TGS 06: GPS, Camera Add-Ons Pictured…

August 25, 2006 at 9:32 pm 2 comments

SONY’s PSP will be receiving add-ons that will attach on to the mini USB slot. This includes a GPS receiver and a 1.3MP camera that will both arrive sometime in October-November. Both add-ons are supposed to be able to work with games, and the Tokyo Game Show this year will preview how the GPS receiver works in games. Gizmodo revealed some nice, new pics of both add-ons. In the pictures, the camera add-on is attached to a P!nk PSP, while the GPS receiver is attached to a regular black PSP. Seems interesting. What’s on the screen is a little bit deceiving. The P!nk PSP user is playing LocoRoco! (hah :)) Here are the pics:

Hmm…these accessories really look sleek (as does the pink-colored PSP), but the question is how will they perform? The camera is a mere 1.3 megapixels in a world where 6 and 7 megapixel cameras are the standard. What kind of optical zoom will it have? Furthermore, how will it tie into games? I’ve seen the use of the camera as part of World Championship Poker : All In 2‘s trailer (arriving 12/01 for PSP). The GPS unit is one that will really be interesting. What kind of range will it have? Furthermore, does it require internet access to function as a standalone GPS receiver? How will it work in games? So many questions—TGS is so far away! We kick off our official coverage beginning September 22nd.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stephan Hicks  |  September 21, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Uhm I guess I the first to say something

    Reply
  • 2. locoroco  |  September 21, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    Yay, thanks so much!

    Reply

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