Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New PSP Gets Jap Price/Date

- From Engadget:

"According to Reuters, Sony will launch its trimmed down PlayStation Portable on September 20th in the Japanese market, and it plans on listing it for ¥19,800 ($162)."

Monday, July 16, 2007

PSP Lite

- From Joystiq:

"We already uncovered a couple of the details gleaned from the newly redesigned PSP's manual from our own experiences with the unit, but there's a couple we weren't aware of. Here's the list:

* RAM has been doubled to 64MB, games should load faster
* The new system will support charging over USB
* The 1200mAh battery is rated at 3-6 hours, the same as the original PSP's 1800mAh battery (good news: more efficient, bad news: same overall runtime)
* Original PSP remotes will not work with the new PSP
* The fancy component AV cable will not be included (big surprise)
* The PSP Lite features a TA-085 PCB ... so, uh, yeah ...

We'll admit it, we feel silly coveting this thing. Like the DS Lite, the PSP Lite is the same old PSP with a svelte new bod and yet, we're powerless to resist its charms. That new video-out functionality is pretty amazing though ... yeah, that's it."