PSP-4000 With UMD Rumors Return
When the PSP Go was officially unveiled at E3, the first question that raced through everyone's head was, "what are they going to do about the current PSP-3000?"
Well, we learned that Sony would continue to support that unit in addition to the new digital-oriented handheld wonder, which meant that consumers would have a choice between UMD or no UMD in their portable PSP. However, we are also well aware that Sony probably won't be happy with selling the PSP-3000 forever; hence, there have been several rumors circulating about the PSP-4000. PS3Center reminds us of a tip posted by N4G user "Super_Secret," and it talked about how the new PSP-4000 is indeed in development and it will most certainly include a UMD drive. The reason we're revisiting that tip is because this particular mystery user was right about the PS3 Slim back in June...but then again, a whole lot of people were speculating about the Slim for much of the year, so that's not exactly definitive. It does, however, make sense to assume that Sony would release another PSP model to follow in the 3000 model's footsteps.
There are many who believe Sony will eventually phase out the PSP-3000, though, and simply leave us with the PSP Go once the digital distribution thing has solidified. If this is the case, they wouldn't release another PSP with a UMD drive. Well, what do you think might happen?
8/25/2009 Ben Dutka