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playstation portable: the first handheld video game platform to offer ps2 quality gameplay along with many ipod-esque features that kick the shit out of a lame nintendo DS (or DSi). it is also home to the irritating web browser i'm using to write this definition. sometimes reffered to as playstation pornable because of said web browser
psp makes anywhere better
by taco pown3r August 19, 2009
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
by Toast April 21, 2005
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 basically pay a premium to play old games on a smaller screen and with worse graphics, but this time, it's portable. Whoop-de-fucking-doo. Also the gameplay is crippled by the lack of a 2nd analog stick. The original worthy PSP titles are actually pretty good. MGS:PO and Loco Roco for example.

The DS has a ton of good games going for it, and in contrary to what Sony bots spam, they aren't kiddy at all. Phoenix Wright is a splendid game, and Mario & Luigi: PiT is hilarious, with some jokes meant for the mature gamers too. The DS also captures the whole non-gamer market, and is selling 300k weekly in Japan, 10x more than the PSP, but of course people reading this probably don't care about that. Metroid Prime hunters is elite, and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow? Rocks crotches. The DS also offers full backwards compatibility with the GBA games, so if you didn't get a GBA, you've got a huge selection of games.

Next, the looks. The PSP blew the original DS out of the water on that department, but the tables have turned with the release of the DS Lite, which is gorgeous. The DS also counters screen scratches by protecting both screens when it's closed. The same thing can't be said for the PSP. The PSP also had tons of defects at it's birth, and Sony refused to replace screens with a few dead pixels. The DS too had some dead pixels, but Nintendo offered free and prompt replacements.

Next, the graphics. Yes, the PSP has better graphics than the DS, there is no denying it. HOWEVER, I prefer good 2D, rather than shitty 3D, but that's a matter of taste.

Final verdict:
The PSP is generally made for bragging to your friends, but it does have a few must-have games that are really good. Disappointing because it pushes features that you don't need, and has a dead proprietary format, all of which you pay for.

The DS doesn't have cutting edge graphics, but the sheer amount of killer apps, the beauty of the DS Lite, and a cheap price more than make up for it.

Bob: I've had a MP3 player for years, and never in my fucking life have I wished I could browse the internet in a few select places with wireless access points, as for movies, the UMD format is dead dipshit. How does it feel to have burned 400$ on the PSP, and all accessories required to do all those supercool features you mention? Dumbass.


Bob: Whatever man, I'm gonna kill zombies, shoot some fools online, and solve a murder case with Castlevania, Metroid Prime, and Phoenix Wright on my DS, eat shit and die loser.

James: Aww Bob weren't you too harsh on that dumbass? I mean the PSP does have some great games on it.

Bob: You are right, I'd buy the PSP if I didn't have to pay for stupid features I don't need.
by Slaz December 30, 2006
Paintball Sports Promotions

A competitive league for paintball.

See also NPPL.
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.
by Alex Faircloth October 12, 2005
Porn Staion Portable
Look at the pics on my psp
by Viperking February 22, 2007
the greates invention ever made to make peoples lives 10 times easier a potable media player "PLAYSTATION PORTABLE"
dude he has a psp bow down to him
by theFunk101 April 23, 2006
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...
by Michael Scrogz April 01, 2008
"prety small penuis"
its like two cm man like the size of a finger nail and its w's who has a psp
by cameron012 December 07, 2006