Let’s face it, the PSP is loosing big time to the DS, and Sony hasn’t responded quickly enough. Now, according to scans from the October issue of PlayStation Magazine, Sony is working on a redesign of the PSP, scheduled for release in March 2007.
Rather than just lowering the price to better compete with the DS, Sony will keep the current price point, but update the PSP with 8 GB of flash disk storage (instead of the current 32 MB). The new version will also sport a retooled UMD drive, and will also feature integrated EyeToy functionality.
A PSP with 8 GB storage capacity would be a bargain at $200. Memory chips of that size are quite expensive, and I doubt prices will be low enough for Sony to keep the current price tag. Perhaps Sony should focus on making some quality games for the system, instead of making a redesign? Unless they’re trying to pull off what Nintendo did with the DS Lite.