Sony is reportedly giving more and more developers access to the successor to the soon to be six-year-old PSP, with dev kits in the hands of (or en route to) "numerous development studios."
Develop cites "multiple industry sources" who claim that the "PSP2" is gearing up for a "significant launch window line-up," with developer-only hardware in the hands of Sony's internal teams and third-party video game makers. A developer at Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm recently claimed the Warner Bros.-owned studio had PSP2 hardware.
We've never lacked for unconfirmed information on Sony's next handheld games machine. According to some reports, it has touch controls on its posterior, while others point to a gaming device that also acts as a smart phone and e-reader.
Sony, for its part, is not yet talking openly about the successor to the PlayStation Portable. The original PSP has sold more than 62 million units across multiple configurations, according to Sony.