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New Sony PSP model due in October
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 21 August 2008 11:45

Sony will launch updated PSP in PAL regions

The most notable new features of the PSP 3000 are a built-in microphone and improved LCD screen.

Press Release

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 LCD screen supporting higher image quality, to become available in stores in Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand from 15th October 2008. PSP-3000 will be available as a bundle, including one software title for a RRP of €199.

SCEE will offer a variety of bundles that take advantage of the new PSP features, including a Go! communications bundle, and a variety of games bundles including our own Buzz!™: Master Quiz, as well as FIFA ‘09 and Harry Potter bundles from our third party partners.

In addition to offering the functionality and ergonomics of Slim & Lite the quality of the screen has been improved to offer crisper colours with more definition when outside in natural light. PSP-3000 also includes a built-in microphone, maximising the communication features of products such as Go! Messenger and Skype™.

PSP is gaining overwhelming support from a wide range of consumers all over the world through its exciting lineup of software titles as well as the introduction of colour variations and network services. Since the launch of the “Slim & Lite” PSP in September 2007, the expansion of the PSP platform has been further accelerated and more than 13.4 million units have been sold in the PAL territories.

SCEE will continue to expand the PSP platform and create a new world of entertainment with the new PSP, together with the strong lineup of forthcoming titles for the peak season.

PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) (PSP-3000) Product Overview

Product name


External dimensions

Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 ¾ x ¾ x 2 ¾ in (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection)


Approx. 189g / 6.7 oz (including battery pack)


PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1-333MHz)

Main memory



4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive,

480 x 272 pixel, Approximately 16,770,000 colours displayed


Built-in stereo speakers

Main input/ output

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)

High Speed USB (USB2.0) (mini-B)

Memory Stick PRO Duo™

Analog Video Out


Main connectors

DC In 5V connector

DC Out connector

video out/headset connector

USB connector

Memory Stick Duo™ slot

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