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Sony announces launch of PSP 3000

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 Aug 2008 4:17 User comments (18)

Sony announces launch of PSP 3000 At the video game convention currently being held in Leipzig, Germany, Sony has announced a new version of its PlayStation Portable handheld games console. The PlayStation Portable 3000 is set to go on sale in Europe and the United States in mid-October. The new PSP brings improved support for Skype, contains a microphone and new screen offering better, tweaked more for improved usage outdoors.
"We believe that this will establish the PSP as a viable communication device," said David Reeves, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, referring to the new microphone which will obviously help with Skype. The PSP 3000 will go on sale for 199, compared to the current slim model which sells for 169.

At the convention, Sony also announced the upcoming release of a new PlayStation 3 (PS3) model that contains a 160GB hard drive, more than twice the capacity that comes with current PS3 models. The new 160GB PS3 will go on sale for 449 in late-October.

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18 user comments

121.8.2008 7:11
susieqbbb
Inactive

Well we knew this was coming i am so glad i waited to upgrade my psp to the new packgae starting in october the new psp goes on sale and comes with a 4 gig memory stick the new ratchet and clank and a umd movie of national treasure 2 book of secrets.

Cant wait..

221.8.2008 7:14
fgamer
Inactive

Not interested.

321.8.2008 14:50

I dont care unless my pandoras battery works on it.

421.8.2008 15:42

Originally posted by HxCMANIAC:
I dont care unless my pandoras battery works on it.
Your pandora's battery will most likely work. You should still be able to use the battery to install CFW. What won't work is creating a pandora's battery using this type of PSP.

521.8.2008 17:21
deejizzle
Inactive

Im thinking of buying this, but i guess we should start spreading the word to NOT upgrade any new official firmware if you plan to add cfw to your psp.

621.8.2008 17:28

Quote:

Your pandora's battery will most likely work. You should still be able to use the battery to install CFW. What won't work is creating a pandora's battery using this type of PSP.
Thats good news. I wanna get back into the psp hacking scene. My other hacked psp got stolen a while ago so i need another.

721.8.2008 19:37

Quote:
Your pandora's battery will most likely work. You should still be able to use the battery to install CFW. What won't work is creating a pandora's battery using this type of PSP.
Wrong. In the least the 3000 will feature the currently unhackable ta-088v3 motherboard. There are psp's which pandora does not work on right now, why would you believe Sony would let that slide? It is as plain as day this new psp is Sony's attempt to squash custom firmware.

821.8.2008 20:04

Quote:
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Your pandora's battery will most likely work. You should still be able to use the battery to install CFW. What won't work is creating a pandora's battery using this type of PSP.
Wrong. In the least the 3000 will feature the currently unhackable ta-088v3 motherboard. There are psp's which pandora does not work on right now, why would you believe Sony would let that slide? It is as plain as day this new psp is Sony's attempt to squash custom firmware.
Just because it isn't hacked yet, doesn't mean it won't happen. So long as the battery is the same size and shape, it should be done.

921.8.2008 20:14

I guess I'll get my hands on another PSP-2000 before they are out of existence.

1021.8.2008 20:21

Good idea locobrown, any psp after the latest madden bundle psp will have the currently untouchable ta-088v3. Haven't read about people in the states having this mobo, but it will be here soon enough.



1121.8.2008 22:01

Originally posted by svtstang:
Wrong. In the least the 3000 will feature the currently unhackable ta-088v3 motherboard. There are psp's which pandora does not work on right now, why would you believe Sony would let that slide? It is as plain as day this new psp is Sony's attempt to squash custom firmware.
Oh, I didn't know the latest PSP's weren't even able to be modified either. I just remembered the v2 made it impossible to make a pandora's battery. But if the v3's can't even have CFW installed to them, then I guess it'll be a while before the "PSP-3000" will be hacked.


1221.8.2008 22:57

Exactly. ta-088v2 can use pandora (DC7), but does not have the ability to create a pandora. Ta-088v3 is completely locked up, so who knows how long it will take. Never doubt DA or his team though, they are truly incredible.



1322.8.2008 5:58

I find it really stupid, Sony keeps producing the same things with minor upgrades. More surprisingly they actually succeed in selling more of the same stuff. Pathetic i tell ya!


STAY (SIC)

1422.8.2008 22:59

I just came back from Sears and bought another PSP-2000 black, it has OFW 3.80 to my surprise and extreme rejoice. If anyone is going to get a PSP-2000 do not go to Walmart or Best Buy. The place to get a PSP is Sears. Nobody shops at Sears especially electronics so you know that the PSP's they have in stock are not the new ta-088v3 mobos. Walmart and Best Buy re-stock all the time and most likely the PSP you buy from those stores will feature the new ta-088v3 mobo.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2008 @ 22:59

1523.8.2008 8:40
blueroad
Inactive

wow..big deal...with slim at least they did make a FEW viable upgrades that make me wanna buy it but comon a microphone and a
"new screen offering better, tweaked more for improved usage outdoors"

honestly thats the stupidest excuse for an upgrade i ever heard from a sony..and they were talks it might at least even hav an antenna and a sim card slot (not that people will use it as their phone of choice but its nice to know its there)

good luck with that and with no moddin opportunity for now they made syre people will kill to get a slim

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1623.8.2008 11:57

Do you thing Sony would hire people just to browse these forums to find out the lastest hack on their product?

1723.8.2008 12:51

Most likely, that's how they discover programming flaws and based on info found within forums across the internet to try to solve such issues. They never learn, the product is only improved but man-made items are meant to be broken its only a matter of time regardless of how much security one my have. There's a small number of decent games that are worth $30-50 bucks and the rest are simply lame. If the PSP came out of the box unlocked at its full potential CFW might not even be needed if they sold iso downloads with a trace ID of games in order to avoid piracy of such downloads. UMD, what can I say? Nothing good.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Aug 2008 @ 12:51

1823.8.2008 13:17

I agree. Greed plays a big part in all this.


JB

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