Sony PSP 2: Game Developers Have PSP2 Hardware

By Posted 16 Sep 2010, 20:26

All has been quiet of late concerning Sony’s next generation handheld games console the PSP2. But today we have what could be some interesting news about the next PSP.

M.H. Williams of Industry Gamers is reporting that in a PAX 2010 interview about the upcoming Mortal Kombat remake, Executive Producer Shaun Himmerick let some information slip about the new handheld console. A PSP2 development unit is in residence at the Netherrealm Studios.

He was asked about the chances of a version of Mortal Kombat making it to the current PSP or the upcoming 3DS. “We’re not launching day one on all consoles like that. We are looking at them; we have a PSP2 in the house and we’re looking at the engine, like what can it support. Always a big thing for us is the performance,” He replied.

He went on to add “PSP2 looks like it’s a pretty powerful machine.” Sony has so far not released any information on a new PSP, and rumors are pointing to a 2011 release.

  • Brian Lockett

    Hmm…this looks questionable. I mean, it's not like Netherrealm Studios is a Capcom or a Konami, big-timers that would get a PSP 2 dev kit immediately from Sony. Sound like rubbish to me.

    But even if it was true, the Nintendo 3DS will still own it. The PSP got beat by even the Phat Nintendo DS and furthermore by the DS Lite…about 4 to 1 (on average). The Nintendo 3DS is one of the best handhelds I have ever seen, personally. Well-designed and loaded with tons of third-party support, not to mention a serious threat to Sony's 3DTV line and 3D PS3 gaming. Sony may try, but I don't think they will succeed with a PSP 2. And sorry, Sony, but you guys are low-life chomps, first giving Nintendo hell for aiming to casual gamers and wider audiences with the Wii, but now you want to copy them with the PS Move after they proved very successful? Sony would probably end up copying Nintendo somehow with the PSP 2, should it actually exist.

    • Kamaal

      actually in the initial months of slae the psp beat the ds. when the lite came out though the tables turned

  • david

    Right I agree Brian Lockett the psp 2 will lose to 3ds. The only reson the psp is still alive today is because it has better graphics than the ds and that is a fact with sony making psp expensive will also kill its brand if the psp go costs 250$ the psp 2 should cost 299$. Which is the same price as the ps3. There are many resons wy Sony will never win the handheld competition.

  • Filip

    looks awesome i love the screen and its got style too