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Sony considered twin analog sticks for PSP Go

Wednesday, 22nd July 2009 12:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony dev boss Shuhei Yoshida’s admitted that twin thumb sticks were a “serious” consideration for PSP Go, although the feature didn’t make the cut due to compatibility issues.

“We also felt — like many users — that we wish we had a second analog on the PSP,” he said, talking in the latest issue of Game Informer.

“But we are talking about the mid-life cycle of this platform, and the PSPgo is designed to be perfectly compatible with the PSP-3000 and all the games that released before that.

“So we had a very serious discussion about this particular subject, but we decided not to add a second analog, and some of the developers are doing quite a nice job translating the second analog functionality to different buttons. We didn’t want to divert their efforts either.”

And that’s that. Via PSL, Kombo and Kotaku.

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5 Comments

  1. theevilaires

    can they consider dropping the price too please

    #1 5 years ago
  2. frostquake

    No Dual Annie Stick till PSP 2..in about 3-5 years

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SunKing

    The PSPgo just seems like an impending disaster. Still, I’m very curious to see if it manages not to be.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

    …and once again the new suffers in an attempt to prop up the old.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    No one plays games on it anyway, do they?

    #5 5 years ago

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