Japan gets new PlayStations

Sony is to launch a red PlayStation 2 and two blue PSP packs in Japan next month.

Joinign the ‘cinnabar red’ consoles and ‘metallic blue’ portable will be a new PlayStation Eye bundle.

According to Next-gen.biz, the platform holder will launch the limited edition red PS2 on July 3rd at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen. The lightweight system will feature an in-built AC adapter.

On July 17, SCEJ will follow up with a PSP Metallic Blue Value Pack and a PSP Metallic Blue 1 Seg Pack. The limited edition handhelds will retail for 23,800 yen and 29,800 yen respectively.

The former is a starter pack, and will come with a pouch, hand strap, cloth, a 32MB memory stick and a D Terminal AV cable so users can watch content on their TVs.

The latter pack will ship with the same accessories plus a 1 Seg TV tuner and a larger memory stick. In Japan the PSP has regularly dominated the hardware chart over the last few months.

On July 24th SCEJ will also release a PlayStation Eye bundle for PS3.

It will retail for 5,000 yen and feature a PS Eye camera and Memoushon, a software pack containing an image and sound editor and a range of casual games.

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