Pros Nice small form factor and appeal.
Cons No dual analog, no backward peripheral compatibility, SONY price fixing on games, no touchscreen keyboard considering the high price.
Summary Even the new PANDORA offers dual analog sticks. Its because without dual analog 3D games don't have proper control dynamics. Every single FPS game for the PSP is crap because you end up having to use face buttons to look and the setup feels unnatural.
Consider also that the original PSP's games and peripherals are steadily getting and you could go for it and have access to more stuff for less money. The GO is nothing more than a way for SONY to exercise complete control of their product and makes it impossible for buyers to buy used games for less money - or, to even lend games.
SONY never ceases to dissapoint. This inferior product is coming after the backward compatibility lacking PS3 Slim.
if I wwere working at SONY their stock would be through the roof because we wouldn't be releasing products one after the next with ridiculous setbacks and flaws.
Pros the games look similar to ps2 even to wii, 16 gb for movies, music and games, wifi, pocketable, media go software is very usefull
Cons addictive, kinda dont like much the browser, but i dont use it too much. But its not the primary purpose of the go.
Summary Here's the deal, I had some money to spend in a handheld for my solitary lunchbreaks, so I started doing some research, at first I thought about buying the psp go, I'm 39 but I wantes to spend my time doing something entertaining and enjoyable, so psp games sounded great for that purpose. In my research I found 2 other handhelds in the same price range, an archos 5 and an ipod touch. both are 16 gb, play games and have built in wifi. Internet is something that I use moderately, Im not a facebook or twitter fan, so that's something that wasnt the primary use of my handheld, but I thing if is was the case ill go for the archos. after 2 weeks I found out that best buy had the go at $145 so that made my decision, and i can't be more happy. Its very sleek, very portable, a lot of inexpensive games to buy, decent wifi and browser, nice features like skype and comic books (i love these), great games, very good picture quality, the os has the same ps3 appereance, with wifi u can connect to ur ps3 from anywhere easily, great sound...
bottom line... if u r looking for inexpensive internet and apps handheld, buy the archos 4.3, if you love all thing apple buy the ipod touch, if you like good games, movies, music, tv shows and comics with some internet buy the go
Pros Nice visualizer
Marketed as a digital drive
Fair video selection on PSN
Cons UMDs go elsewhere
Summary The alternative option to Pokemon for your handheld of choice.
"Great! But"on by denton_lewis
Pros The biggest feature to the system its self is the new slide feature that hides the control buttons. It also has 16GB internal memory which is a good amount, but it can also hold an additional 16 by micro sd. It also has bluetooth and is a bit quicker
Cons You can not use any of your previous umd games in the new system, the usb cord is not the same, the memory stick used is different so you can not use the card from the previous model. The screen is smaller and the system is a finger print magnet.
Summary It is a unique device with many new and cool features such as the pause game play, which alllows you to pause a game instead of just quiting it all together giving you the chance to come back to it and continue where you left of. The bluetooth giving you the option to use wireless headsets and the option of hooking up a wireless ps3 controler to play games instead of the onboard controls. The screen and entire system is still unfortunately a finger print magnet at least for the black one, not so much the white one. And every thing is done through the usb adapter which is different from the other models. It also has no way of getting you current games on to the new system which means that you have to purchase them from the playstation store, but this may change. Another thing is that you can not get all of the games on the system yet but that is changing. Another thing is that you need internet to get any content on it at all, which is a bummer for those who have no way of getting internet to the device, but there is another way to do this with bluetooth to the psp from a phone you can get internet to the device which is awsome when you want to get internet on the road. Speaking of the road you do not have to remember if you have the umd disks or not because every thing is internal. All together a great device as its size is much lighter and smaller than the previous models and with all of the new features it makes it just that much better. But it would help if there were a way to get all of your games to the device without having to buy them all over again.
Pros Small form factor, less moving parts, ample amount of storage.
Cons Not backwards compatible, no duel analog, proprietary connector, Sony M2 cards the norm.
Summary Great for new PSP owners who have no game library established, but older PSP owners will find a hard time to upgrade to the Go, and shelling out more money for games they already own.