Sony has provided official release dates and prices for the new handheld system, the PlayStation Go, which was officially revealed at Sony's press conference yesterday at E3 2009.
Other than dates and prices the announcement held few new details however, with a lot of the demonstration videos and details about the new system
having been leaked before the show had even properly started.
As it is, Sony confirmed during the conference that the PlayStation Go will be available in North America and Europe on October 1st, while Japan will unusually be getting the system a little later, on Novermber 1st.
Not all of the price details have yet been released, but we do know that the PlayStation Go will cost $249 at launch in North America or 26,800 Yen in Japan - which converts to $280. No European price point has yet been announced and it's unlikely that figuring the price point out will be as simple as converting the amounts thanks to the state of the economy. Still, the American price is equal to about £150 at the moment.
Either way, it looks like the PlayStation Go will be a bit more expensive than most existing PSP packages, despite the feature set having been mostly trimmed down through the lack of an optical drive and the re-focus on downloadable content.
We'll bring you more details on the PlayStation Go when we have them and a full review as soon as we can get our hands on one, but until then you can discuss the prices in the forums