In case you’ve been wondering why there was no Game Releases post last week it’s because I was in transit. After a long flight from Larnaca airport taking me via Frankfurt I finally arrived yesterday to Los Angeles where the 2009 Electronics Entertainment Expo will take place from 2 4 June. It’s the biggest event in the games industry and I will be there to report directly to you.
Sony is expected to announce a new version of its PSP, called PSP Go. Qore (Sony’s gaming show) prematurely released a video of the new console. Here’s the Link.
What’s new you may ask.
1. How does the PSP console look? – Link
2. No UMD drive. That’s right. Sony has finally admitted the UMD’s failure (What every analyst and gamer has known since the PSP’s launch)
3. 16GB Flash memory. Now games will be available to download from the PSP store. (more memory will be available using memory sticks)
4. A 3.8″ screen
5. 43% lighter than the last PSP version i.e. the PSP-3000. Sony has also admitted in the past couple of years that the PSP was never actually used as a portable console due to its weight and size. Now, crucially, it will fit in our pockets.
The PSP Go is expected to be available in the Fall while the existing PSP will continue to be available alongside it.