Sony PSP Go (Black)
Manufacturer: Sony Part number: PSP98513
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- The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $249.99
- Reviewed by: Jeff Bakalar and David Carnoy
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 09/27/2009
- Released on: 10/01/2009
The good: Sleeker, slimmer PSP design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without needing to keep bulky UMDs at hand; you can pause and resume game states.
The bad: Pricey, despite lack of touch screen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games or use old PSP accessories; uses obscure and expensive Memory Stick M2 format for memory expansion; battery not user-replaceable; slow download times for large games; online store not as intuitive as others (like the App Store).
The bottom line: The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.
Very expensive all around! Not a good gaming value!
by mmudgett on January 10, 2010
Pros: Size, Quality of image
Cons: For budget gamers, expect to pay full retail price for all download games! No more buying a used game at gamestop! Also, the download time for games and movies is very slow! it took 2 hours to download FFVII! Can't use your current library of UMD's!
Summary: If you don't mind paying full retail price for games and movies and can live with long download times, this might be for you. If you must have a ...
Summary: If you don't mind paying full retail price for games and movies and can live with long download times, this might be for you. If you must have a PSP buy the older PSP slim 3000 series with UMD & Download capabilities!
It's better,It's different
by eduardo_cruz7 on December 30, 2009
Pros: .Sleek and compact design
Cons: .Can't play old PSP games
Summary: It's not a bad product like others claim it to be, it just come down to what your willing to sacrifice to have a more enjoyable gaming experience. If ...
Summary: It's not a bad product like others claim it to be, it just come down to what your willing to sacrifice to have a more enjoyable gaming experience. If your willing to lose all your old games and just save a little extra cash i promise you that in the long run you won't regret buying the psp go.
Great, As long as you know what you are getting in to.
by jwilcoxson on December 26, 2009
Pros: Super portable, more than adequate storage space, sleek design, charging and USB now on same cable, option to "Pause" games and shut off unit, then resume later
Cons: Battery life is short, top buttons are hard to get to, obviously no ability to share games or buy used.
Don't waste your hard earned money!
by Deace on December 26, 2009
Pros: A small hand held game unit, with a nice screen, handy controls and good battery life. I really haven't tested its music capabilities,, with head phones.
Cons: Out of memory error messages while TRYING TO BROWSE the internet. Can't download music from Napster To Go, etc. Its just a cheap yes cheap game device that doesn't even compete with the new phones and small Mini Laptops.
Summary: I would just love to yell, yes yell, at the developers of this device. Listen what were they thinking... Kids and adults now days carry around their I Phones and ...
Summary: I would just love to yell, yes yell, at the developers of this device. Listen what were they thinking... Kids and adults now days carry around their I Phones and Druids, etc. All of which play games, text, record video, take pictures, lots of apps , and make phone calls. There are apps for Sirrius/XM radio, downloading music from Napster, Land Navigation, you name it.... So what does SONY PSP GO try to do and not do right, everything but playing scaled down versions of games that are hard to see. My advice, don't wast your money buy a small laptop or a great phone... PSP to Go is a waste of you money.
Fancy, but not better than PSP-3000
by Uchchash on December 26, 2009
Pros: Its design
Cons: Unusual placement of analog stick and volume buttons,small screen
Summary: Very expensive,but stylish..looks a bit better than PSP 3000.Additional features are of little use,should have concentrated on screen resolution aqnd sound quality-PSP 3000's sound isn'...
Summary: Very expensive,but stylish..looks a bit better than PSP 3000.Additional features are of little use,should have concentrated on screen resolution aqnd sound quality-PSP 3000's sound isn't very loud enough.
i like the psp go
by marcoalberto1 on December 17, 2009
Pros: I think that the psp go is a really nice system i mean it slimmer, more portable, and it has blue tooth butt most impotent i like the sliding feature it has. also i like the fact that it has a more vibrant and crispier screen.
Cons: i dint like the fact that they removed the umd's and that u have to download the games for it now.
Summary: i like the psp go because it more smaller ans portable
Summary: i like the psp go because it more smaller ans portable
Couldn have been better.
by PbExperts on December 10, 2009
Pros: It's Alright. Well, the design, and the looks of it is pretty cool. The graphics are nice also. The way you load games on could have been better, though.
(Read Cons Below)
Cons: Now, the way you load games onto the system is not all that great. They should have just went the traditional way, with those little disks. If they would have done that, it would have been the perfect game. Other than that, it's a nice system.
Summary: If you have a Psp, just stick with that. Although the PSP GO might look better, you'll like the regular one more. But, if you like the style, and ...
Summary: If you have a Psp, just stick with that. Although the PSP GO might look better, you'll like the regular one more. But, if you like the style, and the way you can put games on the system, go ahead and get the GO. It's alright, it just could have been better.
Overall Rating From PbExperts: 2.5/5
If you don't already have a PSP handheld get this one!
by Pumpkin31 on December 1, 2009
Pros: Amazing feel. Actually portable in pocket unlike psp 3000. No UMD= no moving internal parts to break or fail. Downloadable games. Very fast almost seemless loading times. Great resolution. You get to play Sony exlusive games!!!
Cons: Price is too high. Needs to be at least $50.00 less to encourage more sales and stronger user base. Games are expensive to buy online but I can understand why read below. Hate the power cord. Why can't they just have a simple plug without a bulky box
Summary: First of all; this is simply the best handheld on the market. Like I said before no UMD drive no mechanical failure from wear and tear. Also no UMD disc'...
Summary: First of all; this is simply the best handheld on the market. Like I said before no UMD drive no mechanical failure from wear and tear. Also no UMD disc's to cram in your pocket. It always facinates me how a once portable system gets less portable, every time we go anywhere. We wind up carrying a suitcase to hold all the games and power cords. Which brings me to my gripe with this gadget, why the big ass power cord? Let me slip my trim PsP Go in my pocket and cram this unforgiving thing in my other pocket....Lame! I also read a lot of reviews on people griping about load times and game costs. Has any of these people actually ever downloaded a game? I mean xbox 360 live takes the same time or even longer. Also why are the games so expensive is the most common complaint. First Sony has to make money to cover the loss of developing the system. Second they have to download the games into a giant server absolutely perfectly so game play isn't messed up once you download it. & Third the game server device is expenisve and is being run 24/7 costing electricity and maintanance. Not having an actual hard copy of my game feels foreign, and gives me no trade up at the usual game stores. However; I am also not contributing to waste; no manufactured boxes, games, cases, and manuals. Also no trucks, planes, ships, and trains wasting fuel on transport. Bottom line___ it is not a next gen console but deffinately a step in the right direction. Being unhackable through the unremovable battery, constant online updates and different mem card are also a good thing. People who hack systems only serve to raise the cost of the next new console and game prices due to financial loss from low sales . Strangely most of these people complain about this system due to this fact and then have the gull to complain about the price? Anyone remember the Sega Dreamcast? It was hacked and soon Sega had lost so much money in unsold games they had to drop the system. Soon after many honest Dreamcast owners where wondering what the heck happened? I hope Sony has learned from the past and secures a brighter future.
Falling for it
by Emp.BL on November 27, 2009
Pros: New bluetooth connection, smaller and lighter, new slide design, no UMDs required (although some people thinks its a nuisance I think it's an improvment), better screen, better analog grip, 16GB built in memory, new Media Go software.
Cons: No backward compatibility of UMDs, battery unchangeable, special port instead of the standard USB port.
Summary: Very impressed by it, though I haven't gotten one yet, I am planning to get one soon. It's just simply beautiful, 43% lighter than the PSP 1000 and ...
Summary: Very impressed by it, though I haven't gotten one yet, I am planning to get one soon. It's just simply beautiful, 43% lighter than the PSP 1000 and no UMDs required, I was actually comparing an iTouch with the PSP Go, and I think I fell in love the the PSP Go.
Amazing system with some flaws, mainly in its price tag
by flathead0 on November 23, 2009
Pros: The screen is the best lcd screen I've seen in a portable device, it's size makes it much more portable and the 16GB is quite nice, I also was very impressed with it's audio quality it was on par with the ipod touch and the added blu-tooth is nice.
Cons: Specialty sony usb./charging cables are very annoying and much to short(apx. 3-4ft), shorter battery life then expected and not easy to replace, limited psn store psp game selection, no umd reader and above all the price of this is just way to high.
Summary: Overall I'd say this is defiantly the best psp I've owned, and I've owned them all, I would recommend getting one provided you don't have any ...
Summary: Overall I'd say this is defiantly the best psp I've owned, and I've owned them all, I would recommend getting one provided you don't have any umd's to lose and are just getting your first psp, or absolutely need one for the portability, but I'd still suggest trying to find it on sale or waiting until the price of the unit goes down first. I also do find I use my psp go while I'm traveling a lot more often as it's about the same size as my ipod touch and there's no hassle of carrying around umd's , although you could solve that by getting a bigger memory stick for your psp 1-2-3k of course so it's not really a plus to this system. I was also surprised how comfortable the system felt, I have the biggest hands out of anyone I've ever met yet it feels very comfortable to play for hours at a time. There's honestly not much else to say on that, I've had mine for a week so far and I don't regret getting it over the 3000 or 1000, when it all boils down it's basically the same psp just smaller, so if your current psp is simply to bulky for you I'd recommend you take a look at this little system and give er a whirl, and when you think of it it's about the same price as an apple Ipod touch, both have the same memory and do mostly the same things and nearly the same size but I think the psp go is better myself.
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Part number: PSP98513
- Description: Expanding the PSP universe, PSPgo is the smallest, lightest PSP yet.Which means it's now even easier for you to play great games, listen to your favorite music, watch videos, view photos, surf the Internet and chat with friends on the move. Plus, with Bluetooth 2.0 technology now added to the mix, PSPgo also retains its critically acclaimed Wireless features including Ad Hoc Mode (direct PSP to PSP Wireless connection), Infrastructure Mode (PSP to Wireless local area network (WLAN) connection), Remote play (PSP to PS3 Wireless local area network connection) and Game Sharing, which allows you to share specific game features between two PSP systems. Never has there been so much power in your pocket. PSPgo has a brand new look that's perfect for slipping into your pocket when you're on the go. The system's stylish slide open design reveals the familiar PSP button layout and feature set - complete with analog stick and built-in microphone. PSPgo is now the ultimate portable PlayStation gaming system.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Type Handheld game console
- Software Included Skype
- Media Type Flash memory card
- Supported Flash Memory Cards Memory Stick Micro (M2)
- CPU 333 MHz
- RAM 64 MB
- Sound Speakers - Stereo
- Network Bluetooth 2.0 EDR,
- Integrated Components Microphone
- Width 5 in
- Depth 0.7 in
- Height 2.7 in
- Weight 5.6 oz
- Color Black
- Available Body Colors White|Black
- Type 3.8 in Color TFT active matrix
- Resolution 480 x 272
- Color Depth 16.7 million colors
- Controls Left trigger,
- Max External Resolution 480 x 272
- Connector Type ( USB ),
Composite video output
- Battery Rechargeable - Lithium ion
- Included Accessories AC power adapter,
Specs: Sony PSP Go - Handheld game console,
Flash memory card,
64 MB - Integrated,
480 x 272
Specs: Sony PSP Go - Handheld game console,
Flash memory card,
64 MB - Integrated,
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- Pelican PSP Face Armor and Disk Jackets PL-6019 - game console accessory kit (31509924)
- Sony PSP98585 - case for game console (35152422)19.99
- CTA game console audio / video cable - 6 ft (35040046)14.58
- SteelSeries Siberia In-Ear Headphone - headphones (32745002)24.99 - 32.49
- Intec PSP Game Buds Headphones (34707331)25.00
- Sony PSP98580 - case for game console (35152486)19.99