Definition 1 (Playstation Portable) - Sony's only portable system for video games. It rivals the Nintendo DS for supremacy of the portable video game market, and can also display images, audio and video. Additionally, it has support for wireless gameplay and internet surfing. Gameplay through the Universal Media Disc (UMD) can be laggy and choppy, along with excessive loading times. Despite this fact, UMDs can hold up to 1.8 GB of data. A large disadvantage is that the PSP lacks innovativity for gameplay, and has a rather low battery life while playing UMD games.

Definition 2 (Paint Shop Pro) - Large-scale graphic-editing software designed by Jasc Software. Rivals Adobe's Photoshop for the graphic-editing software market, despite its low price compared to Photoshop. However, the software is made specifically for Windows Operating Systems only, and is an obvious turn-off to non-Windows users because of it.
1) The PSP is superior to the DS when it comes to hardware specifications, but falls short in terms of gameplay innovativity.

2) PSP is a cheap alternative to Photoshop if you have a Windows OS.
by Spirit Pyromaniac January 01, 2007
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
playstation portable its really cool.
i am actually veiwing through my psp right now!
by skin June 08, 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

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