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PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable (1000)
The initial PSP-1000 model of the PlayStation Portable.
Developer(s) Sony
Release Date(s) Japan
December 12, 2004[1]
United States
March 24, 2005[2]
PAL region
September 1, 2005[3]
Price(s) $180 USD
Colors Black
Silver
Units Shipped Japan
15 million[4]
United States
17 million[5]
Europe
12 million[6]
Worldwide
71.4 million[7]
Best-selling game Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (4.6 million)[8]

The PlayStation Portable (プレイステーション・ポータブル Pureisutēshon Pōrutaburu) is a handheld gaming console developed and released by Sony. The system was initially released in Japan and America in late 2004 and early 2005.[1][2][9] As of autumn of 2011, the system has sold over 71 million units across the world.[7]

The PlayStation Portable is not only able to connect to Sony's PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 systems but has Wi-Fi capabilities.[10] The console's overall design is similar to that of regular dual shock controllers of the PlayStation, but has a similar design to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance in basic appearance. However, unlike the Game Boy Advance, the PlayStation Portable offers both an analog stick to function alongside a directional button pad.

History Edit

The console was under production no later than late 2002 as Sony first unveiled concept images of the system at 2002's Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting.[11] Further announcements regarding the system's technical appearance were unveiled when it was first shown off to the press.[3] The PlayStation Portable was first announced at Sony's press conference before E3 2003, in which the Sony said only minor specifications about the system.[12][13]

The PlayStation Portable launched in all major regions excluding the PAL region[3] in 2004 with its initial model and a special Value System.[14] The system was marked around $180 USD with the Value System version marked around $225 USD. The first day launch of the system totaled nearly 200,000 units, whereas the delayed PAL release of the system totaled around 185,000.

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Technical specifications Edit

  • General:
    • Dimensions:
      • Width: 170 mm
      • Height: 74 mm
      • Depth: 23 mm
    • Widescreen TFT LCD:
      • 4.3 inches
      • 3.8 inches
      • 480 × 272 pixels (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
      • 24-bit Color (16.77 Million colors)
      • Four Brightness Levels (200, 180, 130, 80 cd/m2)
    • Data communication:
      • Wireless LAN 802.11b
      • IrDA
      • Bluetooth
      • Mini-USB 2.0
      • AV-out
      • Composite Video
      • YPBPR Component Video
      • S-Video
    • Flash Storage:
      • Memory Stick PRO Duo Expansion Slot
      • Memory Stick M2 Expansion Slot
      • Internal Flash Storage
        • Internal NAND flash used by System Software is partitioned into 4 sectors:
          • flash0, contains system firmware – 24MB (PSP-1000)
          • flash1, contains system settings – 8MB (PSP-1000)
          • flash2, empty* – 944 kB (PSP-1000)
          • flash3, empty* – 880 kB (PSP-1000)
        • PSP-N1000: 16 GB total, 14.74 GB usable. Part of the internal storage is shared with System Software.
        • PSP-1000: 32 MB total, all of it used by the System Software.
        • PSP-2000/3000: 64 MB total, all of it used by the System Software.
      • Internal flash uses the FAT32 file system. Memory Stick media is compatible with both FAT and FAT32, although devices measuring 4 GB or more must use the FAT32 file system.
  • Audio:
    • Built in Stereo Speakers
    • Built in Mono Speaker (PSP-E1000)
    • Built in Microphone
    • Powered by Media Engine Chip's embedded Virtual Mobile Engine (VME)
    • Multichannel Audio
    • 3D Sound
    • Synthesizer, Effector and Equalizer
    • ATRAC3 plus, AAC, WMA and MP3 support.
    • WMA support requires activation by accepting an end user licence agreement
  • UMD (Universal Media Disc):
    • 60 mm Disc Diameter
    • 660 nm Laser Diode
    • Dual-Layer Storage Capacity of up to 1.8 GB
    • Transfer Rate of up to 11 Mbit/s (1.375 MB/s)
    • Read-Only
    • Shock-Resistant
    • Secure ROM by AES RSA Crypto System
    • Unique Disc IDs
    • Distribute System Software Updates
  • Power:
    • 5 V DC @ 2000 mA from AC Adapter
    • 5 V DC from USB Charging Mode
    • 3.7 V Li-Ion Battery
      • Removable 1200 mAh
      • Removable 1800 mAh
      • 2200 mAh (Endurance Battery)
  • PSP CPU Chip:
    • Sony CXD2962GG CPU
    • Based on MIPS R4000 32-bit Core
    • 90 nm Semiconductor CMOS Process
    • 1-333 MHz (set at 222 MHz by default) @ 1.2 V
    • 16 kB Instruction Cache / 16 kB Data Cache
    • SiP:
      • 32 MB eDRAM @ 2.6 Gbit/s
      • Embedded FPU
      • Embedded Vector FPU @ 3.2 GFLOPS
      • Embedded Graphics Core:
        • 1-166 MHz (set at 111 MHz by default) @ 1.2 V
        • 256-bit Bus at 5.3 Gbit/s
        • 2 MB eDRAM (VRAM)
        • 3D Curved Surface and 3D Polygon
        • Compressed Textures
        • Hardware Clipping, Morphing, Bone(8)
        • Hardware Tessellator Unit, 4 passes per cycle
        • Bézier surface, Bézier curve and B-Spline (NURBS)
        • 4×4, 16×16, 64×64 Subdivision
        • Rendering Engine and Surface Engine
        • Pixel Fill Rate: 600 Megapixels/s
        • Up to 33 Million Polygon/s (with Transform and Lighting)
        • 24-bit Full Color: RGBA
    • 128-bit Bus at 2.6 Gbit/s
    • 3D-CG Extended Instruction Set
  • Media Engine Chip:
    • Sony CXD1876 CPU
    • Based on MIPS R4000 64-bit Core
    • 90 nm Semiconductor CMOS Process
    • 1-333 MHz (set at 222 MHz by default) @ 1.2 V
    • 16 kB Instruction Cache / 16 kB Data Cache
    • SiP:
      • 2 MB eDRAM @ 2.6 Gbit/s
      • Embedded Virtual Mobile Engine (VME) Sound Core
        • Reconfigurable DSP Engine
        • 1-166 MHz (set at 166 MHz by default) @ 1.2 V
        • 128-bit Bus
        • 24-bit Data Path
        • 5 giga operations/s
      • Embedded MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC) hardware decoder
      • Embedded FPU
    • 128-bit Bus @ 2.6 Gbit/s
  • Memory:
    • Samsung K5E5658HCM-D060
    • Main Memory: 32 MB 333 MHz DDR SDRAM (64 MB)
    • 8 MB reserved for Kernel
  • Integrated or Support Chips:
    • IDStorage Keys: stores screen brightness, volume, region, date, time and BIOS data also known as the Ipl
    • Tachyon: version information for CPU, Media Engine and Graphic Cores
    • Baryon: version information for the PSP's system control chip
    • Pommel: the PSP's GPIO and Watchdog
    • Kirk: the PSP's main encryption processor
    • Spock: secondary encryption processor, used to decrypt signed UMD data

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