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Sony PSP2 Gaming Console To Launch In December 2011?

Sony is reportedly developing a new gaming console, called the PSP2, that will replace the current Playstation Portable model and may be launched just in time for Christmas 2011.

VG247 (opens in new tab) reports about a British source close to the project who confirms that developers and publishers have been told about the new PSP2 with an ETA set for late 2011.

Game developers have been working on the new console for several months already with development toolkits readily available with no immediate plans to have 3D games at launch like the Nintendo 3DS.

The PSP2 is expected to have two cameras with touchsceen and proper buttons as well. More details about the device are likely to be revealed at next year's E3.

Sony has remained silent as expected and while the GPU and the processor details haven't been released, they will likely be follow the same trend as the PSP.

The latter was released five years after the original PS2 was launched and was based on it; this means that the PSP2 might share some common features with the PS3.

We reported last month about Sony looking for a senior server engineer for a PSP phone that works on Android. It will be interesting to see whether these PSP2 and the PSP phone will be tied together.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.