PSP entertains new pack, price

New bundle for Sony's handheld features 1GB memory stick, Lords of Dogtown UMD, ATV Offroad Fury for $250.

Totally extreme, bro!

Sony today unveiled its first offering for the holiday shopping season by announcing a new bundle for the PlayStation Portable. The PSP Entertainment Pack includes a Sony-branded 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails, and a Lords of Dogtown UMD movie for $249.99.

"While the PSP system has out-sold all other next-generation gaming handhelds in the period since its launch, we expect this new offering to drive additional consumer interest and sales, particularly as the holiday shopping season approaches," said Sony Computer Entertainment of America senior vice president of marketing Peter Dille.

The PSP is also offered in a bare-bones "core" bundle, which includes the PSP, a battery, and an AC adapter. Sony will continue to offer this bundle, which retails for $199.99, through the holiday season.

Sony claims the value of the Entertainment Pack to be near $300 or more, meaning savings of around $50. The new pack goes on sale tomorrow.

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242 comments
Joceaa8
Joceaa8

I have it its cool i got it at superstore hehe

zemognavi
zemognavi

yay!!! a GAME + MOVIE + a 1 gig memory stick duo for $250 thats great.......im buying one sometime this week.....if theres any left... I havent seen a nintendo ds bundle...

ewjim
ewjim

I can't see this bundle in Europe anywere! :(

Deimos27
Deimos27

hrah " its a shame that some can´t live & let live, they have to trash everything so they can be happy, who cares if the ds lite sells more, the only thing that matters is that it makes you happy be it a psp or a ds lite !!!" I hear you brother... Dont bother whether if u have a PS3, a PSP, a DS, an XBox or the 360, the gamecube or the Wii... If they made u happy, den so be it and to HELL wif wat others tink! :)

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

"Outsold all other next-generation gaming handhelds. . ." eh? I guess Dille's totally behind Nintendo's idea that they're not making next-generation consoles, just innovative ones. Otherwise, he'd be a liar-liar, pants on FIII-AR!

fatman250
fatman250

MAKE A TEKKEN BUNDLE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

casinater
casinater

I checked wikipedia. DS 22 million SOLD. PSP 20 million SHIPPED. PSP has not outsold all other next-gen handhelds. Its doin good to stay alive.

mattxavier
mattxavier

Its a question of choice or taste.

hrah
hrah

already have a 2 gb ms, and 2 ms of 4 gb in my psp, the only thing im interested is another psp, guess im getting a core bundle, the psp its been great for me, and for a lot of people, its a shame that some can

XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

well thats cool for people just now buying the system

Jac5232
Jac5232

Well, might be one of the best moves Sony has done yet with the PSP, if only for the 1 GIG Memory Stick plus a game.

gamepro345
gamepro345

what the hell did this guy just say? Did I hear that it has outsold all next gen handhelds. Uhhhh NO, the DS is at 24 Million where the PSP is around 14Million, lying SOB

assassinX01
assassinX01

this might not make a big difference to the average gamer, but Sony will make a fortune this holiday season off the parents; they'll go in there looking for a PS3 or 360, and wind up having to choose between a Wii and a PSP; with their limited knowledge (as well as more likely to be familiar with Sony since it is more commonplace than Nintendo), they'll probably buy the object with a similar name. Plus, parents will love it because they get a bundle package and don't have to shop around for a bunch of stuff they don't know much about. Of course, the movie choice seems a bit questionable.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm not going to get a PSP until it's cheaper. I still have to save for a ps3

leonstars
leonstars

i think sony has a good deal i like the psp some like the psp and others like the ds just with wii and xbox and ps2 but when i get down to it as far as the games go sony has put out some good games that i like when it comes to survival horror i am a big big fan

dj_pritpal
dj_pritpal

its only a matter of time untill sony releases the emulation (nov 17) to run psx games on your psp! and then watch out nintendo ds,your super mario isn't going to dominate charts no longer !

dj_pritpal
dj_pritpal

Pablo620, sony does have some input as to what price points are consumer approachable, and if the umd sales are down then the movie studio's are clueless, you would think with mass production they would be able to reduce the price !

lucknumber1
lucknumber1

wow $300 for the psp a crap game and movie od rather pay $200 and get 2 greatist hits that are good

carl2tan
carl2tan

this sux sony, i already have my PSP just give me one good game PLEEZE!!

DarkSan00
DarkSan00

WHOA! now you can buy a psp and a ps3 this christmas and get the TWO BEST CONSOLES IN THE WORLD! (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!) ok, sorry sony, but since the psp, you screwed everything up. instead, buy a wii and a ds lite and you'll spend less than 400 dollars! YAY! (hoping for that black wii!)

dounowhatiam
dounowhatiam

wow buying a psp sure was a waste of money now if only sony could prove me wrong and bring good games to the system or if any third party is still on this sinking ship would they care to make good games.

UltimaCloudX
UltimaCloudX

Heheh, when they said:"While the PSP system has out-sold all other next-generation gaming handhelds..." I assume they are implying that the DS is not next-generation solely because of it's graphics. If that is the case, well, there are no other next-generation handhelds to contend with anyway, in my opinion. Now, I have a PSP and a DS, and they're both amazing (PSP especially in the graphics department), but I definitely play the DS more on the go. Their games are generally more fun, in my opinion. But I do use the PSP alot for mp3's too... I even hook it up to my 360 for an external mp3 player heh. I sitll have alot of hope though for the PSP in the future. They have some interesting add-ons coming too.

3xthrtx3
3xthrtx3

Sony, shame on you. Not only did bone it on the movie you bundled the wrong game. Why not a good game that shows off the graphics? Why not a decent film that shows off the PSP screen. I am jealous of the 1 GB stick though. That is the only seller here. Why Sony choose to throw in this movie and game I don't know. They might have just saved their money put one decent movie or game and the stick. Somebody tell me who makes these marketing decisons.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This bundle is OK at best. The Movie included is crap. The game is So-So at best. The 1gb memory stick is not bad. A better bundle would be to include Lumines & the forgettable ATV road road fury. A crap mystery movie UMD movies are dead anyway. As well as all the stuff from past bundles.

Teh_Blind_Guard
Teh_Blind_Guard

@ jimno6923 Dude, it ships today the thirtenth. So it is out in some areas already. I am waiting till the weekend to make sure we have it. I live up here in Canada.

Neolucifer999
Neolucifer999

Sony is going crazy with the ds... no advantage whatsoever in this pack . Plenty useless crap and a 1gb card instead of a 2gb one ...its the worst pack i've seen so far .. whats the matter did their forgot they previously released 1gb and 2gb packs before with an actual good price ? "well of course the ds is cheaper then the psp.. u get no music or movie Option...SO u end up spending more if u do want music/movie on the go...." Er not at all .. you do realize that getting flashable cards , mini sd stuff , and anything else needed to play music , roms , video and homebrew , ends up costing basically the same , no even less than buying a psp with a decent card ? All that with the advantage of a game libray that the psp has yet to rival ..

jimbo6923
jimbo6923

OK, I spent $250 on my system in 2005... the only thing it's really good at is collecting dust... I would trade it in but that's kind of pointless due to the fact that Gamestops rips people off with their trade values... I'll just hang on to my psp until something worthwhile is released.... it'll happen... one day. Anyway, my point is that, that's one hell of a deal, but is it all really worth it? " Teh_Blind_Guard: I am gonna pick up this bundle this weekend. " ...are the holidays this weekend? I've got a lot of shopping to do if that's the case.

Solid_Fish
Solid_Fish

Im sorry but this bundle is crap. Bad movie, bad game and bad price. So it`s total crap. :roll:

0161
0161

Any chance of an official price cut before xmas? Thanks

silverfang6
silverfang6

LOL They put a crap movie with a crap system that's funny... I think I like spider man 2 better....Sony is starting to run out of ideas on their overpriced wanna be GameGear....last I remember didn't gamegear have all these crazy gadgets for their time like the "tv tuner" but had a bunch of crap games for their system and that's why it bomed and let's not forget it was overpriced... Sony is doomed to the power of the DS simply because DS has the titles, the innovation, and took the chance to go out and try somethin new...

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

"While the PSP system has out-sold all other next-generation gaming handhelds in the period since its launch,'' :o WTF! Another lie from Sony.........:lol: But I think this is a good deal :)

fmcuk
fmcuk

Call me when it is $150. At the moment, it is still overpriced.

GTCzeero
GTCzeero

I've heard elsewhere that Sony aren't going to be releasing an equivalent Entertainment Pack in Europe. Are they trying to get people to go with Microsoft this Christmas?

onlineps2player
onlineps2player

I'm happy with the old value pack... it's amazing :D

Teh_Blind_Guard
Teh_Blind_Guard

I am gonna pick up this bundle this weekend. Sure, they could use a better game and better movie but the 1 gig stick was what sold me on it. I could always trade the game and movie in or just keep them and not play them. Probably will pick up Valkyrie Profile with it.

TargetDog
TargetDog

WHOA, this was unexpected. I might actually consider buying the PSP now that it comes with a 1GB stick.

ctm980
ctm980

While the PSP system has out-sold all other next-generation gaming handhelds in the period since its launch riiiiiiiight out sold huh the only thing they have done is overstocked ach and every store with thier psp filth taking shelf life away from my such needed titles as dead to rights and the must have rengoku

neolives2001
neolives2001

The person that came out with the idea of making this bundle should be fired. 1st. The Game is not a must have 2nd. Why bundle a movie with it and why this crap for a movie? If I was Sony this would have been the bundle I would had made. PSP system. 1 GB memory stick 1 greatest hit game of your choice all for 199.95 Sony can do this without losing money. They make the games and memory stick...Usually production cost for a game and memory stick is really low.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

they need to drop the game and movie in the bundle and lower the price... but the 1 gig stickk is a good idea.

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

meh, DS all the way for me. PSP games are STILL just dumbed down PS2 games in my humble opinion. And the added stuff you get with it is unusable (ie. a mp3 player that you can't even jog with or even walk around with because it's so big and a movie player that plays a video format that even Sony admits is dying out, that being UMDs) I could buy a portable DVD player with a screen 4 times the size of the PSP ($50.00 or even less in some cases) AND a 1 gig Ipod ($100) AND a movie of my choice ($5) for well under even the new "Low" $250 PSP price....take that Sony!

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Good idea. But what is Lords of Dogtown, why ATV and not a better game, and no price drop? Good idea on the memory stick though.

jpfondeur
jpfondeur

ignore the haters, this bundle isactually quite good, they just need to change lords of dogtown with a better movie, and ATV fury with a better game. :-P

meimnobody
meimnobody

Since July the DS has been outselling the psp by a factor of two to one or even three to one. DS is in other words outselling psp in the US. Prior to that psp and ds sales were nearly dead even. With the psp outselling the ds by ten thousand units one month then the DS outselling the psp by twenty thousand units another words. The DS has sold over 20 million units with the psp selling under 14 million units. DS is outshipping psp as well. Any retailer will tell you that they have stacks of psps while the DS is constantly selling out it's stock or is selling fifty percent out of each shipment on a bad week while on a good week it's sells about eighty percent or more of the shipment. As of July according to the NPD numbers the US has seen 6,393,000 DS units sold while the psp has had 5,606,500. Sony isn't going to be dropping on the price of the psp since they would have to offer a huge amount of rebates back to merchants it would also damage their stock considerably. I think Sony will offer more and more of these desperate offical bundles prior to shutting down the factories of the psp next year. Of course they won't announce they had done so. In Japan the psp is often bundled with five games or umd movies or has periodic sales where it only costs a few dollars more then the ds lite. Without the Sony name attached the PSP would be selling like the ngage. Hell it is the ngage reincarnated.

meimnobody
meimnobody

Portable DVD players can be gotten for under a 100 bucks. Btw there is a thing called the play-yan which plays video and music for the DS and GBA. You don't have to rebuy your dvds or music. You just copy it to a SD card then put it in the play-yan which then plays on your gba or DS.

DerSminky
DerSminky

"well of course the ds is cheaper then the psp.. u get no music or movie Option...SO u end up spending more if u do want music/movie on the go.... Nintendo Ds $130 Ipod 1gig $199 Toshiba 8-Inch Widescreen Portable DvD player $226.98 Total of: $555.98 Psp $249.99 Free umd movie Free GAme 1gig Memory (could be better but hey 1 gig is still pretty good) Total of 249.99" I usually don't do this but...you're wrong. There are a few devices that are readily available online that can make the DS play videos and music with similar media devices. Unfortunately, it means paying as much or maybe a TINY amount more than a PSP (especially if you have to IMPORT it) so it's more of a gaming decision at that point. The point of a gaming system is to game. Not to show your friends porn and listen to crappy bands. The homebrew community surrounding the PSP is what I find most attractive about it, actually. I do plan on getting a PSP this holliday season. Not a fanboy.