The fate of Sony’s portable handheld is wavering at the moment with poor sales and lackluster titles, but there’s still hope for a revamped design this year that might pull it out of the dark. Here we have two fresh rumors with one having a seed of truth while the other is ‘out there’.
Gamestop came across a job posting on the SCEJ site for an “evaluator/assessor” for a “new game machine.” While most would scoff at that and pass it off as nothing, the listing reveals that the hardware is “part of the PlayStation or PSP series and their peripherals.” That could be construed as an accessory for the existing Sony platforms, too. Or could it be the PSP2, but let’s not jump the gun, fellas.
On the flipside, VG247 claims to have some insider info about a purported PSP-4000, which comes with a sliding screen. They go on to say that the new hardware that’s not the PSP2 will be announced at GDC (March) or E3 (June).
I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I’m still kicking around my PSP-3000. What about you?