Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/17/sony_to_launch_budget_psp/

Sony ballyhoos budget PSP

Redesigned and repriced

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Games, 17th August 2011 11:36 GMT

While the PS Vita lingers on the horizon, Sony is readying a refreshed PlayStation Portable - model E-1000 - for a penny short of £100.

PSP E-1000

The move means the company will market a cheaper portable console than arch-rival Nintendo is following the recent 3DS price cuts.

One downside: the budget Sony here lacks Wi-Fi and has to be connected to a computer through USB in order to access internet services.

PSP E-1000

Still, the look is pretty slick and the full backwards compatibility, including UMD content, might turn some heads. The price of an older full Wi-Fi model is only a tad more expensive, though, so if you are considering splashing out, weigh up your options first.

The PSP E-1000 is out in November. ®