Since launching in 2005, the PSP platform has had a profound impact on the way we play games while on-the-go, pushing the boundaries for cross-media entertainment and setting the benchmark for quality for portable games – not to mention selling 23 million units to date in North America and more than 67 million worldwide.
The new PSP and Gran Turismo are out in less than a month. Sony has revealed two special versions of Gran Turismo for hard-core fans: the Gran Turismo PSP Collector’s Edition and the Gran Turismo Edition PlayStation Portable console, both of which will launch on 1st October alongside the standard edition. The Collector’s Edition game features an extra vehicle that hopefully needs no introduction to the petrol heads amongst you – the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 in black.
Assassin’s Creed fans get ready! Soon you’ll be able to take your favorite covert assassins game with you on your PSP. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines will be available in a new Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack. Available in the US in November for $199.99 (MSRP), this Entertainment Pack will include a white PSP-3000 and the game, as well as a few extras. Also, check out the trailer to the game below.
Earlier this month SCE Asia announced two new colors for the third-generation PSP (PSP-3000), Vibrant Blue and Vibrant Red. Now, Sony has announced that two new colors will be added to the line-up: Bright Yellow and Spirited Green. Sony also announced that they will be releasing new pouches and battery packs to match the Carnival theme. The Carnival colored PSP-3000 will retail for ¥19,800 (approx $225) and will be available this March.
In a press release, Sony Computer Entertainment Asia has announced that there will be two new colors available for the third-generation PSP (PSP-3000). It’s not clear whether the new colors will be available outside of Asia, but one can only hope. The two new colors, Vibrant Blue and Vibrant Red, will be part of the ‘Carnival Colors’ series. Check out the images below.
The colors look very bright and eye-catching. The new colors will be available to purchase in Hong Kong from January 15th and in Taiwan from January 17th.
Homebrew may be a step closer on the third generation PSP Models (PSP-3000), thanks to a new exploit discovered last week in the game GripShift. The exploit is confirmed to work on the PSP-1000, PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 and on all firmware versions from 1.52 to 5.02. The exploit will allow you to run homebrew games that do not require kernel access – as a result, a downgrader is not yet possible but be sure to keep a look out for new developments.
A SDK has also been released for the exploit so you can run your own code using the exploit. You can download the Hello World demo and SDK below.