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.
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...
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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...