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PSP Slim Daxter Entertainment pack available immediately


In a surprise move, Sony has announced that the PSP Slim Daxter bundle is available right now. The package includes the silver PSP Slim, the greatest hits version of Daxter and the Family Guy Freakin' Sweet Collection UMD, a well as a 1 GB memory stick for $199.

The accessories such as additional AC adapters, the sexy video out cables, or the new headphone adapter will be released in the following weeks. Also the black PSP Slim solo PSP package will be released 'during September' with the white Star Wars Battlefront PSP Slim package coming in October. Big news, so who out there is gonna be the first person to pick up a new PSP and report back here?

[Update] According to commentors, the pack is available sporadically across the country. In the meantime, you can order it from Gamestop online right here. It is in stock and will ship today (or maybe tomorrow depending on their cut off time).

Press release after the jump.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Launches Limited-Edition Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack With Newly Designed PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) System

Package Includes New 'Ice Silver' PSP system, Daxter, 'Family Guy' Video, and 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM) - All for $199.99 (MSRP)

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the limited-edition Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack, which features the new
PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) system to be offered in North America. The package, available starting today for $199.99 (MSRP), delivers an all-in-one portable entertainment experience right out of the box, including a new "Ice Silver" colored PSP system; the action-packed "Greatest Hits" game, Daxter; the animated TV comedy, "Family Guy -- The Freakin' Sweet Collection," on UMD(TM) (Universal Media Disc); and a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM). The new PSP system -- rolling out globally, as announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in July -- has a more streamlined form factor and a video-out port, among other enhancements. "PSP sales have soared since we introduced the $169.99 price point in April, and that momentum will only continue with the launch of the newly designed PSP, which has generated strong interest among consumers since we announced it at E3," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "With our growing software library, which includes more than 140 new releases in the pipeline this fiscal year, the PSP platform is poised for significant growth. The Daxter Entertainment Pack offers a great opportunity for consumers to jump in to PlayStation(R) Portable experience with content that demonstrates the multi-functionality of the system, all for a great value."

The Daxter package provides everything consumers need to enjoy the ultimate in portable entertainment, making it an ideal gift for the upcoming holiday shopping season. This limited-edition offering features an "Ice
Silver" PSP system, the first new color available in North America, along with the following:

-- Daxter -- Developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, Daxter is a PSP "Greatest Hits" title that set the standard for character action games on PSP. Daxter takes place during the two years he searches for Jak, whose imprisonment was shown at the beginning of Jak II(TM). Developed from the outset as a modern 3D platformer, Daxter sports a full-featured move-set, seamless level transition through vibrant environments and incredible animation detail.

-- "Family Guy -- The Freakin' Sweet Collection" -- Get ready for five deliciously absurd chapters in the lives of America's most twisted animated family! These are the hand-picked, hands-down favorite episodes of Seth MacFarlane, the delightfully demented genius behind "Family Guy" (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment).

-- 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo -- Store your photos, music, videos, and game saves.

To coincide with the release of the new PSP system, SCEA is launching an advertising campaign that includes dedicated print and online executions to support the Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack in media outlets including IGN, ESPN.com, MTV.com, and MySpace. In addition, a TV spot will air later this fall on network, syndication and cable highlighting the enhanced design and new features of the PSP system. As part of the roll-out of the new PSP system, several peripherals will be available at retail, enabling consumers to take full advantage of the updated design. The following accessories will be offered in the initial launch timeframe, and additional peripherals will be launching later this fiscal year.

-- Component AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long ($19.99 MSRP)

-- AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long ($19.99 MSRP)

-- Headphones with Remote Control ($29.99 MSRP)

In addition to the Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack¸ SCEA will offer two additional PSP SKUs at retail. PSP Core Pack, with PSP in "Piano Black," an AC adaptor, and battery pack, will be available later in September for $169.99 (MSRP). The limited-edition Star Wars Battlefront(R) PSP Entertainment Pack, including a special "Ceramic White" PSP with a silk-screened image of Darth Vader on the back of the unit and the PSP-exclusive title, Star Wars Battlefront(R): Renegade Squadron(TM), will be available on October 9 for $199.99 (MSRP).

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pspfanGIRL21

9-05-2007 @ 7:21PM

pspfanGIRL said...

Cliff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
u mean brampton in ontario right ?
I was looking at futureshop web and ad every week
no news

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mo22

9-05-2007 @ 10:07PM

mo said...

Its available in brampton, Future shop in trinity to be more specific, i just got one from there :)

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Hashbrown_Hunter23

9-05-2007 @ 11:16PM

Hashbrown_Hunter said...

Dude if I can find this, I will be a very happy (and I'll admit it because I use my PSP more than my PC!) fanboy.

:)

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Hashbrown_Hunter24

9-05-2007 @ 11:21PM

Hashbrown_Hunter said...

I hate you Mo.

(no offense)

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Christopher25

9-05-2007 @ 11:32PM

Christopher said...

I got one tonight from FYE in Cumberland, MD. They had two total.

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Bryant26

9-06-2007 @ 3:56PM

Bryant said...

Go to target.com. You'll find it for $170. However, it's not in stock in any Target store in my tri-state area (I'm in NY, so NJ and CT don't have it either).

I called my local store and the Electronics Manager told me they DO have it but they're not allowed to sell it until Sunday, FOR $199.99!!!!!!! So, I asked why they would advertise it today and tell you to buy it today from their stores (it says stores only) for $170? His answer: Sorry, it's 200 and available on Sunday only.

Anyone else had this problem? I'm going to the store after work and try to get it for the $170 today, if not on Sunday but for the sale price.

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moony27

9-06-2007 @ 5:53PM

moony said...

@ bryant
dude, that is just what happened to me!!
and i wonder why they didn't post the picture of it.

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chronism28

9-06-2007 @ 6:30PM

chronism said...

I picked mine p at the Best Buy here in Richmond Va.. They had 4 of them in stock at the time. $199+tax.

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Mental60329

9-07-2007 @ 8:29PM

Mental603 said...

i've tried every gamestop on L.I. in NY as well as Game crazy Target and BB and target and Bb have it but i got like 400 credit at gamestop and they still dont friggin have it.. one of the managers at Gamestop said they might make a special delivery tomorrow otherwise thier getting it monday.. GG gamestop thier only job is to buy/sell/trade games.. and target and Bb get new systems before them.. friggin sad.. any1 in Ny got one yeT?

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eGGo30

9-07-2007 @ 10:17PM

eGGo said...

Of all the places near me, I found mine today at Toys R Us. This was after two attempts over at a GameStop inside a mall (where the dude told me first yesterday that it was shipping today and then when I showed up today to see if they had it, he claimed that it might have been shipping issues). The guy manning the register told me that they had just received them earlier in the day.

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anna31

9-08-2007 @ 1:39AM

anna said...

Im in so cal. We tried 2 targets in huntington beach area and they both said they didnt have it in stock. We asked how much they were going to be and one Target said it was going to be priced around $215?!?! and the other said a little more than $200? WHERE'D they get these prices?? Mark-up or what? I thought it was $199 for the bundle. Also tried a Toys-R-US and CC and no luck there as well. I'm on pre-order for the black psp at Amazon anyways.

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Dave McFly32

9-08-2007 @ 8:48PM

Dave McFly said...

I just got mine for 199.99 at my local GameStop. I was gonna wait for the core model as I already have a memory stick and a game from my last unit. I already have the family guy volumes on DVD. but after seeing the unit out of the box i said I have to get it. the color is more like a satin metallic aluminum color. I also picked up a used loose 32mb mem stick for games, i plan on using the 1gig stick for my mp3/video/pictures.

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Isai33

9-11-2007 @ 6:03PM

Isai said...

I just got mine!!! Just walked into Best Buy. It's so pretty. ^-^ I never owned a psp until now. Seemed like the right time since FF Crisis Core is on its way. I also got a 2 gig stick on the side. I'll probably sell the 1 gigger while there might still be people out there willing to buy it. Should have waited for sony's 4 gig. I can't wait to try out the video out when the cables become availalbe. WOOO!!!

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shavignan34

9-12-2007 @ 6:53AM

shavignan said...

I have something to complain about the product registration. I'm from Sri Lanka which has not listed in the countries list in product registration. Because of that I'm not able to get any new catalogs or new update informations. There for Sony corporation should fix this issue and give me an answer. I had this problem with my previous PSP and PS2. Sony should try to give me an altinative solution for this issue. I would realy happy to see this issue fixed.
Thanks.

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Tim35

9-14-2007 @ 5:35PM

Tim said...

Just gotta question, will the PSP Slim have a "Daxter" logo on back, like the Star Wars Ceramic One. Also, is 1GB Memory Card enough, should I buy bigger? THanks, please comment back

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Tim36

9-14-2007 @ 5:43PM

Tim said...

Got a question... Will the Daxter PSP Set come out with that little picture, like the one on the Star Wars edition? Also, is 1GB memory enough? Should I buy a bigger one? Please comment/answer back... NEED TO KNOW!!!!

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gamergirl37

9-21-2007 @ 9:51PM

gamergirl said...

i ordered it... it should be at my friends house in the mail today!!!!!!!!! he has a distributors license i am hoping the av out cables come with it... if they dont i'll be sad

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Cage38

9-22-2007 @ 5:30PM

Cage said...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=190155617047&Category=62054

I contacted the seller and this guy has sold 12 of these at this price. Apparently PSP slims are on high demand in the U.S. and abroad.

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