Happy Birthday: PSP Turns Five Today

by Ernice Gilbert on March 24th, 2010, under PSP, Sony

On March 25th, 2005 the PSP was released in the US, today marks the 5th year since the handheld has been in existence, and so Sony takes a break to say happy birthday.

“Today, the PSP system is a well-established handheld platform that continuously redefines portable entertainment with quality that’s unparalleled. As PSP celebrates its fifth anniversary, the best is yet to come. We’re very excited about the vibrant 2010 lineup and are committed to continuing to offer entertainment experiences and immersive gameplay only possible on the PlayStation platform.”

More than 245 developers have since then created software titles for the platform, and there’s over 500 software titles available in the US on UMD and more than 300 can be found on PSN.

In 2007, PSN was introduced, and according to Sony, “offers PSP owners tens of thousands of digital entertainment choices, including over 20,000 movies and TV episodes, “minis,” digital comics, original programming, as well as more than 300 games, many of which are exclusive”.

PSP hardware has since evolved from the original PSP-1000 which had a 4.3 inch high-resolution LCD at launch, built-in wireless communication and more than 125 games.

Sony introduced the PSP-2000 in 2007 which was 33 percent lighter than the original model. Then came the PSP-3000 in 2008 which featured an enhanced LCD screen with five times the color contrast ratio of previous models.

The latest iteration of PSP is the PSPgo which debuted in fall 2009. It became the first all-digital, full game handheld gaming device in the US and anywhere for that matter.

Happy birthday indeed.

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One Comment

SEVENTY7 24th March , 2010

Happy Birthday PSP! Waiting for PSP2…

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