Something else to lose sleep over

The PlayStation Portable has been a worthy ally to the gadget-addicted insomniac since it launched in 2005, so our ears pricked up when details of its replacement, the PSP Go, were unveiled at the E3 conference this week.

Whereas the original PSP was just a shade too conspicuous for use on public transport, and too bulky for quick concealment when your girlfriend catches you playing it in bed (not a proud moment admittedly), the suspectly named Go is 50% smaller and 43% lighter than the PSP-3000 and with a squarer 3.8-inch screen.

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It's being talked of as a direct rival to the Nintendo DSi but with its 16 gigs of internal memory, wireless potential and capability for downloading games, music and video it could also have its sights on Apple's itouch. Sony is also hoping to win over game developers - a la Apple - by lowering the price of its software kits. 

While it won't replace the current PSP, the bad news is your old UMD games won't work on this one. That and the sleep deprivation. €249, available from October 1 

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