PSP2 dev kit snaps show twin sticks, trackpad [Update]

Wednesday, 17th November 2010 17:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt



VG247 has obtained the world’s first images of a PSP2 dev kit.

The shots clearly show the device’s forward- and rear-facing cameras, as well as the much-discussed trackpad on the rear of the unit.

Note that this isn’t the console’s final form factor. As you can see, some developers are working with a kit with similar construction to a PSP go at the moment – see the update below – with a sliding screen over physical controls. We don’t know when the final physical spec will be nailed down, only that this isn’t it.

We were first told PSP2 kits were in developers’ hands early this year.

It has an HD screen. The last set of rumours surrounding the handheld said the chipset has yet to be finalised.

The machine is rumoured to be extremely powerful, with approximately twice as much RAM as a 360.

EA has confirmed it’s had “exposure” to the unit, and developer Netherrealm has openly admitted it’s working with a kit.

PSP2 is supposedly heading for release in late 2011.

If you’re in any doubt as to the authenticity of these images, don’t be. It is what it is. Enjoy.

Update: We’ve been told by a source that these images are from the last kit. There’s a newer one, which is a single, non-sliding block. Remember those last Kotaku rumours of the unit overheating? Sony switched back a form like PSP-1000 in order to cool it down.




    *CLAP* *CLAP* good job VG247 :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    *actual adrenaline*

    #2 4 years ago
  3. CptKurk

    That looks more like the Loch Ness Monster to me. I’ve been telling you: she’s real. Arr.

    #3 4 years ago

    I hope they scrap the sliding screen.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Very cool indeed, however I don’t think I’d say “the shots clearly show” anything…lol

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Debabrata Nath

    Ah, that’s a fucking big break kind sir. /bows

    #6 4 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    did an emp bomb go off right as these pics were taken?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. daytripper

    looks like a rounder psp go

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Seraphemz

    I like the design of the go. I wouldn’t mind a bigger screen though.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. WetSnake

    Holy shit.
    Hahahah poor Sony, they never have surprises left for their shows :P

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    i love the, “NOT FOR SALE” sticker on the back of it
    how did u get these pics garret?
    and why are they so unclear?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    I swear there’s actual classes which teach people how to do spy shots. Just the right amount of blur, poor focus, poor framing. :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    Looks like a sneaky camera phone shot to me is all. I once had a hidden camera purse I sported around with me. Took horrible pictures.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. cookiejar

    Two Thumbsticks. Thank christ.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. daytripper

    took dirty pictures you mean ;-)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    See the update.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. cookiejar

    So I wonder where this leaves the PS Phone now. Does that come before PSP 2? Will the PSP 2 will a proper full on beasty handheld, and the Phone a watered down App based one?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    I like how it says: NOT FOR SALE

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    I think there are special classes on how to leak PSP2 info as well.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Herlock

    Nice job guys \o/

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Lucky

    but have a better photo isn’t possible ?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. chronoss2

    looks good, but the 3DS has a HUGE advantage despite the lack of power (3D)..

    #22 4 years ago
  23. M2Kx

    I’m loosing my interest…

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Freek

    Who makes photos that crappy?? Every damn camera phone is high res these days.
    It’s like a UFO picture, nobody ever has a decent camera or even remotly knows how to use it.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @chroniss2, “looks good, but the 3DS has a HUGE advantage despite the lack of power (3D)..”

    With not an HD screen with 3d implementation that require you to play in certain position. If you are sitting not right, than no 3D for you.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. dirigiblebill

    Two analog sticks!


    #26 4 years ago
  27. chronoss2

    @Erthazus : yes i agree but for people who don’t know it is a big argument to prefer the 3DS. 3D is the new fashion now..

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    I can only give a big ‘who cares’ to this, PSP was a fail IMO. So exactly why would it work now? Why would there be reason to go crazy and all that now? We’ll see about this.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DJ Deathstar

    Seriously as long as this has 2 analog nubs like it obviously will do then i will get this over a 3DS i think

    #29 4 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    @ moonwalker and I think 69mil people who one a psp don’t care about your opinion and want this psp2

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus


    “I can only give a big ‘who cares’ to this, PSP was a fail IMO.”

    How a 62 million seller is a failure???
    That just shows that you never had a PSP. It’s a great device even for this day.

    @chronoss2, yeah, you are right. Can’t argue with that. Good catch.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. 2plus2equals5


    Now we want games’ screenshots! XD

    #32 4 years ago
  33. ARFarokhi

    For god’s sake please stop bashing PSP. PSP is a great device and sales figures show that very clearly. And btw, 69 million is not failure. Even now that PSP’s rival sales is standing at 100 million! (or some more or less! I don’t know the exact number.)

    #33 4 years ago
  34. daytripper

    please stop bashing the psp? oh fuck off will you, if thats his genuine opinion,like you, hes entitled to it.

    #34 4 years ago

    @32 Agreed.

    CHOP, CHOP, VG247 :D

    #35 4 years ago
  36. 2plus2equals5

    @moonwalker: don’t make the same mistake of nintendo fanboys. ;)
    Ds started with more than 80 millions of gba users. What do you think they bought? psp or ds?

    Psp earned 62 millions “new” users, ds earned “only” 54 millions new users (135M total ds users – 81M gba users) ;)
    Data from wikipedia.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. lexph3re

    Its a clouded opinion*shrugs* but then again people are going to believe,think,and feel how they want to. Damned if I care

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Moonwalker1982

    @ 31

    Oh but i DID have a PSP. I had games like Daxter and Syphon Filter, but at the end of the day there just weren’t enough good titles. Eventually i sold my PSP.

    That’s why i said..IMO, for me it’s a ‘fail’ . For the next one, they better bring some damn good games.

    #38 4 years ago

    Thanks for the update.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. chronoss2

    @Moonwalker1982 : 1982 must be your birth year i guess, well i’m sorry to tell you that you have the mental of a 5 year old.. PSP is a great machine, very powerful, great screen and tons of good games : Daxter, MGSs, wipeout, FFs, GT, KH… stop playing CoD too much, i heard it lowers the IQ hhhhhhh

    It’s not Sony who has to bring good games, it’s your vision of the good games that has to change ;) think about this hhh

    #40 4 years ago
  41. DaMan

    @36 what would you call the PS3 then?…

    different gadgets for different audiences. those previous GBA players probably did buy the DS, but if you check that Wikipedia, GBA is at 80 million as of 2010 (DS launched in 2004). plus the additional 54 did. whilst psp user base are mainly home console players.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. OrbitMonkey

    Oooh a stat fight! Let me get a calculator :o

    #42 4 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    If VG247 had leaked the TRICO video, you’d now be the most impressive news site ever. Not that it’d've made me happy.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. ReeceHeywood

    If true it shall be my first PSP purchase, only reason I never got one was due to the lack of sticks.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Mr Tom

    It’s clearly a street-light. Or maybe a weather balloon.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Gekidami

    Why have Sony written “VG247″ across it?


    #46 4 years ago
  47. Crysis

    Great job Patrick! you have the whole internet buzzing about this, congratulations :D
    @46, it’s normal for sites to watermark original pictures, or even ‘borrowed’ pictures.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. MegaGeek1

    Wow, god job boyzies. Now, if you could just squeeze the word “fuck” into this article it would be that much cooler. Maybe because its a “world first” you want to keep everything kosher?

    #48 4 years ago
  49. freedoms_stain

    @48, Fuck you.

    That do?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. mathare92

    @49 Let him be. Sounds like some envious news writer from another site.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. cookiejar

    @50 I think its Rick Sanchez.

    Hes taken things pretty badly since being pushed from CNN :D

    #51 4 years ago
  52. sg1974

    Twin sticks? Touchscreen? Add an internet browser that works and I’m sold.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Stephany Nunneley

    @51 – :D Poor Rick. He likes football ya know.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. mathare92

    @51 Methinks it’s IGN’s news writer Jim Reilly. After all he did tweet this a little while ago


    #54 4 years ago
  55. Stephany Nunneley

    @54 Meh. Just let it go. Who care who it is, but some people sure are acting nasty about the whole thing. It’s unbecoming.

    On the f*** note, maybe I should use that word more often :D

    #55 4 years ago
  56. LOLshock94

    looks like the wii classic control ohhh wait sony cant be original can they

    #56 4 years ago
  57. LOLshock94

    found me old youtube account

    like this vid for me and i will do anything

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @mathare92, IGN? they can get the F out of here.

    and why Patrick changed “Oh fuck son, here we go.” with “Boom” !? :(

    #58 4 years ago
  59. manamana

    Whats wrong with you, Lollipop94? It’s a must have, if Sony got games on it, innit?

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Kuwabara

    And the sheep microsoft will follow next.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. freedoms_stain

    @56, truly I am struggling to see the resemblance. The analogue nubs aren’t even close, and the rest of the buttons are pretty much standard on all controllers currently on the market.

    Stop spewing shite pretty please?

    #61 4 years ago
  62. sg1974

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Badger

    Looks pretty freakin’ tasty. I wanna lick.

    …so to speak

    #63 4 years ago
  64. NightCrawler1970

    What happens with the PSP GO then? hit the garbage?

    I mean PSP Go is nothing wrong, with it, it has no UMD, allot of PSP gamers bought the “Go” for big money and all they do is whine about THERE IS NO UMD WHAAAAAAHHH!!! and 2 weeks later they traded the “GO” for PSP3000…

    Do more resource before ya buy folks….

    All i wanna know whats the specs? of the new PSP2?

    #64 4 years ago
  65. NightCrawler1970

    My PSP 2002 is getting wackie, so i start saving money for the PSP2, in that time my PSP white edition will shit the bed…

    #65 4 years ago
  66. NightCrawler1970

    @62, And what will it cost honky?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. NightCrawler1970

    What about this one?

    #67 4 years ago
  68. MegaGeek1

    Wow, you guys are so harsh! I was serious about the first post. I love this website for that very reason.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Psychotext

    Pat should change the watermark to VGFUCKING247. That’ll teach the whiny bitches.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. metamorphic

    Lollipop94 is a well-known troll and freak, so don’t pay attention to him. He is possibly the worst example of a fanboy or child (look at his age) ever to have shamed this bountiful Earth of ours.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Crysis

    A Ripoff is a cheap imitation, but when someone improves upon an idea, how can you possibly call that a ripoff? fact is you have to improve to evolve, you can’t just invent something & leave it as it is otherwise you’ll never get far, what i don’t get is why Nintendo fans keep crapping on MS & especially Sony about not being original, when Nintendo hasn’t created a mature franchise in decades! The new franchises from them are casual or sports games… Not being an anti-nintendo fanboy, i quite enjoy a few of their franchises, Just saying those who falsely accuse others of ripoff are hypocrites (*cough* LOLshock *cough*).

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Patrick Garratt

    @69 – :D

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Moonwalker1982

    @ 40

    Hey i guess moron must be your middle name then. All the nonsense you went on about…it’s something called OPINION, but obviously you’ve never heard about that, right? I never said it wasn’t a great machine. One more time only for you kid…i said IMO. For me it just didn’t do it. YOU might like FF ,Wipeout and GT, i don’t. The first MGS wasn’t too special, Daxter i already mentioned. KH came long after the release of PSP, by that time i had sold it. Not enough reason to buy it again. I know plenty of people who say the same thing, PSP didn’t do it for them. So again kid, i said IMO….that means i am not talking for the general public.

    So next time come with something good instead of cheap insults and acting like a kid. COD? Oh my…how wrong you are. I play COD now and then, but my favorite games are totally different than that. If you don’t have anything normal to say, don’t reply at all. Cause the only person here who could be called ’5 year old ‘ is not me, but definitely you. Think about that.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. ARFarokhi

    @73 Moonwalker1982
    PSP’s (or any other hardware) success or failure cannot be decided by your opinion or mine! PSP has sold 62 million units and in any sane person’s opinion, is not a failure if it’s not success. Usually people call something like XBOX original or Gamecube a failure.
    It’s like saying: IMO Wii is a big failure, because it could not draw any hardcore gamers!!! ROFL!
    @34 daytripper
    Honestly, I don’t think calling the PSP a “failure” is an opinion!

    #74 4 years ago
  75. pspgamer01

    phisical hardware???

    #75 4 years ago
  76. 2plus2equals5

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Stephany Nunneley

    PSP2 shots confirmed: —- like they needed it. Just pointing it out.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. dingdong2

    HAH vg247 is full of shit. never reading this site again. i’m going to start a blog about how fake vg247 is

    #78 4 years ago

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