Feeds

Sony set to shrink PSP

No change to screen size, though

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Remember claims made in August 2006 that Sony is planning to redesign the PlayStation Portable? It turns out they were true. Sony Computer Entertainment UK chief Ray Maguire yesterday confirmed a "smaller, lighter" version is on its way.

Maguire said the PSP's screen size will remain fixed, but indicated future versions of the handheld games console would be more sleek than the current model, which he described as a "first iteration".

Maguire was speaking at the launch of a campaign to promote the PSP as an educational tool - no, really - where he was asked about potential PSP changes, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

The Sony executive gave no timeframe for the redesign, though last year's forecast put its debut down for some time this year. Maguire made no comments on other changes to the device's specifications. Past rumours have hinted at the addition of an EyeToy-style webcam and 8GB of on-board storage.

Maguire's words shouldn't come as a surprise. Sony has form here, having redesigned the original PlayStation as the PSOne, and later replaced the first PS2 with a slimmer version. Greater levels of component miniaturisation and integration are likewise going to make a thinner, lighter PSP certainly a possibility if not a reality.

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Man buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
Yarrrgh! 'Tis Antipodean insanity, ye crazy swab
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.