The console has undergone some changes since its launch nearly seven years ago, with three consoles released that looked identical but had slight hardware changes, and one fourth generation console which had a slide up screen and was slimmer. The PSP Go was an instant sales hit in Japan, although has been less popular in the UK since its launch.
Interestingly Sony’s 5th offering, the Sony PSPS-E1000 goes back to the original format of having controls either side of a screen, although looks set to drop the wireless connectivity found in previous consoles in favour of concentrating solely on a lower price.
Sony will continue to offer the PSP Go along their new budget offering as they look to cater to both ends of the market, and compete with Nintendo’s DSi and 3DSi offerings this Christmas.
For more information and ratings on the PSP range of consoles read reviews here: Sony PSP Review, Sony PSP Specs