Japanese news site Game Watch managed to dig up more info on the PSP Go, shedding yet more light on Sony's new piece of hardware. They got word on the talked-about DualShock 3 and Sixaxis support, the in-game XMB feature, and pics of the PSP Go side-by-side with a PSP-3000 to give you the comparison that specs can't give.
According to Game Watch, the PSP Go will indeed have support for both the Sixaxis and DualShock 3 PS3 controllers. Let's face it - the PSP Go may just be a tad too small for some hands, so this option is a welcome alternative when you're at home anyway, or if you're willing to take a controller with you to play outdoors. For obvious reasons, you won't be able to use L2, L3, R2, R3, and the second analog stick if you use a controller.
There's also confirmation that the PSP Go is capable of bringing up the XMB while you are in-game. Pressing the Sony logo would give you the option to suspend the game, access any of the other features found on the XMB, and even turn the device off while keeping the game suspended.
As you can see from these images, the PSP Go isn't that much smaller than a PSP-3000. The design looks like you'll have very limited finger real estate though, hence the controller support. The new portable should still make your pockets bulge a bit, but since you'll be emptying those pockets in buying one of those, there will probably be more room down there.
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