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New UMD-less PSP reveal at E3?

by Steven Williamson on 28 May 2009, 12:58

Tags: PSP, Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), Sony (NYSE:SNE)

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Each year E3 is the place for the world's top gaming companies to make their big announcements and rumours are already gathering pace that Sony may reveal a new piece of hardware.

According to DailyGamesNews, Macquarie Research believe that Sony will reveal a new UMD-less PSP model, an upgraded version of the PSP Slim.

"We expect Sony to announce an improved PSP including a sliding touch screen with only download games offering (no UMD disc) as well as expanded PSN offering. We don't think this will be well received, but we are worried the pricing might be well above the existing model's US$199 price point. No price cut for PS3 is expected, but we think it likely the slimmer model is announced at the same current price of US$399 and with a price cut of US$100 closer to the holiday season."

Sony has gone on record on a number of occasions to deny the rumour that an upgraded PSP is in development. E3 kicks off on June 2.


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It would be about time and entirely possible, especially given that Patapon 2 was not a UMD game
This is probably due to the fact that Sony's UMD Movie system wasnt really bringing in any bread. Do people game on the PSP anymore?
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This is probably due to the fact that Sony's UMD Movie system wasnt really bringing in any bread. Do people game on the PSP anymore?

I do, buttt I picked it up cheap and play a couple of games when bored visiting the inlaws. Have to say they really have messed up with the game selection, far too Japanese orientated. I believe it could have been a big hit with the right games. Although there are a few more starategy games out now, which interest me more than sports, driving, or platform games.

the loss of the UMD drive is actually quiet funny, people using hacked firmware have been playing from memory cards for years.
PSP Go now ‘leaked’ on multiple sites,

Ugly as sin
UMD-less
16GB internal memory + unspecified memory slot
Bluetooth.

Links below the pic



Engadget

Gizmodo

Destructoid
Still got my PSP, don't really game on it.
just being used to watch movies on fishing trips.