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Sony announces new PSP

Sony announces new PSP

Sony has announced a new PSP model at GamesCom 2011, the PSP E-1000.

Sony has announced a new PSP model at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne today, the PSP E-1000.

Unveiled with minimal fanfare as part of Sony's pre-GamesCom 2011 press conference, the PSP E-1000 is capable of playing all existing PSP games, according to Sony, but lacks WiFi functionality.

That means that downloadable games will have to be purchased via the PlayStation Store using Media Go, then transferred.

The PSP E-1000 also has a matte charcoal finish, but what makes it stand out the most of the budget 99 Euro price tag, making it an undeniably cheap option for gamers on the go.

Few other details on the console have been released however, other than that Sony hopes to have the new PSP E-1000 on sale sometime this Autumn.

Sony also revealed that the company has sold more than 71 million units in the PSP line since launch.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Check our GamesCom 2011 news hub for all the information from Cologne this year.

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Bede 16th August 2011, 23:05 Quote
I haven't played a handheld game since Golden Sun - are there any RPGs of that calibre on the PSP? If there are I would definitely be interested in this, if I could put films from my computer onto it too.
megadriveguy 16th August 2011, 23:08 Quote
Taking wifi out seems like a bad idea
ssj12 17th August 2011, 00:16 Quote
umm... why? how about the PSN and the fact the PSP has a web browser.. I dont see the point.
Toploaded 17th August 2011, 01:08 Quote
I really don't get it, does taking out the wireless really make it that much cheaper to produce?
<A88> 17th August 2011, 02:25 Quote
Can't complain but it seems like a stop-gap solution to compete with the 3DS which can now be had for £115 in a lot of places.
KayinBlack 17th August 2011, 03:13 Quote
Haven't used the wifi on mine once. Don't see a point in it, it won't work with any access points around here.
serial_ 17th August 2011, 06:32 Quote
Porn Surfer Portable.

'nuff said.
Blazza181 17th August 2011, 07:37 Quote
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Porn Surfer Portable.

'nuff said.

+rep. But what does Sony mean then...
GravitySmacked 17th August 2011, 07:53 Quote
I'll stick to gaming on my phone when out and about, I've no need or desire for anything more these days. My original PSP and DS just ended up collecting dust after the initial novelty wore off.
srgtherasta 17th August 2011, 08:16 Quote
humm bet 99 euro still works out at 99 quid.
V3ctor 17th August 2011, 08:41 Quote
Meh... my last handheld console was a Gameboy...

http://pressthebuttons.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/gameboy1989.jpg
Jake123456 17th August 2011, 09:09 Quote
This is brilliant, always wanted a PSP :)
Blademrk 17th August 2011, 10:03 Quote
Might work out as a cheap replacement for my PSP which refuses to charge from the mains (only way I can charge it at the moment is by plugging a USB multi charger into both the power jack and the USB mini data port on the PSP).
sakzzz 17th August 2011, 10:20 Quote
I actually used the WIFI quite often on my PSP1000. Especially PSP Internet radio, which had a HUGE selection of good trance stations.
B1GBUD 17th August 2011, 10:42 Quote
So will it take a UMD disc still?
Evildead666 17th August 2011, 11:02 Quote
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So will it take a UMD disc still?

I think that went the way of the dodo on the last gen PSP if not before.
B1GBUD 17th August 2011, 11:25 Quote
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So will it take a UMD disc still?

I think that went the way of the dodo on the last gen PSP if not before.

Which is why I asked as...
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the PSP E-1000 is capable of playing all existing PSP games

Seems to suggest that is should, the lack of Wifi is gonna turn it into an expensive paper weight.
<A88> 17th August 2011, 12:06 Quote
Yes, it takes UMD discs (kinda has to really), which is re-assuring for those of you who
stockpiled UMD films 5 years ago hoping they'd be the next MiniDisc.
Bloodburgers 17th August 2011, 13:16 Quote
Still struggling to complete sonic 2 on my game gear. I may look at this one I beat that flamin' Dr Eggman!
Panomama 17th August 2011, 13:34 Quote
Sooo.. Why don't you release the PSVita This autum too?
Toploaded 17th August 2011, 17:11 Quote
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Sooo.. Why don't you release the PSVita This autum too?

I think because they have learned Nintendo hard lesson: You NEED a good line up on launch. With Uncharted, Little big planet ect, they seem to be on the right track.
Blazza181 17th August 2011, 17:36 Quote
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I think because they have learned Nintendo hard lesson: You NEED a good line up on launch. With Uncharted, Little big planet ect, they seem to be on the right track.

*ahem* Ocarina of Time *ahem*
Eiffie 17th August 2011, 19:44 Quote
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I think because they have learned Nintendo hard lesson: You NEED a good line up on launch. With Uncharted, Little big planet ect, they seem to be on the right track.

*ahem* Ocarina of Time *ahem*

didn't that game come out years ago for the n64?
Toploaded 17th August 2011, 21:02 Quote
The 3DS launch was weak game wise, and I really believe that's why it's had such a slow start and will have to fight to come back. Ocarina of time was a stand out title for sure, but not enough to make me wanna buy a 3DS now let alone on launch. The Vitas line up for release and the months after has me saving hard for it's release day :)
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