"Nifty console, but frustrating online user experience"1.5 starson by kcimring
Pros: Sleek and nifty console. Solid graphics and PSP game play once you eventually manage to download the games.
Cons: I have to echo the many negative points raised in other reviews. But in addition, I want to emphasize the shocking user experience with the online store. Very frustrating. Needs a total rethink to make it more intuitive and user friendly.
Summary: I am a new PSP user and am very disappointed - not with the console or game play but with all the surrounding elements. This console is made for download only, so why has Sony made it so frustrating to download games. The download onto the PSP is very slow; and using your PC to shop the online store is a nightmare. The games are very expensive (one would think the download version should be cheaper than cartidges), selection is limited and frustrating to download (did I say that already?). The user experience on the online store is terrible - did they run any user testing here? I doubt it. Rather buy the old PSP until something better comes to market.