Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/26/psp_colours_xbox_red/

PSP Carnival Colours come to town

Plus, a red Xbox 360 in the works?

By James Sherwood

Posted in Games, 26th January 2009 16:01 GMT

Few would disagree that the games industry is a colourful business. But it looks set to become even more so, thanks to Sony’s creation of four colourful PlayStation Portables - and, potentially, a redesigned Xbox 360 from Microsoft.

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Sony's Carnival Colours collection of PSPs

The “Carnival Colours” collection gives gamers the choice of a “vibrant blue”, “radiant red”, “bright yellow” or “spirited green” body for the PSP-3000, which was unveiled back in August.

Each colourful model is sold in a standard pack that includes one 1200mAh battery and an AC adapter.

Alternately, you can splash out on a value pack containing a 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo card, a wrist strap and console pouch, both of which will match your chosen colour.

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Value pack buyers get matching accessories

Sadly, Sony’s only announced its Carnival Colours PSP collection in Japan so far, where the standard pack will cost ¥19,800 ($221/£160/€171) and the value pack ¥24,800 ($277/£201/€214). Both sets will land in Japan during March.

If you’re more of an Xbox 360 fan then word from a mole who spoke to website Ars Technica is that Microsoft is set to paint its console red as part of a special Resident Evil 5 bundle pack.

Aside from the red console, the pack’s also rumoured to include a red controller, a copy of the game and a Resident Evil theme for the New Xbox Experience.

Since Microsoft’s yet to confirm the bundle pack, a launch date or price is still unknown. ®