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PSP debut delayed?

But not in Japan.

CNN Money revealed late yesterday that the launch of Sony's eagerly-awaited handheld debut, the PSP, has now been delayed outside of Japan - meaning no release this year in North America or Europe, which is a shame. Apparently, the Japanese launch will still come at the end of 2004, but the US launch is now planned for the end of Sony's financial year in March 2005.

Despite this shift in plans, Sony still hope to fully unveil the system at this year's E3 in May, though they probably won't be so enthused by the boost European and US importers will be given by this non-global release.

"The reason we pushed it out here is we wanted to be sure there's a reasonable amount of software titles to launch with hardware," SCEA's Teresa Weaver offered by way of explanation.

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