There is no denying the huge fan following behind Sony’s portable gamer. What sets the PSP apart from the competition, however, is that it is being marketed not only as a video game machine, but an all-in-one entertainment device.
Like the Apple iPod, there is never a shortage of accessories for the Sony PlayStation Portable, but I think this is the first time I’ve come across an announcement for no fewer than 18 new items to accompany your PSP: SCE has just launched the PlayStation Signature series.
While the ¥13,000 headphones, ¥30,000 tote bag, and ¥8,000 crocodile-lick PSP case may sound perfectly functional and actually something you’d use with Sony’s machine, there are a heck of a lot of products that just sound like they’re cashing in on a good thing like the ¥5,500 coin purse, ¥2,200 champagne flute, and ¥2,600 pen set. The most expensive entries are the ¥20,000 notebook and the ¥33,600 Emeliio Pucci-designed PSP case.