August 21, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
It was only a matter of time before your PSP got outdated. Well, this might not be that time.
As mentioned yesterday, Sony is planning to release a new and improved PSP-3000. We haven’t seen the new design, assuming there is one. However, according to Sony’s announcement (via MarketWatch), the only real changes seem to be a built-in microphone and a brighter screen.
Well, the microphone does mean that the portable could double as a phone, assuming you want it to.
The PSP-3000 will pop up on October 14, but as part of the “Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP Entertainment Pack” ($200). That has the new “Mystic Silver PSP system,” the “Rachet & Clank” title, a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, a PlayStation Network voucher for “echochrome,” and the Nicolas Cage action flick “National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets” on UMD. Sony will also release the PSP 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack ($200) in November. It will include the new PSP in piano black, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, and a PlayStation Network voucher so you can snag “Everyday Shooter.”
According to Sony, these will be the only two ways to get the new unit—for now. They are planning to release the black version as a stand-alone product for $170 later this year.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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