PSP Launches in Europe
After a lengthy wait, European gamers can finally get their hands on Sony's PlayStation Portable. Priced at 249 Euros (or 179 Pounds), the PSP "value pack" comes with a PSP system, case, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, rechargeable battery pack, headphones, AC adapter, wrist strap, cleaning cloth, and a UMD demo disc.
"The European PSPs will contain the latest and most up to date software available," said President of Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe, David Reeves.
"With the introduction of an internet browser to ease the downloading of game trailers and video content from WiFi hotspots, a new codec for optimizing the quality of video content on Memory Stick, and a wealth of other improvements to enhance the user experience, European consumers will not only be receiving the most sophisticated and exciting portable entertainment device ever made but will be able to upgrade their PSP's continually as new functionality is announced."
Over 30 games will be released with the system, including 20 third party titles. Additionally, Sony and other movie studios have included 30 UMD films to coincide with the PSP's launch, and over 100 films are promised by Christmas.