Tag Archives: psp 3000
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 10:43 GMT
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 | 14:35 BST
SCEE has said in a statement to GI that sales of the PSPgo have performed in line with their “expectations”, with sales of up 100% for PSP hardware since the Go launched on Thursday.
“PSPgo has performed in line with our expectations, driving 100 per cent incremental volume for the category and has benefited the broad PSP portfolio with PSP-3000 also enjoying a big lift.
“PSP software sales also having been a standout with both new releases GT PSP and FIFA 10 performing well,” said SCEE in a statement.
However, Chart-Track are refusing to confirm if that is indeed correct as they have said they will not reveal any information on sales for the Go.
More through the link.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 08:56 BST
Joystiq’s got some shots of a something Sony’s calling a “Converter Cable Adaptor,” which allows the use of PSP-3000 peripherals on PSP go.
Which is great. Unfortunately, it looks ridiculous. No date. Which is probably a good thing.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 22:27 BST
SCEE president Andrew House has told VG247 that initial feedback for PSPgo has been positive, and the consumers who hop on board first will benefit.
“I think, clearly, there is a delta there between PSPgo and the existing PSP-3000. We’ve received, to date, some tremendous anecdotal feedback on the form factor and the sheer sexiness of the device which I think bodes well for its launch.
“We, at least for Europe, were very keen to put an initial offer in place that would reward the consumer who jumps on board first. Therefore, I think the offer that we announced yesterday, that those initial purchasers will be able to get GT for PSP absolutely free. I think that goes a long way to addressing that.
“We’re also looking at some other plans further down the line that will come together for launch around people who have existing UMD libraries and what we can do to incentivize those as well. So, I think that and a combination of what is a really very attractive portable device leaves us feeling fairly confident where we are right now.”
Go through the link for the full interview.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 20:36 BST
Sony’s taken its PSP 3000 factory and parked it under a rainbow, resulting in three new, eye-scorchingly bright PSP colors.
Turquoise blue, lilac purple, and blossom pink PSPs were announced, with turquoise and lilac being bundled with LittleBigPlanet and Hannah Montana, respectively.
This could very well be one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Needless to say, we plan on meditating for hours before choosing which bundle to buy. Lord, grant us strength.
The new colors are launching in November.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 12:33 BST
Game Watch has upped a bunch of photos from a Japanese PSP Go event showing both black and white models alongside their PSP 3000 counterparts.
There are some UI shots there as well.
PSP Go releases on October 1.
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 | 08:33 BST
PSP-3000 will sell alongside PSP Go because there’s still an opportunity to sell disc-based portables, SCEE president Andrew House told GI at E3.
“The decision to push [PSP Go] alongside PSP 3000 is absolutely the right one because there’s still a very large, untapped market there for a traditional, package media-based portable gaming,” said the exec.
“This allows us to extend into other areas. The beauty is that we can respond to consumer’s tastes and balance the two platforms against each other.
“There’s a price point difference between them and we’ll monitor that as we go along.”
PSP Go was announced at a splendid $250/€250 launch price at E3.
There’s a fill interview through there.
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 14:04 GMT
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 | 11:21 GMT
Eurogamer’s rumouring that PSP-4000 will release next year.
The site cites “publishing sources” as the root of the talk.
The PSP-3000 launched this October and followed a 2000-series model, the first Slim & Lite, in September 2007.
More through there.
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 | 07:38 BST
If you’re one of the 140,000 who already snatched up a brand new PSP-3000, you’ve probably noticed a troupe of ugly scanlines on the handheld’s screen, skewering clean through your favorite games. Unfortunately, according to SCEI and SCEA, those scanlines are here to stay.
“PSP-3000 has a new LCD device with vastly improved picture quality, achieving a more natural and vivid picture than older models. By improving LCD response time to reduce ghosting, the horizontal-line phenomenon becomes more visible,” read SCEI’s statement.
“Since this is caused by hardware characteristics, there is no plan to fix it with system software update.”
Heartbreaking. Your eyes have our condolences.
Thanks, PSP Fanboy.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 06:58 BST
Mon, Oct 06, 2008 | 16:43 BST
Eurogamer’s posted up a hands-on with PSP-3000, confirming the new version of Sony’s handheld will ship with Firmware 4.20. Apparently:
the new 4.20 firmware on the PSP-3000 reveals a “USB Auto-Connect” option, which promises to automatically switch the handheld to USB mode when a cable is connected. It will do this from anywhere on the XMB, but it won’t interrupt gameplay. Nor does the PSP charge from USB during gameplay, although – as of the original Slim & Lite revision – it will do so while in USB mode.
Finally for this instalment of Firmware Detectives, we uncovered a “Flicker reduction” toggle under the “Connected display” settings menu. The new-model PSP also allows you to play games on a TV by hooking it up with a special adapter (sold separately) and a composite cable, whereas the old one would only allow composite cables to display video, with gaming reserved for component output.
More through there.
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 | 07:14 BST
1UP’s posted a heap of rumours from the GameStop retail conference in Las Vegas, including a nice bit about the new Indiana Jones game. And here they are:
- Indiana Jones – First trailer of new PS3 and 360 game to be shown next week. Apparently it uses the Force Unleashed engine and will release next year.
- GTA: Chinatown Wars – Gang members will be recruitable. The stylus is used to hotwire cars.
- Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories – To be ported to PS2 this autumn. Will feature “all new 3D bosses and cutscenes,” and should retail for $29.99.
- PSP 3000 will be bundled with a 4 gigabyte memory stick when it hits North America October 14. Sony fans who still haven’t taken the PSP plunge will be able to pick up the rumored bundle for $199.
- Project Gotham Racing 4 will be packaged with 12 months of Xbox Live and a messenger kit for $69.99 this year.
More through the link.
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 19:26 BST
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 09:53 BST
Sony’s confirmed this morning that PSP 3000 will release in Japan on October 16 for ¥24,800 (£127.85).
Update: According to this Kotaku story, some bundles have also been announced. Gundam vs. Gundam, Patapon 2 and Dissidia Final Fantasy will all be available with the machine, priced ¥24,840, ¥23,800, and ¥25,890 respectively.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 11:20 BST
SCEA’s John Koller has confirmed that PSP-3000′s brighter screen means less battery life. Whoops.
“Battery life will decrease by a small amount, it’s about 20 minutes maybe 30 minutes and that’s because there’s a larger power draw with the brighter screen,” he said in the Gamespot interview you can see after the link.
The new PSP model launches on October 15.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 08:16 BST
You might want to reconsider snatching up a sleek new PSP 3000 on day one – at least, if you like your money. SCEE President David Reeves told UK.Playstation.com:
“We’re going to introduce PSP-3000 in October, and this will be sold initially as part of a bundle, with a piece of software. During this period, PSP-2000 will remain as the base PSP model.”
Well, that’s that.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 16:17 BST
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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 06:16 BST