PSP (PlayStation®Portable) lets you access games, videos, music and photos at any time and share them with friends. A stylish device, the new PSP(PlayStation®Portable) system features a TV-out socket for displaying content on a television.
PSP (PlayStation®Portable) made its first appearance in Japan in 2004, followed by its launch in North America in March 2005 and in Europe in September 2005, bringing an unparalleled gaming experience to a handheld platform. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of the PlayStation®2 system, the PSP (PlayStation®Portable) features a 4.3-inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display.
The PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system's features go way beyond gaming: the device supports a range of online functions, such as Internet browsing, email, RSS and Internet radio.
Its connectivity with PLAYSTATION®3 gives PSP (PlayStation®Portable) added functionality. Using the Remote Play feature, users can control and access content on PS3™ from the PSP (PlayStation®Portable). This can be via a local, private network between PLAYSTATION®3 and PSP (PlayStation®Portable) in the home or wirelessly via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
In 2007, Sony launched the PSP-3000, a new version of the device, which features an improved screen display and a built-in microphone.
PSP (PlayStation®Portable) has built up a distinctive software catalogue, with many titles developed exclusively for the platform, such as "LocoRoco" and "LocoRoco 2", "Lumines", "WipeOut Pure", "the Syphon Filter" and "Pursuit Force" series. PSP (PlayStation®Portable) versions of many of the PlayStation®'s flagship franchises, including "Grand Theft Auto", "Final Fantasy" and "God Of War", are also available.
As announced at E3 2009, a new line-up for the PlayStation®Portable, the introduction of PSP®Go, and PlayStation®Network will expand digital entertainment horizons for regions across the globe. The PSP®Go features an immense flash memory (16GB) instead of the UMD® drive, and makes gaming, video, music, and photo media more portable than ever thanks to a more compact and lightweight design.
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