NGP fever: Sony slashes PSP to $130

  • It seems as if everyone has NGP fever these days, and Sony is certainly no exception. To pave the way for the long-awaited handheld console, the electronics giant is lowering the price of its stalwart, last-gen PSP to a sweet $130 (beginning Feb 27).

    In addition, Sony has slashed the going rate of its PSP Entertainment Packs to $160.

    "Since launching in 2005, the PSP platform has had a profound impact on the way we play games while on-the-go, pushing the boundaries for cross-media entertainment and setting the benchmark for quality for portable games," explained Sony VP Scott Steinberg.

    "[It has also] sold 23 million units to date in North America and more than 67 million worldwide."

    It should be noted that Sony is also rolling out a number of new, $20 PSP "Greatest Hits" games, including: 

    • Assassin's Creed Bloodlines (Ubisoft)
    • DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY (Square Enix, Inc.)
    • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
    • METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.)
    • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
    • Resistance: Retribution
    • Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Disney Interactive)

    New $10 PSP "Favorites" Titles: 

    • CRISIS CORE-FINAL FANTASY VII (Square Enix, Inc. )
    • Daxter
    • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom)
    • Killzone: Liberation
    • SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fire Team Bravo
    • Tomb Raider Anniversary (Square Enix, Inc.)