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Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's 2009: Where's the PSP GPS?

I have this video interview of Sony suit John Koller on my PSP, from January 2008. He's talking about what was coming for the PSP in 2008. Among the games like God of War: Chains of Olympus & Final Fantasy: Crisis Core.... back then he was talking up the PSP media capabilities, like Skype. All that has come to pass: it has come out.

But about 3:37 into the video, he says "the GPS will launch in North America this year".... assuming "this year" being 2008... it's now March 2009, over a year later.

Where the hell is the PSP GPS for North America????

In Koller's latest interviews, he doesn't mention the GPS or any PSP peripherals at all. I *get* that after all the lack of game news & the bad press that's come with that, Sony wants to focus on PSP gametalk. That's understandable. But it's also clear that Sony seems to have done a 360° [EDIT: it's 180° you dope] turnaround and they've all but confirmed that they've dropped bringing the GPS to North America.

Even if we'd gotten just a small mention, like "it's coming, it's been delayed but it's coming...." but NO MENTION OF IT AT ALL is a bad a sign.

I hope I'm wrong about this.... maybe Sony will just launch it suddenly on us. Who knows with them.... but right now it looks like the idea of GPS for PSP is dead.

CES Jan 2008 Koller PSP interview:


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