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The complete PSP (PlayStation Portable) list of launch titles

The PSP will launch with 24 videogames available on March 24th

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The PSP is launching with a surprisingly large library of games available. Racing games are well represented: Wipeout Pure, Need For Speed Rivals, and Ridge Racer. Sports games are very plentiful both in terms of actions sports, THUG 2 Remix, and traditional sports, NBA. What is oddly missing is first person shooters, and traditional role playing games, two types of games that players tend to flock to.

The biggest surprise is Sony has announced that they will be including a copy of the Spider-Man 2 Movie on UMD, as part of the PSP value pack, which will retail for $249, and will be the only PSP option available on March 24th's launch. The value pack includes the system, battery, charger, case, 32 MB memory card, as well as a non playable demo UMD (I know, I was saddened too), headphones, and a copy of SpiderMan 2, the movie, on UMD. It should be noted that if you want a PSP or any games for the PSP on launch day, you had best reserve one at a retailer.

Gamers can find the following titles available during the launch window at more than 18,000 retail locations (listed in alphabetical order):

  1. Ape Escape: On the Loose, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  2. ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  3. Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, Capcom
  4. Dynasty Warriors, KOEI
  5. FIFA 2005, Electronic Arts
  6. Gretzky NHL, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  7. Lumines, Ubisoft
  8. Metal Gear Acid, Konami
  9. MLB, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  10. MVP Baseball, Electronic Arts
  11. NBA, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  12. NBA Street Showdown, Electronic Arts
  13. Need for Speed Rivals, Electronic Arts
  14. NFL Street 2 Unleashed, Electronic Arts
  15. Rengoku: Tower of Purgatory, Konami
  16. Ridge Racer, Namco
  17. Smartbomb, Eidos Interactive
  18. Spider-Man 2, Activision
  19. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Electronic Arts
  20. Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix, Activision
  21. Twisted Metal: Head On, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  22. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, Sony Online Entertainment
  23. Wipeout Pure, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  24. World Tour Soccer, Sony Computer Entertainment America
About the PSP (PlayStation Portable)
PSP (PlayStation Portable) is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation 2, PSP features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. PSP also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick, USB 2.0, IR port and WiFi wireless LAN, PSP is the new entertainment platform from PlayStation.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation and PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era. PSP is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.

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