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Sony Computer Entertainment has officially announced that it would release its new handheld video game system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) (PSP-1000), on December 12, 2004, at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen excluding tax (20,790 yen including tax) (USD 195, Euros 153.7) for the Japanese market. With high-quality graphics processing capability equivalent to that of PlayStation 2, in addition to rich stereo sound, PSP offers the joy of playing full-scale 3D-CG games and viewing high resolution video images anytime, anywhere. Equipped with a wireless LAN feature (IEEE802.11b), PSP enables users to connect to the Internet through access points, making it possible for users to download game characters and content and also to play games on-line with families, friends and on-line community members. For a more intimate gaming experience, a maximum of 16 PSP systems can be connected wirelessly through the ad-hoc mode allowing family and friends to create an instant yet powerful local on-line entertainment community. PSP features an integrated high output lithium-ion battery that provides play time of between 4 and 6 hours for game titles and continuous 4 to 5 hours for video viewing. (SCEI actual measurement) With PSP, the world of PlayStation, people�fs most favorite platform, is further enhanced. A 4.3 inch wide 16:9 high resolution LCD screen, the largest in a handheld gaming device, creates a personal environment in which to enjoy games, music and video anytime, anywhere, with a dynamism that has never been possible before. To accompany the launch of the PSP system, a total of 21 game titles from SCE and third party software developers and publishers will be released by the end of this year. In addition to these titles, over 100 exciting new titles are currently in development. Innovative titles using the unique features of PSP, as well as PSP versions of hit titles that have been the drivers of the PlayStation platform will continuously be introduced. Entertainment software of an entirely new category mixing game, music and video on a single UMD is expected to be released in spring 2005, further enriching the world of PSP. With PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP, SCEI will continue to expand the market and create a new world of computer entertainment.

Official PSP Specs.
Product Name: PSP (PlayStation Portable)
Color: Black
Product Code: PSP-1000
Recommended Retail Price: 19,800 yen (20,790 yen tax inclusive) Dimensions: Approximately 170mm (W) x 23mm (H) x 74mm (D)
Weight: Approximately 280g (including battery)
CPU: PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1�`333MHz)
Main Memory: 32MB Embedded
DRAM: 4MB
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 Wide screen TFT LCD 480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colors
Maximum luminance: 180/130/80cd/m2 (when using battery pack)
Maximum luminance: 200/180/80cd/m2 (when using AC adaptor)
Sound: Built-in stereo speakers
Main Input/Output: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) USB 2.0 (mini-B) Memory Stick PRO Duo IrDA IR Remote (SIRCS)
Main Connectors: Memory Stick Duo Slot USB connector DC OUT connector DC IN 5V connector Headset connector Keys/Switches: Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left) Analog Stick Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square) Left, Right buttons x 1 START button, SELECT button, HOME button x 1 POWER/HOLD switch x 1 Display button, Sound button, Volume +/- buttons x 1 Wireless LAN switch (ON/OFF) x 1 OPEN latch (UMD) x 1
Power: Lithium-ion Battery AC Adaptor
Disc Drive: UMD Drive (Read only)
Profile: PSP Game UMD Audio (profile name TBD) UMD Video (profile name TBD)
Codec: Video: H.264 / AVC MP Level3
Audio: ATRAC3plus MP3
Security: (Encryption) 128bit AES (Copyright protection technology) MagicGate
Access control: Region, Parental Control
Wireless communications: Infrastructure mode Ad hoc mode (connection up to 16 consoles)
Supplied accessories: AC adaptor Battery pack
For this price i'm getting one!! :emb:
 

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I would never play a game for longer than 4 hours - if that. But I can understand fot those crazy gamers :p For me it would be play a game for about 3 hours, go home, plug it back in, then i'm ready to go either later that day or the next :p I'm too busy to play for that large amount of time.
 

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I think 4-6 hours is more than enough considering that they bundle the ac adaptor and will probably make a car adapter so i'm satisfied.
 

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Not to mention you can buy other internal batteries and an external battery as well.
 

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And anybody who can play that for more than 4 hours without resting his eyes will probably look like someone with a big pbject stuck in his a**.
 

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ah! battery is not a problem, with three batteries, U will get 12-15 hrs of gameplay.
 

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The console is going to be priced 185$, for the console and the AC charger.
Sony is going to release a "Value Pack" which contains a spare battary, a memory stick(32mb), Earphones, protective cover and a handle(see pic.)
for what will cost in total 232$. This may be good, but...
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>>This may be good, but...

You never finished :p I think I will be buying the regular one and accesories later. The case to me looks kinda half-ass, and the memory stick is too small :p I wanna put some HQ MP3's damnitt :D
 

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Well the value pack is intended for those who want the most out of their console like the extra batteries and stuff, but I, god willing, will buy the console only and maybe wait for the other peripherals for later on.
 

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That's the route i'm going as well. I don't really like teh case or headphones. I see no need for the carrying strap either.

I'm sure there will be better looking cases and also nicer headphones to be released later.
 

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hm..any word on what games will be on it? i still dont really get it actually..
it'll be like a normal gameboy, you plug games in and play it?
or are there any other special features to it
 

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There's gonna be tons of games for it. Can't really find a good complete list right now, but there is over 200 titles in development right now.

By plug games in I guess yes. ;) Games will be on a new cartidge-like-cd called a UMD (Universal Media Disc) It's about the size of a mini disc if you ever seen one of those and has the same concept. It will hold 1.8gb of data on a dual layered one.

It will be 100 times better than a GBA. I will be able to play Movies, music, display pictures and of course games! It will have Wifi through 802.11b and can have multiplayer games up to 16 players.

As for graphics go to Gamespot's PSP Game list and looks at some screenshots to see just what it is capable of. There are also some free videos you can stream.

Hope that answers most of your questions.
 

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I know I already said this in previous PSP threads but one of the things I'm hoping for are some emulators that will run on PSP so I can take Zsnes and others with me anywhere I go :D Either way I'm definitely buying a PSP and am seriously thinking of ordering it from LikSand :)
 

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In all actuality if possible - I could see emu's for the PSP being made to play games from Genesis, NES, SNES etc .. All games with those graphics. Anything higher would be doubtful, but you never know.

I really hope that emu's could be made for the PSP. W00t! :p
 

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No that's a movie for the PSP being released on UMD ;) Not a game :p

Well a psp emulator was already created by Sony. So we know it can be done. It was running on a Windows XP based machine IIRC. We just need to "borrow" it :evil:
 

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No that's a movie for the PSP being released on UMD ;) Not a game :p

Well a psp emulator was already created by Sony. So we know it can be done. It was running on a Windows XP based machine IIRC. We just need to "borrow" it :evil:
pure evil in action ladies and gentlement. :evil:
 
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