In the end of the year Sony will launch its new version of PSP called PSP Go. The PSP Go is a version of the PlayStation Portable handheld video game console to be manufactured by Sony. Although its design is significantly different from other PSPs, it is not intended to replace the PSP 3000, which Sony will continue to manufacture, sell and support.
Sony PSP Go features
Unlike previous PSP models, the PSP Go does not feature a UMD drive, but instead has 16GB of internal flash memory to store games, video and other media. This can be extended by up to 32GB with the use of a Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash card. Unlike previous PSP models, the PSP Go’s rechargable battery is not removable or replacable by the user. The unit is 43% lighter and 56% smaller than the original PSP-1000, and 16% lighter and 35% smaller than the PSP-3000. It has a 3.8″ 480×272 LCD compared to the larger 4.3″ 480×272 pixel LCD on previous PSP models. The screen slides up to reveal the main controls. The overall shape and sliding mechanism are similar to that of Sony’s mylo COM-2 internet device.
The Sony PSP Go will have 16GB of built-in flash memory, and it’s expandable via a Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot. In addition Wi-Fi support, the PSP Go adds Bluetooth capability to the Sony handheld platform for the first time. The PSP Go features built-in wi-fi, but no longer uses a standard USB A-to-Mini-B cable common with many devices. This latest PSP Go does not feature a UMD drive, so games are downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
2009 Sony PSP Go is scheduled for release on October 1, 2009 in American and European territories and on November 1, 2009 in Japan. In India it will launch in early of 2010.