PSP Party in San Francisco

Image_med2_bookevent PSP (PlayStation Portable) to kick off the U.S. arrival of the most anticipated product of the year - PSP - With a premiere party at the midnight opening of PlayStation Store in San Francisco.

Consumers to Come out in Record Numbers as they line up to tbe the first to get their hands on PSP


PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable) handheld entertainment system and special guests.


To kick off the first sales of the highly anticipated PSP in the United States, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) will host a midnight opening of the PlayStation(R) Store at the Metreon in San Francisco. The midnight opening will be one of the first chances for consumers on the west coast to get their hands on the most desired product this year. A record number of consumers are expected to come out on March 24 to be the first to purchase PSP -- the most talked about product this year and the first truly integrated portable entertainment device that features games, movies, music, photos and wireless connectivity all in one sleek package.

SCEA Executive Vice President Jack Tretton will be on-hand to officially open the doors to the PlayStation Store at midnight. Prior to doors opening at midnight, consumers will be treated to sneak peeks of new games , giveaways, surprise appearances and more.


Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Line-up Begins: 8:00 a.m.
Doors Open/Sale Begins: 12:00 a.m.


Metreon PlayStation Store
101 Fourth Street (The corner for Fourth and Mission Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103


PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable) is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation(R)2, PSP features a 4.3 inch wide screen, high-resolution TFT display. PSP also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD(TM)), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo, USB 2.0, IR port and Wi-Fi wireless LAN, PSP is the new entertainment platform from PlayStation.

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