The Sony Playstation has changed the way that we play video games. It helped to introduce us to a better form of video game graphics and more realistic looking pictures. Because of the Playstation's popularity, it was inevitable that Sony would find a way to make it even better. The portable playstation (PSP) is a handheld version of the regular playstation. Although is is a relatively new video game solution, it is sure to gain much momentum in the future. The portable playstation boasts many fine features. Some of these features include: * 3D game interaction with full and complete motion picture graphics * 16:9 widescreen for easy viewing * high quality TFT LCD with full color display * built in speaker with regular hand held gaming functions * the same control mechanisms as is used by playstation * USB ports for connectivity to internet and wireless networks * Online gaming access for interaction with other players * Use of UMD technology for easy movie, video and sports watching Basically, the portable playstation is an excellent resource for those who want to have the full functionality of the playstation video game as well as access to much broader actions on the internet. It is a video game system that can do almost anything. This new system is available in Japan right now, but should be widely available in North America in the Spring of 2005. with the ever constant popularity of the playstation for home use, the portable version will likely be no less popular. Sony playstation games are always a great source of fun for the player. The home versions play DVDs, access the internet and do all of the things that the portable version does except that it can only be used when connected to a home television unit. The portable version can be used anywhere and is small to carry around with you.