Sony entered the portable video game market with the release of the PlayStation Portable in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in Europe and Oceania on September 1, 2005. The console was discontinued in 2016.
(December 12, 2004-April 7, 2016)
Logo: The lava lamp background from the third Sony Computer Entertainment logo wipes away, with the PSP logo, consisting of the letters "PSP" in a futuristic font, the same one used in the PS2 logo, with "PlayStation Portable", in the "PlayStation" font, under the letters against a white background, appears via a rainbow light shine effect.
Technique: 2D computer animation.
Music/Sounds: A synth guitar note accompanied by a synth whistle, which sounds sort of muffled.
Availability: Common. Seen after the third SCE logo when a PSP is turned on, even without a UMD. If more than one game is on the XMB, it only appears after you select a game. Last seen on the U.S. physical release of Summon Night 5 (released four months after its download release in December 2015).
Legacy: This is a favorite for those who grew up playing on the PlayStation Portable.