The announcement comes just four months after the PSP Go received a price cut from $250 to $200 and will likely make Sony's drive-less device a tougher sale. The latter marked a major shift for Sony in the handheld arena from packaged media in favor of digital downloads, but otherwise it wasn't much of a technical improvement and ultimately failed to catch on due to its high price and inability for gamers to transfer their UMD library they had already invested on.
The upcoming PSP-3000 price cut might lure a few more buyers in the run-up to the NGP launch. Additionally, thirteen more titles are being added to the PSP's Greatest Hits and Favorites game packs, which sell for $20 and $10 respectively, to complement the price cut. You can check out all the details on the PlayStation Blog.