PSP 2 Rumored To Be In Development
Sony has already followed up the launch of the original PSP with two more iterations of the handheld device; the most recent is the PSP-3000 - or PSP Brite - and now, everyone is wondering when the PSP-4000 will come around. Well, forget that; how's about the PSP 2?
The latest news comes from a recent EETimes article that talks about a joint venture with Imagination Technologies Group to manufacture a certain chip set for a unit called the "PSP 2." The chip set in question is similar to the POWERVR SGX graphics processor, and you can find the SGX chip sets in everything from palmtops to mobile PCs. It's currently considered to be one of the most powerful available today, so most are assuming it's a good decision to implement this piece of technology into a new portable gaming device. However, Sony will neither confirm or deny that research and development of a new PSP is either currently taking place or coming to a close, so everything is just speculation at this point. Then again, when something carries the title of "PSP 2" with it, it's difficult to imagine the aforementioned joint venture is anything but a team dedicated to a Sony handheld sequel.
So now the question is, what do you want to see in a new PSP? We're sure many owners out there have suggestions for Sony in regards to additions and enhancements, so let's hear it. Bigger screen? Different button layout? Something crazy original like the DS? Or just more media stuff in general?
11/29/2008 John Shepard