The PSP – The Latest in Handheld Game Technology


Today is a technological era. Books, jobs, wedding planning, anything and almost everything is turning digital. In fact, when games like Mario first came into picture, the digitization of personal entertainment had already begun. Then Sony launched the PlayStation. Ever since then, a whole array of gaming consoles came out. What was different when the PlayStation Portable (PSP) was born in 2004 was that this new console was hand-held and portable. And the PSP games were strong graphically and featured nice game play. The PSP had to be a straightaway hit with the consumers.

The PSP has changed the handheld gaming scenario completely. The PSP is not just about the games. It can connect to the Internet; the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 allow a player to connect to others via Wi-Fi to play multiplayer games and so on. The device has exceptional multimedia capabilities. The original PSP was revised and launched as the PSP-2000 in 2007 and the PSP-3000 in 2008. The PSP-3000 has a better LCD screen and a built-in microphone. PSP Go followed in 2009. Games for this device could only be bought from the PlayStation Store. It was announced in 2011 that production for PSP Go would be terminated to focus on the PlayStation Vita, the newest PSP from Sony.

Known simply as PS Vita, this successor to the PSP family takes handheld gaming to a whole new level. It has a 5-inch OLED capacitive touch screen which supports multi-touch, two analog sticks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G support, houses a quad-core Cortex-A9 ARM processor coupled with a quad core PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU. Although costlier than its predecessors, this latest PSP promises never before gaming capabilities. So don’t wait, let the games begin!