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Sony PSP 2: New Touch Controls and Release Date Hints – Rumor

We have some fresh details on the upcoming Sony PSP 2 now, and possibly the strongest indication that the device is firmly in development at the moment. Sources have revealed that the upcoming device will feature touch controls, located behind the display screen.

According to this report from Eurogamer, a series of unnamed developers have already seen the new handheld in action, adding that Sony are also getting feedback from publishers on the PSP 2 and it’s new form factor.

While the display screen isn’t thought to be coming with touch support, Eurogamer’s sources claim that the back of device will feature some sort of touch pad, which will be controlled by players behind the display screen.

Furthermore, Eurogamer’s sources say the PSP 2 will be out at the end of 2011, although another source states that it could be pushed into 2012 – we hope not.

Will we get a formal announcement at TGS in September? Let us know your thoughts on these exciting rumors. Do you like the idea of a touch pad located at the back or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I love the look of the psp go but hate the way it’s download only they should have slightly changed the look keep it slide up but keep it disc operated but not umd as small as the disks maybe but not in those flimsy casings and the disc slot on the psp2 should be like the ps3 and the wii and I say make the psp2 game boxes smaller too as the old games are in tall DVD height cases And they should be red in colour


Damn – I had the idea of having controls on the back ages ago, should've patented it!!!
It could work – but the proof will be in the playing I guess.

Tanveer Iz Ahmed

it needs 2 nubs, online play and thophies, pretty much some ps3 stuff, some Apps, use it like a phone etc.


that would make it a little harder to play o3o

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