Oh, come ON. Does Sony really think that only the Japanese like pretty colors?

For whatever reason, the invisible yet still irritating Color Police continue to make North America off-limits to the influx of freshly-hued hardware. According to The Gamer Limit , Sony has announced that the "Carnival Colors" for the PSP are heading to Japan. Here they come in "Radiant Red," "Vibrant Blue," "Bright Yellow," and "Spirited Green." Furthermore, each fun-colored PSP will get its own accessory bundle pack, which will feature a pouch, wrist strap and 4GB memory stick, all of which will be of the same color as the PSP. They'll be available in the Land of the Rising Sun soon, but don't count on them arriving in the U.S. or Europe; we're the boring regions that only want black and white. Every once in a while, a special bundle will give us the chance to nab a Limited Edition, specially designed PSP, but our standard hardware choices aren't very diverse. And that goes for everyone; Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. What's the deal? Wouldn't you like the option of these Carnival Colors?

Despite the fact that 2008 was the PSP's best year yet, the handheld could use a little help. We would prefer the assistance to come in the form of great software, but some simple cosmetic choices would be appreciated, too.

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NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

I'm getting the green one, it's soooooo beautiful

crapreviews
crapreviews
12 years ago

like this is anythign new. japan always gets color options on EVERYTHING

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

yeah. the thing i want the most though is a gun metal ps3.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
12 years ago

They dont know this could help boost sales alot man…..God im jealous lol

LightShow
LightShow
12 years ago

I'm with nighthawk, i'm importing the green one. My old phat is showing his age, time to put him out to pasture.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
12 years ago

Send it to me I could use it for my Pandoras lol

LightShow
LightShow
12 years ago

its already been cracked for a while, it's just starting to get a little buggy here and there…

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

Man all of those honestly look great =O Even the yellow, if we import will they still work on US games? or does it matter?

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

yea if you import it'll still work psp's are region free, when you start it up just select the region your from and it'll adapt to it

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
12 years ago

I'd love to have the blue one.

ps92117
ps92117
12 years ago

There to bright & colorful for me lol, but wonder how much of an impact does doing things like this have on sale.

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

a fair amount. a simple redisgn for the psp made sony a huge sales boost especially in japan. even the 3000 with it's crap screen.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

LSD for PSP.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

@World,
<<<<LSD for PSP>>>> LOL

So you gonna be getting an "Orange Wedge" or "Blue Cheer" Model?

Myself, I might wait for the much more powerfull STP "Orange Barrel" model. LOL

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

haha, I'm keepin my mouth shut on that point my man.

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

I use a Japanese imported Crisis Core PSP so yea for anyone wondering it definitely works. The only thing is that menus have the X and O button swapped. However, american games have their own button configs, so when your in game the buttons are correct.

coverton341
coverton341
12 years ago

that is because the Japanese understand that x means no and o mean ok.

SplendidBlended
SplendidBlended
12 years ago

Is it wrong to want one of these just because of the pretty colors?
I mean, I don't even want a PSP…

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

that's exactly how i feel. i want all four just for display. and then a silver one to play on. so when my eyes hurt i can look up. and see the pretty colours

dlte
dlte
12 years ago

I want that yellow one

BIG_E
BIG_E
12 years ago

Blue for me.

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

red. or blue. or green. green probably. and is it me or is john a new guy, if so, hi john.

Prevent
Prevent
12 years ago

im getting the blue one
its my favorite color

Lordnicon
Lordnicon
12 years ago

The blue one is ok but for my money id take the yellow – very ferrari. The others are either not deep enough, not vibrant enough or too vibrant. I like my reds straight or dark, and my greens bright and exotic.

GO YELLOW!

Dingodial
Dingodial
12 years ago

The guys @ Sony don't have any brains when it comes to ideas like this. The Playstation franchise is already so popular in Japan that they are really wastin' time trying to get more brownie points over there.

M$ and Nintendo are leading in America so why won't Sony try more to win the hearts of Americans instead of trying to get more fame in Japan?!

Dingodial
Dingodial
12 years ago

The Blue PSP should be more cobalt like the "Blue PS3 Give-away" advertisement above. The Green PSP should be lime green instead. Why don't they have an orange one too?