Sony Changes PlayStation 3 and Drops Cost While Offering PSP Downloads

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Sony announced a new model of PlayStation 3 today to continue to compete with the other available consoles, along with two upcoming downloadable content services aimed at the PSP and PSP Go:
Sony is changing the pricing of its PlayStation 3 console and introducing a new, slimmer version of the PlayStation 3 next month. On September 1, a PlayStation 3 with a slimmer profile and a 120 GB hard drive will reach stores for $299 (and €299). Immediately, existing 80 GB PlayStation 3 models will be reduced to $299 (and €299). The 160 GB PlayStation 3 in North America will be reduced to $399.


To support the launch of the PSP Go Sony also confirmed that it plans to launch a range of downloadable games for the PSP and PSP Go called "Minis." Minis will be games that will take up no more than 100 MB, and therefore can be downloaded (somewhat) easily to the PSP for casual play. The service will be available on October 1 in Europe and North America when the PSP Go is released and will launch with 15 games.

Finally, Sony also announced plans to launch the Digital Reader for the PSP. The service will launch in December of this year allowing PSP owners to download and read comics on the PSP screen.

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