Sony considered twin analog sticks for PSP Go

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


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.



  1. theevilaires

    can they consider dropping the price too please

    #1 6 years ago
  2. frostquake

    No Dual Annie Stick till PSP about 3-5 years

    #2 6 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 6 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

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

    #4 6 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    No one plays games on it anyway, do they?

    #5 6 years ago

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