- At Sony's ongoing conference at Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig, SCEE president David Reeves
announced that the long-rumored PSP-3000 goes on sale this fall worldwide, pinning an October 15 date for EMEA territories.
As expected, the new model is a hardware refresh, adding a built-in microphone, as well as an enhanced LCD screen with significantly less glare and more vibrant colors. Cosmetically, the PSP-3000 sports slightly smoother curves compared to the design of the current Slim & Lite revision.
It'll ship in eight separate hardware bundle packages in Europe, with each priced at 199€.
For those of us outside of Europe, SCEA has confirmed that the PSP-3000 will be sold initially in North America through the previously announced Ratchet & Clank Entertainment Pack on October 14, as well as a new 4GB Entertainment Pack due out in November.
Both packs will cost $199.99. A standalone pack with the updated model, still priced at $169.99, will be available "later this year."
Press Release: Hitting the PAL Market in October 2008
Leipzig Games Convention, August 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment IEurope. (SCEE) today announced that it would launch a new PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system (PSP-3000) with an advanced...