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Sony to stop distributing current PSP development kits in November

Thursday, 7th October 2010 14:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SCEE has sent notice to developers it will no longer be selling current PSP development kits past November 15.

According to a notice sent to a Spanish distributor, via PSPgweber, SCEE will “no longer be selling the PSP development tool (dtp-t2000a) or testing tool (dtp-h2500a)” and those that are in need of the kits should order them in advance before November 15 hits. Sony will then advise developers when “a new model becomes available.”

We contacted SCEE regarding this new information and were told the certification on the current kits was due to expire.

“Due to the certification on the current development and test tools expiring, we will be stopping selling them on November 15,” said the SCEE rep. “However, we will continue to provide loan stock for registered and new developers, until a new certified model is available.”

The news is certain to fuel ongoing PSP2 rumors.

A developer has now openly claimed to have a dev kit in-house, and a source of ours has said the handheld will be released around holiday 2011, putting it later in the year than 3DS in March.

We’ll mail SCEA for comment as well.

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  1. cookiejar

    The ball is rolling now.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Gosh, I wonder why this could be? :-D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. RETARDED VIKING

    Ah well there goes the first nail on the coffin :( i had such fun times with it(SOBS)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @2 Because Blerk is not buying their system :D so they want to impress him and show at E3 something much better :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    Aye, she was a good little device. Played some great games on it, but it never got the lovin’ it deserved. Hoping for that little bit more from its successor.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Michael O’Connor

    Well, if that doesn’t pretty much confirm the PSP2, nothing does.

    I’m Surprised they’re cutting it off this soon though. Ah well, my lovely PSP had a strong run. Here’s to the future!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    They’re readying PSPgo 2 and not PSP 2, obviously.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. RETARDED VIKING

    @7 don’t even jinx us :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I’ve got a PSP, Erthazus!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @9 Oh jeez, fuck i failed. :D

    I thought you have only Xbox 360 and Wii for your family.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    We have DS too! PS3′s the only console we don’t have.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. reema

    That’s interesting. Hopefully the line-up of PSP2 will be stronger than 3DS. Don’t get me wrong the 3DS line-up looks great, but it also looks like a port-fest.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Kuwabara

    and u consider urself a serious gamer blerk?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Well, excuse me for owning everything else. :-D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. 2plus2equals5

    Sony be smart. Give us a free version of the psp’s sdk and with the psp2 use the same policy of apple(3 sdk version: free, 99 dollars and 199 dollars).
    You will have only advantages…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Lord Gremlin

    Everybody still have doubts PSP2 is launching this winter? It’s rock solid now. In stores this Christmas.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Omeganex9999

    I wanna see this PSP2. And I hope it won’t be called PSP2.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. lexph3re

    Welp this is a bit of a let downer… well once psp2 drops ill be picking it up and modding my psp3000 to play the psone classics they never put out like legend of dragoon. And also every snes and genesis game I can find as well as 64 I’m going all out on my psp when they’re done developing for it

    #18 4 years ago
  19. manamana

    So the Ghost of Sparta is the big farewell party? Who have not thought of it, c’mon!?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    It didn’t get the loving because it didn’t deserve it at all. For some reason there just weren’t too many good games,only a few. And while the PSP Go looked like a nice handheld, that whole idea behind is was fucked up.

    #20 4 years ago