Sony Keynote At E3 2009June 2nd, 2009
Sony presented its keynote at E3. PSP Go is the big announcement. Here is the summaries:
364 games coming to the PlayStation platforms (PS3+PS2+PSP) this year. 22 million PS3 sold last year. 24 million registered accounts on PlayStation Network in 55 countries.
Uncharted 2 and 256-player MAG for PS3 are demoed.
Sony unveiled PSP Go, the second-generation PSP. Spec and look is the same as what has been leaked. 40% lighter than the original PSP-1000. 16G Internal Flash, built-in Wi-Fi, integrated Bluetooth, sliding control pad and M2 memory port.
PSP Go will go on sale in North America on Oct 1 for $249, the same price as the original PSP when launched. It will not replace PSP-3000 or UMD, which will co-exist.
All PSP games going forward will be digitally distributed via the PlayStation Network and its PlayStation Store. But also delivered to retail via UMD.
A new application called Media Go will be the interface to PlayStation Store on Windows PC, allow you to make purchase and transfer digital content to your PSP via PC.
You can now download videos from the PlayStation Store onto the PSP. Before, only games are allowed.
A new application called Sense Me on the PSP will select music playlist matching your mood, based on a 12-tone audio recognition system. Coming this fall.
PSP toolkits for developers will be reduced 80% in price.
Father of Gran Turismo, Kazunouri Yamauchi, presented Gran Turismo for PSP. Gran Turismo for PSP contains 800 cars, 35 tracks and runs at 60fps.
Hideo Kojima, the same guy who was on XBox stage yesterday, announced Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP. This is a sequel to Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops on the PSP.
Resident Evil is coming to PSP and there will be a Hannah Montana PSP bundle.
Sony is adding more than 50 PlayStation One classics to the PlayStation Store this year including Final Fantasy VII.
Assassin’s Creed 2 will be available for PS3 and PSP. Rockstar North will have an exclusive to PS3 called Agent.
Sony showed off footage from Final Fantasy XIII and announced Final Fantasy XIV! And PlayStation 3 will be the only console when XIV launches in 2010.
Sony explained and demoed its motion controller which is still an engineering prototype. The controller is slated to launch spring 2010.
LittleBigPlanet has over 900,000 user created levels played over 2 million times. Disney Interactive Studios joined LittleBigPlanet, you can now purchase The Incredibles or Jack Sparrow costumes.
Sony demoed the PS3 exclusive ModNation Racers, a kart racer game allows you to “Play. Create. Share” as with LittleBigPlanet. The game will be released in 2010.
Sony gave a sneak peak at another PS3 exclusive, Fumito Ueda’s The Last Guardian. Gran Turismo 5 promo video is played and off course God of War III demo. God of War III is coming to PS3 in March 2010.