Sony Drops PSP Price15 Mar, 2006 By: Angelique Flores
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. March 15 announced it will drop its PlayStation Portable price to $199.99, beginning March 22.
The PSP package will offer the same access to games, music, movies, communication and wireless networking.
“This new price point demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide the best entertainment experiences, at affordable prices,” said Jack Tretton, EVP and co-COO, Sony Computer Entertainment America.”
Launched in March 2005 with a price of $249.99, the PSP has shipped more than 15 million units worldwide, Sony reported. The system also has rang up more than $1.6 billion in sales during 2005 — more than both Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS combined.
To commemorate the PSP's first anniversary, Sony will introduce a new USB camera in the spring and will continue to add new accessories and functionality to the system.
A new lineup of PSP games will be released over the next few months by first- and third-party developers and publishers around the world. Some of the upcoming games include Daxter, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials, Monster Hunter: Freedom, Me and My Katamari and more.
Already in North America, more than 107 games and more than 347 films, TV shows and videos as well as downloadable content from the Internet are available for viewing on the PSP system.