Today at Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Sony announced a new PSP model. Set to replace the current Slim & Lite PSP (PSP-2000), the PSP-3000 will include a built-in microphone, an enhanced screen designed to reduce glare outdoors, and enhanced video out with support for interlaced TVs. Other notable changes include a slimmer metal ring on the back of the unit (probably to reduce scratches), as well as a PlayStation logo button which replaces the Home button (probably to match the PS3 and lessen confusion with Sony’s upcoming Home service). The PSP-3000 will go on sale October 14th in North America, and October 15th in Europe.
In North America, the PSP-3000 will be sold as a standalone Core Pack ($169.99), in the recently announced Ratchet & Clank PSP Entertainment Pack ($199.99), as well as a newly announced 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack ($199.99), which will include:
- Piano Black PSP-3000
- 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo
- Voucher to download Everyday Shooter from the PSN
In Europe, the PSP-3000 will be sold in eight different bundles, each with a different game included.