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PSP2 in development? “No plans,” reiterates Sony

Thursday, 18th December 2008 10:33 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony’s once again said it has no plans to release “PSP2,” despite Eurogamer rumouring the contrary earlier this week.

From Alley Insider:

Speaking to SAI earlier today, Sony Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller said he’s familiar with Internet reports PSP2 game development is already underway, but said the rumors are completely unfounded. What’s going on, Koller told us, is Sony is pushing developers away from its “Universal Media Discs” and towards digital distribution of games via the PSP store. Someone misinterpreted the new push as “PSP2″ development, Koller said.

Sony still says “no plans for a PSP2 are underway.”

There’s more from Koller here. Thanks, Kotaku.

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  1. Robo_1

    But surely that sort of push is only going to make sense when they’ve got a PSP on the market with a healthy amount of on board storage.

    They could really do with a PSP2, with a touch screen and a second analogue nub. As it is, the PSP is a relatively strong brand supporting a dated machine.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. deftangel

    They can iterate on the PSP hardware and move away from UMD all they like, it’s not going to help them sell more software. It’s already a nice bit of kit but it’s perception software wise has been left unchecked too long for any significant inroads to be made now.

    With a jazzed up PSP “2″ they get to start again with digital download and make a good fist of it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Exactly. PSP has a bit of an image problem (although it still shifts respectable amounts of hardware) and it desperately needs a reboot, which drops UMD (although I wouldn’t object to some sort of optional BC add on device) and an improved software situation.

    I still see a PSPhone as a dead cert, and I imagine they are busy working on it, even if they’re not officially acknowledging it.

    #3 6 years ago