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.
I actually own one of these beauties and it rocks. The screen is amazing, super crisp and clear (although it does ghost a bit but only nit pickers would complain about it), the MP3 sound is very good, pictures look incredible as do videos off of the memory stick. The games are awesome, most of the launch games are very good (except Dynasty Warriors :( ) and more are coming in May. There are some bad things, and the biggest thing is the price. $250 is pretty steep, and since most stores make you buy a bundle it can easily reach $300 or more, and thats not even with a game. The only other things is that the UMD is a little noisy when it loads and the screen isnt protected (it comes with a case though). The games may seem expensive but since they have all the same features and levels as the console it doesnt seem as expensive. As for all the stuff you have heard on the internet its all crap. UMDs dont fly out if you twist the unit (it doenst twist anyway and why would you?), there aren't any dics read errors and the average battery life is 3-6 hours, or over 10 if your looking/listening at media on the stick(plus the battery charges quickly even if you are playing while its charging.
This thing blows the DS out of the water on almost every level. Once you have played a PSP you will never go back to the touch screen.
It was worth every penny
A handheld system made by Sony. Competing with the Nintendo DS. The PSP has all the shit you just don't need or already have, like playing MP3's, browsing the internet, watching movies, and viewing images. To watch the movies you must buy them in a specific format (UMD) for your PSP, so if you already own a movie on DVD and you'd like to watch it on the go, you are shit out of luck. The UMD format is considered dead nowadays, so good luck getting the latest movies on your PSP. To browse the internet, you must be near a wireless access point, places such as Mac Donalds have these, but if you are on a bus/train, or in a car (not driving of course), you are once again, shit out of luck. The included memory stick holds like 5 MP3's, so unless you buy a bigger memory stick, you are shit out of luck. Not to mention you'd look like a fucking geek with a case with the PSP hanging on your belt, so if you want to listen music without having your hands occupied, you are shit out of luck. Combine that with the fact that the PSP's demographic most likely owns a MP3 player already, so that's another feature rendered useless. The retail price is already pretty steep, and if you want to draw it's full potential, you will spend even more. The DS gives you the option to do all that (except playing movies) with third party accesories. That's right, the OPTION.
Next, the games. They don't suck as much as Nintendo fan boys say, but half of the worthy games are PS1/PS2 rehashes, so you basic...
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Tom: Yeah, our team totally owned at the PSP finals.
Tom's Friend: Dude. We have rentals. Actually, today is my first day of play. Don't lie to the man.
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The best handheld Gaming system. Ever.
Bow to teh awesome power of teh PSP!
A decent system that fanboys love to hate on. While it catalog pales in comparison to the DS, it does have some good games. And if you're able to hack your PSP, you'll be able to play about any console from a atari 2600 to the original playstation smoothly. In my opinion, a stock PSP is inferior to a DS, but the added possibilities a modded PSP has helps level the playing field quite a bit.
Systems Emulated by the PSP:
Nes, Snes, N64, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Intellivision,Game Boy, GBA, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Game Gear, TG-16, TI-99/4a, Amiga, Dos, MSX, Commodore-64...