Conclusion: Who wouldn't love a console that looks like a $500 ultra-modern and cool device, has Sony behind it, a great list of rollout titles and a widescreen that can't be beat? Throw in movie playback, an MP3 player, stereo, a photo viewer, stereo output, standard 802.11b WiFi and geat gaming ergonomics, Sony is taking the market in new directions. If you wonder what may make Sony different than the rest that have tried in the past, Sony makes Sony different.
Summary: The PSP is the best portable gaming machine ever. Stick Alton Towers on casters, give it a battery and the Sony would still be our choice. What other machine offers a widescreen of such excellent performance that units, terminally damaged due to the tears of weeping grown men, have been returned to Sony complete with thank you notes? What other machine offers its own dinky (though slightly expensive) UMD movie format?
Conclusion: The quality of the PSP is unsurpassed. It is a high priced, high end piece of technological wonder. But the cost is justified by the amount of functions this little baby supports, as well as the wonderful presentation of movies and games on its high resolution screen. If you are at all turned off by the price, don’t let that be a judging factor.