I have had my eye on the Sony PSP ever since IGN first started reporting on it and one of the greatest bonus features this little gem has is that it will not only play video games at an extremely high resolution compared to all the other handheld systems out there, it also doubles as a travel theater.
A couple of days ago Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced five titles for the Sony PSP, one of which is Spider-Man 2, which will be bundled with the first 1 million units of the console sold in North America.
Granted these four titles aren’t exactly Oscar winners but they will definitely appeal to the gaming audience, which is where most, or should I say ALL, of the money is coming from.
The Sony PSP is currently slated to hit the North American marketplace on March 24th with these four titles being released on April 19 with additional titles to be released monthly thereafter.
Movies on the Universal Media Disc (UMD) will be produced in 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and encoded using advanced AVC compression, which provides the type of picture quality consumers have come to expect from SPHE DVDs. For added protection, a lightweight disc sleeve is also utilized, along with advanced encryption technology for content security.
‘Nevermore’, one of the RopeofSilicon Forums members, was kind enough to supply us with the image below, which gives you a good look at the console and what the video game UMDs will look like.
I am still working on getting artwork on the actual movie UMDs plus working on developing an entire section devoted to PSP movies as well as integrating their details into the rest of the site and the movies they correspond with.
If you have any additional info or scoops on the PSP console that you would like to see featured or discuss, why not bring it up and discuss it in our forums here.