Rumours Suggest PSP2 Will Be Officially Announced 27 January

Sony’s new Playstation Portable (PSP) will be confirmed on the 27 January according to rumours currently circulating.

Both MCV and VG247, citing sources close to Sony, claim that the PSP2 will be unveiled to the world at an exclusive meeting in Tokyo hosted by the company in two weeks time

Sony has yet to comment on the growing speculation and it has been hinted by Sony president Kaz Hirai that the PSP2 may feature a touchpad controller.

“Depending on the game, there are ones where you can play perfectly well with a touch panel, but you can definitely play immersive games better with physical buttons and pads. I think there could be games where you're able to use both in combination,” Hirai told the New York Times in December.

It is widely expected that the console will launch later this year, along with the PlayStation phone, of which photos were leaked last week. That is, unless they are one and the same device?