While us Americans have been stuck with black PSPs since its launch nearly two years ago, Japan has been collecting more and more unique colors. The newly revealed "Champagne Gold
" PSP will hit Japan on February 22nd
for the standard PSP price of 20,790 yen (~$175US).
This is, coincidentally, when Monster Hunter Portable 2nd
comes out, the most wanted PSP game in Japan
. As with Tales of the World
and Metal Gear Solid
, Sony will bundle
the new system color with the highly anticipated game into a special package, which will undoubtedly include some other collectibles. The premium package will go for 26,000 yen (~$218).
More details on the Monster Hunter
bundle after the cut. Additional details via IGN
The Monster Hunter
pack will include a case and a cleaner, as well as some skins to put on your gold PSP (but why?). Only 22,222 bundles will be sold, making it a real collector's item. We'll see if this boosts PSP sales across the Pacific. The gold system is available for pre-order at Play-Asia