Sony PSP redesign rumors are as old as ... well, probably the PSP itself. With Nintendo's redesigned DS Lite continuing to sell like DS Lites, a redesigned PSP just seemed like, well, an inevitability. Take a look at rumors past
and you'll see a frothy and intoxicating mix of analyst speculation, fanboy quarterbacking, and inside sources, all met with Sony's swift (and deadly) denial: "We don't comment on rumors or speculation."
So it goes with this latest occurence of PSP redesign rumors. Rival blogging faction, Kotaku, reports that mysterious (and no doubt disguised) inside sources have donned their trusty trenchcoats and fake mustaches to reveal that the redesigned PSP will, as expected, not be a new system, rather a redesign of the current hardware. That means slimmer gear, longer battery time, internal storage (8GB of flash ... where's the 60GB hard drive
?), a faster UMD drive, redesigned buttons/D-pad, and a summer release date that will be revealed in a few short weeks at E3.
We contacted Sony's Dave Karraker who, not surprisingly, told us, "We don't comment on rumors or speculation." Right you are. We'll add this one with the others then.