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New PSP to go on sale in Japan September 20

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced that the updated PlayStation Portable will go on sale in the region on September 20.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced that the updated PlayStation Portable will go on sale in the region on September 20.

The solid date comes following Sony's E3 confirmation that the redesigned handheld will launch worldwide in September.

The PSP Slim will retail for JPY 19,800 and comes in six colours: Piano Black, Ceramic White, Ice Silver, Rose Pink, Lavender Purple and Felicia Blue.

The new model PSP is 33 per cent lighter and 19 per cent slimmer than the original design. A video-out port has been added to enable users to connect to their TV sets, and loading times have been improved.

Following the launch of the console worldwide in September, Sony is promising a variety of different SKU's for each region. US consumer will be able to get their hands on a limited edition Daxter PSP Entertainment pack as well as a Star Wars branded model in October.

Entertainment Packs in North America will retail for USD 199.99, with standalone units selling for USD 169.99.

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