Wednesday, August 20th 2008

Sony Announces PlayStation Portable PSP 3000

The Leipzig Games Convention has become a playground for one more announcement that's worth knowing. This time Sony is officially updating its game console line-up with the introduction of PlayStation Portable 3000. As the name suggests this is the third update for PSP and it comes to bring a built-in mic for VoIP calls and a new LCD that improves both the color range as well as the contrast over the original version of the 4.3-inch display. The home button of the PSP 3000 has also been redesigned. It is now called "PS Button" and has the PlayStation logo on it, instead of just the "Home" sign used in previous two versions, otherwise it has the same function. Other than that the console looks just like the older PSP 2000. First PSP 3000s should start shipping on October 15th for 199 Euros ($294) and be sold as bundles that will either include a game like FIFA 09 or the Go! communications pack.

Source: Joystiq
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33 Comments on Sony Announces PlayStation Portable PSP 3000

#1
Makaveli
Now i'm glad I held on to my orinigal PSP and didn't bother with the 2nd revised one. I might grab this newer one and give the original to my girl or just keep it for hacking.
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Ravenas
jbunch07 said:
whats battery life like on these things?
I played God of War:CoO and Patapon for about 6 hours on a flight to Japan. Still had half the battery life, hard to estimate the battery life.

BTW, God of War,CoO is the best PSP to date.
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Makaveli
Ravenas said:
I played God of War:CoO and Patapon for about 6 hours on a flight to Japan. Still had half the battery life, hard to estimate the battery life.

BTW, God of War,CoO is the best PSP to date.
I have God of War, but what is CoO??
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#5
Makaveli
lol has to stop drinking.....
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
so for the same price all your really getting is a better screen & a built in mic???

bit of a waste of time IMHO - partially because of the fact that ive not heard of ANYBODY running skype on their PSP even though the new slim PSP's support it. & even then wouldnt you rather chat through a headset???

but then again loudspeaker ftw.

but one of the things that i want to know is why wait so long to start releasing stuff for the PsP? I know they have a lot on their hands especially back when the (PS2???) PS3 was still being designed so obviously they had to redirect all the funds but honestly.... after PsP's debut it literally died within the first year because the lack of decent games. & accessorys - when i say accessories i mean something more thn just docking stations, pouches & screen protectors.

if they still put some effort into it they woulda been SOME competition against the DS - Ive never played the DS but ive heard its very good but the graphics arent as good as the PSP's which is REALLY Psp's great selling point. but Sony in all their infinite wisdom decided to do f**k all & focus on something else.

for those who ditched their PsP's for a DS - I dont blame you.

For DS's rise in sales - they deserve it
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Ravenas
FreedomEclipse said:
so for the same price all your really getting is a better screen & a built in mic???

bit of a waste of time IMHO - partially because of the fact that ive not heard of ANYBODY running skype on their PSP even though the new slim PSP's support it. & even then wouldnt you rather chat through a headset???

but then again loudspeaker ftw.

but one of the things that i want to know is why wait so long to start releasing stuff for the PsP? I know they have a lot on their hands especially back when the (PS2???) PS3 was still being designed so obviously they had to redirect all the funds but honestly.... after PsP's debut it literally died within the first year because the lack of decent games. & accessorys - when i say accessories i mean something more thn just docking stations, pouches & screen protectors.

if they still put some effort into it they woulda been SOME competition against the DS - Ive never played the DS but ive heard its very good but the graphics arent as good as the PSP's which is REALLY Psp's great selling point. but Sony in all their infinite wisdom decided to do f**k all & focus on something else.

for those who ditched their PsP's for a DS - I dont blame you.

For DS's rise in sales - they deserve it
The only person I know who owns a DS around my age is a flaming homosexual. Not to say anything bad about the product, but seriously, that's the only person.

The DS is doing well in sells for 2 reasons:

Kids and Japan.
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jbunch07
Ravenas said:
I played God of War:CoO and Patapon for about 6 hours on a flight to Japan. Still had half the battery life, hard to estimate the battery life.

BTW, God of War,CoO is the best PSP to date.
thanks for that info.
one of my friends back in high school had one of these and he got on the schools wireless network and some how pulled up a porn site and got busted. i lawed, he got suspended for like a week. :laugh:
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