The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console made by Sony. Development of the console was announced during E3 2003, and it was unveiled on May 11, 2004, at a Sony press conference before E3†2004. The system was released in North America on March 24, 2005. At Game Exchange you will find an entire section dedicated to PSP and PSP games.
The PlayStation Portable is the only handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage medium. Other distinguishing features of the console include its large viewing screen, robust multi-media capabilities, and connectivity with the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, other PSPs and the Internet.
The PlayStation Vita (officially abbreviated PS Vita) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices. It was released in North America, South America and Singapore on February 22, 2012. It primarily competes with the Nintendo 3DS, as part of the eighth generation of consoles. When youíre browsing the selves at Game Exchange donít miss the PS Vita.
The handheld includes two analog sticks, a 5-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen, and supports Bluetooth, WiFi and optional 3G. Internally, the Vita features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and a quad-core SGX543MP graphics processing unit, as well as LiveArea software as its main user interface, which succeeds the XrossMediaBar.