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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could clarify a couple of question about the PSP for me.
1 - What's the difference between the PSP GO and PSP 3000 ?
2 - Does the PSP have wireless internet connection ?
3 - Does the PSP 3000 have internal memory ?
Well, that's basically it, I've been wanting to get one and wanted to clear that out.
1 - The Go has a slightly crisper screen I believe, but it doesn't have a UMD slot to play physical media games and only has internal flash memory (as well as a card slot for expansion). That, and the design is different.
2 - Yes, but I believe they only do B (and maybe G in later models)
3 - AFAIK, no, but I don't own one
The PSP Go is awesome, if you're looking to get a gaming device to take with you on the Go, then it wins hands down compared to the 3000. Why buy games and drag them with you when you can just download them directly to the PSP? Sure, you have to wifi, sure, it takes a minute to download, but guess what? You'll never lose it or even have to look for it! It's just there. The PSP Go is extremely light (43% lighter than the 3000) and 16gb internal and expandable slot up to 16gb.
I have a PSP Go and I'm very pleased with it, as I've not really used the 3000, but I do have an old one that isn't working and I really dislike the design compated to the PSP Go, but, you might also want to look into the Xperia Play, it's coming out soon! Or, better yet, wait for the NGP, you can't go wrong with that!
1 – What's the difference between the PSP GO and PSP 3000 ? The GO has no UMD drive (the games sold at retailers are printed in UMD discs) which means that you can only download games from the PSN store. This means that older games are still priced at almost full retail even today (like Locoroco and Jeanne D'Arc that are $20) and you can't buy used games.
2 – Does the PSP have wireless internet connection ? It does, but you have to turn it on by moving a switch at the top left (at least that's the case with my PSP 3000 system).
3 – Does the PSP 3000 have internal memory ? It does, but only enough to allow for system updates.
As for your other question, a PSP 3000 can use Memory Stick Pro Duo units up to 32 GB so you can store downloaded games and all your save files. I've got a PSP 3000 with a 16 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo and it is great. I like the form factor of the GO better but it's more expensive and, as I've said, doesn't play UMD discs.
As an added bonus, you can use your registred PSN account on your PSP to activate minis and PSX purchases to play on the portable system. This DOES take out one of your five activation "chances" for said purchased games so you must take that into consideration.
Thanks guys, I'll take everything said into consideration.
Since I'm basically thinking about this to get one particular game and play downloadable games the Go seems more like what i should be getting.
But it's sad really, I enjoy collection the boxes and manuals for every game I have. They should let you download it for free of the PSN if you bought the real thing...
not sure If you have made a decision yet but, my advice would be not to get a PSP Go. I got it day 1 and regreted it, not really a console that Sony supported fully. Expensive downloadable games, imo bad form and design, buttons are worse on PSP Go than older models (because they are not pressure sensitive), prefer bigger screen of older models too.
but if you're waiting for the NGP, then you can't go wrong 🙂
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