Like any other gadget manufacturer, Sony is also concerned with upgrading their products not just to beat the competition but to ensure that a lot of gamers will be persuaded to get the latest version thus ensuring continuous sales. Recently, Sony unveiled the PSP 3000. The upgrades are just subtle and only the highly discerning gamer would really notice.
An anti-reflective screen that makes the display clearer even on well-lit environment specially when used outdoors. This is not the only upgrade when it comes to the display, though. The PSP 3000�s screen response time is doubled and the contrast ratio was tweaked up as well as the resolution. They also added 480i output so you can get superb effect when hooking it up with your TV screen.
Skype functionality is also added and since Skype is useless without a microphone, Sony also decided to make it it�s newest addition. This could also be used on games as well. I just wish no Pinoy inventor would turn it into a mobile Videoke wonder.
The PSP-3000 is now available in all continents in three color schemes: piano black, pearl white, and mystic silver. Price was not yet disclosed but I�m assuming it would be within the 10,000-peso range.
Personally, I don�t think it�s time for PSP owners to upgrade yet since the new tweaks are not that important for mobile gaming and the new microphone feature is only useful when you don�t have a cellphone (which most Filipinos do).
Just like before, the new PSP 300 is compatible with games that are compatible for early versions on the PSP. This means you can still download those free PSP games like Final Fantasy VII, Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve, Tomba, army Men and Gundam Battle Universe.