TPG writes, "When the PlayStation Portable was released in March 2005, it was hyped as the new form of portable gaming device. Combining PlayStation 2-esque graphics with the ability to play videos, listen to music, browse the internet, and be the all-in-one media device.
What was the reality?
A decent portable gaming device with horrible video codec support, wireless-b access, and expensive proprietary flash memory. Also the "exciting" new media format, UMD, failed to even crack the media type library due to similar pricing of like movies on DVD."