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11-05-04, 23:49
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Announces Product Specifications of Handheld Video Game System, PlayStation(R)Portable (PSP(TM))

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

(SCEI) announced today the product specifications for the handheld video game
system, PlayStation(R)Portable (PSP(TM)). Three-dimensional-CG games
incorporating high-quality, full-motion video similar to PlayStation(R)2 can
be played anytime, anywhere with PSP. PSP is scheduled to be launched in
Japan in the end of 2004, followed by the North American and European launches
in the spring of 2005.

PSP comes in a black color, with a 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD centered in a sleek ergonomic design with a high-quality finish that fits comfortably in the
hands. The dimensions are 170mm x 74mm x 23mm with a weight of 260g. PSP features a high-quality TFT LCD that displays full color (16.77 million colors) on a 480 x 272 pixel high-resolution screen. It also comes complete
with the basic functions of a portable player such as built-in stereo speakers, exterior headphone connector, brightness control and sound mode
selection. Keys and controls inherit the same operability of PlayStation(R) and PlayStation 2, familiar to fans all over the world.

PSP also comes equipped with diverse input/output connectors such as USB 2.0, and 802.11b (Wi-Fi) wireless LAN, providing connectivity to various
devices in the home and to the wireless network outside. The world of gaming is further enhanced by enabling users to enjoy online gaming, or by connecting
multiple PSPs to each other, directly via the wireless network. In addition, software and data can be downloaded through a USB or wireless network onto
Memory Stick(TM) PRO Duo. All of these features can be enjoyed on one single system. PSP adopts a small but high-capacity optical medium UMD(TM) (Universal
Media Disc), enabling game software, rich with full-motion video and other forms of digital entertainment content, to be stored. The newly developed UMD, the next-generation compact storage media, is only 60mm in diameter but can store up to 1.8GB of digital data. A broad range of digital entertainment content such as music video clips, movies and sports programs can be provided on UMD. To protect this entertainment content, a robust copyright protection system has been developed which utilizes a combination of a unique disc ID, a 128 bit AES encryption keys for the media, and individual ID for each PSP hardware unit.
SCEI intends to aggressively promote PSP and UMD as the new handheld
entertainment platform for the coming era.

PSP(TM) Product Specifications

Product Name: PlayStation(R)Portable (PSP)
Color: Black
Dimensions: Approx. 170 mm (L) x 74 mm (W) x 23 mm (D)
Weight: Approx. 260 g (including battery)
CPU: PSP CPU(System clock frequency 1~333MHz)
Main Memory: 32MB
Embedded DRAM: 4MB
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD
480 x 272 pixel (16.77 million colors)
Max. 200 cd/m2 (with brightness control)
Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers
Main Input/Output: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
USB 2.0 (Target)
Memory Stick(TM) PRO Duo
IR Remote (SIRCS)
Disc Drive: UMD Drive (Playback only)
Profile: PSP Game
UMD Audio
UMD Video
Main Connectors: DC OUT 5V
Terminals for charging built-in battery
Headphone/Microphone/Control connector
Keys/Switches: Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Analog pad
Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Left, Right keys
POWER On/Hold/Off switch
Brightness control, Sound Mode, Volume +/-
Wireless LAN On/Off switch
UMD Eject
Power: Built-in lithium-ion battery, AC adaptor
Access Control: Region Code, Parental Control

Accessories: Stand
Headphone with remote commander
Headphone with remote commander and
External battery pack
E3 Prototype Exhibition: USB Camera for PSP
USB Keyboard for PSP

UMD(TM) Specifications

Dimensions: Approx. 65 mm (W) x 64 mm (D) x 4.2 mm (H)
Weight: Approx. 10g
Disc Diameter: 60 mm
Maximum Capacity: 1.8GB (Single-sided, dual layer)
Laser wavelength: 660nm (Red laser)
Encryption: AES 128bit
Profile: PSP Game (full function)
UMD Audio (codec ATRAC3plus(TM), PCM,
UMD Video (codec MPEG4 AVC, ATRAC3plus(TM),
Caption PNG)



[ 12. May 2004, 00:57: Message edited by: Trinity34 ]

11-05-04, 23:56
Thanks, Trin. Good to see you back. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

11-05-04, 23:59
Hi taz.

I wonder how the graphics will look on this. The future of gaming, maybe? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

12-05-04, 00:02
I want one http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/love/love57.gif

12-05-04, 00:05
Looks pretty cool doesn't it? Wonder how much it costs.. I know the Nokia Ngage was around $500.

12-05-04, 00:12
I quite fancied a Nokia N-Gage, until I saw one in the flesh, so to speak. Then it just looked like all the other **** Nokia phones.

Yes, this PSP looks ultra cool. Very sleek and black, just what I like in stylish products - very Bang & Olufsen.

12-05-04, 15:07
its a shame about the PSX not being released as the high end device they intended it to be - because of cost...

I would have luved an integrated game system/theater system... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif