Rumour: First Pics Of The PSP2

The oft-rumoured PlayStation Portable 2 may have just been photographed in the wild - or at least an early version of the device's development kit has. Early spy shots of the PSP2 appear to confirm many of its new features.

VG247 has what it claims are pictures of the PSP2's dev kit, appropriately grainy shots that show off the previously reported touch pad positioned on the back of the device, its dual analogue control sticks and front and back-facing cameras. According to VG247's report, this is an early version of the PSP2's dev kit, which Sony may have abandoned in favour of a form factor that more closely matches the original, non-sliding PSP.

As we've previously reported, Sony was looking at two different form factors for the PSP2, one modelled after the original PSP series, the other in the style of the PSPgo. The system's hardware specs are said to rival those of the Xbox 360, with the PSP2 sporting a larger, higher-definition screen than that of the original PSP. The PSP2 will drop UMD support in favor of using Memory Stick storage, according to those who have seen the device.

A source with knowledge of the device has confirmed to Kotaku that the leaked PSP2 dev kit shots are legitimate.

PSP2 dev kit snaps show twin sticks, trackpad [VG247]


    Looks a little ugly but... Goddamn im excited. I love these little leaks.

    The "d-pad" isn't the sony classic, which os on ALL their controllers and psps.

    It is one of thier trademarks.

    Why so grainy?
    Even a mobile phone of 2 years ago will take a much better pic than that...
    Smells fishy to me.

      adds to the soviet cold war era spy cred

    Dev Kits of console hardware rarely [if ever?] resemble the actual hardware and form factor of the final product. They are machines for making, compiling and debugging code. And pretty sure they are sealed up well too so that the libraries to compile the software cant be reverse engineered.

    The pic above, if it is actually legit, would is not a dev kit. It might be a dev version of the hardware, with debugging features, though.

    But yeah, agree with Steven here, why the heck is it such a crappy picture? I could guess it would be understandable if you were trying to get a covert snap.... but then using the flash would sort of give this away, no? hahaha

    I agree with the fake analysis. Esp because of the d-pad. secondly because you would hope that after the utter fail that sony had with keeping the Go under wraps that they would do a better job this time.

    remember the psphone?
    every one was like OMG THIS IS SO REAL
    i call bullshit on this, fake chinese ripoff

    i think the picture was taken with whatever piece of crap that is lol

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