Intro: The PlayStation Portable, or PSP, is Sony's first generation of handheld gaming. It is commonly used as a current-gen console and competes directly with the Nintendo DS, although more media-oriented features. In addition to playing, son'y the handheld music, surf the Web and even make calls using Skype VoIP service.
Step 1: The PSP was announced for the first time in 2003 at a press conference during the annual E3 electronics Expo. Rumors were swirling been since the death of SEGA handheld, that Sony the next logical competitor for Nintendo's popular game boy franchise is wild. The system first debuted in Japan, in late 2004 and came to the U.S. Bank in early 2005. It was well received and praised for its cross media bar, which allows listening to users, to see films, music or surf the Web. The PSP was originally an all-in one media device marketed as, but it was not much in the Nintendo DS market due to lack of cut his remarkable game software. But the PSP has added several features in recent years it has helped to strengthen the lagging sales.
Step 2: so far have been three different iterations of the PSP hardware: the "original" PSP, PSP-2000 (also known as the slim & Lite) and the PSP-3000. The original PSP is the most basic of the three and has a somewhat chunky design, as well as reduced brightness of the display. The PSP-2000 and 3000 are both much smaller, and have somewhat brighter screens. The 2000 and 3000 models contain additional features, the below.
Step 3: All standard PSP have several standard features: a fully functional Web browser, Internet radio capabilities, video playback (MPEG), and extensible flash drives. The PSP-2000 and 3000 have brighter screens and can connect to Skype VoIP service to make calls over Wi-Fi signals. The PSP-3000 has a stronger LCD screen, a built-in microphone and better video output connection.
Step 4: The PSP is significant because it is to compete only handheld device directly with Nintendo in the last ten years. It is also the first handheld gaming device, which has media and Internet capability out of the box without additional software requirements.
Step 5: the PSP expandable flash drive has become piracy a problem on the device. Though it seems easy to download a game for your PSP to a flash drive, this is illegal and can result that persecution.