In a month which has the press fixated on Apple, Facebook and Sling, Sony has refreshed the PSP and is doing remarkably well, selling a quarter million PSPs in just four days. This beats Apple iPhone opening weekend numbers, by most accounts.
Way to go, Sony!
New new PSP is lighter, thinner, smaller, and has TiVo to Go and MoTV through T-mobile. Pretty cool new multimedia capabilities, but it still relies on UMD for games and movies, despite two years of rumor of moving to a hard drive or flash-based system. It seems Sony is inching along to ditching reliance on UMD for this device, at least moving in the right direction.
It would be fun to play with the new features. For many users, PSP has been at least as cool for video and wireless as it has been for gaming, and Sony seems to be acknowledging that niche. It's also great for pinball and pac-man :-)