Beta News and Reviews: “Game fans stood in lines through a chilly Tokyo night to be among the first in the world to get their hands on , the consumer electronics giant’s first handheld game machine.
About 200,000 of the sleek black devices that play movies, music and games, went on sale early Sunday morning as part of a drive by Sony to loosen rival Nintendo’s iron grip on the market for handheld game machines.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP), at a discounted launch price of 19,800 yen ($189), went on sale 10 days after the successful launch of Nintendo DS, a game machine the size of a paperback book with a wireless connection and two screens, one of which is touch-sensitive and works with a pen-like device. ”