Along with the announcement that the PSP will begin shipping in the U.S. on March 24, 2005, Sony also provided a list today of the launch titles that will be available when the system goes on sale.
24 titles will be available when the system ships–more than doubling the number of games that were available for the Nintendo DS when it went on sale. (That's also more than the current DS line-up in total)
Ape Escape: On the Loose
ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
Metal Gear Acid
NBA Street Showdown
Need for Speed Rivals
NFL Street 2 Unleashed
Rengoku: Tower of Purgatory
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix
Twisted Metal: Head On
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade
World Tour Soccer
Software prices will range from $39.99-$49.99 SRP.
"The high profile lineup includes a wide range of products that will appeal to every type of gamer — from the sports fan to the action enthusiast — providing consumers with the ultimate entertainment experience in the palm of their hands," said Andrew House, executive vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Combined with a strong first party lineup, the portable entertainment space will be catapulted to new heights as we engage in the single biggest consumer launch of the year."
Well put. You can find previews of many of these games in our extensive PSP Previews section.