Sony have revealed further details of their PlayStation Portable console, which was first confirmed at E3 in Los Angeles earlier this year.

The PSP will debut in a prototype form at the 2004 E3 Expo, and is said to be on target for a Christmas 2004 launch, although this is not know if it'll be globally or just in Japan, with a European launch following by Summer 2005.

A number of specifications were also confirmed in the press conference, many of which are far too technical to be of any real use, but the main points include a MIPS R4000 32bit CPU running at 333MHz, 8mb of main memory, full support for 3D Curved Surface + 3D Polygon, Hardware Tessellator, Clipping, Morphing, Bone effects.

The portable device will also feature Wireless LAN i802.11 support, IrDA infra-red, USB 2.0 connectivity, Sony Memory Stick, and there are also plans to make it compatible with a GPS device so as it can be used to provide people with a global position ideal for maps and finding your way to locations based on pre-set routes.

Details of the launch titles aren't expected to be announced until the Tokyo Games Show in September next year, but as soon as we hear any further confirmed details we'll bring you them, here on GamesPaper.

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