Sony's first handheld gaming system has been replaced by a younger, shinier model. Maybe you've waited this whole time to get a PSP, or maybe you've inherited one from a friend who bought a new Vita. Either way, now you need some games to cement your relationship.
When the battery exploded inside Redditor tommyboy601's PSP, he decided his time with the Sony portable was at an end. Rather than trade it in at his local GameStop for pennies, he built a fitting memorial to an old friend.
Last week's drastic, surprising price drop for Nintendo's 3DS gaming portable brought turmoil not just to the last major dedicated gaming hardware company in the world, but also the notion of portable gaming.
The PlayStation Portable has reached 70 million sold worldwide. The PSP first launched in Japan in December 2004, and the following year in the West.
Chin up, PlayStation fans! The PSP is getting new headphones in six (count 'em, six) colors: black, white, silver, red, blue and pink. Each is priced at ¥2,200 (US$27) and will be out on July 21 in Japan.
The launch of Sony's next PlayStation Portable, currently codenamed NGP, may not be a global affair this year, in part due to the massive Tōhoku earthquake and deadly tsunami that slammed Japan last month.
The next PlayStation Portable, Sony's recently announced NGP, won't rival the PlayStation 3 in terms of raw computing power, despite its impressively good looks. Sony engineers say the NGP instead sits about "halfway" between the original PSP and PS3.
The PSP2—or the NGP, as its currently codenamed—may be powerful enough to play PlayStation 3-quality games. At today's coming out party for the next-generation PlayStation Portable, Sony and friends showed just that.
Sony's six-year-old PSP may feel in need of an update, but the portable PlayStation managed to still be the bestselling platform in Japan this year, where Monster Hunter (and its clones) made 2010 great for the PSP.
This won't be what you see while playing the soon-to-hit-Japanese-PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, but it sure sets the mood.
The holidays are coming, and that means it's time for you to start thinking about what sorts of gifts you want to give and get this year.
The Playstation Portable 2, rumored to have dual analog sticks, a bigger screen and touch controls, will also rival the Xbox 360 in processing power and ditch the UMD format, sources tell Kotaku.
Sony has finally done it. They've mated a Sony Ericsson cell phone with a PSP, spawning this... the PlayStation Phone. Don't call it the PSP2, please. That's something else entirely.
Sony is reportedly giving more and more developers access to the successor to the soon to be six-year-old PSP, with dev kits in the hands of (or en route to) "numerous development studios."