personally, i think this can be either epic fail or win for sony. with a 16 gig harddrive plus mem stick and eventual hackage, this might be the right move for them because i know even with my hacked slim and 8 gig stick i wouldve always liked an internal hard drive. that would mean a 24 gig storage space for games which arent any bigger than what? a gig or 2 for the most part?
plus, if the internal HD could make the internet run faster (or if it has better int. RAM this time around). and if they would actually make a theme maker for this new psp it would be more of a personal thing for the peeps who dont hack, but still get it cuz peeps like personality.
now if they were to actually do their research on the homebrewing, and make a firmware thatll negate homebrew, then itll fail (with the most part of hardcore psp users.)