Sony Hardware - PSP Go

Sony's PSP Go

We wanted to see the hottest hardware that this year’s E3 Expo had to offer. There was a huge buzz about the new Sony Playstation Portable introduced called the PSP Go.  This is a streamlined handheld device that is 50% smaller and lighter than the original PSP.  It features 16 GB (yeah, 16!) of built-in storage and is designed for the “on the go digital consumer”.

Sony's PSP Go Handheld

Priced at $249, the PSP Go will arrive in stores on October 1st, 2009 along with a new PSP version of the very popular Gran Turismo.  One of the bigger changes between the PSP Go and “regular” PSP-3000 is the deletion of Sony’s UMD player from the Go device.  Users will be encouraged download content from Sony’s on-line store instead of paying for UMD disks. 

The PSP Go has a slightly smaller screen than the PSP-3000 but with the same resolution.  It will have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to help speed up downloadable content.  If you are looking for Sony to finally support SD storage, you will be disappointed.  Sony does give the PSP Go the ability to expand on its already generous storage with its support of a Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot.

Sony's PSP Go

Key PSP Go Specifications:

External dimensions

Approx. 128 x 16.5 x 69 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection)

Weight

Approx. 158g / 5.56 oz (including internal battery)

CPU

PSP® CPU(System clock frequency 1-333 MHz, Main Memory 64MB)

 

 

Display

3.8 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive,

480 x 272 pixel, Approx. 16,770,000 colors displayed

Sound

Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone

Main input/output

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

Bluetooth®2.0 (EDR)

High Speed USB (USB2.0)

Memory Stick Micro™(M2™)

Analog Video Out

Microphone

Main connectors

Multi use connector

(DC IN / OUT, USB, Video Output / Input, Sound Input / Output)

Headset / Microphone connector

Memory Stick Micro™(M2™) slot

Key / Switches

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

Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square), L/R buttons

START button, SELECT button, PS button

POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch

display button, sound button, volume (+/-) buttons

Power sources

Lithium-Ion rechargeable internal battery pack

AC adaptor

USB power supply

Internal disc drive

16GB (Flash Memory)

Supported profile

PSP®PlayStation®Portable) Game

Access Control

Region code, parental control

Wireless communications

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

(Infrastructure mode / Ad hoc mode (connect up to 16 consoles))

Bluetooth®2.0 (EDR)

Supplied accessories

AC adaptor

USB cable

CD-ROM(Media Go ver.1.1)

 

 

 

Video

  • Memory Stick Video Format
  • - MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)
    - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC)
  • MPEG4
  • - MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)
    - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (CABAC) (AAC)Baseline Profile (AAC)
  • AVI
  • - Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
    - Motion JPEG (μ-Law)

Music

  • Memory Stick Audio Format (ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, MP3)
  • MP3 (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
  • MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)
  • WAVE (Linear PCM)
  • WMA

Photo

  • JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)
  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • PNG

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Even with all the hoopla surrounding Sony’s PSP Go system, Sony had even more up it’s sleeve as we spotted a new PS3 behind the scenes of Sony Online Entertainment.  This system was used to help develop some Sony next-gen online content.  It didn’t fit in my backpack properly so I had to leave it there.

Gran Turismo on the PSP

Gran Turismo on the PSP

We got to play with the new version of Gran Turismo for the PlayStation Portable and it has to be one of the nicest looking PSP games out there.  It had absolutely no jitter or delay in the graphics and video and will have a tremendous base of support when launched. 

Gran Turismo on the PSP

Take a look for yourself.  Here is some live game-play video from the E3 floor:

Here is a longer video with a different track:

Booth Babes

When it comes to booth babes, day two seemed to have more hot models running around than the first day. So, we'll interrupt our technology coverage right smack dab in the middle to give you a little eye candy that you missed out on today if you were not at the show.

E3 2009 Booth Babes

Not sure why the mud flap is located in the front!?!?

E3 2009 Booth Babes

Anyone feeling like they have a fever?

E3 2009 Booth Babes

We are still searching for Waldo...

E3 2009 Booth Babes

If only we could see their Darksiders... We have a feeling even if we paid the $57.99 game title we wouldn't find out!

E3 2009 Booth Babes
 

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One for the animal lovers...

E3 2009 Booth Babes

You've been a naughty boy!

E3 2009 Booth Babes

Finally, a succubus to be proud of!

E3 2009 Booth Babes

That school girl look on the G4 girls is priceless!

E3 2009 Booth Babes

Look he has a man bag! Actually, he is security for the models and looks to be enjoying his job.

Activision's DJ Hero

Activision's DJ Hero

We spent some more time over at the Activision area marvelling at the skills of those in the crowd proficient at Guitar Hero.  What was really amazing though was when Activision introduced their newest game, DJ Hero with live DJs in the mix on the DJ Hero controller.

DJ Hero was designed to deliver an all-new “interactive music experience” similar to Guitar Hero that allows players to rule the party and not only experience, but to hear music in an all-new way. It has over 100 individual songs, highlighted in over 80 unique never-before-released mixes that blend all sorts of genres of music, including hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica, The turntable controller gives fans the chance to immerse into the DJ culture and a huge variety of music as they utilize and master various DJ techniques including scratching, blending, cross fading and sampling.

 

Activision's DJ Hero

 

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 More to come tomorrow!