- Shen Yun
Sony and NTT DoCoMo shares gained in early trading Monday, after the Nikkei newspaper reported a new Sony handheld console would be compatible with DoCoMo's mobile network.
The PlayStation Portable 2 would be the world's first game machine to connect to a 3G cell phone network, the newspaper said.
The console would be able to download games, films and other software and allow multi-player interaction.
Sony, which declined to comment on the report, is set to unveil the PSP 2 console Thursday, the same day as Nintendo's quarterly financial results.
Its earlier PSP handheld was introduced over five years ago, but has not been able to take market share away from Nintendo and its DS console.
Nintendo will release its next-generation 3DS in February in Japan, and in the U.S. and Europe in late March.