Wednesday, July 22, 2009

PS3 Slim with a side of PSP-2?

Consider this, around the midlife of a Sony platform, Sony likes to introduce a redesign and its successor not to far after; hence the PS1 was released at the midlife of the original PS and the PS2 Slim was released at the midlife of the PS2. Also, around these midlife redesigns, Sony likes to debut or release the successor to the console. The redesign of the PSP has been made public (the redesigns are usually pretty major, all the previous updated were minor), the PSPgo. So it come to mind that the PSP 2 is not far off. I would go as far as to say it will debut around the same time in either Q3 or Q4 of this year, probably when the PS3 Slim is debuted.

image If you ask “why not at E3?” it is because if they had announced it that far ahead of release time, the announcement would have cannibalized sales for the existing platforms, meaning anticipation for the PSP 2 and PS3 Slim would have caused sales to slump as people held off buying in order to get the newer models.

This is just my opinion, but if you check the dates and their usual strategy, you will see, I'm not far off.

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Update: -

Sigh..... well there was no release but i still have my hopes up for a real PSP 2 some time soon.