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Video Game Console Museum - 2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)

The PSP was first released by Sony in Japan in December 2004, then in the USA in March 2005.

This handheld console features UMD movie playback, games, music, photo viewing and Internet access.

As of March 2006, 20 million PSPs have been shipped. 

Processor 

  • MIPS R4000 based CPU
  • Runs at 1MHz to 333 MHz (normally runs at 222 MHz when running software)

Graphics Processor

  • Runs at 166 MHz
  • 2 MiB embedded memory
  • 512 bit interface

System Memory

  • 32 MiB RAM plus 4 MiB embedded DRAM

Storage & Drives

  • Memory Stick Duo slot
  • UMD read-only drive
  • Optional: add-on hard drive

Netwroking & Ports

  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b
  • USB 2.0
  • IrDA
  • IR Remote (SIRCS)

Built-in Display

  • 4.3" 16:9 wide screen TFT LCD
  • 480 x 272 pixels
  • Maximum brightness: 200 cd/m3 (adjustable)

Weight

  • 270g 

Sony PSP
Sony PlayStation Portable

PSP UMD
A PSP UMD disk



 
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