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Slimmer and lighter PSP bundle hits stores

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Sep 2007 14:49 User comments (19)

Slimmer and lighter PSP bundle hits stores Sony announced today that the much awaited slimmer and lighter PSP-2000 model would be available for sale in North America.
However, Sony did say that only one of the three new PSP bundles would be available, the limited-edition Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack with a $199.99 USD pricetag.

Included in the package are the new "ice silver" colored Slim PSP, the game "Daxter", "Family Guy The Freakin' Sweet Collection" on UMD and a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo.

"PSP sales have soared since we introduced the $169.99 price point in April, and that momentum will only continue with the launch of the newly designed PSP, which has generated strong interest among consumers since we announced it at E3,"
said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "With our growing software library, which includes more than 140 new releases in the pipeline this fiscal year, the PSP platform is poised for significant growth. The Daxter Entertainment Pack offers a great opportunity for consumers to jump in to PlayStation Portable experience with content that demonstrates the multi-functionality of the system, all for a great value."

Alongside the launch are a few accessories for the new, updated design, most notably component or composite video out cables to output video from the PSP to any TV.

The two other PSP bundles set for release soon are the "PSP Core Pack", with black slim PSP, AC adapter and battery pack for $169.99 USD and the limited edition "Star Wars PSP Entertainment Pack" which will include the "ceramic white" PSP with a "silk-screened image of Darth Vader on the back of the unit" as well as the game, "Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron". It will be priced the same as the currently available Daxter pack.

Source:
Dailytech

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19 user comments

15.9.2007 14:58

Awesome just awesome. Will it be backwards compatible firmware, thats the question.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Sep 2007 @ 14:58

25.9.2007 15:24
deejizzle
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are they saying that its released today? cuz if it is, im buying it asap. the white one too =) i just dont like the fact that the darth vader thingy is on the back.

35.9.2007 15:38

I just came from Best Buy and they told me that they were only taking pre-orders. What's up with that?

45.9.2007 15:39

So is it hackable or what? I've heard rumors that Pandora's Battery doesn't work on it, but how do these people know if the slim PSP isn't even released yet?

If/when these are hackable I'll buy one! My old PSP's UMD drive is shot... hmmph

55.9.2007 16:29
MadDemon
Inactive

BestBuy doesnt have it, Target doesnt have it, and Games doesnt have it either, so where the heck is the PSP Slim available at?

65.9.2007 16:43
deejizzle
Inactive

HA. im from toronto and i just called eb games and yes they do have it. the daxter bundle and i think they said 230 CAD. not bad. but im not into daxter, dont need a 1gb card and that family guy thingy mabobber.

75.9.2007 17:08

it think it comes out early october but i cant wait i kinda of broke my 2 psp dont ask how

85.9.2007 17:36

pandora's battery doesn't work on the slims due to different file locations in the flash or something

95.9.2007 18:02

In my opinion the only reason that this was developed was to take back control of the psp. It is the same as the slim ps2. The slims are made to try and destroy homebrew.

105.9.2007 18:20

Originally posted by ooZEROoo:
In my opinion the only reason that this was developed was to take back control of the psp. It is the same as the slim ps2. The slims are made to try and destroy homebrew.
Indeed. They'll find out soon enough that no one is actually buying the PSP to purchase and play PSP games or UMD movies.

115.9.2007 18:38

No hardware or software is unhackable. Its to many people in this world with talent to say something like that. If nobody knew how to code or get into hardware to mod and so forth then I would agree. They can make as bold of a statement as possible because were theres a will theres a way.

125.9.2007 19:03

sounds dumb man i have about 4 psp's im tryin 2 get ride of and trust me they get borein man i only use to keep the white one for mp3 purpose but im just planing on a 80gb ipod





4get psp's im on dat 360 now cha dig!!

136.9.2007 22:26
Ludikhris
Inactive

But where?

PS the guy above me is just plain stupid. Seriously, you don't have to lie about having 4 PSPs to make friends. Nobody will be your friend anyway.

LudiChris

147.9.2007 14:13

Apparently Datel say their new 'tool battery' (the very questionable Pandora-like battery) works with the slim, though I haven;t heard any confirmations about it... also people asking where other people are getting their slim from, probably ebay.. a lot of sellers seem to have them already and available for shipping as soon as payment cleared..


SmokeThis2006

157.9.2007 17:29

i work @ best buy
in london ontario canada
we only have the bundle packs.. with daxter..and...well it was explain above..and its ice silver

its 229.99 CAD
not too bad..but yeah..
untill its moddable...im not gonna get one
altho i dunno if i want one...
put so much work into mine
much like the Acidmod crew
mines very alumani :) haha
no room in the new one for this stuff :(

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Sep 2007 @ 20:07

PSP -> 2.60 TA-082 + 2.71 - 1.5 + 3.03 OE-A + OE-B + OE-C + 3.52 M33 - 3.40 OE-A + 3.52 M33-4 + 3.71 M33-4 + 4.01 M33-2 w/ 1.50 k = dropped 1ft and lost my PSP permanently

Hardstyle or No Style baby. w000
-DJ The Chemist

168.9.2007 7:44

all these ppl who dont like m33 cfw are iratating me.. look m33 is better ok because of many reasons, also wildcard firwmare will soon become better aswell.. i respect DAX so much, but its time to move ON.. and yes OE did have a no-umd option but.. it sucked and didn't work.. M33 now has 3 options for No-UMD, making it better than OE, this, and a few other features.. is what makes m33.. m33!!


SmokeThis2006

178.9.2007 7:51

Originally posted by ST2006:
all these ppl who dont like m33 cfw are iratating me.. look m33 is better ok because of many reasons, also wildcard firwmare will soon become better aswell.. i respect DAX so much, but its time to move ON.. and yes OE did have a no-umd option but.. it sucked and didn't work.. M33 now has 3 options for No-UMD, making it better than OE, this, and a few other features.. is what makes m33.. m33!!

oh crap sorry wrong thread!! ill delete that later..

SmokeThis2006

189.9.2007 20:08

uhhh?
don't double post.


PSP -> 2.60 TA-082 + 2.71 - 1.5 + 3.03 OE-A + OE-B + OE-C + 3.52 M33 - 3.40 OE-A + 3.52 M33-4 + 3.71 M33-4 + 4.01 M33-2 w/ 1.50 k = dropped 1ft and lost my PSP permanently

Hardstyle or No Style baby. w000
-DJ The Chemist

1910.9.2007 16:26

Originally posted by 21Q:
Awesome just awesome. Will it be backwards compatible firmware, thats the question.
ditto.

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