After Delay, Sony Ups PSP Features, Downs Price

A day after Sony rocked the geek world with its PS3 delay, the company is promising a whole host of upgrades to its PSP line and a price drop.

PSP users will soon be able to watch television, video chat and surf the Web in addition to playing games. Four million PSP units have been sold in the U.S. at a retail price of $249. Fourteen million have been sold worldwide. Effective Wednesday, PSP’s SRP drops to $200.

Among other improvements, Sony plans to give PSP owners a free upgrade to give the players a Flash Version 6 compatibility that’ll open up new gaming and entertainment options. And with the new EyeToy, users can start using PSP for web-based video chat. Also, starting in October, there’ll be a new GPS capability for PSP.