PSP-3000, Possible Features Rumored
We recently learned that the PSP would stick around for another seven years in a continued lifecycle, which means the snazzy handheld should go through several more incarnations before all is said and done. Hence, the PSP-3000 is on everyone's lips; the rumor is spreading like wildfire throughout the Internet.
We have no doubt another PSP is on the way, but there is no official information as of yet, so all of the following is nothing more than speculation. However, we're willing to bet that at least one - if not more - of the discussed features will be featured in the new PSP, and they're all intriguing. For example, the new handheld design could boast dual analog sticks, which is a very popular rumor and one that is connected to PS2 and PS1 software. If you see analog sticks, publishers may have a field day delivering those old games to the PSP, right? We've also heard plenty involving Bluetooth technology, touch screen, and integrated GPS. The touch screen idea actually isn't new; this rumor appeared towards the end of last year.
We may also see more RAM, rumble coming with the dual analog sticks, an HDMI port and our personal favorite, PS2 emulation. Can you imagine if that became a feature for the PSP? It seems a little illogical - and in some respects, almost impossible - but it's still fun to hope. We'll let you know whenever Sony issues anything official regarding a new PSP model, that's for sure.
4/4/2008 Ben Dutka