Sony PlayStation Japan wasted no time at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show with the introduction of four new PSP packages, all of which have some interesting designs. While there is no actual hardware upgrade within the new models, I think most of us can agree these cosmetic additions to the PSP-3000 family are uniquely good looking.
The photo above is related to Sega’s PSP game ‘Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity,’ where a booth assitant looks on during the Tokyo Game Show 2010 at Makuhari Messe on September 16, 2010 in Chiba, Japan. The computer and video game convention, which ended September 19, featured exhibitions of upcoming game software and hardware from 194 companies and organizations to draw business visitors and the general public.
One of the most exotic models is the Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP pack, which has a large 2200mAh capacity battery, and comes with the game installed. This is also a very special model as the analog joystick has a concave shape at the top. Engadget even said “the concave shape definitely felt more comfortable to our delicate digits.”
As you can see, there are several cosmetic features in this model that really help it stand out amongst the original. The matte black paint and gold lining around the device really make it look sharp. There are also guild decals on the back of this special PSP. Sony topped it off with a special XMB theme to really further the custom feel. This Monster Hunter PSP will be available on January 12th in limited quanities for Y19,800.
The first part of a new two-tone series is the “White/Blue” PSP-3000 that comes with a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, Pouch, Cloth, AC adapter, and 1200mAh battery pack. It will be available on November 18th and cost Y17,800.
The second part of a new two-tone series is the “Black/Red” PSP-3000 that comes with a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, Pouch, Cloth, AC adapter, and 1200mAh battery pack. It will be available on November 18th and cost Y17,800.
Finally, for the special ladies (and dandy gentlemen) there is the Pink Blossom PSP-3000 which is packaged with an AC adapter, 1200mAh battery pack, etc. It will be available on November 18th and cost Y16,800.
You may also spot in one of the pictures of the Pink Blossom model several battery covers that have lip “kiss” marks. This is part of the idol group AKB48 exclusive PSP package (more pics here), which is pretty wild. Here is video of that exclusive press event launching the AKB48 model: