PSP Play Station Portable Video Game Platform

pspThe PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Development of the console was announced during E3 2003, and it was unveiled on May 11, 2004 at a Sony press conference before E3 2004.
The PlayStation Portable is the first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage medium. Other distinguishing features of the console include its large viewing screen, robust multimedia capabilities, and connectivity with the PlayStation 3, other PSPs, and the Internet.
The console has superior computing power and multimedia capabilities and it was followed by the PSP Go. It was released on October 1, 2009 in American and European territories and on November 1 in Japan. It was revealed prior to E3 2009 through Sony’s Qore VOD service. Although its design is significantly different from other PSPs, it is not intended to replace the PSP 3000, which Sony will continue to manufacture, sell, and support.psp2
Unlike previous PSP models, the PSP Go does not feature a UMD drive, but instead has 16GB of internal flash memory to store games, video, and other media. This can be extended by up to 32GB with the use of a Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash card. Unlike previous PSP models, the PSP Go’s rechargeable battery is not removable or replaceable by the user. The unit is 43% lighter and 56% smaller than the original PSP-1000, and 16% lighter and 35% smaller than the PSP-3000. It has a 3.8″ 480×272 LCD (compared to the larger 4.3″ 480×272 pixel LCD on previous PSP models). The screen slides up to reveal the main controls. The overall shape and sliding mechanism are similar to that of Sony’s mylo COM-2 internet device.
pspgoIt was features built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, enabling the use of compatible Bluetooth headsets and tethering with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. This will also enable users to possibly connect and play games using a Sixaxis or DualShock 3 PlayStation 3 controller or Bluetooth headset. There are also demo games inside the PSP Go.
With the Gran Turisno being finally released for PsP and the new Formula 1 game only available for this platform for at least another year, this small but mighty video game platform will definitely stay solid for a very long time. An absolute must have for all kind of gamers and multimedia addicts.