The Leipzig Games Convention was held this past week and being the biggest event in the gaming world, it definitely held a lot of surprises for gaming enthusiasts. For sure, mentioning all of the things that happened over there would be too much for a single post so for now, let us focus on the “Sony extravaganza,” as many people call it.
What did Sony have to say? Geoff Duncan at Digital Trends writes about the newly unveiled version of the PSP.
First up, the latest update to Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) line is the PSP-3000, the new units features a new 4.3-inch LCD display with a wider color gamut and anti-reflection technology to improve outdoor playability, along with a built-in microphone for use with Skype and other communications tools. Other key specs remain unchanged: 64 MB of memory, built-in stereo speakers, 802.11b Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, a Memory Stick Duo slot, analog video output, and a read-only UMD drive. The unit retains the form factor of the earlier PSP-2000 units, and will be available block, white, and silver variations, as well as sold in bundles with memory cards, games, and other content. The PSP-3000 should ship in October; base units will sell for $169.99, while bundles with games and movies (like Ratchet & Clank and the film National Treasure 2) will sell for around $199.
The price is not really different from the current version of the PSP so I guess it’s not so bad. However, I don’t really see any reason to ditch my current one for the PSP 300 – do you?