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Sony Computer Entertainment's Playstation Portable.

Designed as a multimedia device, it is one of the most powerful platforms available on the market. Well developed games boast near PS2-quality in graphics and sound, and gameplay is varied and entertaining. Supports MP4 and Mp3 video and audio formats, and displays JPEGs, GIFs, and TIIF files. Recent firmware updates allowed the use of a full web browser that uses the internal wireless ethernet card to run off of a 802.11b network. Often criticized to be fragile or plagued by low battery life. However, when running at optimal levels, conservative screen brightness and volume settings, underclocked processor, battery life is well within nominal parameters. Obviously, running with the volume and brightness maximized and the wireless card active will drain battery life much quicker, but it isn't nearly as bad as many authors have made it out to be. The real strength lies in the PSP's homebrew potential. While constantly policed by Sony in the form of prohibitive firmware updates, extremely bright and resourceful hackers such as Dark_Alex and Booster were/are able to thwart Sony's efforts. Homebrew allows one to run nonstandard programs ranging form custom firmwares that allow the psp to be used at its full potential, to hardware emulators allowing people to play SNES, and other older consoles. Homebrew allows people to really innovate and it shows what people can do when presented a powerful resource. PSP games can be extremely fun and innovative. Games such as Lumines or Loco Roco push the limits of what people can imagine, and others like Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops push the envelope in terms of graphics and playability. The PSP proves that innovation doesn't need a gimmick.
The PSP is the maligned creation of Sony.

I bought a PSP for 250 USD. It was worth every cent of it.

Prima: *Playing his PSP*

Secunda: "Hey that's pretty cool, those graphics look almost as if they were on a console!"

Prima: "Yeah, but it's not just graphics. I can do many things all in one package. Then with the work of extremely talented crackers and programmers, I can do much more!"

Tertia: "OMG!11 YUOR PSP SUXX0RZ!11 IT HAS NO BATTERY LIFE! LOL DISC READ ERROR!11 I'm going to go play a bad port of a N64 game. LOL, INNOVATIV!"
by popularnerd December 12, 2006
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The best handheld Gaming system. Ever.
Bow to teh awesome power of teh PSP!
by Ed April 05, 2005
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Playstation Portable. A system that puts out graphics near PS2 quality and kicks DS in the balls.
I used to have a DS, but I traded it in for a psp.
by Mr. Nintendo March 25, 2005
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PSP: Handheld gaming system developed by Sony, a competitor to Nintendo's DS. The PSP is a great handhelp, but suffered a few drawbacks early on. The PSP uses UMD's (Universal Media Disk) to run it's games, which can hold about 1.8 gigabytes of data, more than enough to run a game with great graphics and a large lifespan. The PSP has a varying battery lifespan depending on the game you play, or what other funtions you use, such as watching films or music. A game that has a lot going on with great graphics will have a shorter battery life, wheras a simple puzzler will have a much longer one. The PSP uses a simple, effective memory stick for game saves, music, updates, and anything else that takes your fancy. You do NOT need to buy these to run your PSP, as it functions perfectly well with the 32 megabyte stick provided, or the 1.0 gigabyte stick provided with the Giga Pack. You DO need a larger stick to run the PSP at it's full potential, but it is not nessasary.

Pros of PSP:
-Impressive Graphics
-Movies
-Built in mp3 player
-Sexy looks
-16.7 million colour LCD display
-Huge Games
-Feels... -right-!
-A portable penis extension (ie, chick magnet)

Pros of DS:
-Dual Screen
-Good battery life
-Good loading times
-Unique

Cons of PSP:
-Shorter battery
-Bad loading times
-A little expensive for some
-Easily damaged screen

Cons of DS:
-Cheap feeling
-Smaller screens
-Pop up graphics
-Cheap feeling/small stylus
-Overpriced for what you get
-Limited number of games use Dual Screen function
-Most of the owners are 'tendo fanboys
Buddy 1: "Hey man is that the new PSP? Awesome, can I have a go?
Me: "Sure, Lemme just finish this level and save."
Buddy 2: "I wish I had waited a month or two more and bought that instead of the DS."
Me: "Don't feel bad man, once Buddy 1 here is done on it you can have a go and I'll try Mario, okay?"
Buddy 1: "Wow this is awesome!"
Buddy 2: "Yeah!"
Me: "Mario ain't bad, but why do those trees seem so flat?!"
by sleepygamer March 04, 2006
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You idiots dont know half of what the PSP can do. Yeah, sure it can play movies, games, and hold music, but it can also be used as a PDA, yes, you saw it, a PDA. You stupid rich losers buy it so you can be cool, but if you are smart (nerd) you know that you can hack the Wipeout Pure game into getting its web browser and have it display actual web pages. Pfft idiots.
Stupid kids make there parents buy a psp so they can watch Spider Man, while im using AIM on mine.
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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
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Short for Poop Stupid Portable. It was supposed to be PPP, or Poop Poop Poop, but an idiot at Sony slammed his head into the keyboard and accidentally hit the "s" instead of the "p." While in the E3 chat room revealing their latest portable.

Too bad.
by Peter Griffin December 27, 2004
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