“Sony has often won big by thinking small. Portable gizmos such as the Walkman, the Discman and the Handicam helped make this company the consumer electronics power it is today. But until now, it hasn’t tried to run that play with its most successful product of the past decade, the PlayStation line of video-game machines,” Rob Pegoraro writes for The Washington Post. “That changes Thursday, when Sony introduces the PlayStation Portable — PSP for short. This $250 device is Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Game Boy and DS handhelds. It also represents yet another try by Sony to get into the portable-media market Apple’s iPod owns.”
“As a portable game machine, it’s a peerless piece of work, combining sharp graphics, deep game play and easy online connectivity. As a multimedia gadget, however, it’s a dud,” Pegoraro writes. “If you get a PSP, do yourself a favor and stick to the games. If you also want to listen to music and view your pictures, just get an iPod Photo or another music-plus-photos player.”
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