Sony PSP Gets Japanese Launch Date, Pricing

“Early high profile PSP software will include the promised EA titles (Need for Speed Underground Rivals and Tiger Woods PGA Tour), Dynasty Warriors from KOEI, Metal Gear Acid from Konami, Vampire Chronicle from Capcom, Puyo Pop Fever from SEGA, Hot Shots Golf from Sony and Ridge Racer from Namco.

The December 12th date puts the PSP on stores shelves in Japan ten days after Nintendo DS launches in the region. Nintendo’s rival handheld is due on US store shelves even earlier on November 21st, and will cost less at just $149.99 (117 Euro). Nintendo has yet to clarify how many games will launch alongside the console.”

We also found out that the Sony PSP will have a built-in 802.11b WiFi capabilities and will accept Sony Memory sticks as well as Sony’s new double layer Mini-CD. Other features of the PSP include being able to see it on your home network and the ability to play MP3’s with it.