Sony already announced the new PSP-3000 for Europe and the United States in August at the Leipzig Games Convention. Today Sony announced the PSP-3000 launch details for Japan.
In Japan Sony will offer the PSP-3000 in piano black, pearl white and mystic silver for 19,800 yen (~$183) starting October 16th. SCEJ will also release PSP Value Pack for the Japanese market at a RRP of 24,800 yen (including tax), comprising a new PSP system (Piano Black, Pearl White or Mystic Silver), a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), an original PSP pouch, a hand strap and a cloth to meet users’ various purposes in using the PSP systems such as playing games, watching movies, listening to music and downloading content through the network.
Along with the launch of the new PSP system, SCEJ will also introduce a variety of accessory packs to meet a wide range of users’ lifestyle; “Accessory Pack” will be released at a RRP of 3,800 yen (including tax) and “Battery Pack (2200mAh)” at a RRP of 5,500 yen (including tax). In addition, new peripherals for the new PSP will be introduced; “Cradle” at a RRP of 4,800 yen (including tax) and “Cradle and D terminal AV cable” at a RRP of 6,500 yen (including tax) for charging PSP battery and enjoying high quality viewing on TVs, and also “PSP Pouch” at a RRP of 1,800 yen (including tax) that matches the color of the new PSP system. All additional peripherals and accessories will become available on Thursday, October 16th.
Later this fall special editions of the PSP-3000 are planned in Japan include a Mobile Suit Gundam and Final Fantasy PSP.
Via this Sony announcement (Japanese).
The U.S. the new PSP will start shipping on October 14th. The Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP Entertainment Pack will feature the new PSP-3000. The PSP-3000 pack is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.