August 20 2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces North American Availability of Updated PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System
Updated PSP™ – Featuring New LCD Screen and Built-in Microphone – Will Be Included in Ratchet & Clank® PSP™ Entertainment Pack and PSP™ 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack
FOSTER CITY, Calif., August 20, 2008 - 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®(PlayStation®Portable) system (PSP™-3000). Available on October 14 in the previously announced Ratchet & Clank®: Size Matters™ 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™ 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™ and a PLAYSTATION®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.
"As we head into the holiday shopping season, both of these new Entertainment Packs represent a significant value for gift-givers, combining the updated PSP™ and its enhanced screen with content that showcases the PSP™'s gaming and entertainment functionality," said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President, Marketing and PLAYSTATION®Network, SCEA. "The 4GB Memory bundle is geared toward the digital entertainment enthusiast who likes to bring their media files on-the-go and download content from the PLAYSTATION Network™. The Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters bundle is a great family-friendly option centered on one of the most beloved PlayStation franchises."
As announced at the E3 Media & Business Summit, the Ratchet & Clank PSP™ Entertainment Pack will be available for $199.99 (MSRP) on October 14. The Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP™ Entertainment Pack includes:
The PSP™ 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack will be the first bundle to feature a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, offering plenty of storage for saving movies and TV shows downloaded from the recently launched PLAYSTATION Network™ video delivery service. The bundle will be available in November for $199.99 (MSRP).
The PSP™ 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack includes:
In addition to the new PSP™ Entertainment Packs, an updated PSP™ in Piano Black will be available later this year as part of the PSP™ Core Pack, which includes an AC adaptor and battery pack for $169.99 (MSRP).
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) handheld entertainment system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION® Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system, the PSP™ system and the PS3™ system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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