New PSP announced, but still sorely lacks right analog

Yeah, that’s right- Sony announced a new PSP today at their E3 Press Conference, which shares all too much with another company’s redesign: it’s 33% lighter and 19% slimmer, and now comes in white. Yeah, it’s a Sony PSP Lite (ok, it’s still called the PSP). The redesign will maintain its 4.3-inch LCD Screen and UMD disk format…and the one-analog control scheme.

The PSP could greatly benefit from a second analog, and many PSP owners would agree- we’ve been waiting for a newer PSP with an analog. Wasted opportunity! It does, however, support video out, so theoretically you could watch your UMDs and play your games on your TV set- that’ll actually be real nice, as long as the graphics don’t get blown up and look ugly.

Anyway, it’s slated for October, and will also sport improved battery life and *gasp* faster loading times.