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Sony hints PSP2 announcement

"Games and hardware" being revealed at E3, says platform holder

Sony's hinted that it could be unveiling the PSP 2 at E3 this week.

On its official PlayStation E3 website, the platform holder tells visitors that "awesome PlayStation games and hardware are being revealed" at the Los Angeles show.

The hint follows strong speculation from industry pundits that the new PlayStation Portable - complete with touch screen - is set to show its shiny face at E3.

Superstar analyst Michael Pachter predicted: "Sony may announce the 2011 release of the touch-screen PSP2."

The Sony E3 press conference kicks off on Tuesday afternoon. We will of course be there tapping away at our keyboards, so stick with us.