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PSP2 – The latest rumours and Sony’s awesome response

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Sony have repeatedly stated that there are currently no plans to release a new PSP anytime soon and that all the rumours flying around are simply that… rumours.

However when it comes to hardware revisions the console manufacturers have traditionally been a gaggle of liars so I don’t see why that would change now.

And so we move over to the rumours, the latest rumour is being perpetrated by The Baroness over at IGN who apparently received and anonymous tip off about what the new PSP will consist of.

Apparently she spotted an image of it and it contains

  • An Ericsson logo
  • No UMD drive
  • 3G logo
  • OLED Screen
  • Sliding screen with QWERTY keyboard underneath.

In my calculations a 3G + Ericsson Logo + QWERTY keyboard = A Smartphone… not a PSP2.

That is unless the next PSP is also a phone which would probably be the most logical thing that Sony could do…

Oh and she expects it to cost around $400 if ever developed, ouch.

Other rumours include a multi-touch screen, constant connectivity, PSN integration, and the obligatory camera.

Source: IGN

And before I click publish I see that Sony has replied… in a pretty awesome way

"Clearly, being a quiet time of year, many, what we thought to be credible websites, are making up stories about PSP2, and how it allows you to teleport across the globe, travel through time, and will be powered by the horns of baby rhinoceroses,"

Sony explained.

"Hopefully, you can sense a mild tone of sarcasm, which should hopefully indicate how ‘on the money’ IGN are. Needless to say, we don’t comment on rumour or speculation, but this is nonsense."

This has just become my favourite quote of the year “powered by the horns of baby rhinoceroses”

Last Updated: January 28, 2009

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