Slim Daxter PSP descends on retail

Sony's redesigned handheld debuts today exclusively with Ready at Dawn's platformer; stand-alone package arrives later this month, limited-edition Star Wars pack in October.

At this year's E3 Media and Business Summit, Sony unveiled its much-speculated PlayStation Portable Slim. According to SCEA president Kaz Hirai, the new device would be 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer, and it would also pack a more efficient battery, be faster at loading games, and feature video-out capabilities. More importantly for many, the new PSP model would also come in a variety of colors, including ice silver and piano black. To help the new PSP model hit the ground running, Sony also announced two bundles for the handheld redux: a Star Wars Battlefront pack and "The PSP entertainment pack for North America."

Daxter's shiny new PSP.

As noted in GameSpot's recent hands-on with the redesigned handheld, the PSP Slim's release date was updated to a September window, as opposed to the projected October date announced during E3. Today, Sony announced that one of those bundles, the newly dubbed Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack, is now available for purchase at the promised price of $199.99. As advertised, the Daxter bundle includes a silver PSP Slim, a copy of Daxter game, a 1GB memory stick Duo, and Family Guy: The Freakin' Sweet Collection, which includes five "hand-picked" episodes of Fox's absurdist comedy.

While the Daxter bundle is now available, Sony mentioned that a stand-alone PSP Core Pack, which includes a piano black PSP Slim, an AC adaptor, and a battery pack, won't be available until later this month. When released, the core pack will retail for $169.99. The redesigned PSPs will also be outfitted with a number of new accessories, including 8-foot long AV cables for video-out that retail for $19.99 and headphones with a remote control for $29.99.

Sony also noted that the limited-edition Star Wars Battlefront pack, which includes a ceramic white PSP Slim with a silk-screened image of Darth Vader on the back and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, will be available October 9 for $199.99.

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marv369
marv369

getting mine on january the 8th im from barbados so i got to get mines order in

blazincanuck
blazincanuck

the black is still the best. Of course the Black one doesnt get the value pack and the silver and white does...thanx SONY.

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hooperfax006

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JussCaca
JussCaca

I want this one but dose anyone know the trade-in credit from the old PSP??

pinoy_92
pinoy_92

hmm yea its kinda cheaper if you think bout it.. the old psp is about $170 the game daxter is about $20 and the memory stick is about $30 so that about $220 and its with the old psp so yea its a great deal only thing is... i alrdy have a the game daxter... i have a i gig memory stick and i have the old psp... "sigh" o well

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reactionsok
reactionsok

OBJECTION!!!! er .. i'll pick one up soon!

bloodaegis666
bloodaegis666

Verry nice...it is fairly compact got mine around 2:00pm and been playing it since the ability of this thing is incomprehencable especially since I have never owned a portable system ever...this is really top notch the daxter game is verry time consuming and full of platformeygoodness a 100% buy if you never owned a PSP and want a reliable on the go machine.

_Alexxxx_
_Alexxxx_

really nice, and the price is really good(i say) it's worth it to invest your money in it:)

Tricky1510
Tricky1510

didn't have any interest in a PSP until playing a friends a month ago...bought the Slim last week and it is amazing. until Halo 3 comes out next week, it is consuming all my 360 time. Worth the money for sure, especially with Daxter (sick) and Fam Guy (sick) thrown in. and a memory stick, too, i forgot

Lukemaneiro
Lukemaneiro

Hmm, I really think it's not worth for you to spend $200 more dollars to save a couple of minutes on loading times.. But if you don't have a PSP, getting the new one would be good :D

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Chiyo18
Chiyo18

my husband and me picked up the slim psp a couple days ago. our first psp:) love it^^ we just got the component cables today and started playing daxter on the tv:D also love it! game screen on the tv is a little smaller then expected but an update might come out for it sometime to allow adjustments. either way, the psp rocks my socks:D with everything that you get in the new package it's very much worth the money.

michial1890
michial1890

I just got mine last night. Its awesome. It doesnt feel cheap like some say. The new slot for inserting games is much easier and more convenient. It's just as light as my DS. The load times are quite a bit faster. No complaints here. Lots of great games and more on the way. If you want handheld gaming and are sick of mainly kiddie and japanese anime on the DS get a PSP. The DS may have sold more units BUT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN ANYTHING. popularity is not a good rule of thumb to judge how awesome a system is. It could just be lots of dweebs, and soccor moms are buying them for their youngins. There is a place for the DS but there is also a place for console quality gaming on the PSP. GO for it! Buy it now.

WraithDragoon
WraithDragoon

I got the this pack, I'm not interested in the Star-Wars one though. The slim PSP is a great system, it feels better than the original. Add Daxter(which is a fun game in it's own right), a movie and the memory stick and it was well worth the money.

ShenmueNick
ShenmueNick

My friend bought one and its pretty cool, it's very sleek and loads games faster and everything and the Daxter bundle includes a movie and 1GB memory card as well, and it is only like $200 which is really cheap when you think about it.

Simpsonsfan2
Simpsonsfan2

I so badly want the Silver bundle. I wonder why the Core packs for the Psp's don't come with a Memory Stick...

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furionpride
furionpride

Yeah, I'm very excited. I ordered mine off of Amazon, MC_Raptor.

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comit2000
comit2000

Must get the star wars battlefront renagade squadron pack................... Must get the star wars battlefront renagade squadron pack.....................

Machsonic
Machsonic

I already got one!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!! OMFG This thing is frikin awesome!!!!!!!! (But unfortunately I couldn't wait for the battlefront pack -_-) But it's still frikin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Machsonic
Machsonic

I already got one!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!! OMFG This thing is frikin awesome!!!!!!!! (But unfortunately I couldn't wait for the battlefront pack -_-) But it's still frikin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mikeyspikey0
Mikeyspikey0

nice, i would get a plim if i had the money, but i also have the orignal so i wouldn't realy need one. but i do like the looks of these packs. :)

shazaila
shazaila

Just picked mine up today, and couldn't be happier.

surfur488
surfur488

true, this daxter package really is a steal, since the pro duo retails for the difference between this package and the core. however, dont think that youll be making any money by selling the game and the umd however, even to someone you kno. as any buyers are already aware, the umds come in a paper sleeve, not a real plastic case, so selling that to establishment or even to a person would only net u around 10 dollars, tops. however, it still is a great deal to get that pro duo with the psp. saves having to buy one urself.

crazyman1536
crazyman1536

I don't understand where all the complaining is coming from. This is by far one the the best deals you can get for a video game system. The core pack with the battery and AC adapter is $170 and the new Daxter Pack is $200 bucks for the new system, game, movie, and 1 gig stick. 1 GIG sticks alone are now at least 30-40 bucks even online, i mean what your complaining about is really foolish. Whatever you opinion of the game and movie as well is doesn't matter, unless you live in your basement alone you could always sell off the game and movie to someone you know for an easy $30, that alone recoups the cost difference. With the new gamestop deal as well you can trade in your old PSP and for $60 and use this online coupon to get an additional $20 back. This makes the new pack to a magical $120 dollars. To anyone who cant figure this out this is FIFTY dollars lower than both the original and new core that is going to be released with again a game, movie, and 1gig stick. I can understand if you don't pick it up if you already have a PSP, the changes are really nice but its not necessarily worth the extra money. I picked it up yesterday because my old PSP's tray and screen were beginning to break down and im really happy with the new product. BTW: The coupon deal is only for another two days so if your interested it is on the PSP forums.

cipher_zero
cipher_zero

good there's a tv-out! But where is it really?? I hate it when they sell it separately...

chuckleechuck
chuckleechuck

Man, if they had Cloud or something etched up on the star wars battlefrong pack, I'd buy it for SURE. But then it wouldn't be called star wars battlefront pack if it had Cloud on it.

B-bad
B-bad

cool game and family guy collection ...... updated psp is a real improvement :D

abdito
abdito

dos ebgames have the cable?

X-RS
X-RS

sveet! ive alwasy wanted a psp that wasnt black, with a remote control for headphones, an av out and the game daxter.

Gromstar
Gromstar

great game, but pointless psp update

WSGRandomPerson
WSGRandomPerson

Got mine yesterday it greats, but i wish they would've put the cables in that hooks up to your TV. Damn sony, trying to make more money off the system already.. -_-;

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

As I got one at target yesterday... The only thing I don't really care for is the crappy TV show they put in there... but Im sure EB games will take it...or my trash can...either way someones a winner...Be it EB games or the trash man...but so far i am liking the PSP slim... now if game fly would start shipping out some the the PSP games on my list i would be able to test this out...

ctg867
ctg867

So there's no way I can get the silver PSP Slim in a core pack? What if I don't wanna drop the extra $30 and get a game I already played, a memory stick smaller then the one I already one, and a useless UMD movie of a TV show that imo sucks? Well that's a rip off. The PSP Slim is sweet as hell, but the packaging sucks. And what about the white PSP Slim? Only way to get that is to wait until October and drop the extra $30 for a game that's decent, but I'm not to excited about, and get a stupid Darth Vader thing on the back of the PSP? Lawl, Sony needs to step it up.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Not bad not bad ... just too bad i have a PSP already ....

Slappywhite2001
Slappywhite2001

the PSP doesn't get enough credit. It really is an amazing little piece of technology. I owned one for a number of months, and loved every minute of it. The game variety is everything you could ask for, and the game quality is second-to-none. I highly recommend this to any avid gamer who wants a higher-end portable experience.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

wow, thats pretty descent, i like that pack but ill wait for the stand alone system coz the only game i want is silent hill (and maybe god of war if it gets good reviews, im pretty sure it will)