More PSP-3000 Details, Pics

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Since the initial PSP-3000 unveil on Wednesday, Sony has released more info and images for its third-edition portable console. One of the key features I told you about before was the anti-reflection technology, but there’s more to it than that. Beyond being much easier to view in brightly-lit, outdoor environments, the new LCD screen will also showcase double the color spectrum, response time running two times zippier than the old PSP, and a higher contrast ratio, all coming together to produce richer, deeper, crisper image quality and colors that are far more vibrant and natural. The PSP screen is already spectacular, so to see it getting even better is enticing, especially for someone like me still going strong with the original model purchased on launch day.

Another PSP-3000 upgrade not mentioned in the initial release is its enhanced video-out port which will be able to output gameplay in interlace format. That means users with non-progressive TVs can now take advantage of the video-out functionality to view their PSP content on the big screen. Before with the PSP-2000, video-out was only possible on progressive TVs. Not a system-selling upgrade, but definitely a nice touch.

Finally, I’ve also just gotten my hands on a six-pack of new images of the PSP-3000 in both its Mystic Silver and Piano Black colors, all of which you can view in gallery form after the break. There’s a Pearl White version as well, but from what I understand it’s only coming to Europe as of now.

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