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PSP Enters Japanese Market on 12 December at 20,790 Yen

Tokyo, October 27, 2004 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), announced today that it would release its new handheld video game system, PSPTM (PlayStationTMPortable) (PSP-1000), on December 12, 2004, at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen excluding tax (20,790 yen including tax) for the Japanese market.

With high-quality graphics processing capability equivalent to that of PlayStation 2, in addition to rich stereo sound, PSP offers the joy of playing full-scale 3D-CG games and viewing high resolution video images anytime, anywhere.

Equipped with a wireless LAN feature (IEEE802.11b), PSP enables users to connect to the Internet through access points, making it possible for users to download game characters and content and also to play games on-line with families, friends and on-line community members. For a more intimate gaming experience, a maximum of 16 PSP systems can be connected wirelessly through the ad-hoc mode allowing family and friends to create an instant yet powerful local on-line entertainment community (*1).

PSP features an integrated high output lithium-ion battery that provides play time of between 4 and 6 hours for game titles and continuous 4 to 5 hours for video viewing. (SCEI actual measurement) (*2)

With PSP, the world of PlayStation, people's most favorite platform, is further enhanced. A 4.3 inch wide 16:9 high resolution LCD screen, the largest in a handheld gaming device, creates a personal environment in which to enjoy games, music and video anytime, anywhere, with a dynamism that has never been possible before.

To accompany the launch of the PSP system, a total of 21 game titles from SCE and third party software developers and publishers will be released by the end of this year. In addition to these titles, over 100 exciting new titles are currently in development. Innovative titles using the unique features of PSP, as well as PSP versions of hit titles that have been the drivers of the PlayStation platform will continuously be introduced.

Entertainment software of an entirely new category mixing game, music and video on a single UMD® is expected to be released in spring 2005, further enriching the world of PSP.

With PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP, SCEI will continue to expand the market and create a new world of computer entertainment.

(*1) Complies with IEEE802.11b. Typical indoor range of approx. 30m at 11Mbps and approx. 91m at 1Mbps. Typical outdoor range of approx. 120m at 11Mbps and approx. 460m at 1Mbps. However, places with obstacles and strong electromagnetic waves, range may become narrower or transmission may be cut.

(*2) Measurement conditions: display luminance set to maximum (180 cd/m2) and minimum (80 cd/m2) while volume is set to half of the maximum level, headphone in use and wireless LAN not in use.

PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) Basic Specifications and Features

Product Name PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable)

Color Black

Product Code PSP-1000

Recommended Retail Price 19,800 yen (20,790 yen tax inclusive)

Dimensions Approximately 170mm (W) x 23mm (H) x 74mm (D)

Weight Approximately 280g (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 / 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 PRO DuoTM


IR Remote (SIRCS)

Main Connectors Memory Stick DuoTM 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 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: H.264 / AVC MP Level3

Audio: ATRAC3plusTM?MP3

Security (Encryption) 128bit AES

(Copyright protection technology) MagicGateTM

Access control Region, Parental Control

Wireless communications Infrastructure mode

Ad hoc mode (connection up to 16 consoles)

Supplied accessories

AC adaptor

Battery pack

Separately Sold Accessories

Product Name Memory Stick DuoTM

Product Code PSP-M32

Recommended Retail Price 2,800 yen (2,940 yen tax inclusive)

Specifications Copyright protection technology : MagicGateTM

Capacity: 32MB

Dimensions: Approximately 20mm (W) x 1.6mm (H) x 31mm (D)

Weight: Approximately 2g

Product Name AC adaptor (for PSPTM)

Product Code PSP-100

Recommended Retail Price 3,500 yen (3,675 yen tax inclusive)

Specifications Rated input voltage : 100V - 240V 50/60Hz

Rated voltage/electrical current output : 5V / 2.0A

Dimensions: Approximately 76mm (W) x 22mm (H) x 46mm (D)

Weight: Approximately 44g

Product Name Battery pack (for PSPTM)

Product Code PSP-110

Recommended Retail Price 4,800 yen (5,040 yen tax inclusive)

Specifications Voltage/Capacity : 3.6V/1800mAh

Dimensions: Approximately 52mm (W) x 12.5mm (H) x 36mm (D)

Weight: Approximately 44g

Product Name Headphone with remote control (for PSPTM)

Product Code PSP-140(W)

Recommended Retail Price 2,800 yen (2,940 yen tax inclusive)

Color White

Specifications Remote Control : Play/Pause, FF, FR, Volume +/-, Hold switch

Headphone : In-the-ear type headphone

Product Name Soft case and hand strap (for PSPTM)

Product Code PSP-170(B)

Color Soft case: Black

Hand strap: White

Recommended Retail Price 2,000 yen (2,100 yen tax inclusive)


Soft case:

Dimensions: Approximately 195mm (W) x 7.5mm (H) x 108mm (D)

Hand strap:

Dimensions: Approximately 189mm (W) x 3.3mm (H) x 9mm (D)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

For more information contact:

SCEE Press Centre

Tel: +44 (0)20 7859 5000


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