If you’re one of the 140,000 who already snatched up a brand new PSP-3000, you’ve probably noticed a troupe of ugly scanlines on the handheld’s screen, skewering clean through your favorite games. Unfortunately, according to SCEI and SCEA, those scanlines are here to stay.
“PSP-3000 has a new LCD device with vastly improved picture quality, achieving a more natural and vivid picture than older models. By improving LCD response time to reduce ghosting, the horizontal-line phenomenon becomes more visible,” read SCEI’s statement.
“Since this is caused by hardware characteristics, there is no plan to fix it with system software update.”
Heartbreaking. Your eyes have our condolences.
Thanks, PSP Fanboy.