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Slim PSP in the works at Sony

New PlayStation Portable gets better battery

A slimmer version of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) console may be in the works, according to Kotaku’s report from inside sources at Sony.

The new PSP is said to include a redesigned LED screen, which will take up less space, enabling the device to be slimmer. Although much of the internal hardware remains the same, the newer PSP will feature 8GB of internal flash memory, four times longer battery life and be much faster.

The D-pad has also been redesigned and buttons have been aligned more successfully than in the previous version. A price has not yet been confirmed although the new PSP is expected to retail at around $170 (£86). Sony has also not decided if it will include a built-in camera in the device and whether the console will have a glossy or matte design.

The redesigned PSP will be revealed at this year’s E3, a trade show for the computer and video games industry. Although a name and sale date have not been set, production of the device should start in the approaching weeks.


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