, our portable game players for playing games (or at least, the gamers do), our music players to play music, and our phones for texting/calling. For the most part.
Still, it's good to see Sony taking a bite out of the casual pie while remaining committed to the core gaming community. Seems like these days, Sony is the only one left that's still got us in mind. Everybody else has sold out or was already gone. Sure, we've got a smattering of companies throwing us amazing support in the PC area, but at the end of the day, Sony is the only real gaming conglomerate left.
I really really wanted to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt with the Kinect, but their xbox division has never quite been the shining star of customer satisfaction. Their favorite pastimes are finding new ways to suck money out of the customer and redirecting them to india if they try to respond.
Since the day they announced Kinect, they've been tooting its horn and keep trying to convince us that Kinect is the bright shining future of gaming. Listening to their press conferences, you'd think they've all but forgotten their normal controller. Almost kind of makes me sad, because now we've seen the kinect, we know it's quite impossible to get any sort of pro gaming out of it, and not even for the reasons the playslaves expected. It has 2 huge flaws:
1/4 Second Response Time
The main struggle of hardware in pro gaming is to reduce response time. It gets to the point of shaving milliseconds off. There's no way in hell pro gaming could be done with a quarter of a second response time.
So... at the end of the day even if it's a small gesture, I can really appreciate the fact that sony is making a specific, dedicated portable gaming device. Even for its shortcomings, some truly amazing titles came out for the psp. Devs didn't just toss out shit at random so you could have something to do on the go, they really worked at assembling some serious titles for us.
I mean, compare kingdom hearts: 358/2 days to Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, sure they both had sub-standard combat systems, but the story in crisis core was all but staggering, whereas kingdom hearts was more like: "Story? What story? We just wanted to whack things with a keyblade in the car."