08/21/2008
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. (SCEE)

NEW PSP™ (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) COMES WITH
ADVANCED LCD SCREEN AND BUILT-IN MICROPHONEHitting the PAL Market in October 2008

Leipzig Games Convention, August 2008  – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. (SCEE) today announced that it would launch a new PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system (PSP-3000) with an advanced LCD screen supporting higher image quality, to become available in stores in Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand from 15th October 2008. PSP-3000 will be available as a bundle, including one software title for a RRP of €199.

SCEE will offer a variety of bundles that take advantage of the new PSP features, including a Go! communications bundle, and a variety of games bundles including our own Buzz!™: Master Quiz, as well as FIFA ‘09 and Harry Potter bundles from our third party partners.

In addition to offering the functionality and ergonomics of Slim & Lite the quality of the screen has been improved to offer crisper colours with more definition when outside in natural light. PSP-3000 also includes a built-in microphone, maximising the communication features of products such as Go! Messenger and Skype™.

PSP is gaining overwhelming support from a wide range of consumers all over the world through its exciting lineup of software titles as well as the introduction of colour variations and network services.  Since the launch of the “Slim & Lite” PSP in September 2007, the expansion of the PSP platform has been further accelerated and more than 13.4 million units have been sold in the PAL territories.

SCEE will continue to expand the PSP platform and create a new world of entertainment with the new PSP, together with the strong lineup of forthcoming titles for the peak season.

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PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) (PSP-3000) Product Overview

Product Name PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)
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)
Main memory 64MB
Display 4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive,
480 x 272 pixel, Approximately 16,770,000 colours 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
Microphone
Main connectors

DC In 5V connector
DC Out connector
video out/headset connector
USB 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, PS button
POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
display button, sound button, volume (+/-) buttons
Power sources Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack
AC adaptor
USB power supply
Internal disc drive Read-only UMD™ drive
Supported profile PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) Game
UMD™ Video
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)

Video
  • ●Memory Stick Video Format
  •  ◇MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
  •  ◇H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
  • ●MP4 File Format
  •  ◇MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
  •  ◇H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile- CABAC only - (AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)
  • ●AVI
  •  ◇Motion JPEG (Linear PCM or μ-Lau)
Music
  • ●Memory Stick Audio Format
  •  ◇ATRAC3™
  •  ◇ATRAC3plus™
  •  ◇MP3
  • ●MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
  • ●MP4(MPEG-4 AAC)
  • ●WAVE(Linear PCM)
  • ●WMA(Windows Media® Audio 9 Standard only) *4
Photo
  • ●JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21compliant)
  • ●TIFF
  • ●BMP
  • ●GIF
  • ●PNG

*4 WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.

 

PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) (PSP-3000) Colour Variations

Product name PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
Colour name Piano Black
Product code PSP-3000 PB
Product name PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
Colour name Pearl White
Product code PSP-3000 PW
Product name PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
Colour name Mystic Silver
Product code PSP-3000 MS

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PLAYSTATION®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 14.4 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 131.3 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 41.3 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 10 million accounts have been registered to the PLAYSTATION Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and about 200 million items have been downloaded.

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