If last year was anything to go by (when the PSPgo was announced), Sony could be prepping another big announcement for the PSP. According to MVC, a number of publishers are waiting for an announcement of the next iteration of the PSP before announcing their games line-up for the portable console.
The PSPgo hasn’t been doing as well as Sony hoped so this is a perfect time to introduce a new model in order to boost sales. MVC reports:
We already have a fair idea what to expect at next month’s E3 – plenty of into about Move, Natal and the 3DS (and Vitality Sensor) for instance – but Sony could perhaps be saving the biggest surprise of all.
MCV has been informed of a significant increase in marketing spend at two key publishers for Q4 2010. At a time when the PSP is languishing in Western markets – and its most recent iteration, the PSPgo, is falling flat – it is being speculated that publishers are laying the ground for an offensive on a brand new iteration of Sony’s handheld.
Another publisher has also told MCV that it is waiting on a specific announcement from the platform holder before it can reveal of its future PSP plans until, though it did allude to the ongoing development of several unnamed titles behind closed doors.