Sony PlayStation Portable 1000

Nickname: PSP
Predecessor: -
Release Date: 11/12/2004
Discontinued Date: 31/12/2013
Additional Sizes: Slim
Display Palette: 16.7 million colors
Initial Price: ¥19,800 | US$249
Supported Game Media:

Playstation Portable or more commonly PSP is a handheld console released by Sony in December of 2004 in Japan and 2005 in the rest of the world. It was the first real competitor of Nintendo and Nintendo DS. PSP is the only handheld console that uses optical discs as medium of the games.

There is a white line on the console that has all the needed ports of the console. On the bottom side of this white line there is a headphone jack, a TV output (in the slim version) and a DC output in order to save battery. On the left side of the white line there is a port for Duo Memory Stick for extra RAM for the games. On the right side of the white line there is a power/hold switch. On the top side of the white line there are the L and R buttons, the WLAN switch that connects the console to the WiFi and the mini USB port to charge the console or transfer data. On the top side of the white line there are also 2 mini holes that can hold an external camera that can be found for the PSP.

On the back side of the console the words of "Sony", "PSP" and "UMD" can be found which are the manufacturer, the nickname and the game medium of the console respectively. The right lid can't be opened (there are 2 batteries inside) but the left lid can be opened and a battery can be found. In the front side of the console the words of "Sony", "PSP" and the logo of Playstation can be found. On the left front side there is a directional pad and an analog joystick. In the middle various buttons can be found (home button, volume buttons, contrast buttons, mute button and select and start buttons). On the right side there are the four classic action buttons of the Sony controllers (X, O, rectangle, triangle). On the right and left parts the two speakers can be found.