PlayStation Portable 3000 Specifications

The 3rd generation PSP added a built-in microphone and improved screen

The PSP 3000 facing front
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The Sony PSP 3000 was the second redesign of the once-popular PlayStation Portable handheld gaming console. The 3000 was released in October 2008 with better color than its predecessor, improved sound output, and built-in Skype capabilities. The PSP line was never able to successfully compete with Nintendo's Gameboy line of handheld game consoles, which had a much earlier start in the handheld market, but it managed to sell over 80 million units during its lifespan. Here are the technical specifications of the PSP 3000.

While the PlayStation Vita replaced the PSP in 2011, Sony didn't discontinue PSP hardware production until 2014.

PSP 3000 Specifications

The technical specifications for the PSP 3000 are:

External Dimensions

  • Approximately 6 3/4 inches by 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 inches

Weight

  • Approximately 6.7 ounces including the battery pack

CPU

  • PSP CPU, system clock speed 333 MHz

Main Memory

  • 64 MB

Display

  • 4.3 inches diagonally, 16:9 aspect ratio, full-transparent type
  • TFT drive
  • Dimensions are 480 by 272 pixels 
  • Approximately 16,770,000 colors

Sound

  • Built-in stereo speakers

Main Input/Output

  • Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi
  • High-speed USB 2.0, mini-B
  • Memory stick PRO Duo
  • Analog video out
  • Microphone

Main Connectors

  • DC IN 5V connector
  • DC OUT connector
  • Video out/headset connector
  • USB connector
  • Memory stick duo slot

Keys/Switches

  • Directional buttons (up/down/right/left)
  • Analog stick
  • Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square)
  • Start button
  • Select button
  • PS button
  • Power/Hold switch
  • WLAN switch
  • Display button
  • Sound button
  • Volume (+/-) buttons

Power Sources

  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
  • AC adaptor
  • USB power supply

Internal Disc Drive

  • Read-only UMD drive

Supported Profile

Access Control

  • Region code
  • Parental control

Wireless Communications

  • Infrastructure mode
  • Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16 consoles)

Supplied Accessories

  • AC adaptor
  • Battery pack (1200 mAh)