Source’s say that Sony Computer Entertainment UK Managing Director, Ray Maguire, is quoted as saying that the next PSP will be more pocket friendly while still maintaining the same screen size. This quote all but confirms that Sony will release a PSP Lite version. With the pocket size of the Nintendo DS the more appealing of the two, Sony has become Nintendo’s second fiddle, earning the silver or bronze medal in almost every category. The PlayStation’s one time domination seems to be coming to a screeching halt. Though, as seen from related recent rumors, a change is definitely in order for the Sony gaming line.
Another drawback of the PSP is its relatively long loading times compared to the “start and go” quality of Nintendo games. Could the next PSP show faster processing times, along with its smaller stature? We hope so. We wish to see Sony gain some success. — Andrew Dobrow