Sony Details PSP Launch Pricing, Date

Sony is gearing up to take on Nintendo's DS in the battle for handheld gaming dominance. The company announced it will deliver its PlayStation Portable, or PSP, in Japan on December 12 for the equivalent of $185 USD. Sony says 21 games will be available at launch. With a large high-resolution screen and new optical media format, the PSP can also be used for music and movies - although battery life of the device is only four to six hours. While a US debut of the PSP is still up in the air, rival Nintendo is taking an opposite approach; the DS will be first available in the US in mid-November for $150 USD.

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