Reuters are reporting that Sony are intending to launch a new product which will go under the name of "PSX". According to Sony, the "PSX" promises to integrate games, pictures and music using advanced semiconductor technology, combining real-time game operating systems and fast DVD/hard-disk recorders.
This announcement comes just days after the unveiling of the PSP (Playstation Pocket) at the E3 exhibition in Los Angeles. In a statement to the press, Sony said the PSP and PSX "will mark the beginning of a new series of products that will unite the most advanced electronics devices with the leading-edge semiconductor technology associated with the game sector."
Could it be that this "PSX" is a sleeker model of the PS2, with added DVD+RW and a 120GB hard disk? Pictures (in the media section) seem to point at this possibility, but we are currently in the dark.
The word going down the grapevine is that this new product will launch in Japan this year, and in western markets in 2004.
PALGN will have more news on the "PSX" as it breaks.