One of the biggest pieces of news that came out of Sony's press conference at Leipzig yesterday was the announcement of the PSP-3000 . At the time, they didn't provide any release details, although SCEA confirmed special bundles for the U.S. for October 14. And now, with this news from SCEJ, we should be looking at a worldwide simultaneous release.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has stepped forward and delivered their information, so let's take a look at that. First of all, they remind us of all the new features you will receive with the freshly revamped PSP: despite retaining the same design, the display has been improved with "higher contrast, higher color depth, and faster response time." Anti-reflection technology is going to assist in playing games outside, and the unit will boast a built-in microphone, Skype compatibility, and a new update for the video-out functionality. Before, the PSP was only able to play its games on a progressive TV screen, but this overhaul will allow those games to play on standard analogue TVs as well. Now, onto those release details. The PSP-3000 will become available in Japan in October, and in three designer colors: Piano Black, Pearl White, and Mystic Silver.

We're not sure if North America will see the new PSP – in standalone fashion – at the same time, but we certainly should. With those North American bundles coming on the 14th of October, it seems we're looking at a worldwide simultaneous launch of the PSP-3000. Sweet!

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WaR_HaWk
WaR_HaWk
12 years ago

they gonna keep releasing new psp evey year, until people stop buying them.

SerendipityDeus
SerendipityDeus
12 years ago

Ima get this one, still got my old psp-1000, about time I get with the program lol

MarvelZombies
MarvelZombies
12 years ago

Me too…I just about used mine everyday since I got it and I could go for a new one…

HANZ64
HANZ64
12 years ago

Lol I bet they are gonna make another one.

JPBooch
JPBooch
12 years ago

I don't own one yet, perhaps this is the time to jump on one. Probably could get last years model cheap on-line after the release.

The only problem is I dont see myself playing it much since I drive 2 minutes to work and when I'm home I'm on my PS3. Perhaps on the throne or in bed?

I think I need professional help…

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

Haha thats where I get the most play out of my PSP man, on the throne!

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

LOL, the throne is it then!

Will get one I say!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAD ToO HOmE"

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
12 years ago

So, is this going to be a better PSP then the 2000 series? …

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

from what I have heard, yes. They said something about a better LCD screen or something, but I imagine it will be an enhanced version.

MarvelZombies
MarvelZombies
12 years ago

The whole anti reflection thing is rele helpful…anyone that has ever had to play outside on a semi sunny day know how unlucky you can be

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

Sign me up as well, as a PSP-1000 model owner I consider it the best. However this 3000 model is gonna turn out being the best PSP incarnation thus far.

Daedusian
Daedusian
12 years ago

OMG when are they going to make a 2nd analog stick!? I'll be happy with just news about them thinking about the possibility of having another. Any news on this let me know asap haha!

Pavex
Pavex
12 years ago

well…..from what cnet writes about it that is ALL there will be! they call it a 'minor' upgrade: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10021156-1.html
i've wanted one since i heard of it since it's MY INITIALS! lmaooo…..buut…..i still haven't been able to afford ir after gittin the 60gb ps33 at launch!! O_o

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

It comes out a few days after my b-day! woo hoo!

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
12 years ago

4 days afte my birthday! 😛 But I won't be needing this PSP-3000 yet I'm still thoroughly happy with my PSP slim