Latest Sony PSP-3000 gets disassembled…

On October 22, 2008, in Gaming, by KLS

As you will know the new PSP-3000 barely shows any physical difference from its predecessor, the most obvious finding if you were given one to compare is that you would see it’s got a better anti-glare screen.

This probably further makes people wonder what’s going on, on the inside which makes Sony think it will be better than the previous. Folks at PC Watch couldn’t resist this temptation to disassemble and dissect it into pieces to get to the bottom of this, below are just a few pictures taken from their massive gallery:

Basically here’s the verdict:

  • There isn’t much new here
  • The screen has been replaced with one that has five times the contrast ratio, twice the color range, and a refresh rate that is twice as fast
  • Other than that, there’s a built in microphone
  • And a mystery “PS” button

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As you can see, the upcoming PSP that Sony has just unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention is no different from the one that you have at home. However the new PSP-3000 which will soon be arriving Europe in just two months time will feature a better screen, this improved screen has been said to tackle the glare that so many users have been upset about. We also know at this point, the PSP-3000 will feature a built-in microphone. Though not much visible improvements, there will definitely be more info on changes in terms of its hardware, we’ll keep everyone updated as soon as this surfaces!

Meanwhile, three bundle packages have already been announced…

Ratchet & Clank PSP Entertainment Pack – available October 14th for $199.99 in North America and October 15th Europe for €199 ($291)

  • Mystic Silver PSP-3000
  • 1GB Memory Stick PRO duo
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets UMD
  • echochrome PSN voucher
  • AC adaptor
  • battery pack

PSP 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack – available this November in North America for $199.99

  • Piano Black PSP-3000
  • 4GB Memory Stick PRO duo
  • Everyday Shooter PSN voucher
  • AC adaptor
  • battery pack

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