The rumors about the most recent worst-kept secret in video gaming have been solidified with actual photos of the Sony PlayStation Portable's latest iteration, the PSP Go (maybe without the exclamation point now). The word on the street seems to have been true, as the UMD drive is history. Engadget has the first pictures, technical details, and a video clip from next month's episode of Qore. Someone sure spilled the beans early (assuming it's all true, of course).
- 3.8-inch display (resolution is undisclosed)
- 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000
- 16GB of Flash storage
- Bluetooth built-in; supports handset tethering and BT headsets
- No UMD drive
- Memory Stick Micro slot
- New Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet and new Metal Gear Solid (!) on the way
- Full PlayStation Network support (movie and TV rentals / purchases)
- Integration with PlayStation 3 (works the same as the PSP-3000 does)
- Sony views each of its products as "10-year lifecycle products," so the PSP "needs to live on."
Despite my earlier hesitations, I'm still interested in the PSP Go with its 16GB of storage space, but I need to hear something about the fate of my UMD games before I take the leap. It's a snazzy l'il gizmo though, particularly its lighter weight compared to its PSP-3000 predecessor. Who knew that the future was so light? More to come at E3, I'm sure.