Sony made a surprise announcement during Gamescom by introducing a new model of the PSP called the PSP-E1000. On the face of it, the new handheld sounds enticing. It’s got the same screen as the PSP-3000, keeps the UMD so is backwards compatible with all PSP games, comes in a charcoal black that matches the slim PS3, and will be available at a pocket-friendly price of 99 euros, which would equate to $99 in the U.S.
The E1000 does not include Wi-Fi, so you’ll have to rely on games providing the updates or getting them via a cable. Sony also has seen fit to replace the stereo speakers in previous models with monoaural, so one speaker. The only thing this model of PSP has got going for it is the price, but even then, saving 30 euros/$30 isn’t worth it for the lack of Wi-Fi and stereo sound.