PSP Go Battery Life, Plus New Details
Having UMD in the current PSP models drains a lot of battery power...or does it? According to the latest update at the European PlayStation Blog, the battery life will remain unchanged.
Product Manager Adam Grant explained that they've "adopted an embedded battery to realize a smaller and lighter PSP system," which means we'll get a battery life of about 3-6 hours for games and 3-5 hours for playing back videos. He also went on to talk about the aforementioned goodwill program Sony has planned for owners of many UMD titles, which of course aren't immediately compatible with the PSP Go. We'll have more on that in due time, but here's a quick list of the features that Sony's new handheld will boast (just a sampling, mind you):
- Game Sleep Function: Operate the XMB (XrossMediaBar) while temporarily halting gameplay
- Bluetooth Functionality: Use wireless headphones to listen to music, play games and watch videos
- Clock and Calendar Application: It can be viewed with the slider open or closed
In case you need a reminder, the unit will be priced at $250 in North America and 250 Euros in Europe, and is set to release on October 1. Many have complained about the price of the new unit - which is the same as the original PSP's launch price - but Sony has still said they're targeting the "early adopter." Gadget gurus will need it, that's for sure.
6/13/2009 Ben Dutka