PlayStation Portable

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July 5, 2022

PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a portable gaming console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. PlayStation Portable is Sony's third product in the PlayStation line. The PSP was announced at E3 2003 and the first console was shown to the public on May 11, 2004 at Sony's E3 2004 press conference. First sales of the console began in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in PAL regions on September 1, 2005. The PlayStation Portable is the first portable gaming console to use the Universal Media Disc (UMD) optical drive as its primary media. Other excellent features of the game console are: a large wide-screen LCD display, advanced multimedia capabilities and the ability to connect to the PlayStation 3, the Internet and another PSP.

Regions

PSP-x000 - Japan PSP-x001 - North America PSP-x002 - Australia / New Zealand PSP-x003 — United Kingdom PSP-x004 — Europe / India PSP-x005 — Korea PSP-x006 — Hong Kong / Singapore PSP-x007 - Taiwan PSP-x008 — CIS PSP-x009 — Mainland China PSP-x010 — Central / South America

Models

PSP-1000

The very first model of the console, which went on sale on December 12, 2004 in Japan, March 24, 2005 in the United States, and September 1, 2005 in Europe.

PSP-2000 (Slim & Lite)

At E3 2007, Sony announced a new version of the PSP, which went on sale in September 2007. The design of the new model has changed — it is 33% lighter and 19% thinner than the original. The changes also affected the technical side: a composite TV output was added, the PSP's internal memory was doubled (64 MB instead of 32 MB), the brightness of the display increased, and it became possible to charge the PSP via USB. Among the innovations, it is also worth noting the caching of data from the UMD in the PSP memory for faster loading of game resources. The WLAN switch has been moved to the top, where the IR port used to be (it was removed due to unnecessary use), which was done to avoid accidentally turning on Wi-Fi. The speakers, which were previously located at the bottom, were placed at the top in the front. The compartment for the UMD now has to be opened manually, and due to the fact that the PSP has become thinner, we had to abandon the automatic tray (the disc has to be inserted manually). In addition to all this, Sony has improved the cover of the Memory Stick slot.

PSP-3000 (Bright)

On August 20, 2008, at a conference in Leipzig, a new PSP model with a changed design was demonstrated. Based on �