|Sony's press conference at E3 is currently taking place and there's a lot of new things being revealed for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 (PS2), and PlayStation Portable consoles. But for now, we'd like to focus on the bomb dropped by Kaz Hirai himself.|
At around 11:48 a.m, Kaz went up the stage and announced a new PlayStation Portable unit. The new PSP is said to be 19% slimmer and about 33% lighter. Hirai also said that it will have a longer battery life and expanded video capabilities. According to the Sony official, it will be available this coming September.
This will be offered in the U.S. in September as well for US$ 199 and will come bundled with 1GB memory stick, Daxter, and UMD movie The Family Guy
|It's not quite the PSP 2 some might've hoped for, but Sony is giving its handheld console a serious refresh in the form of a slimmer, lighter and faster "updated" PSP. The new unit still includes the 4.3-inch LCD and UMD, but is 33 percent lighter, 19 percent slimmer, has sped up game load times and improved battery life. The only real "new" features is a video output capability to allow you to play your PSP games on a big screen TV. You can score one in September in the original Piano Black, a new Ice Silver color, and a Star Wars Battlefront special edition. The latter two PSPs come in $199 bundles with related games and a 1GB Memory Stick in the case of Ice Silver. More pics after the break.|