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


  • Approximately 6.7 ounces including the battery pack


  • PSP CPU, system clock speed 333 MHz

Main Memory

  • 64 MB


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


  • 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


  • 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)
  • Where can I buy a Sony PSP 3000 battery?

    You can find Sony PSP 3000 replacement batteries on Amazon; search for "Sony PSP batteries," and then find the ones that work with the 3000 model. Ebay, Wal-Mart, and other retailers also carry PSP 3000 replacement batteries.

  • How do I charge a Sony PSP 3000?

    Charge your PSP 3000 by plugging the included AC adapter into a wall outlet. Alternatively, use a mini-USB cable connected to your computer. Wal-Mart also sells a car charger that works with your PSP 3000.

  • Where can I buy a Sony PSP 3000?

    Ebay and Amazon often have used or refurbished PSP 3000 units for sale, Wal-Mart sells a variety of PSP 3000 accessories, as well.

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