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Prepare to have your mind blown, as VG247 dig-up a host of PSP2 rumours from industry insiders. According to the site, insiders are "99 per cent" certain the device won't be unveiled at E3 (as was speculated last week), with TGS and/or GamesCom looking the more likely venue for the 2011-due system. The site declares that British studios are already working on the hardware which is "powerful" (working at about half the capacity of a Playstation [!!!]) and features two cameras (front and back) aswell as a touch-screen. But that's not all - the system "could" be 3G enabled and will still include Sony's trademark face buttons.

We've pasted VG247's rumours after the jump. Hit up the site for more details, mind.

  • VG247 goes digging. According to a source familiar with the matter, it’s “99 percent” it isn’t an E3 reveal.
  • But there’s much, much more.
  • Multiple British sources have confirmed that PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
  • PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing.
  • It has a touch-screen, but apparently it has retained the trademark physical PlayStation buttons.
  • UK sources were previously working towards a “2010? release. This is now “2011?.
  • One source would be “amazed” if there was any kind of physical media involved. We’ve been told it “could” be 3G-enabled, as opposed to the WiFi-only PSP go. This bit was sketchy.
  • Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now. Some have even already been canned.
  • There have been “finished units” in the UK, but we haven’t spoken to anyone that’s seen a final case.
  • When asked directly about reveal timing, one source said, “If the games were aiming for end 2010, beginning 2011, and now it’s a 2011 release, I’d say a gamescom or TGS announce for launch early next year”.
  • One source told us the machine is “powerful,” being based on a four-core Cell CPU. PS3 runs on an eight-core version.