Report: PSP2 To Be Released By Year-End, With OLED Touchscreen And 3G

As reported last week, Sony is planning to hold an event (now dubbed “PlaysStation Meeting”) in Tokyo this Thursday, probably to unveil the PSP2. Today, Japan’s biggest business daily, The Nikkei, is reporting that Sony will indeed unveil the device on that day, and they also have some information on what features it will come with.

According to The Nikkei, a usually very reliable source, you can expect:

  • an OLED touchscreen that will be larger than the 4.3 inches the PSP screen has
  • 3G support (in partnership with NTT Docomo – in Japan), as the first game system ever
  • no voice communication but support of game and movie downloads
  • a new processor “powerful enough to display HD images”

The paper also says that the PSP2 will be more expensive than the $203 the PSP currently goes for in Japan (not really surprising) and that Sony plans to roll it out by year-end (in Japan, at least).