Read - Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories @ Amazon
Read - Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories @ Amazon
To try it out for free, check out this week's free MP3, Ripe from Ben Lee. One of the great things about downloading music directly to your PSP is that it includes the album art for the song -- a nice touch that we can appreciate.
Another service you may want to consider is the Zune Marketplace, which recently added the largest collection of DRM-free music to its library. However, that requires downloading the Zune program, and connecting your PSP to your PC and transferring files manually.
It's clear that the retailers know something Konami hasn't officially announced to the general gaming public. Stay tuned ... we know you want some Old Snake action on the go.
- Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron Entertainment Pack - contains Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron and a Ceramic White Darth Vader PSP-2000 system. $200. Releases October 23.
- Daxter Entertainment Pack - contains Daxter, Family Guy UMD, 1GB Memory Stick Duo, and a Silver PSP-2000 system. $200. Releases September 10.
- Black PSP-2000 system - $170. Releases September 10.
[Thanks, Faraz M.!]
Now, you'll be able to face those very explosive chickens at a bargain price.
Update: amazon.com has even more deals. Check them all out here. Or, choose one of these options:
PlayGear Pocket case - $10
Metal Gear Acid - $10
Marvel Trading Card Game - $17
[Thanks, txa1265! Via CAG]
Amazon UK are also promising (if their e-mail today can be believed) to let you have a PSP, bundled with a game, for only £139.99. Checking the website, however, shows that this is either a typo on the mail-out, or they just haven't got around to updating the site itself yet. Either way, the site still shows bundles selling for £159.99. Which is not such a good deal, considering games are thirty quid each anyway. Where's the saving there?
If you see the site change to reflect the new deal, then let us know. Saving a potential £40 on last month's price is something I'm sure a lot of people won't want to miss.
For those no interested in picking up a new system, amazon.com is offering some nice deals on PSP cases. Sony's official travel case is going for less than $10, and the popular PlayGear Pocket is going for $13. While I find the hard cases to be too bulky for my tastes, it appears they're considered pretty standard fare by the PSP community.
[Via Gaming Bits & CAG]
While the PSP Fanboy staff comes from the good ol' US of A, many of our readers do not. In fact, besides America, the United Kingdom makes up the second greatest demographic for us (10%), beating out other territories like Canada (4%), Germany (3%), and "Unknown Country" (2%).
So, let's celebrate our UK readers! Today, we have a special Deal of the Day just for you: amazon.co.uk is offering the pink PSP for only £99.99 (w/ free shipping), making it the same cost as the pink DS. Surely you, or your female friends, will appreciate it.
Pink PSP proves popular
A closer look at the pink PSP
Send your complaint e-mails to: info @ snkplaymoreusa.com
This move gives PSP more of an edge in its continuing struggle against Apple's iPod and iTunes Store. Apple's iTunes Store offers a wide assortment of downloadable movies from big-name partners like Disney, but the iPod itself currently features only a 4:3 screen, making it less than ideal for movies. Sony's PSP will provide a better movie-watching experience, but users will be responsible for purchasing sufficient flash memory. With Microsoft also providing video content downloads via Zune and Xbox Live Marketplace, this battle is sure to be an interesting one.
These retailers are simply crushing my wallet. My AMEX card is almost maxed out! Here are some highlights from the web:
amazon.com [Via CAG]
Holiday Sale! Highlights include:
- Mortal Kombat Unchained
- Gitaroo-Man Lives!
- Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins
- Bounty Hounds
- Power Stone Collection
Get 40% off screen protectors
Gamestop.com [Via CAG]
Every Extend Extra only $20
Decal Girl [Thanks, Joel!]
$6 face plates
Play-Asia [Thanks, Joel!]
Talkman for $13
It's Black Friday... You know what that means. The holiday shopping season has begun! Because all the other major gaming sites are doing it, we decided to make a holiday gift guide as well! These are the games that I think will make any good PSP owner happy.
$50 or below
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories - Quite possibly the biggest portable adventure yet. GTA fans and fans of 80s pop culture will dig this game.
$40 or below
Daxter - The great graphics and lack of load times makes this platformer a great technical showcase.
Gitaroo-Man Lives! - My favorite PSP game of the year. Get it for the music lover.
Loco Roco - Sony proves that there are games for kids on its system. This one is it.
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2 - The online tactical shooter returns. Online junkies will love this game.
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror - Although not an FPS, the game's controls and extensive multiplayer modes is perfect for shooter lovers.
Tekken: Dark Resurrection - It's the only fighting game you'll want to give to a PSP owner.
$30 or below
Lumines II - With nearly a hundred different musical skins to unlock, this easy-to-learn puzzle game is perfect for anyone, especially if they missed the original game.
$20 or below
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - For less than $20, the original LCS sports a ton of gameplay at an insanely affordable price.
Mega Man: Powered Up - This 2D platformer features great graphics, classic gameplay, and a level editor that lets you share creations. At under $20, it's a steal.
Wipeout Pure - This launch game still sports some of the system's best graphics. With tons of free downloadable content, this is a great value.