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New PSP battery and covers coming soon

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Most handheld gamers will rarely complain if offered an extended battery life for their portable system, and Sony has done just that for its PlayStation Portable.

John Koller, Senior Marketing Manager for the PSP, announced today that Sony would be releasing a brand new PSP Extended Life Battery Kit to give gamers more playing time with the handheld.

The new Extended Life Battery Kit includes a 2200 mAh battery pack that can double the battery life of the new PSP model (PSP 2000). The extended kit is slightly larger than the original battery packed in with the PSP redesign and because of that new battery covers in Piano Black and Ice Silver are included as part of the kit.

To make the new PSP slimmer, the capacity of the battery was reduced by about 1/3. Due to more efficient power usage, the runtime of the PSP is still the same as the original model. Extended life batteries used in the older model will still work with the redesigned PSP, though the battery cover on the newer design does not fit over the older battery due to its bulkier size.

The new battery kit will be available at retailers for USD 44.99 USD in mid-December, just in time for the holidays.

Source: PlayStation Blog