13. May, 2004 20:55 (HKT)

E3 News: Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable) design confirmed / titles announced. More info inside. (updated)

Fresh from the E3 we have received further info for what will be the next hot handheld gaming machines on the market. Sony's PSP as well as Nintendo's DS got their designs confirmed as well as release titles. We've also looking at a few confirmed games and further info for the devices. Sony's PSP is the allrounder of the new handheld consoles - allowing not only to play games but also to listen to music and videos.

The Hardware
Not for a surprise the design did not change much from the design studies from some months ago. Sony keeps their line in style and, that has to be said, does a very very good job on this.

Quick specs:
  • MAIN CPU R4000, 32-bit core,
  • 333 Mhz, 8MB eDRAM memory
  • Media Engine CPU MIPS R4000,32-bit core
  • 333MHz, 2MB eDRAM submemory
  • Memory: 32MB Main RAM, 4MB VRAM
  • Display: 4.3" LCD, 16:9 widescreen
  • 480x272 pixels, 24-bit color depth
  • Connectivitiy: USB 2.0, Infrared
  • Dimension: 177mm x 70mm x 23mm
  • Weight: 260g
  • Battery: Lithium Ion Battery, up to 10 hours

    The Software
    We already look at a whopping list of confirmed games - Including some big big names like Gran Turismo 4 Mobile, Ridge Racer, Wipeout, Tony Hawks Pro Skater, Armored Core, Bust A Move etc.

    Some of them have already been added to our PSP category.

    Update from May 13th

    We've got a couple of screenshot plus more announced titles! Check thru the list and you'll be amazed!

    Here we go:

  • Armored Core Formula Front
  • ATV Offroad Fury (working title)
  • Dokodemo Issyo (working title)
  • Everybody's Golf / Hot Shots Golf (working title)
  • FIFA 2005
  • Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (UMD Video)
  • Formula 1 '04
  • Frogger 2005
  • Gagharv
  • Gran Turismo 4 Mobile
  • MediEvil
  • Meikyuu Tansakugata Monster Shooting
  • Metal Gear: Acid
  • NBA Street

  • Need for Speed Underground
  • New Ridge Racer
  • NHL 2005
  • Puyo Puyo Fever
  • Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory
  • Sarugetchu / Ape Escape (working title)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou / Dynasty Warrior (working title)
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Tales of Eternia
  • Tenkenchimon
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2
  • Twisted Metal
  • Vampire Chronicles
  • Wipeout
  • Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

    The Sony PSP should be available end of 2004 in Japan - The price is "below US$300" as announced officially - Preorders are accepted soon.

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