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Sony to stop selling PSP dev kits

But will continue to support the handheld format

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has sent notice to developers that it will no longer be selling development kits for the PlayStation Portable.

A notice sent to pspgweber states that Sony "will no longer be selling the PSP development tool (dtp-t2000a) or testing tool (dtp-h2500a) past November, 15th," and that the company will "advise you when a new model becomes available."

Contacted by VG247, Sony Europe said the move was due to current kits expiring, and that it still intends to support the format.

"Due to the certification on the current development and test tools expiring, we will be stopping selling them on November 15. However, we will continue to provide loan stock for registered and new developers, until a new certified model is available," said Sony.

The move will fuel gossip of the PSP2, which is expected to be released before the end of next year.

Sony is believed to have presented the new hardware to publishing partners and discussed business models for the system.

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Latest comments (4)

Antony Carter Senior Programmer, Epic Games9 years ago
Headlines a bit misleading. There just discontinuing the current models, and you will only be able to loan kits after the 15th of nov till the new model dev kits are made available.

A good speculation is will the new model kits, also be PSP2 kits as well as PSP1 kits :)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Antony Carter on 7th October 2010 5:45pm

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Private Industry 9 years ago
Yes that headline is rather misleading. For all we know they might just phase out the old dev kits to replace them with new ones that are more cost effective and enable PSP as well as PSP2 development in one device.
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Lee Hansiel Lim Game Developer - Unity3D, Anino PlayLab9 years ago
Hmm, still interesting news. Excited to know what's in the "new certified model".

"The move will fuel gossip of the PSP2, which is expected to be released before the end of next year. " - no doubt it will.
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Jamie Watson Studying Bachelor of Games & Interactive Entertainment, Queensland University of Technology9 years ago
but will the PSP2 be good....
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