Summary: Drop shipped from a third company that was in my same state. Quick delivery.
Pros: My second PSP. I was thrilled to turn it on and see the firmware was 2.71. Perfect for downgrading and running homebrew. The screen color is much more vivid than my other unit, must have the nicer LCD.
Summary: Continued from Pros.--------- You can download and save pictures and music/podcasts directly to the memory stick. The web browser's rendering of pages is pretty good. The "smart fit" setting it sizes them down to fit the smaller resolution of the screen.
Pros: The screen on this thing is definitely the most noticeable thing about it, and rightly so. At 480x272 resolution its great for video and pictures as well as gaming. The ability to load this thing up with music, videos, pictures, and game demos, as well as homebrew is awesome. I have found myself ...
Cons: Screen scratches way too easily. Get a screen protector right away. Either a clear one that goes directly over the screen or a flip down one that covers the entire face of the system. I have a flip down one from Pelican and it is great. About ten bucks at Best Buy. My screen has stayed nearly per...
Summary: If you are considering buying a PSP, go with the accessories package. Sony is so cheap on the basic package that they don't even supply a wrist strap! Also, you can't save games or do practically anything unless you have a memory card.
Pros: Excellent media system with awesome graphics. Wireless works great. Smooth interface.
Cons: Lousy typing system. If you want to type anything alpha numeric (i.e. web page addresses, etc.) you have to use a keypad interface similar to a cell phone. It takes you 10 mins. just to type in a web address!
Summary: If you are going to buy a PSP look for one online or with a firmware below 3.03 and find a friend so that you can get OE and start making your own games and play games other people have made that are a lot easier and have virtually no load times.
Pros: The PSP is hands down the most powerful handheld console of today. With a 333mhz Processor and 32mbs DRAM it's like a Pentium 2 and maybe even 3 in your pocket! The graphics processing is incredible and well worth the price and if you understand home brew and C++ you can make your own games if yo...
Cons: The joystick and on switch is flimsy I have owned 3 PSP's and the big issues I have had are having the Power switch brake, I replaced it, and the joystick, which I replaced too. I never use the UMD Slot so I never had a problem with it yet.
Summary: Look, as many cons as I gave it , it is really not a terrible system, I just think it should have been thought out a bit more. It tried to be what people want and only got about half way there.Music, Pictures, Video sections are all good.
Pros: Many multimedia features, Great Graphics, Relatively compact
Cons: Game load times are extremely Slow! Internet browser is for basic browsing ONLY! With newer firmware likes to freeze up and act down right wierd(while playing music the screen will sleep and wont come back on) Memory cards are NOT cheap
Pros: Nice roomy case that allows you to store two memory sticks and two UMD's as well as the PSP.
Cons: Bulky, the plastic screen that clicks over the PSP as a guard is difficult to take off. It states "Press to Release" and it needs to be pressed extremely hard. One time while trying to take it off i had to use a lot of force and when it gave way it rubbed right across my PSP screen. I thought it ...
Summary: Bought this for my son's birthday instead of a DS Lite, as Nintendo seems utterly incompetent to re-stock stores with stock after the Christmas rush. I was worried about giving this to my 8 yr old with all the reports of fragility, but I think it's going to work out just fine.
Pros: Excellent display Great game graphics Not just a game machine
Cons: Bit on the pricey side FPS game controls difficult to get used to. Game load times
Summary: Cooler and more versatile than the DS, but less portable, more fragile and pricier. I own both and I each has its own advantages.
Pros: The PSP has an amazing homebrew scene due to some great 3rd party firmware (3.03 OE-B) and almost no barrier to entry--you just need a PSP with FW <= 2.8, the USB cable and a MS Pro Duo card to get started. Load up several games and movies on a 4GB Pro Duo and you will tons of great content witho...
Cons: Although many would have you believe that this is a portable PS2, and some of the specs are inline with that, the graphics are only slightly above PSX levels. Given its maturity, the good games are few and far between. And there is always the constant fear that Sony will turn its back on the PSP ...