(Posted by: Alex Deckard)
Well, here it is. It’s the first glimpse of the PSP2. Apparently, Sony has been showing it around behind closed doors. This is all well and good, but that’s allegedly a picture of what they’ve been showing. You’ll notice that it has a large screen. That’s a touch screen, and it’s HD. You’ll also notice that it has two analog nubs. It is currently unknown as to whether or not they function as buttons, a la PS2/PS3. One more thing you should notice is that the current design seems to barely leave room for a set of shoulder buttons, let alone 2. This is the biggest potential problem with the design (from a strictly gameplay aspect). See, with the simple addition of pressure switches under the nubs and another row of shoulder buttons, Sony can DIRECTLY port ANY PS2 game. When you have the ability to have the same control schemes on portable and console, why wouldn’t you? Oh well, there’s surely more to come. It is worth noting that Sony is still having problems with overheating, but presumably they’ll fix that. We’ll have more when it’s available.