"Different PSP."on by Orange006
Pros Slimmer light weight design, more portable then it once was. good interface although still looking for two analog sticks. overall the same features as your PSP 2000/3000. PS3 Sync is a nice feature. a tad bit better colors then previous models.
Cons connects to computer by special cable. can't play UMD archive on it, but most games are available by download or soon will be. a bit smaller screen. high price. For those who don't want to lose all there games stick with your original PSP.
Summary most of the people here rate poorly because they are expecting a brand new next-gen console. stop it, this is not a brand new PSP this a revamped PSP. If you're afraid that you wont be able to play all the UMDs you purchased or don't like that you instead must download games rather then purchase them in stores then the simple answer is stay with your old PSP it does all the same things its just a different design. For what it was intended to do and what it does do its a great product.jsnowbordr47 Sony isn't leaving their customers behind.If they are brand new users to the PSP, users they didn't obtain the device before maybe because of its bulkier size in comparison to the DS, they lose nothing. If your worried about losing all your games and movies that you got on UMD why bother switching to a PSP Go? why not just stick with the PSP that you have its practically the same thing, no one is being alienated because nobody has to switch its just another option.
Updated on Sep 29, 2009
As far as games go and being available for free download to the PSP Go thats soley a decison up to the game developers. If they want to do that they can go ahead but im exactly sure as to how they would.
I agree on your last point. Its shameless to create these unique cables/media storage/etc so you can't use anything else and have to pay a premium to get it from Sony and Sony only. They should be able to see if they make things more universal they will obtain more customers out of convience and price.
"VERY Dissapointing"on by broo2
Pros Small form factor; Good Screen dpi
Cons No support for former PSP devices; no UMD upgrade options; proprietary memory upgrade (M2); poor ergonomics; same CPU/hardware as 8 years ago for a $250 premium
Summary This device is a slap-in-the-face for any former PSP owners; all reverse compatibility has been ditched- hardware, memory card and UMD discs- and there are no plans for UMD upgrades to digital format. I would like to play Patapon on a PSP Go, but I am not paying $20 again for a game that I already own on UMD.
The device looks decent, and it is just about pocket-sized- but offsetting the analog stick to the center makes for an awkward holding position- especially if you are playing a game that needs the L/R shoulder buttons (which are under the screen when opened- another annoyance).
Lack of a removable battery is a hindrance if I want to use it on a long flight, and battery life has not improved in spite of the omission of the UMD drive.
Sony still continues to use their own proprietary memory card formats- this time they are going for a 'Memory Stick Micro M2'- which looks very similar to a MicroSD, but works only in this device and Sony Ericsson phones.
Games for this system can only be purchased from the Sony store and initial indications are that Sony will charge full retail for downloaded games- so no possible game sales at the local Target, no used games at GameStop and no options for trading/selling your used games. This reduces the actual value of the games to me significantly.
Pros Compact size, Good-Quality screen, Somewhat good selection of games on PlayStation Network, 16GB worth of internal storage, build quality
Cons Ergonomics not good for long-term use, No legacy UMD support, easy to smudge fingerprints all over
Summary Honestly, I think this system is pretty decent compared to the PSP 3000 and previous generations. Yes, it is a dealbreaker for most to not be able to carry over all their games and movies on UMD to Flash memory, but it comes with the price of being an early adopter.
I dislike the PSP 3000 since the screen is of subpar quality since it has serious interlacing issues. I'd rather have a smaller screen that has a faster response rate compared to a bigger screen that can't even DISPLAY MOVIES correctly.
I find the screen on the PSP Go to be of much better use to me as a movie player rather than the PSP 3000. I don't like the iPod Touch since it has no tactile controls to play games. The PSP Go at least has something to feel. Touch screens aren't the solution to everything.
So really, if you can't even watch what you're playing on a cruddy 60-inch TV with scan-line issues, why buy it? The 32-inch LCD works just fine. Quality over Quantity...
Pros More portable, screen is great, comfortable for small hands, cool alarm clock feature, has built-in memory, pause feature.
Cons Controls a bit uncomfortable, NO UMD SLOT!!!
Summary It all depends on how you plan on getting your media. If you're going to be buying UMDs all the time, get the 2000 or the 3000. If you buy all your games via the Playstation Store, this is a very useful system.
Pros -Virtual games, don't need to carry lots of UMDs with you
Cons -Poor software
-Analogic is too small and has no grip
-Virtual games has the same price of UMD games
-Games are too large
Summary I've ben playing the psp for almost an year now, and that's what I have to say:
At a first glance, this is the best psp ever: Compact design, very beautyful and charming at all, great graphics (such as the others) and you can expand your memory up to 32Gb, and the virtual games allow you to play wherever you are with only the console, nothing more.
But, if you use it a little bit more you'll see that some things sucks. First of all, the software is very poor: too slow and crashes constantly. Although you don't use UMDs no more, the virtual games are as expansive as them, and are very big (about 1.1Gb per game). While gaming, you'll notice the analog is very poor designed: it's too small and have almost no grip, so, after a few minutes of hardcore gaming, when your hands are beginning to sweat, you'll start to suffe.
So, that's it. I think I wouldn't reccomend it to a friend. I'd tell them to buy an iPod touch instead