Gameboy, Be Very Scared, The Sony PSP Is Coming

Posted: May 13 2003, 10:53pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 1:49pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices


Gameboy, Be Very Scared, The Sony PSP Is Coming
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No Photos of the Sony PSP available yet.
Please email us, when you see one. The Sony PSP, introduced during a press conference in advance of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show 2003, is slated to go beyond what the Nintendo Game Boy Advance can do today. Sony calls it, the ‘Walkman’ of the 21st century.

The PSP will have a screen capable of showing 3D images, stereo sound, USB 2.0 connectivity and a custom processor built on cutting-edge 90-nanometer chipmaking technology.
“PSP” will be equipped with a wide screen 480 x 272 pixel (16 by 9) TFT LCD monitor with a backlight, and powered by super chipsets utilizing the latest 90 nm semiconductor technology. For graphics, 3D rendering will be enhanced by the employment of curved surfaces (NURBS) along with conventional polygons. Video quality will also be enhanced with MPEG4, which delivers quality equivalent to DVD video at a low data rate.

The device will also use a new media format. The UMD disc is an optical disc about half the size of a DVD or CD and capable of holding 1.8GB of data.

Update 11/05/03:
First Official Photos of Sony PSP reveiled!

Sony PSP Specification:
Platform name: PSPTM
Display: Wide screen (16:9) TFT LCD with backlight (480 x 272 dots)
Disc medium: “UMD” 60mm optical secured ROM disc with cartridge(1.8GB)
Graphics: 3D Polygon/NURBS
Sound: PCM (built-in stereo speakers, stereo headphone output)
I/O: USB 2.0, Memory StickTM slot
Battery: Rechargeable (lithium-ion)

More Details in Sony Press-Release

Photos from the E3 Sony Press Event (by They did not show the psp yet, only the new CD format.

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