Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
PSP®(PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) BECOMES SLIMMER AND LIGHTERNew PSP Makes Its Debut To The Market Worldwide In September With Newly Equipped
Tokyo, July 12, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today unveiled an enhanced design for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system (PSP-2000) that has a more streamlined form factor and a video-out port which will become available in stores from September in Japan, North America and Europe.
While succeeding the basic functions and design philosophy of the current PSP including a 4.3 inch wide high resolution LCD screen, overwhelmingly large for a handheld device, new PSP is 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer than the original version, making the all-in-one handheld entertainment system even easier to carry around at approx.189g in weight (weight of current model is approx.280g) and approx.18.6mm in thickness (thickness of current model is approx.23.0 mm).
Adding a video-out port(*1) enables new PSP users to experience high quality UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) Video, pictures and movies from Memory Stick Duo and game software titles(*2) on their TVs at home. Also, new PSP is equipped with enhanced feature to temporarily store game data from UMD, reducing load time during game play(*3). Moreover, the ability to charge the unit through PLAYSTATION®3 or PC via USB cable during data transfer is newly equipped(*4), further positioning PSP as a true handheld device.
A new PSP comes in three basic colors of “Piano Black”, “Ceramic White”, and “Ice Silver” to meet a variety of lifestyle and preferences for all ages(*5).
During the two and a half years since the launch of PSP in December, 2004 strong support from users worldwide as well as an abundance of exciting software titles from publishers around the world have resulted in PSP achieving cumulative shipment of 25 million units for the hardware and 100 million units for software titles worldwide by March, 2007. The expansion of the PSP platform is being boosted worldwide along with its exciting lineup of software titles as well as the introduction of color variations.
SCEI will continue to further expand the PSP platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles and a new PSP.
(*1) Video output cables (AV cable/S VIDEO cable/D Terminal AV cable/Component AV cable) are sold separately. Product lineup may differ by country/region.
(*2) Progressive TV and PSP specific cable (D Terminal AV cable or Component AV cable) are necessary to output game software titles for PSP.
(*3) Effect of this feature varies depending on software titles.
(*4) PSP needs to be put in “USB Connection” mode.
(*5) Color variations may differ by country/region.
＜PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) (PSP-2000) Product Overview＞
|External dimensions||Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 ¾ x ¾ x 2 ¾ in (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection)|
|Weight||Approx. 189g / 6.7 oz (including battery pack)|
|CPU||PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1-333MHz)|
|Display||4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive, 480 x 272 pixel, Approximately 16,770,000 colors displayed|
|Sound||Built-in stereo speakers|
|Main Input/Output||Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.０) (mini-B)
Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Analog Video Out
|Main Connectors||DC In 5V connector
DC Out connector
video out/headset connector
Memory Stick Duo™ slot
|Key/Switches||Directional buttons (up/down/right/left), analog stick,
Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square), L/R buttons
START button, SELECT button, HOME button
POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
display button, sound button, volume (+/-) buttons
|Power sources||Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack
USB power supply
|Internal disc drive||Read-only UMD™ drive|
|Supported profile||PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) Game
|Access Control||Region code, parental control|
|Wireless Communications||Infrastructure mode
Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16 consoles)
|Supplied Accessories||AC adaptor
Battery pack (1200mAh)
Supported codec (in Memory Stick)
(*6) WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.
＜PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) （PSP-2000） Color Variations＞
|Color Name||Piano Black|
|Product Code||PSP-2000 PB|
|Color Name||Ceramic White|
|Product Code||PSP-2000 CW|
|Color Name||Ice Silver|
|Product Code||PSP-2000 IS|
＜PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Peripherals for PSP-2000 only (sold separately)＞
|Product Name||Battery Pack|
|Product Code||PSP-S110 / PSP-S110 U / PSP-S110 E / PSP-S110 G|
External dimensions: Approx. 36 x 10 x 57mm (1 1/2 × 3/8 × 2 1/4 in)
Weight: Approx. 30g (1.06 oz)
Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Voltage/Capacity: DC 3.6V/1200mAh
|Product Name||Headphones with Remote Control|
|Product Code||PSP-S140 / PSP-S140 U / PSP-S140 G|
Remote functions: PLAY, PAUSE, FF, FR, VOLUME(+/-), HOLD
Headphones: Inner- Ear Headphones
|Product Name||AV cable|
|Product Code||PSP-S150 / PSP-S150 U / PSP-S150 E|
Cable length: Approx. 2.5m
|Product Name||S VIDEO cable|
|Product Code||PSP-S160 / PSP-S160 U|
|Specifications||Cable length: Approx. 2.5m|
|Product Name||D Terminal AV cable|
For Japanese market only
Cable length: Approx. 2.5m
|Product Name||Component AV cable|
|Product Code||PSP-S180 / PSP-S180 U / PSP-S180 E|
|Specifications||Cable length: Approx. 2.5m|
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer
entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the
PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
handheld entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home
entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation
legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a new handheld entertainment system that allows
users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced
computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along
with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and
manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.
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