The other day, Pocket Gamer learned from a reliable source that PSP Minis would be playable on PS3 before Christmas. French site PS3Gen reported a similar story, and since then Joystiq has made its own almost identical revelation.

We asked Sony about it at the time, and we’ve just received the company’s official reply. “We don't comment on rumour or speculation.”

Of course, this classic phrase is completely empty: we’re no closer to knowing whether or not PSP Minis will be playable on PS3, before Christmas or otherwise.

The rumours appear to have arrived independently through three separate channels, however, two of them reporting a pre-Christmas launch, which is a pretty strong indication that they're true.

We’ll know some time in the next 20 days.

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