At Sony’s E3 Press Conference today Jack Tretton officially announced the PSP Go! (even though the details were leaked over the weekend). Tretton cleared up some specifics about the new model including a price and release date as well as hardware clarifications. The PSP Go! will launch in Europe and the US on October 1st 2009, along side several new PSP titles including Gran Turismo. The model will retail for $249.99 (approx £150).
The PSP Go! will have a memory card expansion slot as the leaked details suggested but Memory Stick Duo will no longer be supported. Instead, the PSP Go! will use Sony’s Memory Stick M2 (or Micro) format. From the trailers shown at the press conference and looking at the model displayed by Kaz Hirai, its looks like the PSP Go! will also be available in white, though this has yet to be confirmed.
Several new titles will be heading to the PSP over the next 12 months including LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Resident Evil and more. It looks to be a good year for the PSP.