Sony PSP News
Sony's PSP Go system launches
By Hector Cortez Oct 1, 2009, 13:26 GMT
Sony today announced that the new "PSP Go" system is now available in North America for $249.99.
Sony today announced that the new "PSP Go" system is now available in North America for $249.99. An evolution of the original PSP, the PSP Go features a design that's more than 50 percent smaller and more than 40 percent lighter than the original PSP-1000. PSPgo also incorporates a sliding screen and 16GB of internal flash memory to store plenty of games, videos, music, and photos. The system also offers expandable storage through a slot that fits a Memory Stick Micro, with a current capacity of up to 16GB. The big difference between the PSP Go and the original PSP is its lack of UMD drive, meaning all your current UMD games are not compatible.
The PSP Go system will be available in "Piano Black" and "Ceramic White," and will include a demo of the rhythm action title Patapon 2 pre-loaded onto the system's memory.
Consumers will be able to download games and content from PlayStation Store directly onto their PSP Go system via Wi-Fi; through a PC using the Media Go application; or by transferring from a PS3 system. The Media Go application can be found at http://us.playstation.com/psn/mediago.
In addition, participating retailers will be selling PlayStation Network Game Cards beginning with the launch of PSP Go. These cards will provide consumers an additional option to purchase digital games at retail, and the initial lineup of cards includes Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Gran Turismo, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, among others. The PlayStation Network Game Cards complement the PlayStation Network Cards currently available in $10, $20 and $50 increments.
New Releases - Virtually all PSP titles launching on UMD moving forward will also be available for the PSPgo system. Titles launching today include Gran Turismo, along with MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and Beaterator. Other key titles launching soon from first-party and publishing partners include Assassin's Creed Bloodlines, BUZZ Master Quiz, DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY, Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars, Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier, LittleBigPlanet, NBA 10 The Inside, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron.
PSN Exclusives - PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe will be launching today; additional PlayStation Network exclusives launching this holiday include Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake and LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival.
Legacy Titles - More than 150 titles previously released on UMD are now available, including recent releases such as Madden NFL 10, Soulcaliber Broken Destiny, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10.
Classics - More than 60 classic PSone titles are now available for download.
Video - 2,300 movies and 13,000 TV shows are now available from major studios and content partners.