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Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console

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Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console
 
4.4

(based on 115 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Portable Gaming Console!

The Playstation Portable or PSP is the mothership of all portable gaming consoles! Finally, a portable gaming console that has 3D graphics like the home consoles have. I've been tired of being inched...Read complete review

The Playstation Portable or PSP is the mothership of all portable gaming consoles! Finally, a portable gaming console that has 3D graphics like the home consoles have. I've been tired of being inched along with the slight graphics increase of all those Game Boy systems Nintendo makes. Sega's portable consoles are just as bad in the graphics category. So Sony decided to tear the walls down with the most amazing portable gaming console ever created. The graphics of the Playstation Portable are equivalent to that of the Playstation 1 mixed with a little of the Playstation 2 at times. The in game cinemas are of spectacular quality just like they are in home gaming consoles. The Playstation Portable has its games in UMD format or Universal Media Disk. They are very small and hold about 1.2 gigabytes of data. This console has a control stick which is the first to ever be used on a portable gaming console and all the buttons are very easily accessible and very comfortable. The screen is a huge 5 inches and is a great quality screen that doesn't scratch easily. The console itself comes in many different colors with the default color being in piano black. It comes with a charger which charges the console quickly and a full instruction manual. The games for it are excellent and the battery life lasts about 6 hours. Overall an excellent system and the first of its kind. I definitely recommend the Playstation Portable or PSP gaming console to anyone.

Graphics Quality
The graphics of the Playstation Portable are excellent. They are of Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 quality mixed together. The game play of many games are excellent and the colors are truly enriched by the amazing screen the Playstation Portable has.

Game Variety
I gave this portion of this review an 8 because I always want to be honest about the products I'm reviewing and to give people who are looking to buy any product I review an honest and fair insight to what they would like to purchase. The game variety of the Playstation Portable is decent, but not as great as home gaming consoles such as the Playstation 3. Portable gaming consoles such as the PSP or even Nintendo DS do not have as great of backing from third party game developers. They would rather make games for the home consoles because they have longer lifespans which means their games would sell more copies over the long run. With that said the PSP does is its best to provide great games. Games like Medievil Resurrection are awesome and games like Silent Hill Origins are absolutely incredible. The problem is that games like Silent Hill Origins are rare for the PSP because the survival game genre is very small for this console. That's what I mean by not much backing from third party developers. Great backing for sports games like Madden though,

Controller Comfort
Excellent comfort with the buttons and fits great in the hands.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use. Putting the games in and out is a snap and the memory cards are easy to use with it as well and are sold in many local stores by many different brands.

Durability
Extremely durable! I had dropped this console on the floor many times and nothing has happened to it! This is the ultimate portable gaming console because drops do happen and this console withstands the drops perfectly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great features, but it's not built to last.

First impressions tell you that the PSP is a great portable device, with a lot of appreciable features. When I got mine I was most excited for its use as a portable web browser...Read complete review

First impressions tell you that the PSP is a great portable device, with a lot of appreciable features. When I got mine I was most excited for its use as a portable web browser - something which, at the time of the product's release, was still pretty rare.

However, given the price of this product, it seems fair to assume that if you take good care of it, it's going to last you more than a couple of years. This is sadly not the case, and earlier models of the PSP seem to come with a built-in expiration date. While most people complain about the fragile casing and easily-cracked screen, I found these problems easy enough to avoid with careful handling.

My complaint is eventually, the battery life of the PSP diminishes, or the system becomes unable to charge. Mine reached a point at which it was running entirely off of wall power - and before long, unless the power cord was positioned in exactly the right way, it couldn't even do that anymore. I resent buying a fairly expensive product, only for it to give out as the result of apparent design flaws.

Another unfortunate development is the effective discontinuation of UMDs, or the movie disks sold for the system. Of course, there are other ways to watch movies on the device, but they are not as convenient, and the PSP isn't designed to make it easy for you.

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5.0

I think that this product fits all categories

By 

from Djillali ayad, FA

About Me Frequent Player

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Easy to learn
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Audio
  • Graphics
  • Kid Appropriate
  • Multiplayer

Cons

  • Boring
  • Poor/No Multiplayer Mode
  • Too Short
  • Too Violent

Best Uses

  • Adults
  • All Ages
  • Multiple Players
  • Older Kids
  • Teenagers
  • Young Children

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

Wonderful product carries all quality specifications. a wonderful product achieves vogue, and the proportion of sales outweigh the border, it is advised to purchase


I would advise him

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5.0

love it

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from casablanca , maroc

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

Has good sound and a good game selection from final fantasy to yugioh

Graphics Quality
The PSP graphics look awesome just almost as Xbox360/PS3 grahpics

Game Variety
The game variety are endless from shooters to racing games sport everything you can think off even movies are available.

Controller Comfort
The comfort its great the shape its small and fits well inside hands.

 
5.0

awsome

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from San Jose, ca

About Me Gaming Novice

Pros

  • Awesome
  • Easy to learn
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Audio
  • Graphics
  • Kid Appropriate

Cons

  • No Online Play

Best Uses

  • All Ages

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

I love it!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
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5.0

sony

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from Saudi Arabia / Jeddah / Safa / Shakereen

About Me Frequent Player

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Poor Instructions

Best Uses

  • Adults

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

Absolutely fantastic piece of machinery. Great price. Great quality and very easy to use. Good quality games are usually found cheaply if you know where to look (Amazon prices are a great start).

Although there is no Wi-Fi in this PSP model, this has not bothered me as I don't play internet games, so if this is you then this is the best choice.

In short: if you're looking for a console for travelling or for some great games and you don't want Wi-Fi, you should definitely get this addded to your basket :)

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

Fun portable system

By 

from USA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

Has good sound and a good game selection from final fantasy to yugioh.

Graphics Quality
The graphic depend on the game you play but they tend to be good.

Game Variety
There are so many games available for the psp and the variety gets bigger if you can afford import games.

Controller Comfort
The controls are very comfortable unless you have them on the Japanese setting and your not used to it.

Ease of Use
Just turn it on and pop in a game and your ready to go.

Durability
Is very durable and doesn't crack as easily as i phones.

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5.0

Excellent Portable Gaming Console!

By 

from USA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

The Playstation Portable or PSP is the mothership of all portable gaming consoles! Finally, a portable gaming console that has 3D graphics like the home consoles have. I've been tired of being inched along with the slight graphics increase of all those Game Boy systems Nintendo makes. Sega's portable consoles are just as bad in the graphics category. So Sony decided to tear the walls down with the most amazing portable gaming console ever created. The graphics of the Playstation Portable are equivalent to that of the Playstation 1 mixed with a little of the Playstation 2 at times. The in game cinemas are of spectacular quality just like they are in home gaming consoles. The Playstation Portable has its games in UMD format or Universal Media Disk. They are very small and hold about 1.2 gigabytes of data. This console has a control stick which is the first to ever be used on a portable gaming console and all the buttons are very easily accessible and very comfortable. The screen is a huge 5 inches and is a great quality screen that doesn't scratch easily. The console itself comes in many different colors with the default color being in piano black. It comes with a charger which charges the console quickly and a full instruction manual. The games for it are excellent and the battery life lasts about 6 hours. Overall an excellent system and the first of its kind. I definitely recommend the Playstation Portable or PSP gaming console to anyone.

Graphics Quality
The graphics of the Playstation Portable are excellent. They are of Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 quality mixed together. The game play of many games are excellent and the colors are truly enriched by the amazing screen the Playstation Portable has.

Game Variety
I gave this portion of this review an 8 because I always want to be honest about the products I'm reviewing and to give people who are looking to buy any product I review an honest and fair insight to what they would like to purchase. The game variety of the Playstation Portable is decent, but not as great as home gaming consoles such as the Playstation 3. Portable gaming consoles such as the PSP or even Nintendo DS do not have as great of backing from third party game developers. They would rather make games for the home consoles because they have longer lifespans which means their games would sell more copies over the long run. With that said the PSP does is its best to provide great games. Games like Medievil Resurrection are awesome and games like Silent Hill Origins are absolutely incredible. The problem is that games like Silent Hill Origins are rare for the PSP because the survival game genre is very small for this console. That's what I mean by not much backing from third party developers. Great backing for sports games like Madden though,

Controller Comfort
Excellent comfort with the buttons and fits great in the hands.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use. Putting the games in and out is a snap and the memory cards are easy to use with it as well and are sold in many local stores by many different brands.

Durability
Extremely durable! I had dropped this console on the floor many times and nothing has happened to it! This is the ultimate portable gaming console because drops do happen and this console withstands the drops perfectly.

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5.0

Playstation Portable

By 

from USA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

The PSP have features, you can play ton of games, watch video, view pictures and voices chat with friends in Skype on psp. Great travel

Graphics Quality
The PSP graphics look awesome just almost as Xbox360/PS3 grahpics

Game Variety
Ton of games! You can download games from Playstation store or download free games psp from your pc. Also you can play PS1 games, mario and others on psp!

Controller Comfort
The PSP controller seem sure comfort but missing analog on the right

Durability
The PSP is very solid portable you will ever have

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5.0

Big fun in a small package

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from USA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

I love my Sony - PlayStation Portable 3000 Console, and my children and even my wife also love the Sony PlayStation Portable. So i had purchase each of us one. The Sony playstation portable is a great christmas gift at a very reasonable price. It does everything the larger version playstation 3 does and is absolutely amazing to keep your kids occupied during long road trips. You can access the playstation network just like you do on your playstation 3. The playstation network store also sells downloadable games for the playstation portable 3000. They have a great variety of games to choose from. I also love the little disc games for the playstation portable 3000. Just about any game made for the playstation 3 can also be purchased for the playstation portable 3000, music and television shows are also available.

Graphics Quality
Amazing graphics

Game Variety
Great variety, just about any game made for the playstation 3 can also be purchased for the playstation portable 3000

Controller Comfort
Fits like a glove

Ease of Use
Very simplistic and user friendly

Durability
Well built and put together

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5.0

The PSP 3000 its a console that works great

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from USA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

Over all the PSP 300 its a great console it works great its small and portable the battery lasts a long time it doesn't brake easily has a lot of games and movies and you can access online and listen to music on it have pictures and watch videos.

Graphics Quality
The graphics are good for being a small console although some games do look bad most have good graphics.

Game Variety
The game variety are endless from shooters to racing games sport everything you can think off even movies are available.

Controller Comfort
The comfort its great the shape its small and fits well inside hands.

Ease of Use
It is super easy to use a child can operate it.

Durability
Th durability its great it can small a million times it wont brake if you take good care of it it will last you a really long time.

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5.0

Portable awesome fun

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from USA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP-3000 Console:

This is an amazing product. Even if it's older now, it's still a great product with the price this low

Graphics Quality
Graphics are AMAZING for most games! I personally suggest Third Birthday!

Game Variety
This system have many varieties of game. Personally I perfer games with ad-hoc so I can link up with other psp users. They have racing, rpg, shooter, mystery, horror, and much much more. Most of the online servers is probably down but the ad-hoc is always working.

Controller Comfort
Very comfortable especially with this massive screen.

Ease of Use
Controls are very simple to use. I learned to control the psp in a day! The games on there are fairly simple, depending on the game that is but regardless of the senario it fairly simple to use except some shooter games

Durability
This thing is almost invincible compared to phones now a days. One problem might be the charger but the product in general is superb. One time I dropped it in the tub but after drying it up I was super suprised to see it working again. WARNING: NOT SUGGESTED TO TRY IT!

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