TGS 09: What’s in the box? PSPgo peripherals, baby!

While combing the Tokyo Game Show floor earlier today, we noticed that one glass case in Sony’s hardware showcase line up was covered. So we speculated… what could it be? A new hardware announcement? The final design of the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller? 

Well, the reality isn’t quite that exciting. Underneath the box was a slew of add-on peripherals for the PSPgo… a cradle, a bluetooth headset, screen protectors, and cables. Lots of freakin’ cables. To say I was disappointed when I rushed to see what they had uncovered is an understatement. 

But hey, at least I know that after I spend $250 on my new handheld, I’ll be able to spend more of my cash on other crap, too. Because that’s what I wanted.

The detailed press release (hold on to your pants, this is some really exciting stuff) after the jump.

TOKYO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that it will release a Bluetooth® Stereo Head-set Receiver and Converter Cable Adaptor for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)go (PSP-N1000) on December 24, 2009, in Japan, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 4,980 yen and 1,980 yen (both including tax), respectively. These accessories will also become available in North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries and regions beginning January 2010.

    * Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver

With a sleek design that matches perfectly with PSPgo, users will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment content sounds comfortably through the Bluetooth wireless technology with the combination of a commercially available head-phone and head-set (head-set not included). The Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver pairs easily with PSPgo by simply holding the power button of the Receiver, and operation buttons on the Receiver will also enable users to instantly play, stop, pause, forward, rewind, and adjust the volume of music and videos. Additionally, the receiver can be paired with up to eight Bluetooth devices by using the Multi Pairing Feature.

    * Converter Cable Adaptor

With the new Converter Cable Adaptor*(1), PSPgo users will be able to utilize the existing peripherals for PSP designed for PSP-1000, 2000 and 3000 series on the PSPgo system that adopts the Multi use connector.

Additional peripherals and accessories will be released for PSPgo in conjunction with PSPgo launch in North America to enhance its portability and convenience, including:

 — Cradle                                          $29.99 (SRP)
 — AV Cable                                        $19.99 (SRP)
 — Component AV Cable                              $29.99 (SRP)
 — USB Cable                                       $14.99 (SRP)
 — AC Adaptor                                      $14.99 (SRP)
 — Display Protection Film (two pack)               $9.99 (SRP)
 — Traveler Case (in Lake Blue and Black)          $19.99 (SRP)
 — Soft Carrying Case                              $14.99 (SRP)
 — In-Ear Headset                                  $19.99 (SRP)
 — 2GB Memory Stick Micro + Duo Adaptor            $19.99 (SRP)
 — 4GB Memory Stick Micro + Duo Adaptor            $34.99 (SRP)
 — 8GB Memory Stick Micro + Duo Adaptor            $49.99 (SRP, will
    release shortly after launch)

Nick Chester