- Not to be confused with the upcoming PS Vita
, today SCEE's James Gallagher
has announced news at Gamescom of a new PSP E-1000 handheld console.
To quote: While most attendees to the SCEE press conference at [Register or Login to view links]
will have anticipated some announcements around PlayStation Vita, our upcoming next generation portable, few would have predicted the unveil of the brand new PSP E-1000.
Value for money is the goal with this new model that will retail at just €99.99 (RRP), accompanied by an exciting range of PSP Essentials titles that will retail at only €9.99 (RRP) and will include Invizimals: The Lost Tribe, EyePet Adventures, FIFA 12 and many more.
While PSP E-1000 does not include Wi-Fi, it will still provides access to the full catalogue of PSP games either on UMD or from PlayStation Store via Media Go. The design is also slightly different, with a Charcoal Black finish - the same as on the slimmer PS3 model - to give more of a matte feel.
PSP E-1000 will be available across PAL. But that's not all that was announced at the SCEE gamescom press conference - be sure to read our posts on the PS3 price cut and announcements and the new social applications and games coming to PlayStation Vita.
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Specifications for PSP-E1000 series
- Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
LCD screen: 4.3 inches / 10.9 cm (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive. Approximately 16,770,000 colours displayed.
Sound: Monaural speaker.
Internal disc drive: Read-only Universal Media Disc drive.
Interface: DC IN 5V connector. Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant). DC OUT connector. Headset connector. Memory Stick PRO DuoTM slot.
Power source: AC Adaptor: DC 5.0 V. Lithium-Ion rechargeable Battery Pack.
Maximum power consumption: Approx. 6 W (when charging).
External dimensions: Approx. 172.4 x 73.4 x 21.6 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection).
Weight: Approx. 223 g (including Battery Pack).
Operating environment: temperature 5C - 35C.
Compatible codecs: Universal Media Disc Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level 3. Music: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level 3, Linear PCM, ATRAC3plusTM Memory StickTM For details, refer to the User's Guide.
Universal Media Disc laser
Wave length: 655 - 665 nm.
Power: Max. 0.28 mW.
Type: Semiconductor, continuous.
Input: AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz.
Output: DC 5 V, Max. 1500 mA.
External dimensions: Approx. 61 x 23 x 84 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection).
Weight: Approx. 62 g.