Saturday, September 20, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Offers iPhone Users 30 GB of Free Storage
New Tizen Device Coming in India
Samsung Launches My Knox App For Latest Mobile Device
Android L To Support Encryption By Default
Microsoft Outlines Basic Elements Of Direct3D 12
New GeForce WHQL Driver Released
Panasonic and Leica Expand Partnership Agreement
Acer Brings 4K2K Displays With NVIDIA G-SYNC to The US
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Games > Sony PS...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 25, 2005
Sony PSP handheld console hits US


The latest handheld gaming gadget, Sony's PlayStation Portable, goes on sale in the US.

The entertainment device, which also stores images, music and video, is intended to compete with Nintendo's DS, released earlier this month in the UK.

Gamers have been queuing outside shops across the US to get their hands on the gadget, which costs $250 (about 132).

The first million sold will come with the Spider-Man 2 film on UMD, Sony's own disc format for the device.

The PSP can be linked up with others for multiplayer gaming, via a wireless connection.

Sony has touted the machine as the Walkman of the 21st Century and has sold more than 800,000 units in Japan since its launch there last year.

But it faces stiff competition from the Nintendo DS, which sold more than the GameCube in its first few days on release in Europe.

It too allows for multiplayer gaming over the air. Nintendo dominates the handheld market, with more than a 90% share of the market in the US alone.

The Gizmondo combined media player, phone and gaming gadget also went on sale in the UK last week. It hopes to take a share of the handheld gaming market too.

'Few months' for Europe

"The story of the PSP is it's not a gaming device as much as it is a portable entertainment device," said Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities.

He told the Reuters news agency that he expected Sony to sell about 10 million PSPs in enough time to rival Apple's iPod.

There is no date for the PSP's release in Europe yet. Sony has promised to have a million units ready for its US launch, but there are fears demand may not be met.

It also said it expected to ship three million PSPs worldwide by the end of its fiscal year ending 31 March.

The machine's European launch was put back "a few months" last week in order to make sure enough of the devices were ready for its US launch, as well as satisfying the Japanese market.

The PSP has almost as much processing power in it as the PlayStation 2 console.

Hundreds of gamers gathered at US shops, some waiting for more than 36 hours, to be the first to get their hands on the gadget.

A spokesman for one US shop said it expected the device to sell out on its first day.

The 24 games for the mini console include Ape Academy, Formula One, Wipeout Pure and Fired Up.

Movie studios, including Lions Gate Entertainment and Disney, have also announced forthcoming film titles that will be made available on the UMD format.

From BBC News



Previous
Next
Finish Overclockers Break 3dMark Record        All News        Sony May Unite Blu-ray Disc, HD-DVD
Sony ordered to pay $90 million, halt game sales     Games News      Microsoft says Xbox consoles in short supply

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Develops SmartEyeglass, Launches SDK
Sony To Offer Unity For PlayStation To PlayStation Licensed Developers
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Sony Smart EyeGlass Prototype Appears At IFA
New Sony Camera Shoots In The Dark
Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact And More at IFA
Sony PSN Back Online
Sony Offers New Smart Tennis Sensor
Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera
Sony, Huawei, Microsoft To Announce New Smartphones at 2014 IFA
Sony And Best Buy To Jointly Boost 4K Content
Sony Bravia S90 TV With Curved Screen Coming In Europe

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .