Concept PSP2 designs from emerging Australian designer

Tai Chiem, an emerging Australian designer has given the concept treatment to the PSP, working up some ideas on an advanced PSP2. I'm a sucker for concept designs so how could we not share his ideas with y'all?

My design is set for the future using emerging technology. Featuring flexible OLED display that can be conveniently rolled out. An electric charge hardens the material. I've come up with an alternate method for the action buttons. Instead of pressing a button, you instead use the joystick. So instead of pressing, X O, etc, you push either up down, left, or right.

So would you like this as a PSP2? Or is there something not quite right? I'm sure Tai would be up for some feedback, so show us your own design theories in the comments. I can see a flaw in the joystick button system for games where you need combo presses, but I'm sure we'd all be happy enough to see the UMD go bye-bye. More pics after the jump, or check out Tai's work here.PSP1-large.jpg

PSP2.jpg

PSP3.jpg

PSP4.jpg

PSP5.jpg


Comments

    Interesting concept but I don't really think the 2nd joystick is a good idea. Say you need to press X and O together... How would you do that on the joystick?

    The joysticks are no good, you need to be able to press multiple face buttons (or directions, in this case) simultaneously.

    FINALLY someone starts thinking about flexible OLED screens! This technology has been around for over five years, they can -print- monitors onto flexible surfaces with a modified inkjet printer for crying out loud! I'm not even much of a Sony console fan but if Sony makes this I will buy it, because this is the future of portable gaming.

    Now THAT is one of the sweetest concepts I've ever seen.

    Very cool. Doesn't look too ergonomic though.

    If Sony actually did make it (though I'm not sure whether they could cram all the hardware into the space seen in the concept art, then that would be not only a sweet new gaming machine, but also technology wise very good.

    Sure the technology exists at the moment, but I have yet to hear of anything that actually implements it all into a good useful gadget.

    Fingers crossed SONY does this.

    If I send you a photoshop of what I think the PS4 looks like will you also run it as a 'story'?

    Seriously was this an attempt at pimping your mates blog or something?

    That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. It just wouldn't work! There are no face buttons, taking away the benefit of a second analog stick (because you would obviously have to use it as a substitute for the face buttons). The thing was obviously made by extraterrestrials with extremely long fingers, because I don't think there is a person alive in the world that could stratch their fingers far enough to use both analog sticks and those terribly placed L and R buttons at the same time.

    WHERE DOES THE UMD GO I MEAN SERIOUSLY WHERE WOULD IT GO AND ONCE THEY PUT BUTTONS 2 JOYSTICKS AND A USB PORT T PUT STUFF ON IT AND A UMD PLACE I WILL BUY IT THEN BUT I WON'T BUY IT LIKE IT IS AS THEY SHOW IT

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now