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  Sony plan rival to GameBoy Advance
Updated 14 May 2003, 10.40
Sony want to take some business from Nintendo
Sony has revealed that they will be bringing out a handheld games console for Christmas 2004.

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The PSP: what to expect
Games will come on minidisc style cartridges
Will be able to show around two hours of video
Flat screen a bit bigger than a GBA
Will be able to connect to PS2, like GBA and GameCube
It's going to be called the PlayStation Portable or PSP, and will be a big rival to Nintendo's really successful Gameboy Advance.

Sony said that the new handheld will have a backlit screen (like the GameBoy Advance SP) that can show DVD quality images.

They've not said how much it will cost yet, or exactly when they are expecting it to be on sale in shops.

Sony bosses surprised the gaming world
Sony bosses surprised the gaming world
Sony made their announcement just before a giant gaming conference in the US called E3, where companies show off their upcoming games.

Expected at the show in Los Angeles this year are big games like Halo 2, Gran Turismo 4, Mario Kart Double Dash and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.

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