The PlayStation Portable (PSP for short) is a portable game console from Sony Computer Entertainment. It is Sony's third introduction to the PlayStation line of video game consoles. The PSP was first announced at E3 in 2003 and unveiled at E3 in 2004.
The handheld game console, which also offers options to play video and audio files and view photos, was first introduced in its home country of Japan on December 12, 2004. In North America it was launched on March 24, 2005 and in Europe he appeared on September 1, 2005.