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TGS07: Remote Play functionality expands significantly

At Kaz Hirai's keynote in Tokyo Game Show, the PlayStation Portable's Remote Play feature was demonstrated. Mainichi Demo was on display with "new PSP functionality" that allows you to turn on and off your PlayStation 3 system via Remote Play, something that wasn't possible with previous versions of the feature.

In the future multiple PSP systems will be able to connect as a hub, as seen in this slide. Remote Play is a strong focus for Sony+ gamers will play games, use the PSP as a second screen and more.

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1. Nice template and comprehensive blog.


Posted at 12:05AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Thushara

2. wow now i dont have to worry about turning my ps3 off.

Posted at 12:12AM on Sep 20th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

3. I'm wondering if that means one can START the PS3 via remote play, it's been bothering me to have to leave a 178Watt idle power hog on all day just in CASE I want to run remote play.

Posted at 12:13AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Broken Haiku

4. @ 3 "new PSP functionality" that allows you to turn on and off your PlayStation 3 system via Remote Play,"

So I'd say yeah you'll be able to turn it on and off.

Posted at 12:16AM on Sep 20th 2007 by H2Os

5. yep @ broken...i think thats 'exactly' what they're trying to say.

Posted at 12:16AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Justin

6. Does anyone know if you can view your PS Eye (or any other usb camera) via remote play?

Posted at 12:20AM on Sep 20th 2007 by phattie

7. um, how do you turn ON your PS3 if it cant connect to your PSP when it's off??

Posted at 3:50AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Pickoo

8. @7
the controllers aren't connected when it off, yet they can bring the ps3 on

they will find a way

Posted at 7:16AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Steven

9. @Pickoo


Hey, here is how it works, with Sony, anything is possible...

Posted at 7:24AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Stewie

10. @6: Yes, it's been like this for awhile. Some people leave their PS3 in remote mode when they leave the house so they can watch things via their PSP when they leave.

Posted at 8:26AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Popfrogs

11. fantastic! and with the assign buttons on the psp when using remote play i bet we're going to see some more ps3 title remote playable like lair. i likey.

Posted at 9:07AM on Sep 20th 2007 by chizad

12. This is really cool... I love this advant grade tech stuff. Sony really did a good job of catering to the hardcore this generation, the PS3 is easily the most impressive piece of equipment out of the three game systems. To bad the market itself isn't driven by those who REALLY love games... oh well, I'm sure the general market will wake up once MGS4 and FFXIII come out.

Posted at 9:08AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Ty

13. @12: Just pray for EA and other money-grubbing companies to go bankrupt or get rocked with a scandal that leads to the board breaking up the company. That'll put an end to the paid-off exclusives and half-assed ports we're used to seeing this generation.

Oh and also pray for Treasure to reverse its colo-rectal inversion.

Posted at 10:32AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Popfrogs

14. I'm happy they'll allow me to turn my system on via remote-play, but what about getting into the system when something else is running?

I'm thinking Folding@Homer here. I almost always leave my PS3 folding when I'm not there. I'd like to have my system folding, remote-play in, then leave it folding when I'm done. It's the least I can do for Alzheimer sufferers :-)

Posted at 12:13PM on Sep 20th 2007 by pbssbp

15. @ PS3fanboy...why don't we have the ever-useful features that Joystiq have on their forums, such as voting, avatars, and replies?

Posted at 6:01PM on Sep 20th 2007 by Wonderflex

16. @15 Maybe joystick doesn't want to compete against itself?

OnTopic: If they really go hard with this remote play stuff I guess I'll have to pick up a slim, because my psp is stuck at 3.11 with the dreaded DRNFFFFFFD7.

For the guys that actually use remote play from outside their house: what's the quality difference at home vs. abroad? What kind of internet connect do you have and what is your upload bandwidth?

The reason I ask is I only have ~512kbps upload, which i don't think is enough to handle any kind of video stream. When i'm using remote play to watch stuff while I fall asleep i've noticed the bit rate is way over a mbps.

Any thoughts?

Posted at 7:40PM on Sep 20th 2007 by miglaugh

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