Sony announced that it will launch a new PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system (PSP-3000) featuring an advanced LCD that further improves the very popular, high resolution PSP display. The new PSP will be available in stores in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe from October 2008.

sony psp-3000

Offering the highest-level contrast ratio, response time, and wider color gamut possible on a portable LCD screen, the new PSP is capable of displaying movies and photos in more natural and vibrant colors on its high resolution 4.3 inch wide screen. The new LCD screen adopts an anti-reflection technology, which enables users to see the screen more clearly in well-lit places, even when used outdoors. The built-in microphone will allow users to easily enjoy games that utilize a microphone, as well as Skype and other communication tools. Through these additional and upgraded features, not only will the PSP user experience improve, but content creators also will have more flexibility to develop creative, entertainment content for the new PSP.

Further expanding PSP’s entertainment capabilities, the video-out port is also expanded to output gameplay in interlace format, which will allow new PSP users to enjoy games on non-progressive TVs by using separately sold cables. With the current “slim and light” PSP, games can be displayed on progressive TVs only.

In addition to the basic “Piano Black” color, the new PSP will also come in “Pearl White” and “Mystic Silver”(*4) to meet variety of lifestyle and preference of all ages.

PSP(PlayStation Portable) (PSP-3000) features:

External dimensions Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 3/4 x 3/4 x
2 3/4 in (width × height × depth) (excludes
largest projection)

Weight Approx. 189g / 6.7 oz (including battery pack)

CPU PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1-333MHz)

Main memory 64MB

Display 4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive, 480 x 272 pixel, Approximately 16,770,000 colors displayed

Sound Built-in stereo speakers

Main input/ output Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)
High Speed USB (USB2.0) (mini-B)
Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM)
Analog Video Out

Main connectors DC IN 5V connector
DC OUT connector
video out/headset connector
USB connector
Memory Stick Duo(TM) slot

Key/ Switches Directional buttons (up/down/right/left), analog stick,
Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square),
L/R buttons
START button, SELECT button, PS button
POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
display button, sound button, volume (+/-) buttons

Power sources Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack
AC adaptor
USB power supply

Internal disc drive Read-only UMD(TM) drive

Supported profile PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) Game
UMD(TM) Video

Access control Region code, parental control

Wireless communications Infrastructure mode
Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16 consoles)

Supplied accessories AC adaptor
Battery pack (1200mAh)

Supported codec (in Memory Stick)

Video — Memory Stick Video Format
– MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
– H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
— MP4 File Format
– MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
– H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile- CABAC only –
(AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)
– Motion JPEG (Linear PCM or u-Lau)

Music — Memory Stick Audio Format
– ATRAC3plus(TM)
– MP3
— MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
— WAVE(Linear PCM)
— WMA(Windows Media(R) Audio 9 Standard only) (*5)

Photo — JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21compliant)

PSP PlayStationPortable) (PSP-3000) Color Variations

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color name Piano Black
Product code PSP-3000 PB

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color name Pearl White
Product code PSP-3000 PW

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color name Mystic Silver
Product code PSP-3000 MS

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