Despite a recent hardware update for the Sony PSP, Wedbush Morgan game industry anaylst Michael Pachter and Liquid Entertainment president Ed Del Castillo thinks the platform is in a lot of trouble, stuck in the no-man's land between the Nintendo DS and Apple's iPhone. In particular Pachter thinks the PSP was too far ahead of the curve at launch and has suffered due to Sony being drawn to thin as a company to nurture the platform.
LucasArts' producer Dan Wasson and Sony Bend directors Chris Reese and John Garvin defend the PSP but Pachter and Del Castillo poke holes in the future of the platform. Pachter in particular says, "PSP-3000 is indicative of a much larger problem: Sony's consumer electronics division beginning to have some stroke over its gaming department. Constant tech tweaks and upgrades might work for telephones, but they're not what gamers want… it creates confusion, and leaves many users with older models feeling inadequate."