Sony Unveils New Budget PSP Ahead Of PS Vita

Sony unveiled a new budget-friendly model of the PSP today during their Gamescom press conference. The announcement came as quite a surprise since the company's PSP successor, the PS Vita, was announced with much fanfare at E3 2011. This new PSP model will, however, only be available to the European market.

This value-priced PSP model dubbed the E-1000 will lack Wi-Fi support, meaning it will not be able to download games. Instead, it will be accompanied by a variety of PSP Essentials titles that will retail for £9.99, including Invizimals: The Lost Tribe, EyePet Adventures, and FIFA 12.

The PSP E-1000 will retail for £99, which is £30 less than the current PSP model. And although there's no Wi-Fi, users can still access a full catalogue of PSP games on UMD or from the PlayStation Store via Media Go.

[via Kotaku]