Sony Japan has announced that Japanese PSP gamers will be able to use Skype services beginning in two weeks, March 18th.
The company also said that the software will be included in the upcoming Firmware update for the system and that Sony will be “releasing official microphones to coincide with the communications service.”
The service was originally supposed to hit Japanese PSPs in early January but was hit with delays due to Sony hardware failing to meet Skype specifications.
Also unveiled were new LE PSP bundles made specifically for Japan. “The PSP Matte Bronze Value Pack will go on sale April 24, priced JPY 23,800, and will come with the handheld, a pouch, hand strap, cloth, 32MB Memory Stick Duo and D Terminal AV cable.”
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Sony America has announced it will be dropping the 4GB Memory PSP Entertainment Pack that had been previously scheduled to be released in the US.
The company made the decision “following discussions with our retail partners.”
The latest move means consumers will but one choice for purchasing the new PSP-3000, and that is the Ratchet & Clank Size Matters PSP Entertainment Pack.
PSP director of hardware marketing Jon Koller added that the bundle was dropped because they expected low sales from the bundle after hearing feedback from retailers and customers.
The 4GB Memory Stick Duo will be available separately for $45 USD.