Via PC World
Amid the furor over next-generation gaming consoles--notably the PlayStation 3 from Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) and Nintendo's Wii--there's still energy for excitement about the less-pervasive handheld games consoles.
SCEI's PlayStation Portable (PSP) in particular has had its share of bad press recently when the company projected lower sales this year, the PSP's second full year on the market. One thing that may help arrest that decline, however, is the belated arrival of two peripherals for the PSP that have been long-awaited by many handheld owners.
Both were on show Friday as the Tokyo Game Show here, east of Tokyo.
Camera, GPS Add-Ons
The first, a $43 digital camera add-on called "Chotto Shotto" (Quick Snap), is due to go on sale on November 2 in Japan. The 1.31-megapixel swiveling camera is housed in a shiny chrome case that attaches to the mini USB slot at the top of the PSP. While no games exist that make use of the camera yet, the supplied software allows users to take shots of themselves or others and add simple graphics.
The second accessory is a $51 GPS receiver that works in conjunction with four software titles initially--a golf-course guide and shot advisor, a car-navigation package, a star-gazing application and a new version of Metal Gear Solid. The GPS unit also connects via the PSP's USB port and will go on sale in Japan on December 7. Overseas prices and availability have yet to be announced.
December 7in Japan and availability and prices elsewhere to be announced... Sounds like we're not getting GPS here in the US from Sony...
sounds like there testing the waters - ill be getting my gps on import if it can be used with homebrew apps. if it cant then ill wait for the uk version so the gps will work here. of course if sony does there usual and screws europe i will not be buying the uk gps anyway.
We saw these pics a month ago, they are ugly as sin. The camera attachment is chrome and the GPS attachment is ugly gray.
I'm sure someone can put google earth (3D) onto the PSP
If its got decent navigation software I'll definately buy it and the GPS
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