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The PSP Comeback?

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359w ago - With Nintendo's DS hogging the handheld spotlight, it's easy to overlook how the PSP is actually becoming more viable in the marketplace.

Sony's Playstation Portable has rocked somewhat on rough water since it was unveiled at E3 2004. It had to fight automatic skepticism from its birth; the immense popularity of the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance long ago solidified Nintendo as the King of the Handheld Market. Similar hardware from Sega, Atari, Nokia and Bandai have all been crushed in the past.

However, it quickly became evident that Sony was grooming its own entry to suit several different purposes. The PSP was not just for games. It could play music, movies, share photos and even let users surf the Internet on the go. Its Swiss Army-like functions and its sleek black casing gave off a decidedly "adult" vibe next to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and awkwardly-designed DS. When the system hit North American shelves on March 24 2005, stock sold out in many stores. Sony announced in a press conference that 500,000 units had sold in two days, netting a record $150 million.

Today, though, buses and subways are filled with kids and adults pecking away at immensely popular Nintendo DS games like Brain Age, Pokemon and Nintendogs, whereas blockbuster PSP titles are fewer and far between. Has Sony's...
 

UnOfficial gpSP Kai v3.2 Test 07 for PSP released!

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359w ago - Takka has updated his unofficial GBA Emulator port for PSP today with the following changes:

Download: UnOfficial gpSP Kai v3.2 Test 07 for PSP

v3.2 Test 7 Changelog:

* HOME screen on / off, keymaps switching on the screen ratio, interlaced added to the configuration.
* Video.cfg almost unadjusted.
* Messages and files, video.cfg to update.

Translated Changes:

- Messages file changes
- MENU of cheat / other settings HOME buttons enable / disable Add
- MENU graphics / sound of a TV set when the output ratio / interlace setting Add
- The ratio of internal screen is nothing we do not, the corresponding parameters to read only.
- Gpsp.cfg HOME button to set the value added
- Gpsp.cfg key maps set to add value (Size 36 byte-> 104byte has been the automatic update.)
- PSP's main menu screen is not as a filter, video.cfg update
- The default keymap or specific game being switched
- At the end of the game cfg will be saved not to fix, FILTER is not reflected in the correction
- PSP-2000 CFW3.60 support did not, the corrected
 

Assassin's Creed PS3 Commercial

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359w ago - Here is one of the first ever commercials for Assassin's Creed on the Playstation 3 platform courtesy of hpman247...




 

Sony Japan announces newly designed PS2 in three colors

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359w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced a newly designed PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system (SCPH-90000), which will become available in Japan on November 22nd, 2007 at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen (including tax).

The newly designed PlayStation 2 will come in three color variations of "Charcoal Black", "Ceramic White" and "Satin Silver". Vertical Stand for PlayStation 2 will also become available on November 22nd, 2007 in the same three colors at a recommended retail price of 1,500 yen (including tax).

While inheriting the functions of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture of the new system has been completely overhauled, resulting lighter in weight. The newly designed PlayStation 2 will have a built-in AC adapter, further improving users' convenience to enjoy various entertainment contents anywhere at home.

In the 8th year from its launch in 2000, PlayStation 2 continues to be strongly supported by a wide demographic of users around the world. Reaching the remarkable milestone of 120 millionth sales in shorter period than the original PlayStation® did, the world of PlayStation 2 further expands as more new and attractive...
 

PSP Deep Red… A new color in your hands

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359w ago - After Deep Blue, the ultimate Chess player PC from IBM, Sony announced Deep Red... The PSP !

Yep, you are right, here you are, a new color available for the PSP from SONY, and which will be sold later this December in Japan, offered with a nice package of accessories.
 
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