Now, since the PlayStation 3 launched in the USA and Japan, head of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, has been going on about how 2007 is the “Year of Software”. It appears, however, that either someone’s not been inviting him to meetings, or the rising chorus that “the PlayStation Portable 2 will be here this year!” stories are wrong.
What looks like a rumour could have more to stand up on than hope, headlines and hot-air, however, if the sources we have spoken to are to be believed. While we are standing by the request for anonymity, it does appear that certain developers have already been given an inkling that PSP2 games should be in their budgets and on their schedules before the year is out.
So, what makes a PSP2? Well, two-screens (you’d be fool not to emulate Nintendo’s DS winning formula) and 8Gb internal flash memory. Also, according to Kotaku, the unit will retain the controversial UMD media format as well.
Bear in mind that Sony has categorically denied the PSP2 is coming... this year.
Yes, bear that in mind.