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Sony Playstation Portable Console Information

SONY PlayStation Portable


The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is Sony's first handheld gaming system. It was released in North America in 2005 while in Japan, it was released a year before on December 12, 2004. It's release was meant to provide a significant challenge to Nintendo's grasp in the handheld market, which it has dominated since the original Game Boy (and all varying models).


Unlike the Gameboy which used Catridges, the PSP used the UMD which were minature discs, and could support more graphics (128-bit) and which was on par with PS2's graphics.


The PSP is considered as the sixth generation gaming console as it was released during the generation six timeline.


It also features many multimedia capabilities, such as the ability to play MP3s off of its memory card, or play movies released onto UMD disks.



Type Handheld

Release Date December 12, 2004 - Japan


March 24, 2005 - North America

September 29, 2005 - Europe

Media UMD

Save Format Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo

Input Options 4 face buttons, 2 sholder buttons, d-pad, analog stick

Special Features Plays UMD movies

Units Sold

Top Selling Game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Variants PlayStation Portable Slim and Lite

Competitor(s) Nintendo DS

Nintendo Game Boy Advance


Predecessor N/A

Successor PlayStation Vita

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