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#1 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 08:17 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...n.ap/index.html

# Story Summary
# The revamped PlayStation Portable will go on sale next month in Japan
# The PSP-3000 is also being promised for the U.S. and European markets
# The portable game machine faces tough competition from Nintendo DS
# Nintendo also has a big hit in the Wii home console

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Sales are improving in Japan for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable handheld video game machine, and a beefed up version with a clearer display is expected to add momentum, a senior executive said Tuesday.

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The PSP-3000 has an improved liquid crystal display and a built-in microphone.

The portable game machine faces tough competition from Nintendo DS -- the handheld machine from the Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario games.

Nintendo also has a big hit in the Wii home console that's battering Sony's PlayStation 3 in sales.

The revamped PlayStation Portable with the improved liquid crystal display and a built-in microphone will go on sale October 16 in Japan at $180, the same price of the previous model, said Shawn Layden, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan.


The machine called PSP-3000 is also being promised for the U.S. and Europe next month.

Layden said the PSP was gaining popularity in Japan, nearly doubling in sales for this year's first eight months compared to the previous year.

People are increasingly using it to listen to music, watch video and access the Internet on the go, he said at a Tokyo hotel.

"The PlayStation Portable can be called a PlayStation Personal," he told reporters. "It has become a lifestyle tool for owners."

Sony also unveiled a service planned for later this year in Japan that will allow several PSP machines to play games together, even if they aren't in the same room, by connecting to the Internet through PlayStation 3 machines. Layden said details will be released later.

Competition among game makers is intensifying ahead of the year-end shopping season.

Sony has sold about 41 million PSP machines globally -- 10 million in Japan. Nintendo has sold 77.5 million Nintendo DS handheld devices worldwide, nearly 23 million in Japan.

On top of that, Nintendo has scored success with its predecessor GameBoy series, selling more than a 100 million GameBoys cumulative worldwide.

On Monday, price cuts for Japan were announced for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 home consoles. The Xbox 360 has been struggling in Japan, a market dominated by the locals, Sony and Nintendo.

Microsoft doesn't disclose how many of the cumulative 20 million Xbox 360 machines sold worldwide were Japan sales. But it is widely viewed to be fewer than numbers sold elsewhere.

The Wii console has been popular, selling 29.6 million worldwide so far. PS3 sales have lagged at fewer than half of the Wii at 14.4 million.

Also shown Tuesday was footage from game software planned for the PlayStation Portable later this year, including "Gundam Vs. Gundam" from Bandai Namco Games and "Dissidia Final Fantasy" from Square Enix Co.

Both are part of a game series that are extremely popular in Japan.

Fascinating! I may get one. :P

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 08:49 PM

I know that these newer versions are supposed to be smaller but that one looks tiny in that guy's hand compared to the launch PSP I used to have. :P
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Posted September 02, 2008 - 09:24 PM

this news is pretty old but anyway....
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Posted September 02, 2008 - 09:36 PM

sounds coo im actually posting on my hacked psp =)

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 09:39 PM

sounds coo im actually posting on my hacked psp =)


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#6 Guest_Spooky_*

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 09:44 PM

gogo, you got off socom?

i dont play socom no more i use my psp for internet and youtube.

#7 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 10:03 PM

this news is pretty new but anyway....

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 10:30 PM

I might actually get this...

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 10:38 PM

Wi-fi?

How much can they improve the speed of the net?

I always did find it faster orginally anyway than that of the ipod touch.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 01:24 AM

Ouch, my Dad just bought a PSP so he can watch movies on it during long haul flights. Maybe he should have waited?

Oh well, he only played £110 for it. This new one will probably come out at £200-£210.
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Posted September 03, 2008 - 07:58 AM

darn, I have an old PSP and this looks awesome.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 01:31 PM

If you learn to hack your PSP, you will get the best value out of it. I've never had to pay for any games so far. :D
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Posted September 03, 2008 - 07:50 PM

If you learn to hack your PSP, you will get the best value out of it. I've never had to pay for any games so far. ;)

same here i haked my psp free games =) and youtube!!

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 08:35 PM

You guys need to tell me how to do this if I decide to get this PSP. I already did with for my DS and I freakin' love it.

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Posted September 04, 2008 - 02:31 PM

Count me in. :clap:

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Posted September 04, 2008 - 02:32 PM

I'm interested in this hacking thing. Not hacking others, hacking my own system. How does it work?
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Posted September 04, 2008 - 08:39 PM

well it all depends on what version your psp is. if it is at 3.03 or lower than its pretty easy if its higher than that then it will be a little harder well not harder youll just need to make a special battery.

heres a link. u may need to register to view it.

Downgrading / Installing Custom Firmware onto your PSP.

Edited by Spooky, September 04, 2008 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted September 04, 2008 - 11:49 PM

^^^

Be warned, hacking your PSP is not exactly legal. All I can tell you is that if you wish to look into it, it's best you do some research before messing with your PSP because you can very easily brick your PSP (making it virtually unusable).
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Posted September 05, 2008 - 09:25 AM

^^^

Be warned, hacking your PSP is not exactly legal. All I can tell you is that if you wish to look into it, it's best you do some research before messing with your PSP because you can very easily brick your PSP (making it virtually unusable).


yea thats true^^ USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. its possible to brick ur psp but its also possible to unbrick it but if ur new to this stuff its probally best to stay away or have someone else do it.

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Posted September 05, 2008 - 02:55 PM

well it all depends on what version your psp is. if it is at 3.03 or lower than its pretty easy if its higher than that then it will be a little harder well not harder youll just need to make a special battery.

heres a link. u may need to register to view it.

Downgrading / Installing Custom Firmware onto your PSP.


I probably wouldn't hack it.

What does hacking the PSP do though?
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