PSP redesign on the way

SCE UK managing director Ray Maguire has confirmed the platform holder’s intentions to release a redesigned version of its PlayStation Portable handheld.

Speaking at the launch of Sony’s PSP in Education initiative, Maguire informed a room of invite-only attendees that the current PSP is the “first iteration”.

In line with the firm’s strategy for previous consoles, a “smaller, lighter” system will be introduced in the future.

Responding to a query on Sony’s plans for redesigning the system, Maguire added that any changes to the industrial design would not affect the size of PSP’s screen – widely seen as one of the system’s key strengths – which is “fixed”. He did not offer any suggestions as to when the new iteration might be released.

A reworked PSP has been rumoured for months, but this is the first time a Sony executive has gone on record to confirm the company’s plans. Aside from a reduction in size and weight, Maguire did not suggest any additional changes to the hardware.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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