You may have already seen our blurb about the PSP 3000 announcement at Games Convention 2008, but here's the skinny direct from Sony.
The new PSP 3000 has an updated LCD screen "with a wider color gamut and anti-reflection technology," and will also sport a built-in microphone and Skype software. Otherwise, it's the same form factor as the PSP-2000.
They're also announcing the new 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack, which includes the system, 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, and a voucher to download Everyday Shooter, all for $199.99.
The Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters Pack we heard about at E3 will also include the PSP 3000 in Mystic Silver. It includes R&C, National Treasure 2 on UMD, and an echochrome voucher. It will be available on October 14th for $199.99.
Piano Black system-only packs will be available later in the year for $169.99.
I hope you didn't just buy a PSP-2000!
Check out the images of the new model in our gallery below.
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with a global announcement by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the North American availability of the updated PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) system (PSP-3000). Available on October 14 in the previously announced Ratchet & Clank(R): Size Matters(TM) PSP Entertainment Pack, the updated PSP will feature a new LCD screen with a wider color gamut and anti-reflection technology, as well as a built-in microphone to enhance both multi-player gaming and Skype(TM) calls. The form factor and overall functionality of the current, slimmed-down PSP-2000 will remain the same with the updated PSP system. SCEA today also announced the PSP 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack ($199.99 MSRP), which will include the updated PSP, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM) and a PLAYSTATION(R)Network voucher to download Everyday Shooter for PSP system. In addition to the bundles, the updated PSP will be available as a stand-alone product later this year.
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