The press release for the PSP Go! was released yesterday during Sony’s E3 Press Conference, after an official announcement was made. However, the press release includes some features of the new PSP Go! that were not announced at the conference. In short, the BlueTooth feature on the PSP Go will allow you to pair a DualShock 3 controller to play games (though the rumble feature will not be supported). Also, in-game XMB will be supported (possibly through a firmware update) and there was mention of a calendar and clock application.
PSP Go Features:
- Easy Sliding Display Panel and Original Applications
PSPgo offers a variety of exciting entertainment options by taking advantage of the sliding panel. When the panel is open, users will be able to enjoy various entertainment content with the familiar button control as PSP-3000, when closed, original applications for PSPgo, such as a clock and calendar is displayed on the screen. Users can also enjoy video and music when the panel is closed.
- Game sleep function
PSPgo has unique features such as game sleep function which enables users to operate XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) while pausing gameplay temporarily.
- Bluetooth® function
Bluetooth function will also allow users to connect Bluetooth standard peripherals such as head-phones and head-set *1 as well as PS3 wireless controller (DUALSHOCK®3 and SIXAXIS®) *2 to be used when watching video content on TVs via PSP at home *3.
- Peripheral line-up
One of the products within PSPgo’s peripheral line-up is a new Cradle (PSP-N340) *3 that will become available in stores worldwide concurrently with the release of PSPgo. This new Cradle enables users to charge the PSPgo battery and also enjoy watching video and listening to music. Also included in the peripheral line-up are video-out port cables that enable users to enjoy games and videos on their TVs at home.
*1 Head-phone and head-set supporting A2DP, HSP, AVRCP profile can be used. Some head-phones and head-sets may not be supported.
*2 PS3 wireless controller can be used. To register PS3 wireless controller on PSPgo, PS3 is needed. Some buttons and rumble feature will not be supported.
*3 Video-out cables and Cradle are sold separately in stores. Details will be announced at a later timing. Video-out cable and cradle for PSP-2000/3000 cannot be used on PSPgo.
You can read the full press release here.