Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced that PSP (PlayStationPortable) go system (PSP-N1000) is now available in North America for $249.99 (MSRP).
To support the PSPgo system and all existing PSP models, SCEA now offers 16,000 pieces of digital content for PSP owners on PlayStation Network, from blockbuster games to hit movies and popular TV shows. A tidal wave of new digital content will launch today, including the highly anticipated Gran Turismo from Polyphony Digital, Electronic Arts' Tetris, which will be placed in the new "minis" section on PlayStation Store, and titles from key franchises such as God of War, Madden NFL, and Star Wars Battlefront.
The PSPgo system features a sleek pocket-sized design that's more than 50 percent smaller and more than 40 percent lighter than the original PSP-1000. PSPgo incorporates a sliding screen that is both practical for the system's space-saving design and aesthetically appealing. The PSPgo system is offering 16GB of internal flash memory. The system also offers expandable storage through a slot that fits a Memory Stick Micro, an ultra-small card the size of a thumbnail with a current capacity of up to 16GB. The current PSP-3000 and the UMD format will continue to be available.
The PSP go system will be available in "Piano Black" and "Ceramic White," and will include a demo of popular rhythm action title Patapon 2 pre-loaded onto the system's memory. In addition, a pre-loaded interactive ESRB application explains ESRB Ratings and Content Descriptors and provides instructional videos on how to setup the PSPgo's parental controls.
Users will be able to download games and entertainment content from PlayStation Store directly onto their PSPgo system via Wi-Fi; through a PC using the Media Go? application; or by transferring from a PS3 system. The Media Go application has been updated with a new look and feel, offering an enhanced shopping experience. PSP owners can visit us.playstation.com/psn/mediago to download Media Go and for more details.