The insides will be quite diff too, as this isnt made by SCE but by Sony Proper, so ya. But goddam it looks awesome, who cares what it costs I say.
If we do some good tinkering it could be a self contained piracy unit. Record all your favorite movies, burn them to dvd, copy games to hdd, burn them to dvd, trade files over the internet. The possibilities could be endless. I cant wait to get my hands on one. The name ya, will cause alot of confusion Im sure, Im sure plenty of assholes will take advantage of it and sell "PSX" on ebay or something at the high price and send em an old psone.
The basis of this isnt to be a PS2 really, Its more like PS2 function tacked into another device. And it wont replace the normal PS2 as its not made by SCE, so probably will cost more since the other will still be availible. Also i dont see any controller ports, makes me wonder.... wireless? maybe? lets hope, also the usb 2.0 and memory stick gets it all set up to nicely work along side the PSP. I dont see any component inputs or outputs on the back, but Im hopefuly assuming that the 2 things on the right are things that go off into component cables. Hopefully it will be slaveable so maybe add another 120gb hdd. Also wonder if they will just use Tivo or if sony is comming up with their very own software/service. Can only wait and see.