One of the most popular hand held gaming console today is Sony’s PSP (PlayStation Portable). Electronics Philippines have cited that PSP, along with Nintendo DS, is one of their most in-demand piece of electronic. Among of the reasons why PSP is popular is because of its multi-tasking capabilities such as its principal use as a gaming console, movie selection, telecommunications capability, and upcoming GPS functionality. Since its release, several models and accessories has also been sold along with the console. Here are several notable variations of PSP. Retail Configurations PSP was sold in two main configurations that differ in terms of accessories. These are the Base Pack or Core Pack and Value pack.
- Base Pack or Core Pack contains the console, a battery, and an AC adapter. This version was available at launch in Japan and was later released in North America and Europe.
- The Value Pack includes everything in the Base Pack as well as a 32 MB Memory Stick Pro Duo, headphones with remote control, a carrying pouch, and a wrist strap. Some regions have modified versions of this pack that include different accessories.
Colors Currently, PSP is available with a wide variety of colors. These include, piano black, ceramic white, ice silver, rose pink, deep red, champagne gold, felicia blue, mint green, lavender purple, and metallic blue. According to Electronics Philippines, only the piano black model is available in all regions. The ice silver, ceramic white, and deep red versions are available as stand-alone models in Asia. The rose pink, champagne gold, felicia blue, and lavender purple versions are only available in Asia and the mint green model is exclusive to Japan.The metallic blue color had been discontinued, but was made available again in North America as part of the Madden NFL 09 entertainment pack. Several PSP game inspired themes have also been released such as the Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops camouflage PSP. It has been recently announced that Asia will get another four new colours; Vibrant Blue, Radiant Red, Bright Yellow and Spirited Green, in March of 2009, under the release monkier of “Carnival Colors”. PSP Slim and Lite At E3 2007, Sony announced that a new version of the PSP would be released in September 2007, for all regions. The redesigned PSP is 33% lighter and 19% thinner than the original PSP. The redesign also features composite TV output, supports charging via USB, double the onboard RAM (32 MB to 64 MB), and has a brighter screen. PSP 3000 On August 20, 2008, a revised PSP design, model 3000, was announced at a press conference in Leipzig. Based on the Slim & Lite, the PSP-3000 features an improved LCD screen, a built-in microphone, oval shaped start and select buttons and an expanded video-out. The LCD screen features a higher contrast ratio, shorter response time, and wider color gamut, as well as anti-reflective technology for improved visibility in well-lit environments. According to Electronics Philippines, this model was released in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe in October 2008.
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