There are rumors of the PS3 controller being compatible with the PSP 3000. An insider at Best Buy tipped off someone at Maxconsole. The PSP 300 releases on the 14th of October 2008.

Maxconsole is claiming that the upcoming PSP 3000 can be played using a PlayStation 3 controller, having been tipped off by an inside contact at Best Buy. Maybe Sony does love our thumb joints after all.

The insider also revealed that the latest PSP model would support 480i cables when playing games on a TV set, in addition to the standard component 480p.

Sony has already announced that the redesigned handheld will feature a ramped-up LCD screen - think crisper, more intense colours and less glare when playing outside - and a built-in microphone. It's out on October 14 in the US, October 15 in Europe and October 16 in Australia.

We've contacted the manufacturer for comment.
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  • 1
    S v R 2010 Aug 29, 08
    What's PSP 3000?

    (I'm not a big PSP fan)
    • 2
      chautemoc Aug 29, 08
      It's the latest model. Small updates and whatnot to the system. This probably should've been explained in the article..partly my fault.
      • 1
        Twisted Aug 29, 08
        Mostly my fault, should have explained it. Even though I don't really know much about it either...

        Twistedit:- It talks about it in the quote.
    • 2
      tekmosis Aug 29, 08
      As mentioned the 3000 is the latest model. Changes include:
      • Brighter screen
      • Change in the "home" button (cosmetic change)
      • Built in microphone
      • Shorter battery life
      • 0
        Twisted Aug 29, 08
        Shorter battery life? Not exactly a good thing...
        I don't see a huge improvement besides the brighter screen.

        Thanks for that Tekmo.
  • 0
    phowell23 Aug 29, 08
    a best buy employee? Please, they as reliable as george bush
    • 1
      chautemoc Aug 29, 08
      Actually his ineptitude is pretty reliable.
    • 0
      Final Blade Aug 30, 08
      Oh yes cause Bush is really unrealiable.

      John Kerry is one of the most unrealiable, *bleep* tards in the world with his flip flopping of issues. If the Democrats had better candidates maybe bush wouldn't have won the second term eh?

      Anyway not to go completely off topic, this makes no sense. How would a PS3 controller be compatible with a PSP, I mean you can't exactly hold both.
      • 0
        Livewire_19 Aug 30, 08
        It makes perfect sense, you can use a PS3 controller when your PSP is connected to the TV.
        • 0
          Final Blade Aug 31, 08
          How exactly? Remember both the PSP and PS3 controller needs a small USB connector to be put in the system. Then there's the whole thing why you'd want to play using a PS3 controller? It makes no sense.
  • 0
    Paper Mario Dude Aug 29, 08
    good thing i havent gotten a PSP yet, i'll wait for this. i hope they keep it Slim, but make some of the plastic a bit thicker, and less likley to slip out of my hands. i almost dropped my friends PSP slim because it got hot and there are no love handles like the origional PSP. retail price?
    • 0
      Symphonic Abyss Aug 30, 08
      I have not gotten one yet either, and I am glad. I was considering getting one just a few days ago. Whoohoo.

      Edit: I fixed the spelling of "Just"
      Edit: I fixed the spelling of "Of"
  • 0
    lord of vice city Aug 29, 08
    oooh i was planning on upgrading to a slim psp (i have a phat one)

    but several things here interested me
    i have a ps3, octobers not that far off
    i mite get 3000 instead (whats that nickname? supermodel size?)
    • 0
      Shadow of Death Aug 29, 08
      If a supermodel had that size, she/he would be pretty super indeed lol

      Yeah, it is a model number (PSP 2000 is the PSP Slim, the current model).....
  • 0
    BlackLabel Aug 29, 08
    i think it is just a model number, it will probably just be a PSP on it's box but it will probably be the basis of how the unit is organised in warehouses like PSP-3000-128 which would work out as product/model/unit number respectively.
  • 0
    Livewire_19 Aug 29, 08
    This looks legit.
    Here is a patent Sony filed back in July 2007 for Dual Shock compatibility with the PSP.

    United States Patent Application

    Hopefully they will make these features work for PSP 2000 via firmware updates.
  • 0
    Onvacation Aug 29, 08
    I don't think thats possible, Doesnt the DS use bluetooth while the PSP doesn't have bluetooth capabilities
  • 0
    BANDITO ATTACK Aug 29, 08
    what the *bleep*. how would you.. i mean you cant just hold both..

    they gonna interlock like the powerrangers robot or something

    @__@
    • 0
      Livewire_19 Aug 30, 08
      It probably would work best if you had your PSP hooked up to your TV when using a Dual Shock Controller.

      quote On Vacation
      I don't think thats possible, Doesnt the DS use bluetooth while the PSP doesn't have bluetooth capabilities
      It will probably connect via usb cable since blue-tooth wasn't announced for the PSP 3000. Also neither the current PSP or DS have bluetooth.

      quote Final Blade
      How exactly? Remember both the PSP and PS3 controller needs a small USB connector to be put in the system. Then there's the whole thing why you'd want to play using a PS3 controller?
      Final Blade You don't use the mini-B usb port to connect to the TV, there is a port on the bottom next to the headphone jack for that. Also Sony could easily make a usb cable that's mini-B on both ends. And as to why you'd want to play using a PS3 controller. Simple, playing a PSP for a long period of time can be quite painful.
  • 0
    GTA_Fanatic Sep 3, 08
    quote Final Blade
    How exactly? Remember both the PSP and PS3 controller needs a small USB connector to be put in the system. Then there's the whole thing why you'd want to play using a PS3 controller? It makes no sense.
    Remember that the PS3 controller is wireless. The PS3 controller would be much better to play with in my opinion.
    • 0
      Final Blade Sep 5, 08
      The PSP is portable CWIDT

      Not really LiveWire. I have no problems playing my PSP for long periods of time, and I have some what big hands too.
  • 0
    Livewire_19 Oct 11, 08
    This rumor turned out to be true. But it looks like a PS3 is required to make it work. Resistance: Retribution & Resistance 2 Interoperability and Then Some
  • 0
    Newcloud Oct 11, 08
    this is a stupid feature if true who is going to play psp with a ps3 controller
    • 0
      Livewire_19 Oct 11, 08
      Well I would like to. Resistance Retribution will play allot better with a PS3 controller because auto aim is turned off, and rumble is added, plus it will be more comfortable to play with a PS3 controller.

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