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New PSP Battery and Covers Coming Soon

John Koller's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

Battery Pack and Cover set

Hi everyone. As you may have heard, we’re introducing a great solution to get longer battery life from your PSP. The new PSP Extended Life Battery Kit includes a 2200 mAh battery pack that can double the battery life of the new PSP model (PSP 2000). Because the extended-life battery is slightly thicker than the one that comes with the new PSP, we’ve included two custom covers in “Piano Black” and “Ice Silver.” Those of you with the original PSP (PSP 1000) may recall that we offered an extended life battery pack (the stamina battery) previously, and this battery remains compatible with that system as well.

The new battery kit will be available at retailers for $44.99 (MSRP) in mid-December – just in time to get you through your holiday travels and any long delays at the airports…

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TwoBlack4America said:

November 27th, 6:15 pm

Cool.Can’t argue against longer battery life.

SinsToJudge said:

November 27th, 6:17 pm

Thanks John, anything that gives me more playtime is appreciated. I’ll be picking up one of these when I trade my old fatty PSP for a new Slim one :)

chase said:

November 27th, 6:18 pm

nice will it have in game xmb lol i just had 2 say that

zookey said:

November 27th, 6:22 pm

NICE been waiting for this–now get on the camera and GPS hehe! Will be nice to finally have this puppy tho…

foolio_67 said:

November 27th, 6:39 pm

I’ll probably pick one of those up sometime next year.

JmChile said:

November 27th, 6:42 pm

cool i would defenetly buy this!

roku6wiz said:

November 27th, 6:51 pm

Nice, i’ll have to pick that up when i buy a new psp, that’ll be cool having the extra battery length

Jaimz11785 said:

November 27th, 6:54 pm

$45? yikes

Neil said:

November 27th, 6:55 pm

Neato-roo.

Darkdrium777 said:

November 27th, 7:08 pm

I piked up the stamina battery for the first gen PSP, and it’s a great purchase. Now you really have 8 hours of game play, even on the maximum luminosity setting. I don’t regret it at all.

By the way John, do you know where to get the video cable for the new PSP-2000 series? I didn’t see it anywhere in retailers near where I live (FutureShop, Best Buy, EB Games, Maison Sony (Sony shop exclusively), etc.) For information I’m in Quebec.

frito said:

November 27th, 7:09 pm

I don’t have a PSP, but I can see the use in this…more battery life, more time playing games!

but $45 bucks for a battery?!?!?!?!?

another bad call Sony….

too bad, it seems that for every step forward, something makes you step 2 back..

Darkdrium777 said:

November 27th, 7:09 pm

Oh boy, I forgot the ‘c’

*I picked up…

Sorry xD

tearsofash said:

November 27th, 7:12 pm

They can charge 45 for such a battery, because it’s a high-end sort of battery. It’s not your mother NiMH rechargeable battery packs you buy at the Home Depot.

frito said:

November 27th, 7:21 pm

I’d still like to see the manufacturing costs…even with advertising, I think $45 is steep!

but if it makes whiny kids happy, let their parents buy it for them! hallelujah!

But for those of us that actually work for our money…$45 is just retarded for a battery.

ihsnots said:

November 27th, 7:29 pm

this is great just a heads up
what are those of us with the star wars white psp supposed to do?
don’t get me wrong i like mixing colors when i paint, just wish i didn’t have to on my psp.
can we get a white one in my stocking this christmas?

DustoMan said:

November 27th, 7:33 pm

Can we get just the covers for those people that already own two original PSP batteries? I don’t want to pay for another battery. I just need the covers.

Queso said:

November 27th, 7:53 pm

hey frito do you have any idea of how much lithium polymer ion batteries run?
no?

then shut your hole, your ignorance is showing.

DevonTheDude said:

November 27th, 8:00 pm

I heard about this at E3 07′ and when I got the slim it had a insert saying that the older battery was incompatible along with the old wall charger. Glad that announcement @ E3 was real.

avion said:

November 27th, 8:02 pm

Where is the white cover for the Star Wars PSP?

Al2x said:

November 27th, 8:07 pm

Any chance on buying just a battery, as I have the old PSP cheaper? I don’t wanna risk getting a garbage, fake battery on eBay. I have money, and I’m willing to give it to you Sony…All I want is a PSP battery.

Lp47 said:

November 27th, 8:14 pm

To bad us earlier adopters, cant make use of this nice improvement.

EnigmaOppanax said:

November 27th, 8:18 pm

I have been meaning to get the new PSP Slim for awhile now. Just dont have the money at the moment.

I sure would like the PSP to have more connectivity with the PS3…

linton said:

November 27th, 8:20 pm

had my two psp’s stolen last Sunday afternoon, window was forced, pure luck they didn’t do a full search as they may have found my ps3 and ps2 and god forbid my original playstation

Purist said:

November 27th, 8:30 pm

I’ve had the extended batteries for a while, and I love not having to worry so much about frequent charges. I play about 4 hours a day on commutes, so it’s great.

reson8er said:

November 27th, 8:33 pm

I’d get it if it had a cover for the Ceramic White PSP.

darkiewonder said:

November 27th, 8:33 pm

That’s a bit pricey for battery. 35 dollars would have been the perfect price ;(

nabokovfan87 said:

November 27th, 8:43 pm

price is about double what i am willing to pay. same thing with the ps3 blu-ray remote. its just too expensive to make sense.

the old one sells for 20 bucks on amazon, and as for the remote, third party ones look better, support IR, and cost a few bones less.

Chezko said:

November 27th, 8:51 pm

I am also voting for a white cover for the Star Wars PSP. I’d be ok with it not having the Darth Vader silk screen too.

Jeigh said:

November 27th, 9:01 pm

@27 Nabokovfan87: What?? $25 is too expensive for a remote? You must be on one painfully air-tight budget if you need to save $2 after factoring in tax and S&H. Not to mention that you’d have to wait a week- I can go down to Best Buy, spend the extra $2 and enjoy it immediately (and without wasting a USB port that those third-party remotes require ’cause they refuse to make a Blue Tooth one).

@ Jeff Rubenstein (I’m of course just hoping you’ll read this) I read through your first post and I’d like to make a suggestion. It was kind of hard to follow what question you were responding to. I was wondering if you could include the number of the post for ease of use (sort of like what I did above).

Really, people who would be really, strongly considering this probably wouldn’t mind the price- the PSP Slim already has a longer battery life than the original, and I use the original without any problems battery-wise. This is more for the crowd that spends a lot of time on the bus or in the middle of nowhere with no plug-ins or jacks.

milhavoc said:

November 27th, 9:07 pm

will these batteries be ok on a UK PSP model?

ghamdikh1 said:

November 27th, 9:17 pm

yo John Koller more battery life & more time playing games is very cool but $45 bucks for a battery is too expensive.

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Nauraushaun said:

November 27th, 9:39 pm

Do you mean to say that all batteries now work on all PSPs? That new works on old, old works on new…???

Skater_Ricky said:

November 27th, 9:58 pm

We all need a little more life in us all :D

Thank You Sony,

tdh said:

November 27th, 10:03 pm

Am I understanding this correctly? The new, slimmer, PSP requires a special back to hold the battery in because it’s thicker? But the original PSP does not because it itself is thicker?

I tried to get the extended battery when I first got my PSP and Best Buy just didn’t have them. Their site showed the picture of the extended battery, but they kept shipping me the normal one for extended price. I eventually just gave up, and never went anywhere with out my charge. This may be worthwhile picking up now.

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Jeff Rubenstein said:

November 27th, 10:47 pm

@ Jeigh (#29!!!!) – Yeah, that’s doable. And yeah, I told you I read this stuff!

@ tdh (#35) – You are correct – this battery is bigger than the default, hence the need for a different cover.

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ghamdikh1 said:

November 27th, 11:05 pm

@Jeff Rubenstein
yo Jeff more battery life & more time playing games is very cool but $45 bucks for a battery is too expensive.

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Reluctant Hero said:

November 27th, 11:19 pm

@ Jeff Rubenstein & John Koller:

What the white “Darth Vader” PSP Slim owners like myself? I’d like to have either a plain white battery cover or one with the Darth Vader silk screen.

So can you guys take of us? Thanks!

raymanxp said:

November 27th, 11:26 pm

why not add the star wars white cover to this package? I highly doubt it would affect the cost of this package. I’d be interested if it included the white, but i guess i have to wait for an alternative :(

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