Leipzig: Sony officially announces PSP-3000
- Posted August 20th, 2008 at 12:18 EDT by
- 29 Comments
Sony has finally confirmed reports of a new PlayStation Portable iteration. Dubbed the PSP-3000, the updated handheld will include a couple of new features and be sold in eight bundles across PAL regions.
So what's new? The LCD screen has received an upgrade, allowing it to display brighter colours and better image quality. In addition, it'll feature an in-built microphone to push the PSP as a communications device using Go!Messenger and Skype.
And that's about it. Definitely not as big a leap from PSP 1000 to 2000 (Slim & Lite), but perhaps a way to earn a few more customers who have been sitting on the fence. The updated PSP will be released in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand on October 15. It'll be bundled with one game for €199.
For North America, it'll arrive on October 14 in two bundles. The first will include Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, whilst the second will throw in a 4GB memory stick and a PSN voucher for Everyday Shooter for a retail price of $199.
- 2:20pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
is everyday shooter on psp? i guess if it wasnt they wouldnt bundle it with psp.also, is it remote play or actually on psp?
- 2:22pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
Typical!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I only just bought my PSP last week and already its going to be out dated!!! :(
- 2:37pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
hmm might actually finally get one.. If it goes down to like 160$ or something
- 3:15pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
who cares if you already got a psp dont worry about this one sheesh just because this ones coming out doesnt mean yours is obsolete its got a better screen and a built in microphone nothing to fret over
- 3:59pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
Sony needs to get rid of that UMD format and use solid-state drive storage. That would make it slimmer, lighter, and really boost the battery life. Movies and content could just be downloaded or streamed. I hope that's what their working on.
- 4:21pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
Two joysticks please!!!!!!!!!!
- 4:40pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
i have two slims, one ice silver (brand new stored away) and one piano black....im cosidering selling one in order to get this new PSP-3001 series......although im wondering is a built-in microphone, and better, brighter screen really warrant the purchase of a new psp when my piano black slim psp works like a charm?
- 6:31pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
Reports have revealed that the main reason they'er making this 3000 IS to make it harder to hack. If anyone really cared about PSP you wouldn't be to jumpy about this article. The memory does still need a serious upgradeing though to keep up with todays web and the games. Too bad that won't happen anytime soon.
- 8:58am EDT - August 21st, 2008
Where is the blue tooth support!!!!! I want to use my blue tooth headset!!!!
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