Michael Ephraim, head of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has made a statement that fuels the fire that the eventual PSP 2 would likely be digital-only, in that only way to get and play games on the system would be to buy them from the PSN store and download them directly.
Ephraim told GameSpot in an interview about the possibility of a PSP 2:
“PSPgo was the first device of its kind where you did not have packaged goods or pre-recorded media, and I think PSPgo will blaze the trail for future iterations of the handheld. The handheld space is very crowded, not just in the games category but also with smartphones and so on,” he added. “So we’re happy we launched it so we can understand the market and we will re-energise sales very shortly with new promotions.”
The rumors about the PSP 2 have been circulating around and suggest that the portable would launch in 2011, not support physical media and run off a four-core Cell processor. This rumored system would also have a touch-screen as well as a traditional PlayStation button layout.