Most people assume Sony is toiling away on the next iteration of the PSP, despite continuous rumors that a relaunch of the PSP Go may also be imminent.
But the PSP2 appears to receive more evidence with every passing day. We still don't have any exact details or information – primarily because nothing is official just yet – but there has been much debate concerning the new handheld's look, style, and functionality. The picture you see here is just one of several concept mock-ups. But as noted by PlayStation LifeStyle , a few LinkedIn profiles may have spilled the beans early: take for instance one Dominic Mason , the Director of AtomFire Productions, a game developer in the UK that specializes in mobile games, mobile apps and flash games. Here's the simple info from that page:
"AtomFire Productions undertakes games and interactive entertainment projects for high-end web, DS and DSi, Wii, PSP, PSP2, PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare, iPhone and Windows."
Then you've got Hilke Muslim , Coordinator at "Frumusete pe muchie de cutit," ProTV in Romania, where she claims to have been a "casting assistant" for the "Sony PSP2." Lastly, citing a 1Up podcast, Shane Bettenhausen said the PSP2 will make its debut at E3 this year:
"I think the big story of E3 is DS 2 and PSP 2. I’m really excited to see that…the DS and PSP both existed in completely different sides […] if those two put out similar products at the same time, it really evens the playing field."
So perhaps it's only a matter of time at this point. We may see the unveiling of a very new – and maybe even unusual – Sony portable at E3, which may or may not entice a lot of new consumers. Things are definitely heating up on the possible PSP2 front.