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Latest Ultimate PSP pocket toy
10:42am Monday 17th October 2005 in Freetime
Yes, I have seen several people on the train using this wonderful new portable game player from Sony namely the PSP.
The Playstation portable is best portable player and new device around. It has a lot of features and excellent graphics for game playing and movie watching.
The design is excellent, it really a Playstation 2 made into a new look portable version, that is good value for money and easy to use quickly.
I am currently viewing the Spiderman 2 movie on the PSP as part of my testing and viewing the film as well. The picture quality is excellent, sound quality is good, but excellent on the earphones.
There are a variety of games and films now available on this product. The portability side of this device is excellent and the wireless capabilities. This is a very professionally designed and up to date device and really spot on to the needs of the market at present. The videos are played at near DVD quality and the gaming is really good. There is also a built in MP3 player with a memory stick up to one gigabytes. The standard is a 32MB size card that comes bundled with the device. There will be a four gigabyte card in the near future. Apart from the Ipod like MP3 player, the PSP comes with a wireless internet connection to enable it to connect to the net and also other PSP users.
Another addictive game is Virtua Tennis: World Tour, the arcade and home console hit, features three core gameplay modes: World Tour, where players travel the globe using a custom-created character to win cash; Exhibition, where players can take control of a pro tennis all-star for one-off matches; and Tournament, which puts players in knockout sessions where only the best will see victory. In addition, this fast-paced games also features a playable array of internationally renowned tennis pros in addition to a make-your-own player mode, exclusive mini-games, and original courts. Wi-Fi gameplay is supported, encouraging up to four friends to play together.
The screen is a decent size for this type of unit, and the movie with no jerking , just makes it a cut above the rest. There are several programs out there that allow the conversion of standard DVD's to movies that can be played on the PSP. The only disappointing feature is the battery life which lasts for only three hours. However if you go online or to the major retailers on the high street, you will be able to find a good bundle to buy the PSP. The product starts for around one hundred and eighty pounds.
The device has a tray at the back which allows the small disks or UMD type which are the same capacity as DVD disks. Universal Media Discs (UMDs). The UMD is a compact, high capacity optical format that stores up to 1.8 GB of digital data on a 60mm disc.
At the launch of this product there were around fifty movies at the launch. Sony estimates that the PSP will give four to six hours of gaming, but its' thought that as technology improves, it will launch a new battery pack later in the format's life cycle that will provide more power and quicker recharge times.
There are many accessories for the PSP. Rather then listing them, check out a website like www.logic3.com for more of these accessories.
In Japan , you can already download full length films instead of buying the UMD discs. You can use the PSP in hotspots all over the place using the built in the built in wifi internet connection.
You can also download emulators that will allow the PSP to play games from a different format which is very cool. The timing of this device by Sony is just before the major release of the Microsoft 360 which will be released on December 2nd in Europe.
Using the Memory Stick Duo, you can store your digital photos, create custom wallpapers and share your favorite photos with the image transfer feature. And, thanks to the vibrant high-resolution screen, your memories will always be sharp and clear.
Download your favorite MP3, MP4, WAV or ATRAC3plus music files to your PSP system via the Memory Stick Duoor take in a full-length concert or behind-the-scenes footage on a pre-recorded UMD.
Transfer UMD and MP4 videos and more to your Memory Stick Duo or watch full-length movies on a pre-recorded UMD. It's all the excitement of the big screen, now sized to take anywhere.
The PSP system's dazzling widescreen LCD brings gaming to life. Whether reaching your personal best or locked in wireless combat, you'll have the freedom to play whereverand wheneveryou like. To register your PSP and get more information visit http://www.yourpsp.com .
Surf the World Wide Web using the Internet browser whenever you are in an Internet-accessible location. With the wifi facilities, you can play each other and download materials. Sony have many plans for this device. Another amazing game for this product is Burnouts Legends which is an excellent product and the best selling one at present.
The PSP sets a high standard for all previous and next generation handheld platforms nintendo are going to have a hard time in matching the PSP and this also sets high expectations of the Playstation3. It also remains to see how things pan out when the Xbox 360 comes out and the picture in twelve months time.
Gene da Rocha