Isn't it time for a new PSP?

The PSP is now just too big and fat to generate the same gadget-lust that it once did. Surely Sony must be planning to launch a sleeker, sharper, sexier model this year?

What's happening with Sony's PSP? I remember being hugely excited when it came out in 2005 and marvelling at all the different things it could do. The screen was the best I'd seen on any mobile device at the time, the graphics were almost as good as the non-portable PlayStation 2 and there were the usual stories of shops selling out within hours.

I enjoyed playing a few games on it, eventually managed to get it working with my Wi-Fi network, went 'oooh' a lot at the colourful menus, watched a UMD movie and took a break from it for a few days. I haven't really been back. Why? I discovered Nintendo's DS.

Fair enough, the DS games don't look as good as the PSP's, but they are so much more playable. Nintendogs, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training -- there's just nothing on the PSP that's as fun. And yes, I've tried Sony's LocoRoco, and it bored me stiff.

This wouldn't matter so much except there's one final problem. The PSP is now just too big and fat to generate the same gadget-lust that it once did. Surely Sony must be planning to launch a sleeker, sharper, sexier model this year? It's going to have to unless it wants Nintendo to have things all its own way.

 

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