Sony's New Portable Gamer to Storm U.S.

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Sony's looking for a big hit as its newest product launches in the United States Thursday. It's a hand-held game player that also plays mp3s and movies. The player created a big buzz at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. And now analysts are wondering if it will be Sony's next Walkman phenomenon — or another Betamax. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.



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