Come Sunday, February 27th, Sony will slash the price of the PSP (PSP-3000) from $169.99 to $129.99. Additionally, the Entertainment bundles will receive a comparable price cut from $199.99 to 159.99. No word if the PSPGo will receive a new price, but it’s unlikely.
The reduction in price is probably an indicator that Sony is trying to remain competitive in what has become a fairly fragmented gaming space thanks to the likes of the iPhone, soon to launch Nintendo 3Ds and Android based handsets. Also, Sony recently announced their next portable gaming device, the NGP, which won’t go on sale until Q4 of this year.
The Sony NGP, otherwise known as Next Generation Portable, packs PS3 power (2Ghz ARM Cortex 9 A9 Quad Core processor) inside a portable form factor. But, it won’t include 3D capabilities, at least that’s what we know from the announcement last month. However, it will rock dual analog controllers, a rear multi-touch pad and dual cameras. Price? Unknown.