E3 07: Sony Announces PSP Revision, Slimmer, Longer-lasting, TV-compatible

Sony today announced a new PSP model during its E3 press conference in Santa Monica. The revision will add a longer-lasting battery, reduce the profile of the handheld, and enable video output to televisions.

The version boasts a 33% lighter frame, as well as a 19% slimmer profile. While video output was stated as being compatible with Sony Bravia televisions, it is unknown at this time whether other televisions will be supported.

The system--which comes colored in either piano black or ice silver--will be offered in the PSP Entertainment Pack, which includes an ice silver PSP, Ready At Dawn's action-platformer Daxter, a 1GB memory stick, a collection of UMDs, and Family Guy Frickin' Sweet collection. The package will hit stores in September for a retail price of $199.99.

Also revealed was a white, Star Wars-themed PSP in promotion of Rebellion's PSP-exclusive Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. The Darth Vader-branded handhelds will be sold in a package for $199.99.