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Sony PSP
6.5 out of 10

Sony PSP

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Overall 4
4.0

Great screen, poor system

Ben M., Newegg
29 June 2007
  • Summary: For a portable gaming device, it sure tends to be tied to its power cable a lot, the battery tends to run out in a little over 2 hours unless you play with low volume and turn the brightness way down. Potentially, I think this could have been a very good portable gaming system.
  • Pros: Bright and colorful screen. Powerful piece of hardware. Reasonably compact.
  • Cons: Poor battery life (3 hours max with decent brightness). Games are weak with very very few exceptions. Needs a second analog stick. Dead pixels. Weak volume even with decent quality headphones.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best buy in the world....

Anonymous, Newegg
29 April 2007
  • Summary: Honestly I have used it maybe 3 times after the year that I've had it. I do not recommend buying a PSP, at least not until Sony somehow makes it better.
  • Pros: Well the wide screen is pretty cool and it has a nice outer design. Being able to play certain movies on it is cool too if you have any.
  • Cons: Well where should I start? Numerous complaints include the fact that dead pixels are very common. The screen is easily scratched. The analog stick hurt my thumb to use since it's so small. You had to update your firmware to play certain games. In order to play online, you need wireless even thoug...
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Overall 4
4.0

A legendary piece of hardware, stillborn.

Donald H., Newegg
25 April 2007
  • Summary: I bought this thing for 249 US dollars about three months after it came out, and every single day I regret the purchase. Sony has taken every step imaginable to try and murder its own creation through terrible commericals with ethnic stereotypes and courtship romps that show 0.4 seconds of gameplay.
  • Pros: Graphics, big screen, not a gimmick
  • Cons: Terrible battery Life, poor marketing, forced UNNECESSARY firmware upgrades when you buy new software, dead pixels, smudges easily, scartches easily, lack of 2nd analog stick, lack of COMPETENT analog stick, poor placement of square button trigger, intentionally crippled clock speed
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Overall 4
4.0

Amazing system, poor software to back it.

Anonymous, Newegg
20 September 2006
  • Summary: if you're looking for a software experience go with a DS lite, if you are looking for a mulitmedia experience go with the psp however do no expect there to be a ton of stellar titles.
  • Pros: awesome media capabilities, handful of good games, beautiful design
  • Cons: price, not really ps2 quality graphics more of a ps1.5, $xx games, no competitive online mode mostly only local "ad hoc", proprietary storage devices(cards and UMDs, umd movies are too expensive, feels as though if i drop it once i could break it into 10000000 pieces
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Overall 4
4.0

Get a DS

Joseph C., Newegg
13 August 2006
  • Summary: if your just looking for a portable media player this thing has some bang for the buck, but if your looking for a fun gaming device just buy a DS lite.
  • Pros: Nice screen size, excellent graphics, extra media functions are nice.
  • Cons: screen has noticeable ghosting, scratches easier than you'd expect. Square button eventually wears out and stops working. useless analog nub. extremely low battery life. UMD video is a joke. the game library is abysmal.
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Overall 4
4.0

eh

Anonymous, Newegg
8 January 2006
  • Summary: doesn't feel like comparable to PS2 quality, it seems more like PS 1.5
  • Pros: Wifi, internet browser, fun if a few friends have it and you like to play multiplayer, beautiful graphics in some games, movie player.
  • Cons: small selection of good games, bad battery life, dead pixels, slow load times, scratches very easily, propreitary memory card that only maxes out at 2gigs(for about $200 extra)
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Cool

Anonymous, Newegg
27 December 2005
  • Summary: I think it could really rock, but I'd stay away untill they take care of these issues. RECAP: problems (search the web for "ghosting psp"). Bad cutomer service.
  • Pros: Made for adults, small, plays movies and games, surfs the net (not well).
  • Cons: I have GTA Liberty City Stories and the ghosting is horrible. I call customer service and the message was (after leading me through the 20 min. maze, and long winded suggestions that never help, like go to the web.) the call volume was too high call back later.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the money

Mr. P., Newegg
5 November 2005
  • Summary: It can do a lot of things but it just isn't worth the money. The only good games for it are GTA and Lumines. You're better off getting a DS.
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be a whole lot better...

James C., Newegg
28 October 2005
  • Summary: This product is good for what it can do, but it could be a whole lot better. Sure, the screen has a great resolution, and the graphics are nice and clean, but there still isn't a lot of software out there that is worth picking up.
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Overall 4
4.0

EXTRAS NEEDED

stuart, Amazon
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought these for my teenage sons they were thrilled until they started playing the games and found that they can not save any progress without having a memory stick. I think that sony are being very unfair you would have thought that they would provide one with the console at least to get the kids...
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