Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that the PSP Core Pack will be available in North America for $169.99. That’s a price cut of $30 off its cost at launch just over two years ago.
SCEA also announced that the PSP games Daxter and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror are the newest additions to the PSP Greatest Hits collection, this means from today on each game will only cost $19.99.
“We have always been passionate about making great entertainment accessible to everyone, and the new price for PSP, as well as the continued growth of the ‘Greatest Hits’ library, reflect our ongoing commitment to supporting and expanding the PSP community,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA.
The Sony boss also mentions games like SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2, Killzone: Liberation, and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, and LocoRoco were very popular in 2006. Exclusives coming to PSP in 2007 are God of War, SWAT, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, and Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. By the way, this week you can get LocoRoco for $15 at Playasia.
Just remember that if you want to get the most out of your PSP’s media capabilities like playing music and videos, let alone save your game progress, that you’ll need a memory stick (pro duo) which is not included in the PSP Core Pack. Quite honestly, I’d go for the PSP Entertainment Pack that comes with the game ATV Offroad Fury, and movie Lords Of Dogtown. I don’t know if those are any good, but at least you’ll get accessories like the 1GB memory stick making it worth it.