The Sony PSP has been around for quite a fair number of years already, and has always been playing second fiddle to the more successful Nintendo DS Lite despite looking as though it will crush all competition when it was first announced. I guess this proves yet again that software is king – after all, take a look at the original iPhone when it was released. Despite being inferior in many ways to other high end handsets in the market, the iPhone still did phenomenally well thanks to the user interface and software. Still, the Sony PSP is no slouch when it comes to portable gaming, and it is a very capable portable media player as well, although there are certain quarters who continue to gripe about its size. Sony has a third revision of their PSP, aptly known as the PSP-3000.
The updated PSP-3000 will roll out on October 14th, and will feature a brand new LCD display that is said to come with a wider color gamut as well as anti-reflection technology, allowing you to enjoy a better gaming experience even when you’re out in the bright sun. Interestingly enough, the PSP-3000 will now adopt a microphone just like how the original DS does, so does this mean we will see a quirky use for this feature, or will it be used more for VoIP applications in Wi-Fi areas? At last, in-game multiplayer verbal communication is a possibility with the microphone. Other than those improvements, everything else remains the same as the PSP-2000 (Slim & Lite edition). You can choose to pick up the PSP 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack which retails for $199.99 and comes with the PSP-3000, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and a PLAYSTATION Network Voucher.
Would you be upgrading your PSP if you already have one?