U: Endlich Launch-Details zur PSP!

News vom 27-10-04
Uhrzeit: 14:36
Lange wurde gemunkelt, ob Sony es schafft, das Gerät überhaupt noch in diesem Jahr unters Volk zu mischen. Heute lassen die Japaner dann endlich die Bombe platzen und geben bekannt, dass am 12.12.2004 die PSP zum Preis von 20.790 Yen (~153 Euro) auf den Markt kommen wird. Der Preisunterschied zur Konkurrenz seitens Nintendo beträgt damit nur noch knapp über 5.000 Yen (ca. 37 Euro), was in etwa den Preis eines Spiels ausmacht. Anzumerken ist allerdings, dass sich die Kosten in Japan keinesfalls direkt auf den westlichen Markt ummünzen lassen - weder für die USA noch für Europa gibt es zurzeit konkrete Ankündigungen!
 

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Dem Spielspaß wird man laut Angaben von Sony vier bis sechs Stunden frönen können, Filme dagegen nur vier bis fünf. Damit erreicht man zwar nur die Hälfte der Akkulaufzeit des NDS, bietet schließlich aber eine aufwendigere Grafik. Diese Angaben wurden mit abgeschalteten WLAN, halber Lautstärke und einer maximalen bzw. minimalen Helligkeit am Display erstellt.
 
In diesem Jahr sind das immerhin noch 21 Titel, die über Sonys 16:9 Display flimmern werden, über 100 sind derzeit in Entwicklung. Ab Frühjahr 2005 sollen dann zusätzlich UMDs erhältlich sein, die einen Mix aus Game, Musik und Video enthalten.
 

Das 280 Gramm schwere Gerät mit USB 2.0 und Memory Stick Pro Duo Port wird es übrigens auch in einem speziellen Bundle, das so genannte Value Pack, zu kaufen geben. Für 26.040 Yen (~191 Euro) gibt es die PlayStation Portable nicht nur mit Battery Pack und AC-Adapter, sondern spendiert Sony auch Kopfhörer mit Fernbedienung, einen Memory Stick Duo 32 MB und eine PSP-Tragetasche mit Trageband.

 


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Zubehör für die PSP
Memory Stick Duo 32MB (2.940 Yen - 22 Euro)
PSP AC Adapter (3.675 Yen - 27 Euro)
PSP Battery Pack (5.040 Yen - 37 Euro)
PSP Kopfhörer mit Fernbedienung (2.940 Yen - 22 Euro)
PSP Tragetasche mit Trageband (2,100 Yen - 15 Euro)
 
 
Titel, die noch 2004 erscheinen
AI Mah-Jong (Marvelous Interactive)
AI Shongi (Marvelous Interactive)
AI Go (Marvelous Interactive)
Armored Core: Formula Front (From Software)
Dokodemo Issho (Sony)
Dynasty Warriors (KOEI)
Hot Shots Golf Portable (Sony)
Kollon (Cyberfront)
Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Daijiten (Namco)
Lumines (Bandai)
Mahjong Convention (KOEI)
Mah-Jong Fight Club (Konami)
Metal Gear Acid
(Konami)
Need for Speed Underground Rivals (EA)
Puzzle Bobble Pocket (Taito)
Puyo Puyo Fever (Sega)
Ridge Racer Evolution (Namco)
Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (Hudson)
The Legend of Hereos: Gargharvtrilogie White Witch (Bandai)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour (EA)
Vampire Chronicles - The Chaos Tower (Konami)
 
Offizielle Pressemitteilungen
 
PSP ENTERS THE MARKET ON DECEMBER 12, 2004 AT 19,800 YEN IN JAPAN
Tokyo, October 27, 2004  – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), announced today that it would release its new handheld video game system, PSPTM (PlayStation Portable) (PSP-1000), on December 12, 2004, at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen excluding tax (20,790 yen including tax) for the Japanese market. With high-quality graphics processing capability equivalent to that of PlayStation 2, in addition to rich stereo sound, PSP offers the joy of playing full-scale 3D-CG games and viewing high resolution video images anytime, anywhere. 
 
Equipped with a wireless LAN feature (IEEE802.11b), PSP enables users to connect to the Internet through access points, making it possible for users to download game characters and content and also to play games on-line with families, friends and on-line community members.  For a more intimate gaming experience, a maximum of 16 PSP systems can be connected wirelessly through the ad-hoc mode allowing family and friends to create an instant yet powerful local on-line entertainment community (*1). 
 
PSP features an integrated high output lithium-ion battery that provides play time of between 4 and 6 hours for game titles and continuous 4 to 5 hours for video viewing. (SCEI actual measurement) (*2)
 
With PSP, the world of PlayStation, people’s most favorite platform, is further enhanced. A 4.3 inch wide 16:9 high resolution LCD screen, the largest in a handheld gaming device, creates a personal environment in which to enjoy games, music and video anytime, anywhere, with a dynamism that has never been possible before.
 
To accompany the launch of the PSP system, a total of 21 game titles from SCE and third party software developers and publishers will be released by the end of this year.  In addition to these titles, over 100 exciting new titles are currently in development.  Innovative titles using the unique features of PSP, as well as PSP versions of hit titles that have been the drivers of the PlayStation platform will continuously be introduced.
 
Entertainment software of an entirely new category mixing game, music and video on a single UMD is expected to be released in spring 2005, further enriching the world of PSP.
 
With PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP, SCEI will continue to expand the market and create a new world of computer entertainment.
 
(*1) Complies with IEEE802.11b.  Typical indoor range of approx. 30m at 11Mbps and approx. 91m at 1Mbps.  Typical outdoor range of approx. 120m at 11Mbps and approx. 460m at 1Mbps.  However, places with obstacles and strong electromagnetic waves, range may become narrower or transmission may be cut.
(*2) Measurement conditions:  display luminance set to maximum (180 cd/m2) and minimum (80 cd/m2) while volume is set to half of the maximum level, headphone in use and wireless LAN not in use.

 
PSP VALUE PACK TO BECOME AVAILABLE  ON DECEMBER 12, 2004 AT 24,800 YEN IN JAPAN
Tokyo, October 27, 2004  – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), announced today that it would release PSPTM  Value Pack (PSP-1000K) on December 12, 2004 at a recommended retail price of 24,800 yen excluding tax (26,040 yen including tax) for the Japanese market.
 
PSP Value Pack contains the new handheld video game system PSP, AC adaptor, battery pack, Memory Stick Duo (32MB), headphone with remote control (for PSP), and soft case & hand strap (for PSP) in one box, and is offered at an attractive and affordable price.
 
With PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP, SCEI will continue to expand the market and create a new world of computer entertainment.
 
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Martin Eiser 
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