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New Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack

Kristin Neirinckx's Avatar + Posted by Kristin Neirinckx on Sep 02, 2009 // Marketing Manager, PSP

As we announced at E3, Gran Turismo, the franchise that has revolutionized the racing category by offering true-to-life graphics and authentic physics technology and design, is coming to the PSP system on October 1. For the first time, you can take your favorite racing game with you on the go with an unprecedented 800+ car roster from the world’s top manufacturers and 35 tracks. Experience the best and most authentic high-speed racing game ever created in the palm of your hand—and it’s only possible on the PSP system.

If you’re interested in an incredible value and exclusive downloads, be sure to check out the new Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack.

GT PSP 3000 Bundle

Available at participating retailers on October 20 for $199.99 (MSRP), the entertainment pack will include:

  • Mystic Silver PSP-3000 system
  • Gran Turismo PSP game on UMD
  • PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a color not available in the game and is exclusive to this entertainment pack
  • 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher – title TBD
  • Sony MusicPass voucher good for 10 downloadable songs – available to U.S. residents only. Choose from hundreds of thousands of your favorite artists from Sony Music Entertainment.

The stand-alone Gran Turismo game will be available in digital and UMD formats on October 1.

For more information on the new Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack, check out the announcement we made today (below). For more information on Gran Turismo, check back regularly at the Gran Turismo web site.

Enjoy!

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION GRAN TURISMO® PSP®(PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) ENTERTAINMENT PACK

Consumers Can Now Hit the Road with the Complete Gran Turismo Game on the PSP System

FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 2, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the upcoming Limited Edition Gran Turismo® PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack on October 20 for $199.99 (MSRP) at participating retailers in the United States and Canada. Developed by Polyphony Digital, Inc. specifically for the PSP system, the launch of Gran Turismo marks the first time the famed racing series is available on PSP. Blending the high-speed racing action of Gran Turismo with the high caliber entertainment experience of the PSP system, the new entertainment pack features an exclusive PlayStation®Network downloadable voucher for a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—a color not available in the game and only offered in this hardware package. The limited edition entertainment pack also includes a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system; Gran Turismo game on UMD®; PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher (title to be announced); a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™; and a music voucher good for 10 downloadable songs from Sony MusicPass. A stand-alone version of Gran Turismo will be available on UMD and as a digital download on the PlayStation Network on October 1 for $39.99 (MSRP).

The award-winning Gran Turismo franchise has shipped more than 52 million units worldwide. With its true-to-life graphics and authentic physics technology and design, Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers and 35 tracks – all this is only possible on the PSP system.

SCEA Launches New Gran Turismo® PSP Entertainment Pack

“Gran Turismo is one of the most successful gaming franchises in history, so what better way to mark Gran Turismo’s premiere on the PSP system than by offering it with the only portable device that can deliver its rich, true-to-life graphics and unrivaled driving experience,” said John Koller, Director, Hardware Marketing, SCEA. “Featuring Polyphony Digital’s famed graphical prowess, tons of fun automotive content—including the ability to trade and share vehicles—and an exhilarating racing experience created for the PSP system, Gran Turismo is again poised to take racing games to new heights.”

The Limited Edition Gran Turismo Entertainment Pack features a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system, along with the following:

  • Gran Turismo – Developed exclusively for the PSP system by the internal team of designers and engineers at Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers (over 4,500 total paint variations) and 35 tracks (60+ total layouts)—including famous world circuits, city courses and other environments. Seasoned Gran Turismo fans will recognize the depth of content and unparalleled visuals the series is known for, including graphics running at a stunning 60 frames per second. Additionally, a first in the Gran Turismo series is the ability to trade and share unlocked vehicles with others online via ad hoc mode, a feature that is not available in any other racing game on the PSP system. Rated “E” for everyone.
  • Exclusive car download – Includes an exclusive PlayStation Network voucher to download a white version of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 for Gran Turismo, the same car featured on the cover of the game.
  • PlayStation Network movie voucher – Consumers can easily download a movie from the PlayStation Network to their PSP system. Title to be announced.
  • 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo – Leverages the PSP system’s multimedia functionality by storing photos, music, videos, and game saves.
  • Music voucher – Consumers can download 10 free songs onto their PC or Mac using Sony MusicPass. Available to U.S. residents only.

From the hardware to games, videos, music, memory and more for $199.99 (MSRP), all PSP entertainment packs offer incredible value to consumers.

SCEA Launches New Gran Turismo™ PSP Entertainment Pack

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Visit us on the Web at http://www.us.playstation.com

“PlayStation”, “PSP”, “PS one”, UMD and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks and “PS3”, is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick PRO Duo is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Gran Turismo® © 2009 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Manufacturers, cars, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners.

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+ TLSBill on September 2nd, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

I wanted to original white PSP w/the GT logo for a while. After a while I just gave up & got the black one. A few years & a plain silver PSP-3000 bundle don’t really entice me to uprgade my 1000. Maybe something else will come along.


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+ Pelt_Hunter on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

This is a great way to have people buy this instead of the PSPgo. Honestly, now why did you even announce the go? Should’ve just added another analog stick, made it a lot snazzier with a larger flash drive and then call it a PSP2. Just make sure ya bump up the GPU even more.

I might buy this now..lookit all those goodies!


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+ gema11981 on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

thanks now i really regret pre ordering the psp go


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+ mrtask on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:06 pm said:

this is great but you guys really gotta show the pspgo some love look at how much we are paying…..is just not right


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+ Jeeves_Tremor on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm said:

“PlayStation Network movie voucher – Consumers can easily download a movie from the PlayStation Network to their PSP system. Title to be announced.”

“Music voucher – Consumers can download 10 free songs onto their PC or Mac using Sony Music Pass. Available to U.S. residents only.”

Well there’s a contradictory statement if I’ve ever seen one. You say this music store is U.S. only, but then you act like the video store is available everywhere. You even mention Canada in your release statement.

This is getting out of hand.


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+ IceCold on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

I def need a pspgo bundle… I hope they do something about that since they are pushing the go.


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+ hardblade on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm said:

Can’t wait for this. I’ve already bought a PSP for this game . . .I don’t know whether to buy it on UMD or Download. I have an 8gb card. . .does anyone know if running the game off UMD saves battery / increases load times as opposed to UMD?

The UMD requires the battery to work harder to spin the drive. A download should be better for the battery life of the PSP.

I agree, I want a go because I am constantly traveling and I am sick of carrying all those damn UMDs. I want a Go with a bundle to download a game or two or a movie or something, not this RockBand light [DELETED]! Give us a full game damnit! I mean hell, I can go out and for a couple more bucks buy an Xbox 360 bundle. For the push to go digital and the push on the Go, Sony is not doing the consumer any favors by not offering some other form of incentive other than RockBand Lite.


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+ Enigma777 on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

Give us GT for free with the PSPgo! Stop bean cheap@sses!


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+ hardblade on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

@2 “Can’t wait for this. I’ve already bought a PSP for this game . . .I don’t know whether to buy it on UMD or Download. I have an 8gb card. . .does anyone know if running the game off UMD saves battery / increases load times as opposed to UMD?”

The UMD requires the battery to work harder to spin the drive. A download should be better for the battery life of the PSP. The battery on the Go is a lot smaller than the one on the UMD system, but will supply a gamer with the same amount of usage.

I agree, I want a go because I am constantly traveling and I am sick of carrying all those annoying little UMDs. I want a Go with a bundle to download a game or a movie or something. And I do not mean RockBand light, that’s not even a full game! Give us a full game, after all I can go out and for $50 more I can buy an Xbox 360 game of the year bundle and that comes with TWO games!

For the push to go digital and the push on the Go, Sony is not doing the consumer any favors by not offering some other form of incentive, other than RockBand Lite.


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+ StrathconaFC on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

Hey, if you are really angry about the whole “Marketing Strategy” of the PSP, I strongly suggest you tweet a message to @freshmozz. Ms. Neirinckx’s Twitter account. She’ll probably ignore you, but if enough people complain, maybe they’ll realize just how poor of a deal North American gamers are getting. Don’t forget, Canadians still don’t have access to the PSN Movie store, so this deal really doesn’t make any sense.


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+ Ftwrthtx on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

Why not a PSP Go GT bundle?


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+ Antonisbob on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

lol “Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers and 35 tracks – all this is only possible on the PSP system”

GT4 has 700 vehicles and 100 tracks, thats a PS2 game, and GT5 will probably have 800 or 900 (maybe) and 120-150 tracks, who knows eh? but anywho, this looks awsome. but im not buying a PSP anytime soon. too many great PS3 games :)


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+ KSPRAYDAD on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

Can we have Kyle Moffat on here NOW to tell Canadians what kind of bundle we might get…you know…since the movies and music will not be available to us?


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+ JupiterUnleashed on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

eh. how about you guys come out with a Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Slim limited edition made out of carbon fiber????

don’t you think that’d sell like crazy???


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+ R1LEY62 on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

i got a few more questions sony when is the new psp firmware update and do you think crash team racing will ever hit the U.S. psoneclassics on Playstation Store? please reply, thanks


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+ Loki_d20 on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

Looks good, but I’m still waiting on the Assassin’s Creed Limited Edition PSP bundle before I get my feet wet.


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+ NeoGuardian86 on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:50 pm said:

waiting to see how PSP Go users are gonna get their pre-order bonsus’s.

can someone answer this?

Plus i mean seriously Sony. I really really like the PSP Go, but your launching it at a higher price, no game included, the machine itself uses less material (overall cheaper). Give the public a reason to buy the PSP Go besides it’s portability and a glorified demo of Rockband.

sincerely,
fan of the Playstation brand.


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+ idmarts on September 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm said:

Hi every one..I agree SONY needs to help me buy the PSP go By giving me a good bundle..Im guessing they might do a christmas bundle..but I just cant wait…sucky.


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+ ChainClutch on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

very cool package… this will certainly help drive PSP and GTP sales..


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+ PshycoNinja on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:08 pm said:

I can tell you what movie would be perfect for this pack. The Fast and The Furious. Think about it, it is a racing pack with a racing game. Why not have a movie on cars too.


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+ katsuo7171 on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

So, does Sony not like the PSP Go? If this game was built for the Go would expext it to come bundled with it.


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+ katsuo7171 on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

expect*


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+ thegriefer on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

why is this not a psp go?


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+ MeanMrMustard on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

I’ve bought three PSP’s already, I think I’ll stick with my UMD’s. I’m pretty sure Sony’s ten year plan with the PSP, is to release a new model every year. Seriously. Not only that, they change accessory compatibility all the time too. Imagine my surprise when I got the 3000 and my headphones didn’t fit. Had to order another black set from Asia, Since only white is in America. But it’s very hard, if not imposable to find a white PSP in America, strange. And no one made an FM transmitter for the 3000, PHILLIPS had a great one for the 1000/2000, got mine at Target. So guess what now, they changed the headphone jack again! They also changed the memory stick from the Duo to the M2. I got a 35mb, 1gig, 2gig, 4gig, and 8gig DuoSticks.
My thoughts on what the new PSP should have had. Added a second analog stick, built in FM transmitter, and digital video camera. And simpler, better working Remote Play feature. And please make something for the PS3 that turns it into a DVR/LocationFree player for the PSP. I loved LocationFree until I dropped my cable box to lower the bill. A cable box is the only way you can use one, sucks.


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+ MeanMrMustard on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm said:

And I don’t even homebrew. Never even cross my mind. You see it all over the internet, but I’m a loyal sucker Sony. So be kind to all us loyal suckers and give us a little, make it worth it to be a Sony fan. Instead of charging for Public Betas, and Premium Avatars. Give us 5.1 sound in HD movies from the store or a Socom from Zipper (sorry), or maybe even, dare i say it. In Game Music.
There’s my rant, we love you Sony, love us back.


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+ LiquidLynch13 on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:40 pm said:

Sony, you are seriously making me reconsider buying a Go. It makes zero sense that I can get cheaper hardware, a FULL VERSION of a game that all signs are pointing to being fantastic, when you guys are trying to push sales of the Go with a gimped pack in and a much higher price.

ZERO.
SENSE.


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+ XreptarX on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:41 pm said:

I really want to buy a PSP GO, but you are making it practically impossible. You give the 3000 the bundle that should be for the PSP GO and no incentive to dish out the extra 50 bucks for the GO. I wouldn’t mind the lack of any good bundles if the Go was cheaper than the PSP 3000, but i guess I’m still gonna hold back on buying a PSP (at least until Persona 3 Portable hits the states)


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+ Thrasher20 on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

I’ll get this at some point


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+ robotmafia1234 on September 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm said:

i sold my 1000 model back in 2007 and i’m never buying a psp again, damn 360 arcade is cheaper than the go and the same price as 3000 bundles. And the arcade actually comes with games! There are hardly any good games on psp worth playing, GT is one of the few worth playing. And I also hate silver psps give us in white!!. I don’t care about 3000 entertainment packs, give me cross game chat and custom soundtracks!!! Fix the damn ps3


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+ Essence07 on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:10 pm said:

Sony is shooting itself in the foot with bundles like these if they want the PSP Go to be successful.


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+ KILLZONE79 on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:12 pm said:

ummm shouldnt this entertainment pack come with PSPgo?


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+ Dice_for_Death_ on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:19 pm said:

While I may not drop money for this bundle, I’m definitely eyeing the PSP 3000 itself.


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

This is awsome, I have 3 questions to the dev team. I want to know how long this bundle will stay on sale 2. How does customization work this time around. 3. I heard we can sell cars and wat not, how does this system work, .. Ty 4 your time and keep making awsome games


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+ krae_man on September 2nd, 2009 at 6:07 pm said:

Wow, way to prove what a ripoff the PSP Go is Sony.


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+ alaM0000 on September 2nd, 2009 at 6:55 pm said:

Only An Automotive Entusist can Offord???!!! :P


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+ n4tacon on September 2nd, 2009 at 7:01 pm said:

While this is a cool pack, it really kinda defeats the point of the PSP Go considering they release around the same time. Either way, I’ll consider this pack. Still using my PSP-1000 (I love it) and it does fine for my gaming needs. Just no real incentive to consider upgrading especially to a PSP Go.


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+ EmperorKorea on September 2nd, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

lol false advertising. none of the US bundles come with a game case.

ATTN: COLLECTORS

THE GAME AND THE MOVIE COMES IN A DINKY LITTLE CARDBOARD SLEEVE. LAME AS ****.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on September 2nd, 2009 at 8:15 pm said:

PSPgo Price drop to 199 confirmed?


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+ ADR143 on September 2nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm said:

gt FTW!


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+ SuperTiso on September 2nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm said:

Why bother releasing the PSPgo? It’s obvious you don’t want it to sell by not giving what another country is getting for free with it. Instead you give the highly anticipated game for free with the old model? A digital copy is more expensive than the actual physical copy?


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+ ndw4 on September 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm said:

Why isn’t this 4 the PSP Go?Europe actually gets lucky and scores FREE Gran Turismo DD and you guys bundle the best PSP game with a 3000?And not a Go?Pathetic.


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+ ArcticTundra on September 3rd, 2009 at 7:58 am said:

This bundle photo may be misleading because it shows the GT PSP game case (case with UMD game disc, cover, and manual) and Sony has never included a complete game package with its PSP bundles. Previous PSP bundles have only included the UMD game disc and manual (disc is stored in a cardboard sleeve).

Also, there’s no expiration date mentioned but Sony always sets an expiration date on the “free” downloadable content (90 days after release date) so don’t count on getting these downloads on bundles that have gotten stale on the shelf.


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+ theuncharted5 on September 3rd, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

I’m still debating to buy either a 3000 to replace my 1001 or buy the new GO……….

but with Gran Turismo being my favorite Game and this bundle is 50 bucks less than the go….it’s tempting


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+ theuncharted5 on September 3rd, 2009 at 9:33 am said:

If the movie is a good one i might just buy this and continue buying memory sticks…..

but the Go is slick looking……..but My screen is bigger than the Go’s…..but the Go has an internal 16Gb memory….

YO SONY YOU GUYS PLANNING ANY GOOD PSP GO Bundles!!!!


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+ iTchyBandit on September 3rd, 2009 at 9:34 am said:

Great!! But what about those of us who want to get the pre-order bonuses for Gran Turismo


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+ JBResh on September 5th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

i just wish to match the voucher for the white corvette, they made the psp white as well. I like the star wars bundle white psp, but i can’t get it anywhere for a reasonable price, and without the darth vader logo on back. silver is still my second choice though, so i’m still going to get it.


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+ sacorama on September 6th, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

cool


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+ TLP23502 on September 6th, 2009 at 5:02 pm said:

@ 64

You said it! A PS3 Slim in Carbon Fiber/GT5 bundle is a definite buy!

Sorry Sony, I have to agree with a lot of what I’ve read so far…the PSP Go isn’t getting a good welcoming coming to market all alone, especially since the memory cards are now different formats (no hot swapping of cards with the older PSPs).

You gotta give us something, please…!


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+ wiwi2219 on September 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm said:

They Should Make A Yellow PSP bundle Whit a Simpson’s Design or somthing like that


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