2009 E3 Expo – Day Two Coverage

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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


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)



  • 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)

  • Memory Stick Audio Format (ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, MP3)
  • MP3 (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
  • MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)
  • WAVE (Linear PCM)
  • WMA
  • JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)
  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • PNG


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