Evidence For PSP2 Begins To Mount
Most people assume Sony is toiling away on the next iteration of the PSP, despite continuous rumors that a relaunch of the PSP Go may also be imminent.
But the PSP2 appears to receive more evidence with every passing day. We still don't have any exact details or information - primarily because nothing is official just yet - but there has been much debate concerning the new handheld's look, style, and functionality. The picture you see here is just one of several concept mock-ups. But as noted by PlayStation LifeStyle, a few LinkedIn profiles may have spilled the beans early: take for instance one Dominic Mason, the Director of AtomFire Productions, a game developer in the UK that specializes in mobile games, mobile apps and flash games. Here's the simple info from that page:
"AtomFire Productions undertakes games and interactive entertainment projects for high-end web, DS and DSi, Wii, PSP, PSP2, PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare, iPhone and Windows."
Then you've got Hilke Muslim, Coordinator at "Frumusete pe muchie de cutit," ProTV in Romania, where she claims to have been a "casting assistant" for the "Sony PSP2." Lastly, citing a 1Up podcast, Shane Bettenhausen said the PSP2 will make its debut at E3 this year:
"I think the big story of E3 is DS 2 and PSP 2. I’m really excited to see that...the DS and PSP both existed in completely different sides [...] if those two put out similar products at the same time, it really evens the playing field."
So perhaps it's only a matter of time at this point. We may see the unveiling of a very new - and maybe even unusual - Sony portable at E3, which may or may not entice a lot of new consumers. Things are definitely heating up on the possible PSP2 front.
4/2/2010 10:21:17 AM Ben Dutka