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Sony PlayStation Portable
The PLAYSTATION PORTABLE (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment
Sony Computer Entertainment
. Development of the handheld was announced during E3 2003 , and it was unveiled on May 11, 2004, at a Sony
Sony
press conference before E3 2004. The system was released in Japan
Japan
on December 12, 2004, in North America
North America
on March 24, 2005, and in the PAL region
PAL region
on September 1, 2005. It primarily competed with the Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
, as part of the seventh generation of video games consoles. The PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable became the most powerful portable system when launched, just after the Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
in 2004
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PlayStation (console)
The PLAYSTATION (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment . The console was released on 3 December 1994 in Japan
Japan
, 9 September 1995 in North America
North America
, 29 September 1995 in Europe
Europe
, and for 15 November 1995 in Australia
Australia
. The console was the first of the PlayStation
PlayStation
lineup of home video game consoles. It primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn
as part of the fifth generation of video game consoles . The PlayStation
PlayStation
is the first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch
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Backward Compatibility
BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY is a property of a system, product, or technology that allows for interoperability with an older legacy system , or with input designed for such a system, especially in telecommunications and computing . Backward compatibility
Backward compatibility
is sometimes abbreviated to BC, or called DOWNWARD COMPATIBILITY. Modifying a system in a way that does not allow backward compatibility is sometimes called "breaking" backward compatibility. A complementary concept is forward compatibility , which is a design philosophy, usually based on open standards , that strives for methods that will continue to work with newer and future products. Design that is forward-compatible usually has a roadmap for compatibility with future standards and products
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Pocketstation
The POCKETSTATION is a Memory Card peripheral by Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation
PlayStation
home video game console. Categorized by Sony
Sony
as a combination of a Memory Card and a miniature personal digital assistant , the device features a monochrome liquid crystal display (LCD), infrared communication capability, a real-time clock , built-in flash memory , and sound capability. To use the device's memory card functionality, it must be connected to a PlayStation
PlayStation
through a memory card slot. It was released exclusively in Japan
Japan
on January 23, 1999. Software for the PocketStation
PocketStation
was typically distributed as extras for PlayStation
PlayStation
games , included in the CD-ROM
CD-ROM
, enhancing the games with added features
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PlayStation Vita
The PLAYSTATION VITA (officially abbreviated PS VITA or VITA) is a handheld game console developed and released by Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment . It is the successor to the PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable as part of the PlayStation
PlayStation
brand of gaming devices. It was released in Japan
Japan
on December 17, 2011, with releases in North America
North America
, Europe
Europe
, and other worldwide regions starting on February 22, 2012. It primarily competes with the Nintendo 3DS as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles . The original model of the handheld includes a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen , two analog joysticks , front and shoulder push-button input, and supports Bluetooth , Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
and optional 3G
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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MONSTER HUNTER PORTABLE 3RD (モンスターハンターポータブル3rd) is a game in the Monster Hunter franchise for the PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable
system that was released in Japan
Japan
on December 1, 2010. The game was released, as a part of the PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable
Remaster series, on PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
. The game introduces new regions, monsters, and a revised Felyne combat system. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is not an update to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite or Monster Hunter Tri . Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is instead separate to the rest of the series, and most of the game has been entirely remade. However, it is also a successor to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite as the third game in the Portable series. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD ver
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List Of Best-selling Video Games
This is a LIST OF THE BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAMES of all time. The best-selling video game to date is Tetris
Tetris
, a tile-matching puzzle video game originally released for the Electronika 60 in 1984 and then popularised upon its Game Boy
Game Boy
release in 1989. The game has been ported to a wide range of platforms and sold in excess of 495 million units, 425 million of which are paid downloads on mobile phones and 35 million are sales for the Game Boy
Game Boy
version. Minecraft
Minecraft
is the only other video game to have sold over 100 million units, with 122 million units sold as of February 2017, including more than 40 million mobile downloads . Excluding mobile sales, the best-selling video game of all time is Wii Sports with 82.81 million units sold, while Tetris
Tetris
is the fourth best-selling with sales of 70 million units
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Infrared Data Association
The INFRARED DATA ASSOCIATION (IRDA) is an industry-driven interest group that was founded in 1993 by around 50 companies. IrDA provides specifications for a complete set of protocols for wireless infrared communications, and the name "IrDA" also refers to that set of protocols. The main reason for using IrDA had been wireless data transfer over the “last one meter” using point-and-shoot principles. Thus, it has been implemented in portable devices such as mobile telephones, laptops, cameras, printers, and medical devices. Main characteristics of this kind of wireless optical communication is physically secure data transfer, line-of-sight (LOS ) and very low bit error rate (BER ) that makes it very efficient
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Universal Serial Bus
USB, short for UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, is an industry standard that defines cables, connectors and communications protocols for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and devices. USB
USB
was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices , digital cameras, printers, portable media players , disk drives and network adapters ) to personal computers , both to communicate and to supply electric power . It has largely replaced a variety of earlier interfaces, such as serial ports and parallel ports , as well as separate power chargers for portable devices – and has become commonplace on a wide range of devices. Created in the mid-1990s, it is currently developed by the USB Implementers Forum ( USB
USB
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Bluetooth
BLUETOOTH is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF
UHF
radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz ) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs). Invented by telecom vendor Ericsson
Ericsson
in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables. Bluetooth
Bluetooth
is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which has more than 30,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics. The IEEE standardized Bluetooth
Bluetooth
as IEEE 802.15.1, but no longer maintains the standard. The Bluetooth
Bluetooth
SIG oversees development of the specification, manages the qualification program, and protects the trademarks
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PlayStation Network
PLAYSTATION NETWORK (PSN) is a digital media entertainment service provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment . Launched in November 2006, PSN was originally conceived for the PlayStation
PlayStation
video game consoles, but soon extended to encompass smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players and high-definition televisions. As of April 2016, over 110 million users have been documented, with 70 million of them active monthly
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Nintendo DS
The NINTENDO DS or simply, DS, is a 32-bit dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo
Nintendo
. The device went on sale in North America
North America
on November 21, 2004. The DS, short for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen", introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD screens working in tandem (the bottom one featuring a touchscreen ), a built-in microphone , and support for wireless connectivity . Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP
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SNK
Eikichi Kawasaki (founder) Koichi Toyama (president "> Video game
Video game
consoles Arcade games Pachislot machines (2004-2015) Mobile games REVENUE ¥ 3,105,000,000 (2017) NET INCOME ¥ 115,000,000 (2015) OWNER Orient Securities Co., Ltd. 37Games NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 123 (as of February 2016) WEBSITE https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/SNK CORPORATION (株式会社SNK, Kabushiki Gaisha SNK) is a Japanese video game hardware and software company, successor to the SHIN NIHON KIKAKU and current owner of the SNK video game brand and Neo Geo video game platform. The SHIN NIHON KIKAKU CORPORATION was founded on July 22, 1978 by Eikichi Kawasaki. Initially called Shin Nihon Kikaku (新日本企画, lit. "New Japan
Japan
Project"), the name was informally shortened to SNK Corporation in 1981 before becoming the company's official name in 1986
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SEGA
SEGA GAMES CO., LTD. (Japanese : 株式会社セガゲームス, Hepburn : Kabushiki gaisha Sega
Sega
gēmusu), originally short for SERVICE GAMES and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world. Sega
Sega
developed and manufactured numerous home video game consoles from 1983 to 2001, but after financial losses incurred from its Dreamcast
Dreamcast
console, the company restructured to focus on providing software as a third-party developer. Sega
Sega
remains the world's most prolific arcade producer, with over 500 games in over 70 franchises on more than 20 different arcade system boards since 1981
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Game Boy
The GAME BOY (Japanese : ゲームボーイ, Hepburn : Gēmu Bōi) is an 8-bit handheld video game device with and manufactured by Nintendo , which was first released in Japan
Japan
on April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21), in North America
North America
on July 31, 1989 (1989-07-31) and in Europe
Europe
on September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28). It is the first handheld console in the Game Boy line and was created and published by Satoru Okada and Nintendo Research & Development 1 . This same team, led by Gunpei Yokoi
Gunpei Yokoi
at the time, is credited with designing the Game & Watch series as well as several popular games for the Nintendo
Nintendo
Entertainment System . Redesigned versions were released in 1996 and 1998 in the form of Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy
Game Boy
Light ( Japan
Japan
only), respectively
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