Sony Expected to Announce PSP2 at E3
Sony has needed a viable update to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming system for quite some time now, and it looks like the public might get what it wants next month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
Last year at E3, Sony touted the PSP Go as the successor to the PSP, even though it was not well received and not as fully featured as the PSP. Meanwhile, Nintendo has been cranking out new versions of the Nintendo DS portable game console and quickly taking over marketshare in the portable gaming category. Nintendo is also expected to announce a new 3-D version of the DS portable at E3, unsurprisingly called the Nintendo 3DS .
What Sony has needed is a way to compete in the portable gaming market, and according to new sources, the company may be bringing the competition to E3.
Gaming news site MCV has confirmed with multiple sources that Sony has a true successor to the PSP, a PSP2, in development and may announce it at E3 next month. The sources are game publishers who are ramping up marketing for new handheld titles and waiting for a product announcement from Sony before launching the campaigns.
Sony will be facing stiff competition for attention as there will be much news about hardware at this year's E3. Microsoft has gained significant attention for the unreleased Project Natal motion control system, and Nintendo has the 3DS and possibly a Wii update coming to market. Sony has announced the Wii-like Move motion controller , but so far it has received less attention than Project Natal. Sony will need to announce something big in order to be heard this year.