Sony's Play Station Portable draws queues on 1st day

Posted on Sunday, December 12 2004 @ 15:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Game fans braved a chilly Tokyo night in long queues to be among the first in the world to get their hands on Sony's Play Station Portable, the consumer electronics firm's first handheld game machine.

About 200,000 of the sleek black devices, able to play movies, music and games, went on sale early Sunday morning as part of a drive by Sony to loosen rival Nintendo's iron grip on the market for handheld game machines.

The Play Station Portable (PSP), at a price of 19,800 yen (98 pounds), went on sale 10 days after the successful launch of Nintendo DS, a game machine the size of a paperback book with a wireless connection and two screens, one of which is touch-sensitive and works with a pen-like device.

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