PSP evolves into PS VITA

PS Vita

Always leading the way with home entertainment systems, the Sony PlayStation has come a long way from the mid-'90s with its various incarnations of the PSone, through the PS2, the current PS3 and of course the PSP portable gaming system. The PS Vita is the next step in the evolution of the PSP. With many enhancements from two cameras (front & rear), and a left and right joystick, to the main and rear touch screen, most of the goodies lie inside. The UMD disc system has been replaced by a more compact memory card (unfortunately limiting the favourite PSP games in your collection to that console, unless they've received digital releases). On-line connectivity and social networking is enhanced, with access via BlueTooth, Wi-Fi and 3G. Browse on-line, connect with your PlayStation Network friends (and make new ones), send group messages, chat, play network games (which includes live chat during game-play). Music, photos and videos can be copied to and from your PS3, and you can even access maps. With Content Manager you can manage all music, video, gaming and other application content, connecting to your PS3, PC or Mac, and back-up your files. This compact piece of tech is a mobile gamer's dream, and I'm interested to see what wild range of apps will be developed in the near future.
PS Vita
Some of the introductory games include veteran PlayStation anti-gravity racing game WipEout; the fun cartoon-style Little Deviants (which utilizes the rear touch screen, allowing you to warp the landscape on screen as if you're pushing through from the back); full impact fighting with Reality Fighters (which can be played in Augmented Reality with fights happening in your immediate surroundings); Everybody's Golf; and the more adult Indiana Jones-style adventure of Uncharted - Golden Abyss.


Tokyo, July 13, 2007 – 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 PSP.

(*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


External dimensions

Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 ¾ x ¾ x 2 ¾ in (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection)


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


PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1-333MHz)

Main Memory



4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive,

480 x 272 pixel, Approximately 16,770,000 colors displayed


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™

Analog Video Out

Main Connectors

DC In 5V connector

DC Out connector

video out/headset connector

USB connector

Memory Stick Duo™ slot


Directional buttons (up/down/right/left), analog stick,

Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square), L/R buttons

START button, SELECT button, HOME 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™ drive

Supported profile

PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) Game

UMD™ 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

l Memory Stick Video Format

à MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)

à H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)

l MP4 File Format

à MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)

à H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile- CABAC only - (AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)


à Mmotion JPEG (Linear PCM or µ-Lau)


l Memory Stick Audio Format


à ATRAC3plus™

à MP3

l MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)


l WAVE(Linear PCM)

l WMA(Windows Media® Audio 9 Standard only) (*6)


l JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)





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

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

Product Name


Color Name

Piano Black

Product Code

PSP-2000 PB

Product Name


Color Name

Ceramic White

Product Code

PSP-2000 CW

Product Name


Color Name

Ice Silver

Product Code

PSP-2000 IS

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

Product Name

Battery Pack

Product Code

PSP-S110 / PSP-S110 U / PSP-S110 E / PSP-S110 G


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 battery

Voltage/Capacity: DC 3.6V/1200mAh

Product Name

Headphones with Remote Control

Product Code

PSP-S140 / PSP-S140 U / PSP-S140 G


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


Composite cable

Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name

S VIDEO cable

Product Code

PSP-S160 / PSP-S160 U


Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name

D Terminal AV cable

Product Code



For Japanese market only

Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name

Component AV cable

Product Code

PSP-S180 / PSP-S180 U / PSP-S180 E


Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


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