Sony have confirmed that their PlayStation Portable will finally be launching across Europe on September 1st, after months of delays.

As widely expected the machine will retail for 179, which will see a PAL version of the console, along with all of the Value Pack features which include a 32MB Memory Stick Duo, battery pack, headphones with remote control, power adapter, pouch, wrist strap, cloth and a UMD sampler disc with several non-interactive game demos.

Owners that register their PSP on the official European PSP website will receive a free copy of Spider-Man 2 on UMD Video, similar to the offer which was made available to American owners when the machine launched.

Surprisingly the launch titles haven't been confirmed yet, and don't appear to be listed on the yourpsp.com website either - presumably meaning we'll only find out nearer the time, and maybe after some new titles are announced at E3 next month.

Yesterday online retailer Amazon.co.uk changed their expected release date for the PSP to September 30th on their PSP pre-order page, however with todays announcement that should soon be updated to reflect the true September 1st date.

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