The expected Sony PSP-3000 was just announced over in Germany. Nothing ground breaking, but a few minor, abet decent, changes. First up is newer, brighter screen that is better equipped to handle glare. There is microphone right next to the first “P” on the bottom. Also on the bottom row, right next to the volume controls, is the new PS button. (nice) Sony has also included for your VOiP talking pleasure, Skype.
Word from the Sony Games Convention is that Europe can expect the PSP-3000 on October 15, while US fanboys can pick it up on the 14th. Pricing works out like it normally does — European gamers get the fraternity paddle — with the PSP-300 going for €199 across the pond and $199 here. Sorry brothers.