SONY caught red-handed; PSP 3000 gets silent recall

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  1. War
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    "A couple of observant people in the PlayStation EU forums pointed out that almost every single mention of the PSP-3000 has been removed from the official PlayStation EU site's PSP section.

    True enough, when you go to the website (see Via link) and check out the "Hardware" section of the PSP, there's no whiff nor word about the PSP Brite. Meanwhile, doing a keyword search on the EU site for "PSP-3000" now only gives you a handful of hits: one from an October 15 news item, and the rest being LGC 2008 press material from August. Why is that?

    Over at the PlayStation US website, the same section (namely, PSP -> Hardware) does make mention of the PSP-3000, but with a minor tweak. As some folks at DCemu point out, the Ratchet-PSP bundle has a slight word change in the PSP-3000's description:
     
  2. alex

    alex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Who didn't know this was coming?!
     
  3. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    How would anyone know? They tried passing it off as a feature, indicating that they don't care and are selling it anyways.
     
  4. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    Now all Sony needs is the balls to come out and admit they made a mistake and will be fixing it quickly, and they are DEEPLY regretful about the trouble the fans had to put up with.
     
  5. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    Wow, that is pretty fucked up.
     
  6. War
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    War Take it easy~

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    Eh, I really doubt they'll admit to being wrong. At this point, it's come to either
    A: Fix the damn screen, re-release PSP3k
    B: Why hello there, PSP 4k.
     
  7. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Well, considering PS2 has 18 versions, Sony seems to love to tinker.
     
  8. inthegray

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    i bet they'll fix the screen with the next batch they manufacture
     
  9. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    one word:laziness
     
  10. silent sniper

    silent sniper !dennaB

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    wait so what was the actual problem with it?

    does anybody know?
     
  11. War
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    Look at the picture in the first post. There are visible scanlines in all media.
     
  12. m3rox

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    Just a bad screen design as far as I know.
     
  13. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    I really hate Sony's attitude toward gamers, and now I hate them even more.

    Oh well. I'm getting a psp to pirate anyway....
     
  14. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    Sony is worse than Nintendo against Piracy!! ... [​IMG]

    bummer, blue hair is better than purple hair
     
  15. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    i really hate those lines...im sticking to my psp slim [​IMG]