Sony's set to kickoff its Tokyo conference tomorrow afternoon in Japan, and while what the firm plans to announce has yet to be revealed, all eyes in the gaming industry are pointing east in hopes of a PSP2 reveal.
All signs seem to point to yes as far as an unveiling is concerned, and with the conference rumored to be called PlayStation Meeting, like in days long past, excitement is nearing a climax. We're crossing our fingers and toes that all rumors surrounding the leaky device can finally be put to bed after tomorrow.
Speaking of rumors and leaked information, here is what we know so far regarding the device:
- Rumor: PSP2 uses memory sticks and has around twice the RAM of Xbox 360
- PSP2 dev kit snaps show twin sticks, trackpad [Update]
- EA has had “exposure” to PSP2, says Soderlund
- Netherrealm Studios says it has a PSP2 “in the house”
- Source – Sony to announce PSP2 in Tokyo on January 27
- Rumour – PSP2 “as powerful as the PS3,” uses “media format”
- Report – PSP2 to be revealed during Sony’s PlayStation Meeting in Japan
- SCE working on new hardware, says Yoshida
- PlayStation Meeting meeting set for 6.00am GMT Thursday
- Sony patents trackpad device, is probably for PSP2
- Rumor – PSP2 to have similar CPU and GPU of Apple’s next-gen iPhone and iPad
- Rumour: PSP2 graphics comparable to early PS3 titles
- Square’s Shiba “looking forward to hardware improvements” in PSP2
- PSP2 is codenamed “Veta”
- Sony will announce new PSP product when “timing is right” as new PS Phone shots emerge
- PSP2: Touch-screen, two cameras, games for “end 2010, beginning 2011″
- SCEA hints at hardware reveal during E3 – 2+2=?
- Sony: No plans for 3D in next PSP
- 3DS, “PSP-4000″ pegged for 2010 by Japanese retailer
- Rumour: PSP 2 shown to publishers
- Rumor: “Numerous” devs working with PSP2, prepping “significant” launch line-up
- Source: PSP2 to release Holiday 2011
- Sony to stop distributing current PSP development kits in November
- THQ’s Bilson hopes PSP2 will “invigorate” Sony’s handheld offering
- Rumour: PSP2 screen bigger than current model, more
The conference starts at 3.00pm January 27 in Tokyo, which just so happens to be at 6am in the UK, and 1am EST in the US.
While we won't be there liveblogging the event, Kotaku will if you're up that early or late, depending on your timezone.
VG247 will, however, be keeping you up-to-date on anything and everything that happens at the conference.