I’ve been reading rumors of a new version of the PSP coming summer 2009. It allegedly has a sliding screen and when you slide the screen it reveals the buttons for playing the games. It has no UMD drive so all of your UMD games are now useless. It basically will be download your games to memory sticks only.
I really don’t see how that’s going to make it better. I mean, I’ve spent a lot of money on games, why should I lose all of them and possibly even be forced to buy them all over again to put on the memory stick to play on this thing?
And why sliding screen? The only good I can see for that is watching movies or tv shows which I never even do. I don’t have any movie UMD’s and I don’t buy movies/tv shows from the PlayStation store. I just don’t see how a sliding screen is going to be any better than it is now.
No thanks. I’m going to just stick with my PSP-2000. I didn’t upgrade from the 2000 to the 3000 when that came out because the only changes that it had were the matte screen to make it easier to see in the sunlight and there are less finger prints and the mic hole which I don’t need since I already paid the $30 for the Skype headset.
If the 4000 version has no UMD slot then it’s useless to me. No point in upgrading for me.
The thing I would like to see in future handheld gaming devices is perhaps a pair of sunglasses like my bicycle sunglasses that wrap around so you don’t see any sunlight at all but it has earplugs attached to the arms and it has a screen on the lenses then it has a wireless game pad that has all the PlayStation controls so I can play games and nobody will know what I’m playing or I can watch movies and nobody can see what it is.