New PSP Slim Coming September, Kinda Looks the Same

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Click to viewFrom the press conference, Jason says: "Kaz is holding a brand new PSP, and will be available in September of this year. Still has UMD, still has a 4.3-inch screen. It's 30% lighter, however, and 19% slimmer. And they improved the loading to load games faster. But the improvements is in video output: you can hook up video to your TV and display video on a bigscreen." And there'll be a limited edition white version that comes with the Star Wars game, and with Darth Vader silk screen. White photo, press release, and Video of the announcement:

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Jason Chen: Jack's back on stage, and notes that the PSP Lite will come in Piano Black and in Ice Silver. There will be a PSP entertainment pack, which comes with Ice Silver, 1GB Memory Stick Duo, and Daxter, and the Family Guy Frickin' Sweet collection. $199 in September. There's another color they want to announce.

11:50 Jason Chen: Hirai is talking about the PSP and PS3 integration now.

11:50 Jason Chen: Kaz is demoing the PSP's video output capability with Spiderman, streaming video to the big screen. You can toggle back and forth between the PSP and the external display by hitting a toggle button on the bottom. You can do the same with all content including games and photos.

PSP(R)(Playstation(R)Portable) Becomes Slimmer and Lighter

New PSP Makes Its Debut To The Market Worldwide In September With Newly

Equipped Video-Out Port

TOKYO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)

today unveiled an enhanced design for PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system

(PSP-2000) that has a more streamlined form factor and a video-out port which

will become available in stores from September in Japan, North America and



While succeeding the basic functions and design philosophy of the current

PSP including a 4.3 inch wide high resolution LCD screen, overwhelmingly large

for a handheld device, new PSP is 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer

than the original version, making the all-in-one handheld entertainment system

even easier to carry around at approx.189g in weight (weight of current model

is approx.280g) and approx.18.6mm in thickness (thickness of current model is

approx.23.0 mm).

Adding a video-out port(*1) enables new PSP users to experience high

quality UMD(TM) (Universal Media Disc) Video, pictures and movies from Memory

Stick Duo and game software titles(*2) on their TVs at home. Also, new PSP is

equipped with enhanced feature to temporarily store game data from UMD,

reducing load time during game play(*3). Moreover, the ability to charge the

unit through PLAYSTATION(R)3 or PC via USB cable during data transfer is newly

equipped(*4), further positioning PSP as a true handheld device.

A new PSP comes in three basic colors of "Piano Black", "Ceramic White",

and "Ice Silver" to meet a variety of lifestyle and preferences for all


During the two and a half years since the launch of PSP in December, 2004

strong support from users worldwide as well as an abundance of exciting

software titles from publishers around the world have resulted in PSP

achieving cumulative shipment of 25 million units for the hardware and 100

million units for software titles worldwide by March, 2007. The expansion of

the PSP platform is being boosted worldwide along with its exciting lineup of

software titles as well as the introduction of color variations.

SCEI will continue to further expand the PSP platform and create a new

world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles and a

new PSP.

(*1) Video output cables (AV cable/S VIDEO cable/D Terminal AV

cable/Component AV cable) are sold separately. Product lineup may

differ by country/region.

(*2) Progressive TV and PSP specific cable (D Terminal AV cable or

Component AV cable) are necessary to output game software titles for


(*3) Effect of this feature varies depending on software titles.

(*4) PSP needs to be put in "USB Connection" mode.

(*5) Color variations may differ by country/region.

PSP(R)(PlayStation(R) Portable) (PSP-2000) Product Overview

Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)

External Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 3/4

dimensions x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in (width × height ×

depth) (excludes largest projection)

Weight Approx. 189g / 6.7 oz (including

battery pack)

CPU PSP CPU (System clock frequency


Main Memory 64MB

Display 4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent

type, TFT drive,

480 x 272 pixel, Approximately

16,770,000 colors displayed

Sound Built-in stereo speakers

Main Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)

Input/Output High Speed USB (USB2.0) (mini-B)

Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM)

Analog Video Out

Main Connectors DC In 5V connector

DC Out connector

video out/headset connector

USB connector

Memory Stick Duo(TM) slot

Key/Switches Directional buttons

(up/down/right/left), analog stick,

Action buttons (triangle, circle,

cross, square), L/R buttons

START button, SELECT button, HOME


POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch

display button, sound button, volume

(+/-) buttons

Power sources Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack

AC adaptor

USB power supply

Internal disc Read-only UMD(TM) drive


Supported PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) Game

profile UMD(TM) Video

Access Control Region code, parental control

Wireless Infrastructure mode

Communications Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16


Supplied AC adaptor

Accessories Battery pack (1200mAh)

Supported codec (in Memory Stick)

Video — Memory Stick Video Format

- MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)

- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)

— MP4 File Format

- MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)

- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile — CABAC only —

(AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)


- Mmotion JPEG (Linear PCM or μ-Lau)

Music — Memory Stick Audio Format


- ATRAC3plus(TM)

- MP3

— MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)


— WAVE(Linear PCM)

— WMA(Windows Media(R) Audio 9 Standard only) (*6)

Photo — JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)





(*6) WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.

PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) (PSP-2000) Color Variations

Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)

Color Name Piano Black

Product Code PSP-2000 PB

Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)

Color Name Ceramic White

Product Code PSP-2000 CW

Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)

Color Name Ice Silver

Product Code PSP-2000 IS

PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) Peripherals for PSP-2000 only (sold


Product Name Battery Pack

Product Code PSP-S110 / PSP-S110 U / PSP-S110 E / PSP-S110 G

Specifications External dimensions: Approx. 36 x 10 x 57mm

(1 1/2 × 3/8 × 2 1/4 in)

Weight: Approx. 30g (1.06 oz)

Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable


Voltage/Capacity: DC 3.6V/1200mAh

Product Name Headphones with Remote Control

Product Code PSP-S140 / PSP-S140 U / PSP-S140 G

Specifications Remote functions: PLAY, PAUSE, FF, FR, VOLUME(+/-), HOLD

Headphones: Inner-Ear Headphones

Product Name AV cable

Product Code PSP-S150 / PSP-S150 U / PSP-S150 E

Specifications Composite cable

Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name S VIDEO cable

Product Code PSP-S160 / PSP-S160 U

Specifications Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name D Terminal AV cable

Product Code PSP-S170

Specifications For Japanese market only

Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name Component AV cable

Product Code PSP-S180 / PSP-S180 U / PSP-S180 E

Specifications Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the

progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer

Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the

PlayStation(R) game console, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment

system, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld entertainment system and

the PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(R)) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home

entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2

further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked

entertainment. PSP is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users

to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity

stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the

state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along

with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony

Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc.

develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third

party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets

worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is

an independent business unit of the Sony Group.



Who asked for this? Slimmer and lighter? Why???



Until these guys realize that I need more than a flash stick and a few games to keep me busy on trans-continental flights, they don't get a penny from me!