Sony PSP price slashed to $129.99; new bargain games announced

Sony has slashed the price of the PSP, with the handheld console going for $129.99 as of Sunday, February 27. Confirmed on the official PlayStation blog, the price cut will also see PSP Entertainment Packs – which bundle the PSP and one or more games – brought down to $159.99.

There's also a new flood of "Greatest Hits" and "Favorites" games, which are basically Sony's two budget ranges. The $19.99 "Greatest Hits" line-up now includes:

  • Assassin's Creed Bloodlines (Ubisoft)
  • DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY (Square Enix, Inc.)
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • Resistance: Retribution
  • Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Disney Interactive)
  • As for the PSP "Favorites" range, all at $9.99, that now includes:

  • Daxter
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom)
  • Killzone: Liberation
  • SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fire Team Bravo
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary (Square Enix, Inc.)
  • Sony expects to replace the PSP in late 2011 with the new Sony NGP.