Sony Claims They're Not Working on PSP2

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I've always liked the PSP hardware, but iterations like the PSP-3000 are failing to excite me. I just need something new. Unfortunately, Sony claims to not be working on a PSP sequel at this time.


From SCEE President David Reeves:

No, there are currently no plans for a PSP2. I go to Tokyo quite a lot and no one has referred to it...We just launched the PSP-3000 so we are still focused on this generation of the platform.

Reeves goes on the discuss the platform's dichotic hardware success and software failure, admitting that even Sony's own development teams aren't creating titles for the PSP. Though, it's pretty hard to believe that not one person in all of Sony is doing ANYTHING toward a PSP2 development.

As much as I'd like to see a new PSP, the things I'd want (touchscreen, 3G media downloads and 100% remote play compatibility over a universal digital PS3/PSP library) are just outside the reach of anything currently affordable to consumers or implementable by Sony. [MCV via Kotaku]



I think that the PSP2 will probably come in a couple of years, and would be such a simple step forward from what they've already got, that they wouldn't necessarily need to be working on it at the moment. Their effort at this point is probably just keeping track of the latest iterations of the hardware already in the PSP. They know that nobody wants their stupid UMD discs (for movies or games), and that flash cartridges are the way to go. Hopefully they at least stick to the MS pro duo, and not some new proprietary cart. They know that people want the second joystick. Hopefully, they can give us 2 sets of shoulder buttons, L3/R3 clicking on the sticks, and a larger PS1( and PS2) download library. I don't need a larger screen, a touch screen, or anything like that.

That being said, Reeves is right, what they desperately need is software.