PSP peripherals dated, priced...in Japan

<i>Famitsu</i> reveals $43 Chotto Shot Camera and $51 GPS receiver will go on sale in November and December, respectively.

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According to Famitsu.com, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced release dates and prices for two major peripherals for the PlayStation Portable.

A PSP camera, called the Chotto Shot in Japan (PSPJ-15003), and the creatively named GPS Receiver (PSP-290) will go on sale on November 2 and December 7, respectively. The camera will sell for 5,000 yen, about $43, while the GPS kit will cost would-be backseat drivers 6,000 yen, around $51. Sony Computer Entertainment has not yet announced US or European prices or dates for either add-on.

The Chotto Shot will ship with editing software for tweaking stills and movies. In addition to helping lost gamers find their way around, the GPS Receiver will be incorporated into games by both Sony and third parties, including Konami's Metal Gear Solid; Portable Ops. Both peripherals will be shown off at the upcoming 2006 Tokyo Game Show, which starts September 22.

Discussion

89 comments
knightsofwar
knightsofwar

it said something about editing software is it for your pc or can you edit movies and pictures right on your psp?

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

What in the seven hells?. . . Am I the only one feeling Sony's losing focus here?

Carl0009
Carl0009

I Really Want A EU Or US Release 51$ for a GPS... I hope it works OK

overachiever92
overachiever92

ImChau said: "I hope the gps will help locate other psp in the area" Then, you can track them down and MAKE them play with you! Good idea.

halo2maniak
halo2maniak

well I already sold my psp since of the lack of good games. So I think I will stick with the 360

g-master999
g-master999

Gizmondo rip-off? What? Really unnecessary if you ask me.

Ivoryblaze
Ivoryblaze

No thank you especially if it is only a 1.3mp camera, and since when did I need GPS for my PSP?? I'll keep an open mind once there released, but right now I'm not interested at all!

ImChau
ImChau

I hope the gps will help locate other psp in the area

GatoFeo
GatoFeo

Can't wait to get my hands on this!!

_Sam_
_Sam_

too bad I don't have a PSP

ElToRo_14
ElToRo_14

Hey marcherxp im not a sony hater, I just tell the truth. The psp wouldn't have sold as much it weren't for its multimedia capabilities. And just like reaLink said, the big N has more than just mario. "Phoenix Wright, Trauma Centre, Kirby: canvas Curse, Nintendogs, Brain age, Animal Crossing, Sonic Rush" and yeah i copied that from his comment.

fatman250
fatman250

WILL THEY EVER RELEASE MORE COLORS FOR THE PSP? the black is sleek and all but... maybe a blue or a white would be cool....and if sony ever releases a pink psp instead...i am never going to buy a psp at all.........yes i will....GOTTA HAVE TEKKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ArGus88
ArGus88

Those are some pretty cheap prices. However, I do not find either interesting, so I won't buy either. GPS might be interesting though.

a-tek
a-tek

There should be higher gigapixel choices. 1.3? I was hopin to see up to 4MP.

B-bad
B-bad

Sounds cool can Im just wondering how it's going to work on the PSP. It may turn out to be a great feature....... people didn't think the eyetoy camera would catch on either it maybe fun on the PSP I can't wait to try it out.

watsonphys
watsonphys

Pretty cheap for GPS, I hope it works well.

faridmon
faridmon

too much Sony fans here, do u still think those camera will be any special? ok, i know the PSP is great with its games and the multimedia stuff, but this is worst than plain Gimmick, dream on, Sony..............

sakuraz
sakuraz

WOW, it's cheaper than I thought:O All we need now is a PSP2:P

reaLink
reaLink

Wtf? All ds has is mario? u need to get your head checked mate! theres tons of great non mario games, Phoenix Wright, Trauma Centre, Kirby: canvas Curse, Nintendogs, Brain age, Animal Crossing, Sonic Rush - i could go on for a while...wot a blinkered perspective u have marcherxp....The PSP has some good games like loco roco and lumines also, but NOTHING comapred to teh quality offered on the DS! And i dont think A camera and GPS is gonna Dig the PSP out of the grave that the DS has put it in....nice try sony.

risi37
risi37

What i wont buy the camera it has just 1.3 MP o man my phone has more why do i need that

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Common , bring it to Europe allready .

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

Will the US camera will also called "Chotto Shot"?

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Dante200X hold it, the pictures weren't there when it was first posted thats why he was asking...

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

It has to be more than 1.3mpx, but for that price you never know. At least they should offer a better resolution camera even if it costs a little more. The GPS will be very useful for drivers, I'm getting a car pretty soon so that's definitely on my wishlist. With an in-car charger of course.

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

I doubt the U.S one will be 1.3 mega pixels, we'll just have to wait and see.

thisisjosh
thisisjosh

cool, this will go great with my new redesigned psp. but someone stated below that it looks like it only has 1.3mp. THAT is lame, my phone has better quality than that. but w/e.

carcrazy426
carcrazy426

I think I would buy the GPS reciever. I have always wanted one, but most are way to expensive. $51 in Japan means that it will probably be bellow $40 in the U.S.

carcrazy426
carcrazy426

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marcherxp
marcherxp

EIToRo, what are you talking about? Thats cool if your a Sony hater, but seriously all DS has is Mario...thats it. I think the camera Will be a great addition so you do not have to go through the usual usb connecting or memory stick crap everytime you wanna load up some pictures.

LV_Tank_702
LV_Tank_702

Those things look cool, I might get the camera when it comes out here in the US, if it does.

Geek12
Geek12

I thinks pretty cool. and thats awesome that the camera can capture video, if not then its pointless and half ass..

ElToRo_14
ElToRo_14

Sorry. I'm not going to spend 200+ dollars on a gaming handheld that im going to use more for music, movies and and taking pictures. No wonder the DS has better games, Sony worries about everyone and everything except the hardcore gamer.

somesthetic
somesthetic

those are pretty decent prices actually.

Dante200X
Dante200X

dEaThAwAiTs013 wrote: How big will the camera be? Any pictures of it? NO, only the pictures right there in the article, dumbass Oh, and according to this picture right here it seems the PSP camera is 1.3 mega pixels unless i'm looking at it wrong. Either way, that isn't too bad

FFXNo1
FFXNo1

Sounds cool. New stuff to add to my PSP. ^__^

Jypson44
Jypson44

Yea, another GPS device to tinker with!

gonzalezj1
gonzalezj1

If the GPS add-on comes with navigation functionality, then it might actually be worth picking up a PSP ($200) and the GPS ($50) just for that alone since a decent GPS navigation device for your car will cost you about $300. This would match up with Sony's strategy of getting people to buy their gaming devices for everything except gaming (i.e. PS3 as a cheap Bluray player).

Pablo620
Pablo620

assassin...cause we know so much about what they will do. Just another Sony hater

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Cool idea. I wouldn't buy a PSP for some peripherals though.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i dont think i am willling to pay taht much for accessories

assassinX01
assassinX01

good thing these are both worthless peripherals.

Murpheus007
Murpheus007

Okay, those are quite unnoticeable. They aren't clunky, or ugly. I like the camera especially. Oh, darn them for wooing me out of my hard earned cash yet again. I mean if they are worth anything quality speaking, and those Japanese prices translate to the UK and the US, those are gonna sell really well I think.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

skitzocyko GTFO t*rd. You're jealous bcoz PSP is getting cool devices and DS is getting jack sh*t. Just STFU.