[UPDATE] CNN/Money reports that Sony has quietly delayed its portable; Sony confirms the "adjusted launch" to GameSpot.
Many gamers got a bombshell with their morning coffee today when word began to spread that the PSP might--might--not be released until 2005. In his "Game Over" column today, CNN/Money game-industry correspondent Chris Morris is reporting that Sony has quietly told American and European developers, publishers, and retail outlets not to expect its combination game deck/media player any time this year.
According to Morris, Sony plans to still launch the PSP in Japan in fall of 2004. The staggering between Sony's domestic and international debuts would be similar to the seven-month gap between the PlayStation 2's Japanese and American launches. The delay would also mean that Nintendo's controversial dual-screen DS portable won't face any competition if it launches late this year.
News source: GameSpot