Sony’s new PSP called PSP GO is hitting stores in august. We already know that it is going to be a lighter and snappier version of the old PSP, featuring sliding pop-out controls. But Sony is predicting the future of PSP. Because of some serious Hardware released in iPhone 3GS, Sony relaises that it could pose a threat to mobile gaming industry.
Looking at the future, Sony is considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid in a bid to better compete with Apple.
The Sony launched its first Walkman three decades ago, dominating the portable music player market, but it has been running far behind the iPod and iPhone in recent years. It fears that similar could go with the mobile gaming rigs.
Sony plans to set up a project team as early in a week or two July to develop a new product that combines functions of its portable game player and Sony Ericsson’s mobile phones.
A growing number of game-makers including Capcom Co Ltd and Square Enix Holdings are now offering software for the iPod and iPhone to take advantage of the Apple products’ popularity, posing a threat to Sony’s PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Co Ltd’s DS.
All these news seems to be true, keeping the market in mind, though Sony spokesman declined to comment on the report.