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Sony gives US gamers PSP parting gift before PS Vita release

Last week we could finally give you the official release date for the PlayStation Vita in Europe and the US, after gamers in Japan already knew when they could get their hands on the console. While consumers in these areas have to wait until the New Year for the Vita, Japanese gamers can have it in time for Christmas. Now Sony gives US gamers a PSP parting gift before the PS Vita release date.

Sony has announced today a new bundle for US gamers that will keep interest in the aging console before the Vita arrives. The new bundle will be arriving on November 15th and contains the standard PSP-300 unit for $160. Along with this Sony are offering consumers a UMD based copy of EA Sports FIFA 12, and according to Electronista a code coupon to download a digital version of Disney’s Pixar Cars 2 title.

You will also get a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo along with the other goodies in the box as well so you have something to download Cars 2 onto. The console itself is the standard black model with built-in Wi-Fi.

The bundle does work out more expensive than purchasing the console on its own at $130, but is less than buying Cars 2 and the PSP separately. It is thought to be available all the way through to the holidays, so could be the last one of its kind for a while. Sony does normally keep older consoles available for a while after new ones arrive, but so far this has only been for home consoles.

Sony may be releasing a variety of bundles around the world to shift any stock it has left of the PSP, and could provide a nice opportunity to get a nice gift for someone. The PlayStation Vita when it arrives will cost more at $250.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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