I don’t know. I’d be surprised that Sony released their new PS3 console in the same year they introduced the PSP. Sort of takes the wind out of the PSP for the busy X-mas shopping season if they do, IMHO. I could be wrong, but I don’t think that any console manu. released 2 new consoles in the same year (and yes, I would consider a portable or handheld system a “console”) and had them both succeed. I think even the once mighty Nintendo allowed one X-mas season for the original Gameboy to take off before releasing the SNES, if my memory serves me right.