The PSP sure had a wild ride, and now it’s on its way out with the PlayStation Vita coming next year, right? In Europe, Sony says “no!” Revealed at Gamescom, the new PSP E-1000 will launch this Fall. The handheld has no built-in WiFi, thus enabling its mere €99 price tag. The handheld can still access the PlayStation Network through the Media Go service.
Apparently, the PSP is “the perfect entry-level handheld” in Europe following a string of successes with its “Essentials” games. Could the Vita’s predecessor remain relevant past its generation much like the PlayStation 2 accomplished? Sony sure seems eager to try!