New PSP will launch in Europe before Japan, Sony confirms

EUR 169.

Sony has confirmed that the new slimline PSP will launch in Europe before it arrives in Japan and will be priced at EUR 169 as announced by David Reeves at E3 last week, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Speaking at SCEE's special E3 event Reeves told the audience, "It will come out at 169 Euros in all the PAL territories at the beginning of September." The new PSP is due to launch in Japan on September 20.

A spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz, "As David said in his speech last week, the new PSP will launch in early September and will be the same price as the existing one."

The original PSP currently retails in the UK for GBP 129.99.

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