New PSP Announced At Gamescom 2011


While most attendees to the SCEE press conference at gamescom will have anticipated some announcements around PlayStation Vita, our upcoming next generation portable, few would have predicted the unveil of the brand new PSP-E1000.

Value for money is the goal with this new model that will retail at just €99.99 (RRP), accompanied by an exciting range of PSP Essentials titles that will retail at only €9.99 (RRP) and will include Invizimals: Shadow Zone, EyePet and many more.


While PSP-E1000 does not include Wi-Fi, it will still provides access to the full catalogue of PSP games either on UMD or from PlayStation Store via Media Go. The design is also slightly different, with a Charcoal Black finish – the same as on the slimmer PS3 model – to give more of a matte feel.

PSP-E1000 will be available across PAL. But that’s not all that was announced at the SCEE gamescom press conference – be sure to read our posts on the PS3 price cut and announcements and the new social applications and games coming to PlayStation Vita. You can also watch the full press conference right here on PlayStation.Blog until 6pm BST / 7pm CET on Wednesday.


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i believe this is what they call the “tard pack”

iriihutoR48 16 August, 2011 @ 7:41 pm   2

Now if we can get a UMD release of Final Fantasy Type-0, everyone will be happy!


Personally which erm idiot would pay £100 for a PSP that lacks Wifi.

Dear oh dear oh dear…

xchris2008x 16 August, 2011 @ 7:45 pm   5

lmao it looks better but NO Wifi wt.f are sony thinking?


No Wi-fi is the reson I won’t be getting it.
I think it was a bad decision to remove that. I’ll probably be looking into a PSP-3000 model instead.


Good for kids, I guess. Shame about the no wifi though, as it does look very cool besides that.

hutton1993 16 August, 2011 @ 7:49 pm   8

I think this is a great idea and the removal of WiFi makes it perfect for children. This isn’t meant for the hardcore gamer, we have the Vita for that! This is great for parents who’s children want a PSP but can’t afford a lot and don’t want their children going online.


Like I said above, only an idiot would buy that.

dividsmythe 16 August, 2011 @ 7:51 pm   10

I cant see the point of owning any psp wit ps vita coming out early 2012

Mr__Stig 16 August, 2011 @ 7:52 pm   11

I’ve had a few psp’s and its like sony cant be assed with them…..
We never have remote play games any more.
Dont have flash player so you cant watch youtube vidoes.
I Still have a psp and cost £150 and over 20 games.

sympozium_666 16 August, 2011 @ 7:53 pm   12

Since it as no Wi-fi, what happens to Ad-hoc multiplayer? The PSP essentials are quite cheap right? so using it (force) to get a friend or cousin to play Monster Hunter or Fifa would be nice. If I can’t do that then its pointless for me.

Don’t take it away…..

Focalpoint 16 August, 2011 @ 7:54 pm   13

i dont know what 99 euros is in pounds but i still cant see it being cheap enough to warrant the lack of wifi. it renders the playstation store, web browser and lot of other things useless on the device.

petelechem 16 August, 2011 @ 7:56 pm   14

I will definitely get this to play all my Japanese UMD games :o) Don’t need the Wifi as I buy all my PSN content on the PS3 and sync to the PSP due to having a 500GB HDD in the PS3 :o)

PSP needs to have multiple accounts authorised at the same time like PS3 and it will be great :o) hate having to sign in and out of my EU, US and JP accounts all the time for different content.

colmshan1990 16 August, 2011 @ 8:01 pm   15

Wait, did you just say that FIFA 12 will be less than €10?!
If that’s not a mistake, it’s a MASSIVE deal.

petelechem 16 August, 2011 @ 8:02 pm   16

@13 €99 will probably be £79.99 based on the PS3 being £192 on Amazon and that being €249.

Titchy_Penguin 16 August, 2011 @ 8:03 pm   17

If you dont have wifi then why not??? Not everyone does or if you want one till the Vita??? Uncharted 3 looks epic. And Assassins Creed Vita should be good. Shame nothing about Agent.

The new version not having wifi is a sure sign that the PSP playstation store will be taken offline pretty soon. Probably around this or the Vita’s release?


Downgrading the PSP, Sony is on the forfront of technoligy.
So sad…

The lack of wifi is no big deal TBH, all it means is that you can’t pay the extortionate prices of PSP games from the ps store or play online which is pretty much dead already on PSP, or use the crappy browser which didn’t work anyway lol

X_Weapon 16 August, 2011 @ 8:16 pm   21

Mmh…I have a pretty big list of PSP games to buy, some unfortunately aren’t available on the Store and maybe never will (title such as Valkyrie Profile or Star Ocean 1&2).
So, in other words I would like to buy a PSP but with 129€ I can get a PSP-3000 and it’s a better deal than this.

I’ll see.

—– it will still provides access to the full catalogue of PSP games either on UMD or from PlayStation Store via Media Go —–

^ Good to know.

Titchy_Penguin 16 August, 2011 @ 8:18 pm   22

@15 probs fifa 11 if not it will be released later around march

Alex-1124 16 August, 2011 @ 8:20 pm   23

Looks like buying LittleBigPlanet PSP for this model would be kind of pointless considering you won’t be able to publish any of your levels nor download any. It does have a nice look to it though, shame the is no Wi-Fi version, I’d have probably brought it if it did considering my PSP (the first model) has kind of taken a battering over the years and picking up a new model at that kind of cheap price would’ve been great.


I’ll be buying one of these so that I can play my stack of UMD’s that won’t work on my dead PSP-1000. Yes I bought a PSPgo to continue buying PSP games, but I have at least 40 UMD’s which I can’t play, and I will finally be able to if I buy this cheap PSP. 🙂

Is it possible to transfer games directly from the PS3 to this PSP? I don’t think it will, because the PSP needs to be activated with a PSN account before transferring a game over. Then again, I have my PSPgo for downloadable games so it’s not a problem.

@18 LOL seriously? The PSP Store will stay up for many years to come. The PS Vita is fully compatible with PSP Store games, so there’s a big enough reason to keep the PSP Store up for the life of the Vita.

ieatpixels 16 August, 2011 @ 8:22 pm   25

I dunno guys, I like the idea of this revision.

No one liked having to use the virtual store on the Go, and everyone [DELETED] about the browser. Makes sense to remove the Wifi inorder to reduce costs.

Good way to respond to the 3DS’s pricedrop I say.

+ I’m glad that after 3 more revisions, my PSP 2000 isn’t missing out on anything.

Benjamin81 16 August, 2011 @ 8:23 pm   26

Seriously Sony? No wifi and mono sound? Are we back in the early 1990s or what?

manveru1986 16 August, 2011 @ 8:30 pm   27

And what about Mac users? There’s no Media Go for Mac :]


Who will want a wifi-less psp when the vita is just round the corner? Good for kids I suppose but it just seems crazy that anyone else would want one!

Takehaniyasubiko 16 August, 2011 @ 8:39 pm   29

No Wi-Fi!?


You fail, Sony. Yet again, you fail.

EvilRedEye8 16 August, 2011 @ 8:43 pm   30

This could be good ‘legacy’ format for playing PSP games after the console is dead. An original PSP model will probably be better for playing original PSP games on as the Vita upscaling won’t look great. Hopefully the screen will be fairly decent and maybe a bit smaller so it doesn’t highlight the low resolution so much.

Skookie30 16 August, 2011 @ 8:56 pm   31

I‘m on this post Now as a cynic i agree it a cynical move by Sony they remove Ps2 BC to save money, they remove linux, they stop the comic store, & now since there No new PSP games on store for ages.

it signs all the hallmarks of death of the PSP, sony only does take down stuff.

kukuri-papi 16 August, 2011 @ 9:14 pm   32


Kazblade 16 August, 2011 @ 9:17 pm   33

Psp could have been the most successfull handheld system ever if marketing and game line up had been done correctly, just look at sales in japan. Does Sony really think that removing a part of what make a system good and selling a downgraded version at a barely lower price is an answer to disapointing sales?

New packaging with FFT0 + new skin of the psp 3000 = success
New packaging with MH3 + new skin of the psp 3000 = success
Massive launch of psp games on the psn (50 / 100+ at least) +/or localisation of all those sleeper japanese hit = success
Downgraded psp system at 99€ + limited pricedrop of old umd already available = Fail

Hemelskonijn 16 August, 2011 @ 9:21 pm   34

I would be all over this new and “improved” PSP if they changed the form factor a bit. Some how the PSP makes me cramp every time i try to play it and i bet i am not alone on this one.

The lack of wifi is no real problem since the browser is useless and skype drains the battery life. As a music player or skype conference device it was no good any way since the volume or lack thereof was to bad for words. In a way this PSP will solve some of my problems with the PSP 3000 namely all the useless crap wont be on it (I.E. an RSS reader a comic book reader several store icons etc.).

So my big question is will the casing be exactly the same or differ slightly in proportions ?

PSN-OmniusALX 16 August, 2011 @ 9:39 pm   35

Ha, thats got to be the biggest joke going!

As it was said earlier in the thread, who would buy one of these now considering the Vita is out soon???

Look around the PSPgo failed to re-ignite the PSP game catalogue, add new developers, etc…

Add to this the end of Comic updates and a diminishing release schedule of PSP titles, its like when the Gameboy Advance died out to be replaced by the DS, what are Sony thinking….oh I know, how do we scrape the barrell out and flog this dead horse?

Pointless low-fi device….I’ve never had my PSPgo on for months now, waiting to see what we will ‘actually’ get with the Vita – I still don’t believe that it will play old PSP games, you know what Sony are like! Promises, Promises!

Sony want to take a leaf out of Commodore’s book – they too released a glut of hardware at their ‘end of days’ which led consumers to be unsure which machine to purchase – that was the end of Commodore!

The more I think about it, I still can’t believe there was a full dedicated post to this new PSP! LOL, its like we’ve gone back 5 years! Oh deary me! I get more enjoyment from my Android phone than I do now with my PSPgo – go figure Sony!

Cyba_Cowboy 16 August, 2011 @ 9:41 pm   36

Now all we need is digital (downloadable) versions of the Invizimals series, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Crisis Core: FInal Fantasy VII… Then everyone will be happy!

PirateThom 16 August, 2011 @ 9:48 pm   37

Price? Perfect.
Styling? Perfect.
Idea? Perfect.
Lack of wi-fi? Mistake… if only because the price of a wireless card cannot be that expensive for a mobile device like this.

ShadowDoGGG 16 August, 2011 @ 9:49 pm   38

Sony what a bunch of wombats. You want developers to go onto PSV at all? By bringing out this…

xchris2008x 16 August, 2011 @ 10:28 pm   39

i would of bought 1 if it had wifi since i wont be getting a vita at launch.

jason_trixta 16 August, 2011 @ 10:48 pm   40

As already mentioned, hopefully this will mean we get final fantasy type 0 released over here


No wifi is a solid ‘no buy’. So many games will lose so many major features.

Marrsterhausen 16 August, 2011 @ 10:58 pm   42

PSP GO & now this? Epic fail…

Bring this to the US please!

Chaosprower 16 August, 2011 @ 11:09 pm   44

You first promise that ALL PSP games would go digital for PSPgo, but now you release a PSP without WiFi? I feel offended.

SeparateEntity 16 August, 2011 @ 11:37 pm   45

No WiFi at all? If this has wired multiplayer functionality (possibly through USB / Media GO / AdHoc Party), then there’s a chance I’ll buy this. (My old launch PSP has taken a battering, and it’s battery life is getting shorter). Please say there is wired multiplayer functionality. You can’t make LittleBigPlanet PSP a play/create/NOshare game.

robbenslb 17 August, 2011 @ 12:17 am   46

No STEREO sound? No Wi-Fi? Only one speaker?

Epic fail x3


wiffi i never use
reason = my internet security !!! so no internet conection whit my psp , only works when i drop al security = not acseptebel!!!!!.

even my dsi can go online tru even if securyti is onn
also my ps3 has no problems .

but no stereo = u make lots of xxxx lately .

also : new psp model wen vita koms = wtf
instead of making new model , make more vita instead .


wiffi i never use
reason = my internet security !!! so no internet conection whit my psp , only works when i drop al security = not acseptebel!!!!!.
even my dsi can go online tru even if securyti is onn
also my ps3 has no problems .
but no stereo = u make lots of xxxx lately .
also : new psp model wen vita koms = crazy
instead of making new model , make more vita instead .
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fossilfern 17 August, 2011 @ 1:36 am   49

Why are people moaning about no wifi? I dont play games online with my DS or 3DS and don’t intend to play online with a psp. I won’t use the browser either, I’d use my iPhone or PC.

other than PS1 games I wouldnt download anything on the device and I’m sure there is a way to transfer ps1 games to this new PSP from the PS3. Now I hope this will end up being around 80 quid and then after so many years I will have a PSP. Hope the screen is good on this

AnimaOnline 17 August, 2011 @ 2:03 am   50

@robbenslb (post #46)

Use some logic, man. Why do you think it’s so cheap? Sacrifices must be made. If you want Wi-fi then stick with the PSP you’ve presumably already got. If you want stereo sound then plug in some headphones. This PSP is clearly designed for those who’ve not yet bought a PSP and want to delve into the sizeable back catalogue without having to spend a small fortune.

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