Excerpt: The PSP Go is the latest in the PlayStation Portable family. This mobile gaming device is smaller than its predecessors, and has a sliding design. It forgoes the UMD drive[...]
Pros: So small and light; finally the PSP is pocketable!, No UMD clutter — all of your content is digital, Larger memory capacity –16 GB built-in and a M2 slot for another 2-16 GB, Faster game loading times, and no annoying UMD drive noises, Gorgeous screen — bright, with sharp graphics and vivid color...
Cons: High price, especially if you have a heavy investment in UMDs, Some PSN games more expensive than their UMD counterparts, No ability to play imported games or purchase cheap used games, Accessories designed for previous PSP models won’t work with the new PSP Go
Excerpt: With its upcoming PSPgo, Sony is betting that you like “new and shiny” more than you like “money and savings.” That’s not to say that we dislike it. In fact, the PSPgo is attractive, playable and pleasingly compact.
Pros: Beautiful new form factor. Digital-only storefront streamlines the process of consuming games with wanton abandon. Finally, a Playstation Portable that’s actually portable! Revolutionary enough to cast off the dead hand of physical media.
Cons: Have a library of PSP games? You’re not playing ’em on the PSPgo. No support for old accessories either.
Summary: The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.
Pros: Sleeker, slimmer PSP design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without needing to keep bulky UMDs at hand; you can pause and resume game states.
Cons: Pricey, despite lack of touch screen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games or use old PSP accessories; uses obscure and expensive Memory Stick M2 format for memory expansion; battery...
Excerpt: Sony’s latest incarnation of its handheld looks like the “If They Mated” result of a brief, unsatisfying, boozy affair between a PSP-3000 and an iPod Touch. In recent years, surely to Sony’s chagrin, the original PSP has become a hardcore gamer’s machine.
Conclusion: The newfound pocketability of the PSP Go makes one undeniable step forward from the PSP-3000, but Sony takes too many simultaneous steps back to justify the $250 price tag. The missing UMD drive strips it of compatibility with old games, and introduces more technical hiccups than we care to deal...
Excerpt: Ah, the genre made famous by Diablo, the Action RPG. Sure, there’ve been others on the PC, but almost everyone has heard of Diablo. This game, on its release in the mid 90s, had a huge impact on the gaming industry – it helped to keep a genre going that many saw as dying.
Sony's PlayStation Portable receives an Apple-esque makeover - for a price
Good Gear Guide.au
14 October 2009
Conclusion: The PSPgo is a significant evolution of the Sony PlayStation Portable that impresses on almost every level. Unfortunately, its prohibitive price tag is difficult to overlook -- particularly when compared to the PSP 3000, which will be sold alongside it.
Pros: Attractive slide-screen interface, 16GB inbuilt memory, light, digital distribution - the future of gaming!
Cons: PSP control issues still remain, too expensive, game downloads cost the same as the 'real' thing