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PSP Go! Sony's Next Console?


PSP Go! - Sony's Next Console?

We've heard the rumours and we've speculated to our hearts content, but the guys at 1UP reckon they can do better than that. According to their "sources directly involved with the new system," Sony's new PSP hardware will be unveiled at E3, will be called the PSP Go! and will apparently look something like the 'artists impression' below.

The portable console will, if 1UP's sources can be relied upon, forego the UMD drive sported by every previous PSP in favour on internal flash memory. Initially two SKUs, an 8GB and a 16GB model, will be available. Games will be downloaded with some 100 older titles available come launch, answering the question of how they can be played with no UMD drive.

According to 1UP's sources - and mock-up - the PSP GO!'s controls will slide out from beneath the screen. Despite some speculation, a second analogue stick won't be appearing, keeping the controls consistent with the current PSP layout.

1UP seems pretty certain about the information supplied, so unless Sony is running a deliberate misinformation campaign, E3 seems set to be the event to attend this June.




April 29, 2009, 5:40 pm

You'd have to have some sort of ninja-fingers to reach those shoulder buttons!

I hope the real thing is a bit better thought-out.


April 30, 2009, 12:04 am

I hope this turns out to be nothing more than rumour.

The PSP Go! the name sucks first of all.. 'hey bud have you got a go?' see my point..

PSP desperately needs a second analogue stick, if not, bye bye FPS and hello another set of cumbersome controls. I also have to agree with Ryan on the poorly laid out shoulder buttons.

Now, this isn't a joke. I could have photoshoped a better PSP than that. Would a trusted source not just leak a photograph (with trademark terrible quality) to back up their claims instead of that. The only truth I see in these is the touch screen, Sony realy need that too keep up with the competition, but this dosent even state what type of touch screen it is let alone any other hardware specs


April 30, 2009, 8:06 am

so what happens to all the umd games everyone has, people wouldnt be happy buying them again as a download. Also the image is probably just to demonstrate the rough look and I wouldnt get too hung up on the buttons so much but I do think it looks ugly - and the buttons are way too cramped.


April 30, 2009, 1:37 pm

Note its only an artists impression.. logic would have the shoulder buttons underneath the screen as part of the slide out. From a purist point of view - having a larger touch-screen available, molded (hopefully) along the lines of the IPOD Touch, along with the obvious gaming capabilities inherent makes for a pretty exceptionally well-rounded portable games/music/video console. A definite BIG thumbs up from me if there is truth in the rumour !!


May 2, 2009, 5:22 pm

PSP Go! is the name of their add-ons (cam, GPS) so would be a poor choice for the next version of the console itself.

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