Since the previous PSP2 Dev Kit
picture leak, Kotaku (linked above) has now posted what may be the first leaked official retail picture of Sony's PSP2 handheld console while http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/12/source-sony-to-announce-psp2-in-tokyo-on-january-27/ reports that Sony will reveal the PSP2 on January 27th in Tokyo.
To quote: This art work surfaced online today on 2CH, Japan's largest online forum.
The photo features a handheld believed to be the PSP2, which has a PSPgo style sliding shell. There is a 32 GB SD memory card as well, plus a "PSP2" Memory Stick. There is a long, thin stylus as well. According to Japan's Nikkei newspaper, the PSP2 will have a touch screen.
Unlike the current PSP, there are two analog nubs, giving this handheld a controller layout similar to the PS3.
What is fishy about the picture is that it appears to be a photograph of a handout of some kind. While handouts may be present at the January 27 press conference, it's also a good way for a Photoshopper to hide their work, as it masks any differences in resolution you'd be able to detect in an online image.
Going by the codename VITA, PSP2 has been in the hands of developers for at least a year.
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