Posted on December 21, 2007,

Third Generation PSP in the Works?

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If you ask the PlayStation Portable’s homebrew community, the answer to that question is yes. It wouldn’t come as a shock to anyone if the PSP were to receive another redesign of some sort eventually, and hackers believe they have solid proof in hand.

Before the PSP Lite (or PSP 2000, if you like to tow the company line) was released, hackers came across a file named “pspbtcnf_02.bin.” After the PSP Lite’s release, the file was discovered to be instructions for the remodeled handheld.

With some digging, hackers have found a similar file – this time known as “pspbtcnf_03g.bin” – which would suggest that it’s a file simply awaiting a new PSP. The file can be found in the version 3.80 firmware and has the PSP homebrew crowd convinced that a PSP Liter, if you will, is definitely in development.

I wouldn’t place any bets based purely upon this information, because for all we know, it’s a Sony programmer screwing with us. But given the success that the PSP Lite has seen, another redesign down the road seems inevitable.

via PSP Fanboy

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5 Comments on Third Generation PSP in the Works?

Heru-Ur

On December 21, 2007 at 5:30 pm

i’ll care when the price drops below $150

Joey

On December 29, 2007 at 12:40 pm

!!!!TRUE!!!! I HAVE FOUND A PICTURE OF THE 3rd Generation PSP, FROM THE PLAYSTATION SECRET COMPANY FTP SERVER. MY UNCLE WORKS FOR SONY, HE WAS ON THE FTP SERVER UPLOADING SOME FILES, HE WENT TO THE BATHROOM SO I TOOK A LOOK…. I THINK THAT THE PICTURE IS JUST AN IDEA OF HOW IT WILL LOOK. CHECK IT OUT! ITS ON THE HOMEPAGE

http://www.megasiteonline.com

kyle

On December 29, 2007 at 12:43 pm

DUDE! that looks so pimp! :mrgreen: IF THATS HOW IT WILL LOOK I AM SO GETTING THAT!!! :!: :!: :!: :eek: :razz: I LOVE IT!

THANK YOU JOEY!
dude ur uncle is so pimp! how did he get the job at sony, i want a job there!

Joey

On December 29, 2007 at 12:45 pm

He just called sony, i think the human resorces department and asked if there were any job openings. he does something with the website and IT department, their website is on the same FTP server as that image, i guess it was for a “company only page”

Tespin

On January 9, 2008 at 1:20 am

Does anyone know how long the 02.bin file was in the firmware before the slim was released?