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Wednesday, 3rd June 2009
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Sony announces compact new PSP model

Sony has unveiled a new smaller version of its handheld PlayStation Portable (PSP) games console at the E3 developers' conference in Los Angeles.

The Japanese games giant revealed that the new PSP Go will feature 16 GB of internal Flash memory and will do away with the console's disc drive in order to focus wholly upon digitally distributed games.

Due to the removal of the disc drive, the PSP Go will also be around 50 per cent smaller and 40 per cent lighter than the current PSP model, the PSP-3000, which Sony claims will not be replaced by the new model.

The version of the console is due to go on sale in Japan later this year and will retail for 26,800 yen (£171).

In addition to the new hardware, Sony also took the opportunity to announce exclusive new PSP entries to the Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil game series.

Written by Jehan Ranasinghe

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