We heard all about them at E3 this year, but the official launch announcement is out, and we just had to remind you. While October is absolutely loaded with awesome next-gen software, there's also a great reason to finally become a handheld owner: a PSP-3000 bundle package, with another following in November.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that the first of these bundles, the one that includes Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters , will become available on October 14 for the price of $199.99. In addition, another bundle will arrive in November; it's the 4GB Entertainment Pack that also comes with a PSN voucher for Everyday Shooter . This too will retail for $199.99. If you're wondering, these packages will be the only way to land the sleek new PSP-3000 early on, although Sony will release the standalone piano black model "later this year," which will cost the standard $169.99. If you've already forgotten your recent news history, this newly revised PSP will feature an enhanced LCD display (for better viewing out-of-doors), plus a built-in microphone and Skype functionality. And with two bundles to select from early in the holiday shopping season, the PSP-3000 is going to be a very hot item. Let's just hope we actually get some of those cool colors Japan always gets!

As time goes on, Sony continues to expand the functionality of their portable unit, and there have been rumors that a firmware update is coming to allow direct access to the PlayStation Network. This would eliminate the expensive middleman (the PlayStation 3), and would come as great news to new PSP owners. We'll keep an eye on things.

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agent_smith
agent_smith
12 years ago

I wish the would realease the Dissidia psp-3000 package here ūüôĀ

Strifewind
Strifewind
12 years ago

Yeah, me too dude.

zerostar39
zerostar39
12 years ago

I'm glad I waited. I'm def picking this up!

orangpelupa
orangpelupa
12 years ago

nice packages.
but dissidia package would drive more sales IMO

Maz
Maz
12 years ago

time 4 ma fat psp to go im gettin me a psp 3000, wen its out over here of course ūüėČ

Maz

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

If I was still in school or had some other inane activity besides work that kept me from my PS3 I would definitely get on board with one of these packages.

Dingodial
Dingodial
12 years ago

I bought the original PSP that is like 3 inches thick (seriosly!) but I will sell that one and buy this one when it comes out.

Daedusian
Daedusian
12 years ago

I could seriously use that enhanced lcd screen seeing that I like to play my PSP on a lot of road trips. Can't see crap when it's a nice day.

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Yhea, I have been contemplating purchasing a PSP, now may be the time!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO hOMe"

mk ultra
mk ultra
12 years ago

I just bought a GoW PSP a couple months ago. kinda of wish i would have waited now. I really like the red PSP with Kratos but i do have problems seeing the screen on road trips.
i hope we get the yellow one Japan is getting. It looks sick