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Doubts about the PSP
03.25.2011
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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.

 

Thank you.

03.25.2011
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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

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03.25.2011
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So basically if I get the GO I can't get a game at the store and play? And if I get a 3000 I can't download games?

 

That doesn't seem far... What about game saves?

03.25.2011
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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!

03.25.2011
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downloadable games still work on the 3000; you just have to have memory sticks with sufficient space

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03.25.2011
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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.

03.28.2011
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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...

03.29.2011
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@Pedro: Just a final heads up: Not ALL PSP retail games are available to as digital downloads and some will probably never be (several Square Enix games come to mind).

03.29.2011
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@Eden : Don't worry I know that. However the one I want "Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together" is available as a downloadable game. That was the first thing I checked.

03.30.2011
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EdEN said:

@Pedro: Just a final heads up: Not ALL PSP retail games are available to as digital downloads and some will probably never be (several Square Enix games come to mind).

Sony is currently making attempts to get the majority of them on PSN in preperation of the NGP.

03.30.2011
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@Eddie: Specially since the NGP doesn't have an UMD drive.

03.30.2011
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Wait, the NGP will be able to play PSP downloadable titles?

 

If that's the case I'll be better of waiting... I think...

03.31.2011
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pedro said:

Wait, the NGP will be able to play PSP downloadable titles?

 

If that's the case I'll be better of waiting... I think...

yes all PSP titles will be playable via download only. So buy all of your PSP games via download now if you plan to get a NGP.

03.31.2011
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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 :)

03.31.2011
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Pedro, if you're already saving for a PSP might go all the way, save for March 2012 (no way the NGP launches this year in the Americas) and skip a portable!

03.31.2011
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EdEN said:

Pedro, if you're already saving for a PSP might go all the way, save for March 2012 (no way the NGP launches this year in the Americas) and skip a portable!

lol Eden and his conspiracy theories on the NGP. Telling you now... $250 this year. mark my word.

03.31.2011
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It was just when I read it here that I knew PSP titles would be playable on the NGP.

 

That certainly changes my planning and I'll probably be waiting for that instead.

 

I just hope it comes out this year, as Eddie said, then I can take advantage of my girlfriend living in the US for six months 😀

04.01.2011
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Is it really "taking advantage" if she's your girlfriend? 

And $250 this year? Is that what all the kids are sayin these days? I believe this face sums up the NGP >confused

04.01.2011
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@Eddie: December 4 in Europe and March 2012 for the Americas and Japan. $299 wi-fi, $399 3G.

04.01.2011
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BLOODYICECREAM said:

Is it really "taking advantage" if she's your girlfriend? 

And $250 this year? Is that what all the kids are sayin these days? I believe this face sums up the NGP >confused

I wouldn't be taking advantage of her, I would take advantage of she being there, that doesn't happen everyday.

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