Year in Review: August


August was an interesting month, especially for PSP news:
$149 PSP coming soon? CNN reports
Then: “The analyst expects that Sony will drop the price of the PSP to a mere $149, $50 less than what it is right now.”
Now: While this would be a smart decision, Sony’s still not budging from the $199 mark.

Fun = DS, not PSP, says EA exec
Then: “There’s no doubt that EA has historically bet more on PSP. I think we were excited by the technology, but the consumers have proven that actually what they want is fun. We must never forget that what we need to focus on is fun and so EA is putting more effort behind DS games.”
Now: EA may start supporting Nintendo more in the future, but with titles like Burnout coming in the future, it doesn’t seem like Sony fans have to worry.

PSP on Snakes on a Plane
Now: The PSP was prominently featured in the film, which failed to make the impact that the blogosphere had predicted.

Rumor: PSP redesign coming before March 07
Then: “Well, a very believable scan of PlayStation Magazine seem to suggest that Sony’s working hard on one, and it’s coming very soon: March 2007, two years after the US release of the handheld.”

Now: If a redesign is coming in three months, we’d know about it by now, wouldn’t we? Or will Sony do a surprise launch? Keep an eye on this one.

New questionable PSP rumors surface
Now: It’s interesting to note that all of the rumors came true, including the most specific one about the PSP Entertainment Pack. Guess some rumors are spot-on, huh?

DevHook reeled in by Sony?
Then: “The web host of DevHook has received a cease and desist order.”
Now: The homebrew scene is stronger than ever. Many sites are careful about the kinds of files they host, although its not uncommon to find other sites providing some very questionable content.
See entire year in review.

Source: Year in Review: August
Originally published on Sun, 31 Dec 2006 21:15:00 GMT

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