PSP 3000 – Technical Specs Revealed

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Sony’s 3rd version of their PSP is on its way and promises to be even better than the two before it and will release on October the 14th, 15th and 16th in the US, Europe and Australia respectively.

We are unsure of the exact date that we will be seeing the PSP 3000 here in South Africa but we will reports it as soon as we get the info.

So then, let’s take a look at makes the new PSP so different:

Here are the technical specs which were revealed courtesy of marketwatch:

*1 Microphone function can be used on games that are compatible with headsets.

*2 To enjoy Skype on PSP, users will require a Skype account, Memory Stick
Duo(TM), a wireless Internet connection and a Headphone with Remote
Control (PSP-S140) or Skype-compatible headphones. Users are
recommended to speak closely to the microphone (approx. 10cm from the

*3 Video output cables (AV cable/ S VIDEO cable/ D Terminal AV cable/
Component AV cable) are sold separately. Product lineup may differ by
country/ region.

*4 Color variations may differ by country/ region.

PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) (PSP-3000) Product Overview

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)

External dimensions Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 3/4 x 3/4 x
2 3/4 in (width A- height A- depth) (excludes
largest projection)

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Weight Approx. 189g / 6.7 oz (including battery pack)

CPU PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1-333MHz)

Main memory 64MB

Display 4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT
480 x 272 pixel, Approximately 16,770,000 colors

Sound Built-in stereo speakers

Main input/ output Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)
High Speed USB (USB2.0) (mini-B)
Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM)
Analog Video Out

Main connectors DC IN 5V connector
DC OUT connector
video out/headset connector
USB connector
Memory Stick Duo(TM) 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 battery pack
AC adaptor
USB power supply

Internal disc drive Read-only UMD(TM) drive

Supported profile PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) Game
UMD(TM) Video

Access control Region code, parental control

Wireless communications Infrastructure mode
Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16 consoles)

Supplied accessories AC adaptor
Battery pack (1200mAh)

Supported codec (in Memory Stick)

Video — Memory Stick Video Format
– MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
– H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
– MP4 File Format
– MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
– H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile- CABAC only –
(AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)
– Motion JPEG (Linear PCM or u-Lau)

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Music — Memory Stick Audio Format
– ATRAC3plus(TM)
– MP3
– MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
– WAVE(Linear PCM)
– WMA(Windows Media(R) Audio 9 Standard only) (*5)

Photo — JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21compliant)

*5 WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.

PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) (PSP-3000) Color Variations

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color name Piano Black
Product code PSP-3000 PB

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color name Pearl White
Product code PSP-3000 PW

Product name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color name Mystic Silver
Product code PSP-3000 MS
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice

source: gamextract

Last Updated: September 1, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

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  • Banana hammock

    It will be interesting to see if this model creates a similar sales spike as the “light” did.

  • Lets see it hit South Africa for R3000. Like all of a sudden 360 and ps3 games are the same 360 were always up to R100 cheaper.

  • Scotty777

    Hmmm… doesn’t anyone else think that the psp is running out of
    juice? I mean, it’s already 4 years old!

  • Banana hammock

    I think that’s half the point of these version updates, to try and keep things fresh.

    Then again, the PS2 is much older and still sell quite a number of units worldwide each week.

  • jak

    I really want this!

  • Alex

    I am selling one of these… won it at a 5fm party.
    R3200, still sealed.
    Based in Gauteng.
    [email protected]

    😆 😆

  • aeekf;

    cool it has skype bat the prica at game is R3000

  • gilbert

    what in your mind makes you think people will buy that from you?
    GAME and DION sell it for R2400 BOXED…
    consider going below retail price and i’ll buy it from you

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