Your old PSP accessories won't work on your PSP Go!


Before we’re inundated with Apple news—not that there’s anything wrong with that—there’s still a few other issues to address. First on my docket this morning: did you know that the PSP Go!, Sony’s updated, senselessly expensive PSP, will require all new accessories? Oh, it’s true. It’s damn true.

Unlike the PSP-3000 (the old PSP), the PSP Go! doesn’t have a mini USB port. Rather, it has a “new, multifunction” port. Connecting the dots, that means you won’t be able to use your current PSP accessories on the new one.

Of course, I suppose there’s nothing stopping some company, or someone handy, from forging their own mini USB-to-NewPort adapter. And, if Sony were feeling generous, it could provide that very adaptor. (Unless there’s some electrical reason why a mere adaptor wouldn’t work!)

In any event, by the looks of it, that means, right now, be prepared to re-purchase that PSP camera, that cheap-o USB headset, etc.

Really, $250 for this thing? It was $250 four years ago. Sony: always thinkin’.