PSP is Officially Discontinued?

Handheld consoles have changed a lot during the years, and many of you do not even remember handhelds such as GameBoy, GameBoy Color, and GameBoy Advance because other consoles such as the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS have replaced them. It seems that PSP will be replaced soon enough, since it has been officially discontinued.

As you might remember, PlayStation Portable was released in Japan on December 12, 2004 and on March 24, 2005 in North America. Interesting thing about PlayStation Portable is that it was the first handheld console that used optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as the primary storage medium. Besides that, PlayStation Portable offered a large display and connectivity with other PSPs, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3, as well as internet access. After the release of Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable was beaten by it, but it was the number one most selling non-Nintendo handheld device on the market. We should also mention that there were several available models on the market such as PSP-1000, PSP-2000, PSP-3000, and PSP Go (model # N1000). As you can see, PlayStation Portable was well accepted among the gamers and it was quite a revolutionary console when it was released. For five years, we have seen all sorts of great games on this console, but it seems that PSP just cannot cope with today’s standards.

So is this really the end of PlayStation Portable? It sure looks like it. Nintendo will be releasing Nintendo 3DS in the near future and what about Sony? What handheld device will Sony release in order to replace PSP? We will just have to wait and see.


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