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Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP Go Console

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Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP Go Console
 
3.9

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this is a playstation that you can take anywhere you go.

this device is exactly what it says it is. it is a portable playstation. you can download most of the playstation classics and play them on the go. this 16GB device can play...Read complete review

this device is exactly what it says it is. it is a portable playstation. you can download most of the playstation classics and play them on the go. this 16GB device can play any playstation game that is available on the playstation store you can also listen to music, watch movies, download your pictures, and read comic books that are available for download on the playstation store. the best feature about the go is that you dont need to carry all your UMDs with you, you have all of your games downloaded in your psp its like the difference between a CD player and an mp3 player or an ipod. everything is in the device there is no need to carry all of these discs with you. also 16GB is a lot of memory a long game such as "Gran Theft Auto" takes about 1GB and thats a long game most of the games are around 800MB its almost a GB but if you think about it that atlest gives you room for about 16-18 games and if you need more space you can buy another 16GB momory stick and thats a total of 32-36 games or more and once you beat them you can delete them and if you ever wanted it back it is as simple as downloading it again you dont have to pay for it again your account recognizes that you have purchased it before so you just download it back on and if you have a PS3 even better you just download it on your ps3 and copy it to your PSPgo and dont delete the file from your PS3 so when you delete it from your PSPgo and ever want to have it back you just copy it from your PS3 and its back on your PSPgo in about 3 minutes. This is how the PSP should have started from the begining. Even though the Playstaion store doesnt have every game for the psp they still have a big selection and its growing every week that goes by. One of the coolest features the go has is the ability to pick up wifi from you phone through bluetooth and that alows you to play online. if you can go on the internet on your phone your PSPgo can conect to your phone through bluetooth and you can play online on your PSP, onother thing you can do with bluetooth is if you have a Playstation 3 controller you can conect it to your PSPgo and play it with the Playstation 3 controller.

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Good but could be better

Personally the PSPgo is a great device. It is very portable, by it i mean lightweight, sleek and much more compact than the older version of the PSP. It has 16GB of memory...Read complete review

Personally the PSPgo is a great device. It is very portable, by it i mean lightweight, sleek and much more compact than the older version of the PSP. It has 16GB of memory built in it which is great for storing photos, music, the games(which you will download via Playstation Network/Store) and videos.

Comparing the PSPGo to the previous PSP's, the feel of the go is very..small, though f course because of its design it would feel small.

Okay im just gonna get straight to it and flame on this. I did not like it. I bought my PSPGo and it broke. I slid it open and whoosh. Flew apart. gone. seperate. Dont get the idea it broke right away, I did get to use it before this happened. I had bought the PSP 2000, so i had tons of games on a UMD. Problem with the PSPGo is...there is no UMD drive to insert the little disks in. Although because of this, you wouldnt need to carry around a ton of UMDs to play different games since they'll all be on your PSPGo.

But i felt betrayed, i mean i spent quite a sum of money on my games, and now its useless because i cant play it on the PSPGo. You have to go and rebuy all your games on Playstation network, and they dont even have alot of the games out on UMDs!!!

All i will say is, dont buy a PSPGo if you bought a previous version of the PSP, its just a waste of money.

For those who dont have a previous version of the psp, the PSPGo is a great choice for portable gaming.

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4.0

Great picture quality and gaming.

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP Go Console:

The PSP GO has a wide variety of games. You could watch videos on it, listen to music, and upload pics as well. Its picture quality is great. It is very clear and i would reccomend it to all ages.

Graphics Quality
AWESOME

Game Variety
WIDE VARIETY

Controller Comfort
Awkward shape , but its fine

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3.0

Worthless in my opinion

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from Pittsburgh, PA

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If you have the money for this thing and still want a PSP in general, just get a regular psp3000 or something becuase psp go's are relatively PRETTY WORTHLESS

First of all, you cant use any of the regular UMD discs with this thing because all the games must be bought through the PSP store. This isn't that big of a deal in one sense, except if you already own a psp, you cant use the UMD discs already. Furthermore, this thing is hecka small. why would you want to pay the same amount for a smaller screen, smaller analog, and smaller buttons. That's relatively worthless.

If you lose this thing, then you're also screwed. at least if you lose a PSP regularly you'll just lose the save files. Overall, PSPGo is not worth it!

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3.0

PSP Go Should GO AWAY!

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from Astoria, NY

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The Sony Playstation Portable PSP Go Console was thought to have been the next big thing upon its release just a couple years ago. Well, as someone who has owned this pricey piece of technology throughout that time I can honestly say that it's not worth its price tag and definitely not worth the hassle. At the time it was thought to be an innovative handheld device as it was introducing a form of digital only content and trying to phase out UMDs. But I have to tell you this was the wrong strategy for Sony to take and I feel as though it was a huge failure. The reasons being that you are left with no other alternative but to purchase content through Sony's Playstation Store which eliminates competition and therefore creates extremely expensive pricing because you can't access content anywhere else and are forced to purchase thru Sony. This is a real let down considering UMDs often can be found on the cheap nowadays and can even be re-sold or traded-in once you have completed them and no longer require their services. However, with the PSP go, any content that you purchase thru the online marketplace cannot be sold or traded and you must keep forever. It's nice that the PSP go fits conveniently in your pocket but honestly that pales in comparison to essentially being at Sony's mercy when it comes to purchasing games and content thru them alone and at extremely expensive prices.

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4.0

The Sony PSP Go isn't that bad! Give it a chance!

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from Beverly Hills, CA

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While it's true that most people think the PSP plays second fiddle to the Nintendo DS, I have to say that the PSP deserves a chance. For one, the PSP has a much beefier system under the hood, meaning it can output incredible graphics considering it being a portable system. It's probably just a little bit worse then the PS2 in terms of graphical capabilities. Also the games are quite good. I had a blast playing God of War Chains of Olympus and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. The best part about the PSP Go is that it's much smaller than the Sony PSP-3000 I used to have. It's designed quite well and looks very sexy. I think the smaller size and layout might be a problem for those with larger hands, but lucky for me, mine are quite small. I used to just throw my PSP in my purse, but now it will fit in my jacket pocket without too much trouble. I really don't think enough people have given the PSP a chance and just flock to Nintendo, but if you do, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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4.0

This is a Sony where you can PSP and Go

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from Stockton, CA

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The Sony PSPgo White Console with 16 GB is so much better than the older kind of version of the Sony PSP or Playstation I, II, and III. This is the portable Playstation where you can take it on the go and it is so convient. I like the fact that I don't have to worry about if I'm going to be bored today or the day after that. What I also like about the Sony PSPgo is the favorable color for the console, and the presentation. Sony PSPgo is so light and small. It is literally almost as big as your palm. It doesn't takes up much space like the older Sony Playstation console, the PSP. The neat and awesome features about this Sony PSPgo is that it slides up to reveal the buttons. The price on the Sony PSPgo is a bit pricey but for me was worth buying anyways. The Sony PSPgo is almost like the Sony PSP because it has pretty much the same features, themes, and everything, but has it's new and equiped accessories here and there. This console is a must have in my opinion.

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4.0

The psp GO is leading the digital gaming revolution.

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from Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Now this is something to talk about, and its talks for it self in many ways(not literally). This new psp the psp Go is starting the road for the digital gaming lifestyle and boy oh boy its leading. And on too the review, the psp Go is different because this time it does not have a UMD disk slot so all games are to be download which can be a downside if it malfunction but the bright side to it is that it has 16 gigs of memory built in too the bad boy which is great. And it features a SD card slot that can expand the memory to download songs videos and games. And most of the old features from the previous psp consoles are pretty much here. And its much smaller with a slimmer  profile since the removal of the UMD disk is gone now, plus it has a slide up screen to reveal the butons to play. This may be another downside to it because its small so people with big fingers would have problems with this at times.

So this the end of my review of the sony psp Go,thank you for reading and check back for more.

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4.0

Compact Goodness comes with a punch

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from Dayton, NJ

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This product is extremly well made. It takes the product of the psp and makes it in a even more portable form. There are no UMD's, it is all internal memory making you able to play multiple games on the go. It is smaller and more compact making it easier to bring with you during your commutes. New mini games have been made which competes against the app store as well as give the playstation network a new catalog. Overall the system is well made and worth a look at. The only cons with the device is how it fails to implement a second analog stick as well is at times your hands get cramps while playing due to the closeness of button layout.

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4.0

Psp go is a go!

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from Mentor, OH

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i recently purchased the psp go and i tell you what, i LOVE it. i have so much fun with using . The only downside to it is that you cant put your UMDs (Psp ultra mini dics[s]s) on it. Its download only, which is a good thing because now you dont have to worry about losing discs or anything. watch your favorite movies downloaded from the psn (playstation network) store. Psn serves many many games including ps1 (playstation one classics). It also has a very sleek design and is 40% less in weight then the psp 1000 (1st addition). I highly recommended you getting this if your a gamer, movie watcher, internet surfer on the go. Have fun!

 

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5.0

A great start if you dont own a psp!

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from Daly City, CA

Comments about Sony - PlayStation Portable PSP Go Console:

If you have never owned a PSp, this is a great start!

There's no particular difference between a Go and a Normal one except of these:

-More compact, slide out controls

-A Clock standby

-Resolution is slightly smaller (Good thing)

-You cannot change the battery

-Buy games on the psn store (meaning cannot play umds)

-Cost More

-Charging cable is different

-Button placement is different

-Different memory usage

-Different placement and ports meaning you cannot add to the handheld (example: camera)

-You can resume games.

Looks like alot, but really theres not much of a difference.

I reccomend buying the psp go if your new to the psp, 

however if you already have a psp and own umds and want a improvement, I DO NOT recomend the psp go because it cannot play umds. I reccomend the 3000.

The psp go vs 3000 is pretty dead even.

The best thing about the psp go is all your games is stored virtually.

This is a really good thing, because if you buy umds, you have to carry it all around.

However, if you have a psp go, all your games are stored safely in your psp go already.

Final Verdict:

PSP Go: If you're new

PSP 3000: If your looking for an improvement to your old psp. 

 

 

 

 

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3.0

PSP is cool, not sure about the PSP Go

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from Nicholasville, KY

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The PSP Go my son got from Santa quit working a day later.  I don't know if this is an issue with the PSP Go or an issue with how he handled it, but he had a regular PSP and played with it for months with no problems.  Hopefully I can swap it out for a new one, otherwise I am going to be pretty bummed out about this item.

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