If there was one thing that I wanted to see at this year’s E3, it was the new PSP. I was dying to see what Sony had up their sleeves. I was especially looking forward to the much-requested hard-drive that was rumored to be included. But what did Sony do? Crushed my frail little dreams, that’s what. And they didn’t even apologize! Totally inconsiderate.
So, instead of an 8GB hard-drive, we get a faster UMD drive, a more efficient battery, a thinner and lighter casing, and a video-out connection. Yup, that’s it. And even worse, the damn thing looks exactly the same!
Now, I will say the ability to display the feed on a TV is a pretty cool feature, but when compared to how insignificant everything else is, having a video-out option isn’t a good enough reason to upgrade from the old PSP. Before, I was all ready to get in line and wait for the new model come this Fall, but now, I see no reason to.
If this is all we get, what the hell was the point of even upgrading the damn thing? I seriously thought Kaz Harai forgot about some of the new features, and would go back to them the moment he remembered. That’s not supposed to happen when unveiling new hardware, even if it is just an upgrade.
Oh, and it still looks best in black. Sorry, Piano.
[pic courtesy of Next-Gen]