Rumor: PSP2 Already In the Works, About as Powerful as the First-Gen XboxS

Eurogamer's Spanish outpost is claiming to have "insider sources" that know all manner of stuff about a forthcoming PSP2, which is alleged to have Xbox-like graphics capabilities. Too soon? Probably. Iffy? Quite. Intriguing anyway? Well, sure.

The report is a difficult one to assess, mainly because it's all about specific hardware components—nothing conceptual to scoff at, nothing strategic to question, no release dates to be skeptical about, just claims that the next PSP will carry a quad-core PPowerVR SGX543MP graphics chip, similar to (but more powerful than) the one found in the iPhone 3GS. This specific fact is plausible enough, but it also doesn't tell us much at all about the product it's said to be a part of, aside from obvious the fact that it'll be more powerful than the last PSP.

Anyway, that Sony is well under way on a PSP2 right now should be the major story here, but Eurogamer has nothing to say about the broader context of the device, other hardware specs, or its software. Set this one aside as a curiosity for now. [Eurogamer via Kotaku]