PSP®(Playstation®Portable) Becomes Slimmer and Lighter

New PSP Makes Its Debut To The Market Worldwide In September With Newly Equipped Video-Out Port


Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today unveiled an enhanced design for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system (PSP-2000) that has a more streamlined form factor and a video-out port which will become available in stores from September in Japan, North America and Europe.


While succeeding the basic functions and design philosophy of the current PSP including a 4.3 inch wide high resolution LCD screen, overwhelmingly large for a handheld device, new PSP is 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer than the original version, making the all-in-one handheld entertainment system even easier to carry around at approx.189g in weight (weight of current model is approx.280g) and approx.18.6mm in thickness (thickness of current model is approx.23.0 mm).

Adding a video-out port(*1) enables new PSP users to experience high quality UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) Video, pictures and movies from Memory Stick Duo and game software titles(*2) on their TVs at home. Also, new PSP is equipped with enhanced feature to temporarily store game data from UMD, reducing load time during game play(*3). Moreover, the ability to charge the unit through PLAYSTATION®3 or PC via USB cable during data transfer is newly equipped(*4), further positioning PSP as a true handheld device.

A new PSP comes in three basic colors of "Piano Black", "Ceramic White", and "Ice Silver" to meet a variety of lifestyle and preferences for all ages(*5).

During the two and a half years since the launch of PSP in December, 2004 strong support from users worldwide as well as an abundance of exciting software titles from publishers around the world have resulted in PSP achieving cumulative shipment of 25 million units for the hardware and 100 million units for software titles worldwide by March, 2007. The expansion of the PSP platform is being boosted worldwide along with its exciting lineup of software titles as well as the introduction of color variations.

SCEI will continue to further expand the PSP platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles and a new PSP.

  (*1) Video output cables (AV cable/S VIDEO cable/D Terminal AV
       cable/Component AV cable) are sold separately.  Product lineup may
       differ by country/region.
  (*2) Progressive TV and PSP specific cable (D Terminal AV cable or
       Component AV cable) are necessary to output game software titles for
  (*3) Effect of this feature varies depending on software titles.
  (*4) PSP needs to be put in "USB Connection" mode.
  (*5) Color variations may differ by country/region.

  PSP®(PlayStation® Portable) (PSP-2000) Product Overview

  Product Name          PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
  External              Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 3/4
  dimensions            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
  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                  Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)
  Input/Output          High Speed USB (USB2.0) (mini-B)
                        Memory Stick PRO Duo™
                        Analog Video Out
  Main Connectors       DC In 5V connector
                        DC Out connector
                        video out/headset connector
                        USB connector
                        Memory Stick Duo™ slot
  Key/Switches          Directional buttons
                        (up/down/right/left), analog stick,
                        Action buttons (triangle, circle,
                        cross, square), L/R buttons
                        START button, SELECT button, HOME
                        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         Read-only UMD™ drive
  Supported             PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Game
  profile               UMD™ Video
  Access Control        Region code, parental control
  Wireless              Infrastructure mode
  Communications        Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16
  Supplied              AC adaptor
  Accessories           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)
                --  AVI
                    - Mmotion JPEG (Linear PCM or .-Lau)
  Music         --  Memory Stick Audio Format
                    - ATRAC3™
                    - ATRAC3plus™
                    - MP3
                --  MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
                --  MP4(MPEG-4 AAC)
                --  WAVE(Linear PCM)
                --  WMA(Windows Media® Audio 9 Standard only) (*6)
  Photo         --  JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)
                --  TIFF
                --  BMP
                --  GIF
                --  PNG

  (*6) WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.

  PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) (PSP-2000) Color Variations

  Product Name          PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
  Color Name            Piano Black
  Product Code          PSP-2000 PB

  Product Name          PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
  Color Name            Ceramic White
  Product Code          PSP-2000 CW

  Product Name          PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)
  Color Name            Ice Silver
  Product Code          PSP-2000 IS

  PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Peripherals for PSP-2000 only (sold

  Product Name    Battery Pack
  Product Code    PSP-S110 / PSP-S110 U / PSP-S110 E / PSP-S110 G
  Specifications  External dimensions: Approx. 36 x 10 x 57mm
                  (1 1/2 × 3/8 × 2 1/4 in)
                  Weight: Approx. 30g (1.06 oz)
                  Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable
                  Voltage/Capacity: DC 3.6V/1200mAh

  Product Name    Headphones with Remote Control
  Product Code    PSP-S140 / PSP-S140 U / PSP-S140 G
  Specifications  Remote functions: PLAY, PAUSE, FF, FR, VOLUME(+/-), HOLD
                  Headphones: Inner-Ear Headphones

  Product Name    AV cable
  Product Code    PSP-S150 / PSP-S150 U / PSP-S150 E
  Specifications  Composite cable
                  Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

  Product Name    S VIDEO cable
  Product Code    PSP-S160 / PSP-S160 U
  Specifications  Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

  Product Name    D Terminal AV cable
  Product Code    PSP-S170
  Specifications  For Japanese market only
                  Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

  Product Name    Component AV cable
  Product Code    PSP-S180 / PSP-S180 U / PSP-S180 E

  Specifications  Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

  Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

  About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

PlayStation, PLAYSTATION, PS3 and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

Windows Media is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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