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Sony On PSP 2 Rumors: "Won't Comment Either Way"

Earlier, we brought you the story concerning Acclaim CCO David Perry's supposed confirmation that a PSP 2 is in the works, and that a developer he knows already has a prototype to work on. Well, Sony won't say they've delivered any prototypes to anyone, but they also won't deny Perry's claims.

In speaking to MTV Multiplayer, SCEA marketing boss John Koller replied to the PSP 2 rumors and simply said, "Can't comment either way." He added, "I will reiterate that the digital component is very important to us. That's all we can say at this point." As you know if you read our other update, the PSP 2 may rely entirely on digital downloads and dismiss the UMD format once and for all. Clearly, this is something that seems very possible, especially after Koller's comments. As for upcoming software, which both the PSP and PSP 2 would need, Koller did have this to say-

"At Destination Playstation we announced about half of the line up for the PSP this year, some fairly major, triple-A titles are coming for the back half of the year that are going to be announced in the coming months and at E3."

Now, according to MCVUK, an SCEE spokesperson has verified that new IPs will be on the unannounced half of that list. "We'll be outlining the release of additional, new and existing IPs for the platform in the coming months," said the representative. If you want to push a system, you gotta have the games, as just about anyone will tell you. So this is good news, and it appears that a PSP 2 really might be headed our way later this year...and yes, it may be UMD-less. What do you think of that?

2/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

The Stig
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:59:05 AM
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I think having only digital copies of games could alienate people without an internet connection. Unless you could still go into a game store plug your PSP/MS in and download it that way. And this also forces people to buy bigger/more MSs.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:11:14 AM

Yeah II agree with you on that one everybody don't have internet access but on the other hand give me the psp 2 and keep making games for the psp too that way II can still use both of them II think sony will contimue to support the psp like they do the ps2 so its a win win situation I'm looking forward to the psp 2 whenever it comes out.

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Kevadu
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:17:27 AM

How many gamers don't have internet access in this day and age?

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The Stig
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:24:59 AM

You'd be surprised. But they cant come on here and tell us lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:15:56 AM
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I like having the physical game, but if ever there was a system to push digital copy forward it would be a handheld.

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Orvisman
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:36:49 PM

Ditto

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thepill
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:23:59 AM
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I'm with World on this, I would much rather have a physical form of media. There is too much drawback in having all digital, with no physical back-up. However if the do like the movie industry and include a "Digital Copy" with each game disc, I am all for it.

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Robochic
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:53:44 AM
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@thrax,

Well put. Believe me i know a few of my friends that just got laid off so whats the first thing they cut is cable and internet due to it's not a neccessity it's a want. So now they come over here if they want to use the internet. Times are tough and companies like cable and internet are going to see it soon unless our economy starts doing better. I just got rid of my Cable due to way to expensive and i can watch tv online.
Digital to me is a little iffy, i prefer having the physical form of media instead of digital.

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Dustinwp
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:17:31 PM
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They would just put games on Sony Duo memory sticks instead of discs. That way you could still purchase games at the store.

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Orvisman
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:37:27 PM
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That's as good as a confirmation for me.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:39:40 PM
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I welcome a PSP free from the UMD with open arms. It kills the battery life and I play far more games without the umd.

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Willcome2Urf
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 2:03:47 PM
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anyone who gets laid off and needs to find a job would be stupid to "cut" there internet or view it as "want". It's a "need", Most job searches and applications are filled out online. I'm actively job searching and I don't know what I would do without the internet. It's invaluable.

*robochic, you were right to get rid of the cable tv. that is a "want", Anyone complaining about not having internet access has serious problems, and shouldn't even be considered a factor for sony.the last thing on that consumer's mind should be buying a game console. Digital Download, or memory card, is the way to go, bottom line.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 2:19:53 PM
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what's an IP?

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 3:05:58 PM

Intellectual Property.

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nath08
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 2:29:37 PM
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if sony are not prepared to comment either way, doesnt it mean thier hiding something? if there wasnt one in the works, they would tell us, right?

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Trarman
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 3:34:13 PM
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If you can only download games, how do parents buy the latest PSP game for their kids? Especially in Canada where Sony won't even sell PSN Gift Cards.

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Willcome2Urf
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 3:38:37 PM
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how about Visa gift cards? do they have those in Canada?

I know plenty of people who love to shop online, but are afraid to use their personal checking account. so they just buy prepaid credit cards, and shop with those.

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somethingrandom
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 5:37:38 PM

There's MasterCard gift cards up here, but I don't think Visa.

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Reccaman18
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 4:00:12 PM
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UMD-less might hurt, but after a while I could get over it. All the titles now could theoretically be made as downloads and might be a cheaper price. But that would mean either internal storage similar to the PS3, or a really big memory stick that could hold all of the games.

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