Sony will be releasing a new model of PSP this year, which will incorporate a better LCD screen, a built-in microphone, and a PS button, much like the one found on the PS3 controller. The handheld will also have more rounded and smooth edges than previous models. Reports are coming that the new LCD screen is vastly superior to older models, boasting a response time that’s twice as fast, brighter and more colorful images, a better contrast ratio, a wider color range, and an anti-reflective coating. The new model has been announced for Europe, but surely announcements for Japan and the US will shortly follow. The new model is going to cost roughly $50 more than the current PSP model.
For the price, I don’t know if it’s worth upgrading a current model PSP, but if you don’t have a PSP yet, it’s definitely worth waiting for these new ones to come out before getting one. Let’s see if Nintendo counters any time soon with their rumored DS upgrade/follow up system.