Sony PSP North American Release Date Set In Stone For March 24

Sony PSP North American Release Date Set In Stone For March 24


The release date for the Sony Playstation Portable gaming system is now set in stone. Expect to see the device in stores across North America on March 24th.

Sony will be releasing a PSP Value Pack for a suggested retail price of $249.99 U.S./$299.99 CND. Included in the value package; 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, headphones with remote control, battery pack, AC adaptor, soft case and cleaning cloth, movie/music/game video sampler UMD disc including multiple non-interactive game demos, and for the first one million PSP Value Packs shipped, a special UMD video release of the feature film Spider-Man 2 from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

PSP (PlayStationPortable) Basic Specifications and Features

Product Name PSP (PlayStation Portable)
Color Black
Product Code PSP-1001K
Dimensions Approximately 6.7 in (W) x .9 in (H) x 2.9 in (D)
Weight Approximately 280g / .62 lbs (including battery)
CPU PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1 – 333MHz)
Main Memory 32MB
Embedded DRAM 4MB
Display 4.3 inch, 16:9 Wide screen TFT LCD
480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colors
Maximum luminance 180 / 130 / 80cd/m2 (when using battery pack)
Maximum luminance 200 / 180 / 130 / 80cd/m2 (when using AC adaptor)
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Main Input/Output IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
USB 2.0 (mini-B)
Memory Stick Duo
IR Remote
Main Connectors Memory Stick Duo
Slot USB connector
DC OUT connector
DC IN 5V connector
Headset connector
Keys/Switches Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Analog Stick
Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Left, Right shoulder buttons x 1
START button, SELECT button, HOME button x 1 POWER/HOLD switch x 1
Display button, Sound button, Volume +/- buttons x 1
Wireless LAN switch (ON/OFF) x 1
OPEN latch (UMD) x 1
Power Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adaptor
Disc Drive UMD Drive (Read only)
Profile PSP Game
UMD Audio (profile name TBD)
UMD Video (profile name TBD)
Codec [Video]: “UMD”: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level3
[Video}: “Memory Stick”: MPEG-4 SP,AAC
[Music]: “UMD”: linear PCM,ATRAC3plus
[Music}: “Memory Stick”: ATRAC3plus,MP3(MPEG1/2 Layer3)
[Photo]: JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21)
Security (Encryption) 128bit AES (Copyright protection technology) MagicGate
Access control Region, Parental Control
Wireless communications IEEE802.11b Infrastructure mode
Ad hoc mode (connection up to 16 consoles)
PSP Value Pack supplied Accessories AC adaptor, Battery pack, Memory Stick Duo (32 MB), Headphone with remote control, Soft case and cloth UMD, In-pack Sampler