Smaller, Lighter PSP Redesign Officially Confirmed - Handheld

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  1. Smaller, Lighter PSP Redesign Officially Confirmed

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    Sony UK boss confirms PSP redesign

    Johnny Minkley 11:24 (GMT) 13/03/2007

    "Smaller, lighter" iteration 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 yesterday afternoon at the national launch of Sony's PSP in
    Education initiative, Maguire told an invited audience of press,
    teachers and education specialists that the current PSP is just 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.

    If the cost of components for the reworked PSP is less, the machine
    itself could also carry a lower price tag. It currently retails for
    GBP 179.

    Cutting the size and cost of console hardware has been standard
    practice for Sony since it introduced PSone in 2000, five-and-a-half
    years after the Japanese launch of the original PlayStation. The
    slimline PStwo launched four years after PlayStation 2.

    Following the PSP in Education event, a Sony spokesperson told
    GamesIndustry.biz that while there are no "immediate changes" planned
    for the handheld other than new firmware updates, "In the longest
    term, of course we are always looking at ways to continue our platform
    development, and this normal business practice is what Ray was
    referring to."


  2. Re: Smaller, Lighter PSP Redesign Officially Confirmed

    I am sure they have a lot of retail stock of the original design to contend
    with...that will impact the release of the redesign.

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    > http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=23465
    >
    > Sony UK boss confirms PSP redesign
    >
    > Johnny Minkley 11:24 (GMT) 13/03/2007
    >
    > "Smaller, lighter" iteration 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 yesterday afternoon at the national launch of Sony's PSP in
    > Education initiative, Maguire told an invited audience of press,
    > teachers and education specialists that the current PSP is just 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.
    >
    > If the cost of components for the reworked PSP is less, the machine
    > itself could also carry a lower price tag. It currently retails for
    > GBP 179.
    >
    > Cutting the size and cost of console hardware has been standard
    > practice for Sony since it introduced PSone in 2000, five-and-a-half
    > years after the Japanese launch of the original PlayStation. The
    > slimline PStwo launched four years after PlayStation 2.
    >
    > Following the PSP in Education event, a Sony spokesperson told
    > GamesIndustry.biz that while there are no "immediate changes" planned
    > for the handheld other than new firmware updates, "In the longest
    > term, of course we are always looking at ways to continue our platform
    > development, and this normal business practice is what Ray was
    > referring to."
    >




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