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Sony shows off 160GB bundle, keypad attachment, and PSP-3000

Posted by: John at 8/20/2008 1:54 PM
A lot of Sony news just came in hot and heavy so let's run them down quickly.

First up is a new 160GB bundle of the PlayStation 3 with the great Uncharted Drake's Fortune. You'll also get a voucher for PAIN and the console comes with a Dualshock 3. Look for it in November for $499.

Next is a new Wireless Keypad that snaps on top of a controller and offers a QWERTY keyboard along with some system specific keys. There's even a mode to turn the main keys into a touchpad to let you move a cursor around like that of a laptop. Since it's a Bluetooth device, you can use it with other products that have Bluetooth capability as well.

Finally, a new PSP model is coming called the PSP-3000.  The two key improvements are:
  • The LCD screen will have a wider color gamut and higher contrast ratio to deliver deeper, more vibrant colors, as well as anti-reflection technology so you can see the screen more clearly when playing outdoors. As you all know, the PSP’s screen is a key strength of the hardware, and this update adds an absolutely dazzling LCD screen to the handheld.
  • A built-in microphone allows for Skype calls and multi-player gaming communication directly from the hardware - eliminating the need for attaching a separate headset.