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Sony's handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Portable. Unfairly put on the same playing field as the Nintendo DS.

The PSP is a fairly good, albeit expensive, portable gaming system. The graphics quality is quite good, the LCD screen is simply beautiful and the games are getting better.

Pros:
Huge LCD screen
Great games coming out
Adaptablity -it can play music, you can watch videos, play games, get RSS feeds, connect to any wireless hotspot, and more-
Feels solid without being heavy
Pretty much idiotproof.

Cons:
Battery life can be a bit irritating at times; having the battery die while you are, say, in the car driving through Montana at 4 in the morning is most unappreciated. The battery lasts about 3-6 hours depending on the graphics of the game; however the battery life can be significantly lengthened by lowering the sound.

According to many people, it scratches easily although I've had mine since launch and only have one scratch.

It requires more care than many people want to give it: it must be kept in its case while not played, screen protectors are a necessity lest the beautiful field of LCD goodness be marred, it absolutely must not be dropped, etc.

The analog nub is placed the best it could be, but for those of us with longer fingers it gets a bit painful after a while.

The PSP is often unfairly compared to the Nintendo DS. The PSP is intended to deliver a wide range of services moderately well to an older audience, whereas the DS can be given to an average 5-year old and survive. The PSP is a more sophisticated, precise piece of hardware and also had to come out on the market earlier than SONY would have liked due to pressures for the release. The PSP is SONY's first handheld system and is pretty damn good all things considered. What killed its potential as an even-field competitor to the DS was pricing, but in the end it's worth it.

People often put unfair demands on their PSP; it is not intended to replace your laptop, mp3 player, DVD player or whatever other gaming systems you have at home. I use my PSP to play music and it does that fine. The layout isn't ideal for an mp3 player, but it works.

There is an odd quality to many DS vs PSP debates in that someone is either the hugest fan or despises the console with all their heart. One either composes romantic haiku for the PSP or sneaks up in the dead of night with a beaker of poison. One is either engaged to their DS, or would like to see the lot of them thrown in to a pit of scalding vegetable oil. Few people can see the middle ground.
PSP dude: PSP IS GOD. PSP IS GOD. PSP IS GOD.

DS dude: DS IS GOD. DS IS GOD. DS IS GOD.

*carnage*
by Dr. Moreau May 08, 2006
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HEY DICKS! m pissed that ur trash talking this amasing portable device. my shithole of a school let us out for 4 days for spring break in which i gathered all my pennys and bought me a psp. i was originally gunna get an ipod but i heard from a friend, John Capinmyasshole, that this PSP would rock. so i got it the day it came out and i must say, as a person who was mildley exited when the ds came out, and who has never played a video game for more than 1 hours straight, this thing rox. so far, in 4 days, with one game (need for speed underground rivals) i have logged a total race time (racing, not menu just full on throttle racing) of 9 and 1/2 hours. the graphics are as good if not better than the ps2 and i dont have any cracked lcd crystals. also, my battery lasts an average of 7 hours using it, not just sitting it on a table with the power on, i mean racing or looking at pics or watching SPIDERMAN 2, or rocking out to music or watching internet movies. 19.45 thumbs up
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by JEBAS March 29, 2005
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by mhorittochelln July 06, 2005
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Play/Porn Station Portable. This is a great console that is much better than a DS. It looks better and the games look better. All the DS has is 2 screens. Whoop de fuckin doo. A touch screen... what a waste! My friend has a DS and had his brother run it over after he saw my PSP. Besides you can go online and use its second function of porn!!!
Me: Hey Anthony look at my PSP
Anthony: Look a black peice of crap
Me: Can u watch Pimp my ride?
Anthony: STFU
by CompressionMaster July 10, 2006
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Sony's attempt at the handheld market, previously dominated by Nintendo's many different cloned variations of the Gameboy and its new gimicky gameboy with a touchscreen known as the Nintendo DS.

There is a fanboyism surrounding Nintendo's effect on the handheld market that has many people discriminating against the PSP. To be frank, the DS and the PSP CAN co-exist in peace as long as the masses understand this:
DS Users are like Pimps.
PSP Users are like badasses.

Where the DS is a handheld being held down by it's predominantly childish manufacturers, the PSP is a handheld for adult gamers. We're growing up, and unless Mario starts hitting stuff with a blunt object, we're moving on.
The PSP is better than it looks.
by Jay C March 24, 2005
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Little black thing which needs a screen protector if you intend to actually use it, and not just boast about wasting your money on it. It has less battery life than a banana. It can play SNES roms, but you can get all the good SNES games on the GBA, which has been out for years.
by Sith Lord Cheese June 14, 2006
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Huh? What? Oh, I'm defining a term? Cool!
Doesn't the example go here?
by Don't know February 06, 2005
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