A promising handheld manufactured by Sony which has fallen relatively short of expectations, due to numerous fundamental flaws and a lacklustre games catalogue. Beyond the slick, glossy look and expansive but half-baked media capabilities, lies a surface which attracts finger oils like an oxy pad and demands more care than a mentally-deficient infant, poor memory options with the outrageously expensive 'memory duo stick', a piss-poor battery life, which despite being dependent on how graphically intensive a game is, is still unacceptably low, and a software catalogue which comprises of a plethora of ports and rehashes.

Regardless, it has phenomenal technical capabilities and better titles are further down the line, such as Exit.

One of its trademark symbols is reflective of its functions, which include pictures, movies, music and most importantly, games. In addition, it has its own web browser and frequent firmware updates add various new features, such as support for different file formats.
Open-minded gamer: It's difficult for me to say a whole lot of positive things about the PSP at this moment in time, but eventually Sony will iron out these first-generation flaws and we'll see a better range of games.
by Reju January 03, 2006
1. Paint Shop Pro. It's an image editing program released originally by Jasc, but is now Corel's, which means it now has a crappy reputation because of Word Perfect 4, the most fucked up word editing program ever.

2. Play Station Portable, Sony's new high-definition graphic portable gaming system based on the PS2. It has (personally) some of the best graphics ever to be made in a hand held. Like the PS2, it uses discs (on a much smaller scale).

Nerd : Sorry, but I disagree. This superior program allows you to create the most delicately detailed pictures, and it only costs $200!


Nerd : I agree with person two. My Dual Screen Liquid Crystal Diode gaming system is far superior to your Play Station Gaming system.
Person 2: The NERD'S RIGHT!
by DAMUFFIN October 15, 2006
Advantages of psp/ds... Compared

Built in MP3 Player
Built in Digital Photo Viewer
Built in Movie Player
Built in Web Browser
Download many free flash apps/games
Amazing Graphics
Powerfull Games

DS Pros:
Unique Touch Screen
Unique 2nd screen
Cheap (not much of a pro)
messaging with your own handwriting (can include pictures)

PSP Cons:
shorter battery life (due to brighter screen, louder volume, more graphical games, more powerful games... to increase time lower brightness, volume etc)
expensive (if you have the money its easily worth it)
Load Times (due to more advanced games etc....but extra time really isnt noticible)

DS Cons:
Worse Graphics (when using basic 3D graphics it goes pixelated/fuzzy/blurred etc, where as most psp games use 3D all the time)
More childish games (not much of a con...depends on what you prefer...just going from my age)

I posted this to try preventing fan boys making useless comments about both systems and i am listing what i know about consoles)
Overall I prefer PSP but of course it mainly depends on your personal preference

To help

Get PSP if:
You want a full media player in your pocket
You love extra features (flash, internet)
You want better looking games, more AI, more physics etc (better games)

Get DS if:
You want more innovative in games (not saying its bad but it does get boring useing stylus sometimes, but still a great feature)
You want a portable now and cant afford psp
PSP is good, DS is good
by nick13123 October 11, 2006
an acronym for "pretty small penis"
person 1: hey man, do u have a psp?
person 2: yea, its in my pocket why?
person 1: hahaha
by Dave-O8913 April 09, 2009
Portable Systems Performer--A Sony Playstation Portable, which, if you can have 1.5 firmware flashed to it, will emulate a whole load of systems, and, get this, can play 4 days of music on a 512MB memory stick duo in Protracker MOD format (and even more than that in 8-16 bit Video Game Music formats) Every media player that runs on a GBA flash cartridge runs full speed at 222mhz or less and gives you loads of audio (MOD, GSM, ADPCM) and video (Meteo) as well as most of the GBA's library of games.

If you use the homebrew PMP MOD AVC player you can record watchable VCD quality video and audio at 2 megabytes per recorded minute (256kbps) as opposed to a heck of a lot more wasted space (768Kbps) with the player Sony gives you.

The PSP ran every NES game I could throw at it, can emulate a Sega Genesis with frameskip 1, runs a full speed gameboy original, a SNES that tears the picture a little, a third-speed Amiga 500 (best computer ever made IMHO), and you can get an MP3 player with an oscilloscope for the easily amused. It's also an infrared remote control. Since when did your "Update" ever give you the ability to zap people's TVs while it looks like you're just playing a game?
And you can control your PC's mouse, or check on a long download that your PC's doing from the kitchen.
"Brandon bought a UMD which flied out of his PSP while I played Super Mario Advance and Sword of Sodan."
by Braveheart's thirst for blood January 13, 2007
Overrated handheld made by Sony. Drooled by Sony fanboys who only care about graphics, not gameplay.

It has a shitty, half-baked mp3 and video interface, and you're forced to buy expensive memory sticks in order to play them. Also, the battery life is 3-6 hours, and the loading times are horrible.
Moron: HEY MAN! I just got a Sony PSP along with a 1GB memory stick with a couple of games!!!!

Me: Holy shit dude how much did you spend?

Moron: Only about $500

Me: *smacks him in the head*
by buttseckz June 30, 2005
Prime Shotgun Position, aka prime shotty position; i.e the point at which a blunt becomes ideal for blowing a shotgun.
Couz: Hey Dawson is it time for shotty's yet?

Dawson: Nah its not P.S.P yet!
by nick couz April 01, 2004
A Portable gaming machine made my Sony Computer Entertainment to go against the Nintendo DS. While some might say that the PSP has bad battery life and no touch screen, the great graphics can balance it out. In contrast, the Nintendo DS has great battery life and a touch screen, but it is missing the 3d quality of the PSP (When DS displays 3d graphics, it turns into a pixelated mess), along with the multimedia capabilities. Which machine you choose totally depends on your personality, while younger players might choose the DS, older console fans that prefer graphical quality will most likely go after the Sony Playstation Portable.
Wow! You bought a PSP? May I play with it tomorrow?
by evolution September 30, 2005

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