The PSP has seen better days. The sales of the PSPGo! were under-whelming, and software has long had to compete with piracy, a lackluster attach rate, and an apathetic consumer market. Constant hardware bundles and anemic release schedules haven’t helped much either, despite hardware advancements into digital-only fronts. Thus, depending on your point of view, it either makes complete sense or no sense at all that Sony is looking to release another iteration of the PSP by late fiscal 2010. Based on a corroboration of many British sources, VG247 is reporting a PSP2 model that has long been in development.
Reportedly having two cameras (similar to the DSi), 3G functionality, and a touch-screen, this model is believed to be also be digital-only. The rumors also hint at several PSP2 games already being in development, and a source saying that the system is “f**king powerful” due to its four-core Cell processor (the PS3 runs on a similar eight-core processor). If true, expect details to be revealed at this year’s E3 during Sony’s scheduled press conference on June 15th.