God. Sort it out, Sony. John Koller, SCEA's director of hardware marketing, has posted on the US PS Blog to say that PSP 3000 doesn't have a reduced battery life after all. Absolutely not. In no way is PSP 3000's battery life reduced.
"I’d like to make a correction and clarify that the new PSP will have equivalent battery life to the current PSP, about 4 to 6 hours for games and about 4 to 5 hours for UMD videos," he said.
"While the enhanced screen of the new PSP draws a little more power, our engineers in Japan worked to reduce the power consumption of the overall system including its components, so you won’t have to worry about losing any time when enjoying the more vibrant visuals displayed with the new PSP."
Koller previously told Gamespot that last week that, "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."
Maybe he was talking about a different PSP 3000, or something. Read Koller's full post through the link.