PSP Redefined!


During Gamescom 2011, Sony announced a new regular PSP exclusivly for the European consumers. The PSP E-1000 with a fingerprint free surface (matte!) will do what every other PSP does, but it just won’t have build in Wi-Fi. You will still have access to the full catalog of PSP games on UMD or the PlayStation Store via Media Go. The re-designed PSP E-1000 is lighter, moved a few hardware features around and no longer has below screen buttons, instead there is a single touch strip on the bottom.

This new model will price at €99.99 and will be accompanied by a new range of PSP titles that will retail at €9.99 each.


Written by: Cheeto - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Ajescent on August 18th, 2011 [ 2440 Points ]

    Love it but it’s EU only it seems.

  2. #2 by EdEN on August 18th, 2011 [ 136063 Points ]

    @ajescent: Seems that way so far. Same goes for the new Wii redesigned SKU. Maybe we get an announcement for the rest of the world soon? A PSP for $99 would go well before the holidays for those without a portable.

  3. #3 by Jason on August 18th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    doesnt matter they can play na games. Seeming as the vita wont support umd this is a blessing for those who want the best of both. you will have to pay for the overpriced didigtal games for vita where you can get umd for $1.50-$2 so in the end if you want to save a ton this is the way to go.

  4. #4 by Royalty32 on August 18th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    …………………………………………………………..Speechless

  5. #5 by mowmow on August 18th, 2011 [ 11990 Points ]

    i’m still running around with the original psp. If this dropped in US I would get it

  6. #6 by Jason on August 18th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    mowmow: i’m still running around with the original psp. If this dropped in US I would get it  

    I have 2 myself.

  7. #7 by Cheeto on August 18th, 2011

    I never got into handheld, I have the original DS from my days in the U.S which I lost interests in since I had my first girl. Between 2 jobs and 2 kids, I barley have time to play on my PS3 and I am curious how the rest of the married members do, however a PSP for 99 Euros sounds delicious! May be wife will be interested.

  8. #8 by Eddie on August 18th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Only good for those who have not ever had a PSP before. As PSP games are starting to die off, it wouldn’t make sense to swap it out with an older model.

  9. #9 by Jason on August 18th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    Eddie: Only good for those who have not ever had a PSP before.As PSP games are starting to die off, it wouldn’t make sense to swap it out with an older model.  

    They are dying off????????? thats why the remaster series is coming? pow

  10. #10 by mowmow on August 18th, 2011 [ 11990 Points ]

    @jason one thing I’ve always wanted to do with my psp was to connect it to the tv to play. But the original doesn’t have that. Plus it’s pretty hefty

  11. #11 by Pedro on August 18th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I think it’s a nice way to go out. I expect this to be a hit.

  12. #12 by EdEN on August 18th, 2011 [ 136063 Points ]

    @mowmow: Don’t think this new “My first PSP” model has video out.

  13. #13 by Kane112 on August 18th, 2011 [ 33422 Points ]

    looks nice a shame about no wifi but for $100 cant complain to much

  14. #14 by EdEN on August 18th, 2011 [ 136063 Points ]

    @Kane112: Media Go takes care of the “no wi-fi” problem. I don’t use my PSP to browse online since it’s too much of a hassle and online enabled PSP games aren’t part of a huge list.

  15. #15 by Eddie on August 18th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    yea i only used wifi to update my firmware pretty much. did some browsing and downloading demos too…but meh..

  16. #16 by EdEN on August 18th, 2011 [ 136063 Points ]

    @Eddie: Good thing Sony is fixing that for the Vita. If only the PSP had the same robust online code as the PS3…

  17. #17 by Kane112 on August 18th, 2011 [ 33422 Points ]

    i just like the option never used it much for browsing but there was a couple of times it did come in handy

  18. #18 by Abkanis on August 18th, 2011 [ 1064 Points ]

    Now when you say “No Wi-Fi”, does that include adhoc functionality? Im pretty sure it uses the same signal structure. And I’ve spent a lot of time hobo-ing it up with friends at Tim Hortons just playing psp games with each other.

  19. #19 by mowmow on August 18th, 2011 [ 11990 Points ]

    @eden that would suck if this doesnt have video out

  20. #20 by EdEN on August 18th, 2011 [ 136063 Points ]

    @Abkanis: Mmm, good question about Ad-hoc. Will have to ask about that.

  21. #21 by Kev-o on August 19th, 2011 [ 0 Points ]

    Whats the point in the redesign, when PSV is around the corner..

  22. #22 by dragon290513 on August 20th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    to clear all the parts they still have in stock?
    this sure looks beautiful, too bad its europe only and Vita is near :(


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