Rumour: PSP2 Making E3 Appearance

According to several sources speaking with trade site MCV, Sony's biggest E3 surprise may be the long-awaited - and badly-needed, at least outside of Japan - successor to the PlayStation Portable.

The sources don't hail from inside Sony, or relate specifically to the rumoured device's design; instead, they come from various publishers, some of whom are unable to comment on PSP matters until "a specific announcement from the platform holder", while others have initiated "a significant increase in marketing spend" aimed at the end of this year, something highly unusual for the current PSP.

It's not the first time we've heard rumours of a true second PSP - it's probably the 1,637th - and as E3 draws nearer, it probably won't be the last, either.

PSP 2 – the big E3 surprise? [MCV]


Comments

    Its a Addon to the PSP not a new PSP.

    this is the patent.

    http://www.community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PSP-General-Discussion/Sony-Patent-Shows-PlayStation-Controller-Plugged-Into-PSP/td-p/10691603;jsessionid=93EEE66E55A866F21B02FE0D6D3BB9A2

    Sorry if this has already been answered, but will we have a guest editor during your time at E3?

    Let's hope it dosen't come with gimmiky 3d options.

    I just hope it has the same amount of buttons as a ps3 controller and two analogue nubs( I liked the nubs on the psp)

    seeing as the patent shows a PSP-2000 to stress the point that it will work on both 2000/3000 models.. i think we wont see a new psp any time soon.. the idea of a PSPhone is a cute one.. but frankly sony would have done it in the 90's if they thought it would be profitable.. they can earn more money selling you a expensive phone and a expensive psp.. than both in one product.

    Seems like a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to Nintendo unexpectedly announcing the 3DS reveal at E3.

    Hopefully it wont be the fiasco that the PSPGO was

    psp that plays ps3 games
    WHA!??!?!?!??! rof i wish

    Yeah tried my hand at portable gaming, but i just can't get into it. Ipod is all good, they are just 10seconds games when your bored. But PSP and DS, i just can't get interested.

    That being said, this does look awfully tempting.

    $100 says one analog stick.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they did release a PSP 2 by the end of the year especially considering that the big N has announced their new portable to be released this year.

    Hmmmm, what are the chances it'll be another revision of the PSP, rather than a true successor of the PSP?

    If they make a PSP that can play the existing catalogue and PS2 games they sell like hotcakes...

    Just a thought.

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