I've been reading a fair bit about Sony's newly retired Ken Kutaragi, father of the three Playstations and the PSP. The media seems to love him. Rhys Blakely painted a picture in his feature in The Times on Saturday of Kutaragi as a maverick figure who started developing the Playstation in secret, a double agent (for Nintendo) whose individual approach meant he was loved and hated in not so equal doses.
I was talking yo Mikey in our crack new media squad yesterday about whether he thought PSPs would one day get controls like the Wii. Kutaragi might have been developing something better before he left, in secret, no? Wii controls on a PSP would be a bit tricky for following the screen for Tekken, for a start. But could be good for Grand Theft Auto and driving games maybe? Then this morning I saw that Wii style motion controls are making it into other devices like tablet PCs, which are similar to PSPs anyway. BBC Online has the full story.