Secret Sources Confirm PSP2 Details
The rumors concerning Sony's newest portable continue.
For an update on all of them, including the claim that Sony held a behind-closed-doors meeting at this year's Tokyo Game Show where they showed off the PSP2, see this article. Some sources have apparently confirmed that the new handheld will indeed boast a touch screen, although Sony didn't offer details as to how that would work with games (dual analogs are included); they're "leaving that to the discretion of game developers." That screen will be sharper and about an inch larger and yes, it's supposed to be high-def. As of now, though, there's no way to know if this is the same unit described in the Wall Street Journal as a "game player, e-book reader and netbook computer." Lastly, let's not forget about the rumors that said the PSP2 was already in the hands of some designers.
Right now, the update says Sony is still working on the PSP2 hardware, as they're having some issues concerning battery life, power and heat. This translates to overheating problems but of course, Sony wants to eliminate such a drawback before the unit is on store shelves. When will it arrive? Sources are now saying fall 2011...which means "holiday 2011" in our eyes.
10/25/2010 8:54:11 PM John Shepard